(Topic ID: 145520)

Kiss Pinball Feature Bulbs Blowing Out

By MaxPinball

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Riptor
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#1 3 years ago

Hi. I am wondering if anyone has experience with the early solid state bally lamps. The bulbs I am using on my kiss are #44. The feature lamps, like the upper lanes and the grid matrix keeping killing bulbs at a very high rate. Game is on for many many hours a day (approx. 16 hours), but I find it unusual that the bulbs would blow in a month. I have new boards and redid the connectors. I do not think over resistance is an issue.

Would changing to #47 or a different bulb help?

I do not want to use LED.


#2 3 years ago

I'd put a meter on your feature lamp power source and see if it's high or right.

Then you'd know power issue or crappy bulbs.

LTG : )™

#3 3 years ago

Lloyd, could you please give me a little more detail on what/where you mean?

for example, should I see what voltage is going to the top rollover lanes when they are lit?

what voltage should I be getting.

I have been using new EIKO bulbs, I think they are ok quality. nothing great, but good enough and haven't had issues on other games.

thank you sir.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from MaxPinball:

please give me a little more detail on what/where you mean?

Dig out manual/schematic. Feature lamp power is leaving a board and going to the sockets. You'll need to figure the connector on what board and measure at the connector.

LTG : )™

#5 3 years ago

The bulbs made these days are crap compared to the old ones. Verify your voltages and if they look good I would consider upgrading to LED. I did my whole machine in LED and it looks great.

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