Quoted from Elicash:
Guys - I am going to order the LED OCD board. Sounds like many have used this and it is highly recommended.
My question - does this game benefit from the GI OCD? Is it worth buying both? I know some later WPC games really incorporate dimming effects in the GI (Like Whitewater). But I am not sure on Funhouse.
Would love a video link if anyone has one handy for FH and how this board really works.
100% yes on the LED OCD board. I bought it but first left it off once I finished my restore, then I popped it in. the difference is night and day. You just install the board in the backbox (it sits between a couple of harnesses and your driver board). You then download some simple software to your laptop/PC, plug the board in and tell it which game it is driving (you can then customize the brightness of each lamp, etc etc if desired. I tweaked a few settings, but not much)
Quoted from Zablon:
Just my opinion but I don't think LED's look good on this game. Granted the one I saw in person had those bright white ones. Maybe the comet sunlight ones would look better. Everyone is obsessed currently with replacing all bulbs with LEDS but normal home use most people aren't leaving the machine on for days at a time so the long term issues you would see on a routed table with normal incandescents (#47's and #555) really isn't an issue at all. Some machines should simply not have LED's.
I respect your opinion, but in my case, I specifically went for the bright natural white (not warm). To me it brings out the bright blue colors of the game and PF. Before my restore, the inserts felt dim and washed out. With the right color, bulb and brightness I was able to really make the inserts "pop". I typically was not too in to LED's in the past (they felt too strobey and the wrong type/choice seemed to look unappealing) but the LED OCD (and experimenting with different bulbs/color-temp/brightness) fixed that for me. To each his/her own though.