The person I bought my Avenger from replaced the fluorescent tube lighting with LED lighting which provides bright, even lighting of the backglass but also lots of glare in addition to the stock DMD. I installed a DMD glare filter from PBL which works great for that part but the backglass glare was intense. I usually left the LEDs unplugged so I could see the PF.
My final solution was to build a module that switches off the 12V power to the LED backglass mod when the right flipper button is pressed. About 30 seconds after the last flipper button press, the LED lighting gradually comes back on to full brightness over several seconds. The module optically isolates the 5V flipper button circuit from the 12V LED lighting circuit to protect your driver board circuity. I have been testing this module for about a month now and it has worked flawlessly during that time.
The result is a perfectly clear view of the PF while playing a game. It looks like there is no glass installed on the machine if you are playing in a dark room (and your glass is clean ).
Installation is a snap and is completely reversible. Simply plug the module into the Power Source Connector under the right flipper button, plug you LED backglass power cord into the module and clip an alligator clip onto the non-ground leg of the right flipper button (the side with only one wire solders onto it). The only drawback is that each time you first turn the machine on, the backlight will take around 30 seconds to come on (pretty minor if you ask me).
Each module will be hand made and tested by me. They are not hard to make, but the molex connectors, soldering, shrink wrapping and testing does take some time. I figure I can make them for around $25 each plus whatever USPS costs.
Is anyone interested in purchasing these? (remember this will only work on machines with LED backglass lighting mod, NOT with the stock Stern fluorescent light installed)
If I were to publish the schematic, how many people would want to make their own?