(Topic ID: 230137)

LED kit questions

By dmess

5 months ago

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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by chuckwurt
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#1 5 months ago

Hello all-

Brand new here, and proud owner of my first pinball. I just picked up a Gottlieb Teed Off machine. I did not see a section for new member intros, nor did I see a specific section for my questions. I'm enjoying playing, and thinking of doing an LED kit upgrade. My questions are:
Is this something a moderately handy guy can do? (is it plug and play?)
Is this worthwhile-recommended?
Best place/website for parts and or LED kits (quality and price)

Thank you in advance-

#2 5 months ago

Welcome to the fun.

Since you are new, please change light bulbs for LEDs with the power off.

https://www.cometpinball.com/Default.asp Comet for your LEDs and kits.

LTG : )

#3 5 months ago

I usually go coin taker kits. However there are many others that people here like. Gottlieb system 3’s such as yours really pop with color in the inserts. However I forgot if they need non ghosting leds...

Welcome to the addiction/hobby!

#4 4 months ago

Teed Off is a System 3 and requires "non ghosting" LEDs for the inserts. Color match then for best results. The lights inside the golf balls need to be non ghosting as well. I used frosted warm white smd LEDs for the GI (lights on top of the playfiled).
Figure out what you need and purchase the lamps individually vs a kit. Save a lot of $$.

I always use Comet Pinball for LEDs.

Never change lamps with the machine on!! Best advice I can offer!!

#5 4 months ago

Make sure the LEDs you buy are smd. Other than that, comet has the best prices. Kits are overpriced imo. Best to take an inventory of what your game needs and buy bulk. Avoid color bulbs unless it’s to match an insert color (the bulbs under the playfield).

Good luck!

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