(Topic ID: 115032)

LED bulb and rubber recommendations for Tron LE


By Grantman

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I'd like to replace the bulbs on my Tron LE with LEDs. I believe the ones below the playfield are already LEDs so this would be for the GI lighting and wherever else makes sense. I like how the warm white frosted LEDs look in other games for GI lighting but I'm not sure how they'd look on a "cool" game like Tron. Any recommendations or list of number/type of bulbs that I need?

Also, does anyone have an accurate list of rubber sizes/quantities that I need for Tron? I think I'm going to use clear rubbers with blue flipper rubbers.

Thanks.

#2 4 years ago

Go with Cool White on Tron LE. I normally use the Cointaker or Comet 2-LED style for GI - but I found that if you go too bright on Tron's GI, it washes out the ramp lights a bit...so I just went with the regular cheap-o flat-top 1 LEDs from Pinball Life. The color temp works perfectly for Tron, and they're bright enough but not overwhelming.

For rubber, I went with clear ones on mine (also from Pinball Life)...they look awesome. And Blue Superbands!

Download the manual from Stern's website - it shows rubber and bulb locations and sizes.

#3 4 years ago

I also put the clear rubbers on mine and I love how it looks. I only have them on the slingshots right now until I shop it, but here's a couple pics. I just got mine about a month ago and its so much fun to work on and mod!

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#4 4 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Download the manual from Stern's website - it shows rubber and bulb locations and sizes.

Thanks. I was hoping someone had a list of parts and quantities since the manual is often wrong. In fact, the Tron manual says (if I'm reading this correctly) it only uses 2 post sleeves, which is obviously wrong.

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Go with Cool White on TRON LE. I normally use the Cointaker or Comet 2-LED style for GI - but I found that if you go too bright on Tron's GI, it washes out the ramp lights a bit...

I had the exact same experience with cointakers. I found that pinballbulbs.com frosted cool white were slightly dimmer and helped with this. Also I left a few out entirely. I also put a few warm white in the center of the back panel that lights up the rear of the playfield.

I like standard black rubber everywhere, but am running blue super bands on the flippers. At first i found them a bit bouncy, but I don't notice the difference any more.

#6 4 years ago

Thought Tron LE was LED? What did it ship with that was incandescent? GI and Flashers?

#7 4 years ago

Clear rubbers look awesome. They do go black after a while, but clean up pretty easily.

#8 4 years ago
Quoted from Grantman:

Also, does anyone have an accurate list of rubber sizes/quantities that I need for Tron? I think I'm going to use clear rubbers with blue flipper rubbers.

Here is a list that I did in a thread a couple of years back:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tron-switching-black-rubber-to-white-what-you-need-and-pbl-links-to-each

This was for our Tron Pro, and the only additional rubber you'd need is the one that's in behind the TRON drop targets (think it's either a 3.5 or a 4 inch but can't remember off hand).

#9 4 years ago
Quoted from DocRotCod:

Thought TRON LE was LED? What did it ship with that was incandescent? GI and Flashers?

Yup

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