(Topic ID: 155899)

LED T molding for backbox


By marspinball

3 years ago



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

    https://www.t-molding.com/t-molding-illuminated.html

    Just saw this product. Looks like a cool mod for a current Stern backbox.

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    #2 3 years ago

    That's pretty cool. It's $4.00/ft without the LEDs.

    I don't think this is it, but pretty neat just the same.

    Tried to find a video and found a post from a year ago with a similar product that appears to have never materialized.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/illumicade-to-release-illuminated-t-molding

    http://gameroomjunkies.com/index.php/2015/03/31/illuminated-t-molding/

    #3 3 years ago

    Tron is sexy in chrome but this would go great with the light show.

    Cool little product.

    #4 3 years ago

    I was looking for mods for GB and think this molding attached to a lighted speaker mod would look better than the stock black molding.

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    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from marspinball:

    I was looking for mods for GB and think this molding attached to a lighted speaker mod would look better than the stock black molding.

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    It should be easy enough to do with these new backboxes that have the T-molding curving over and under the top and bottom edges of the backbox. Since the top (curved over) and bottom (curved under) aren't seen it would give you some leeway with how the led strips size up in their lengths. Just a bit of wire running into the backbox and to an RGB controller and you would be set.

    The only thing I'm not certain of is how it would look with the light up T-molding just being on each side and none on the top or bottom of the backbox. I'm not sure about tis at all....it might actually look better just being on the sides. I also wonder how much the light is defused and dimmed being inside the t-molding.

    The older type backboxes that have the T-molding on top, bottom, left and right would also probably be doable, but I'm guessing there would some added challenges with hiding the wires and also trying to make sure the cut points on the LED strip used, come at good locations (or at least the light strip in each section was as centered as possible in not the full length of the T-molding).

    I don't think this would be for every game, but certain ones would look pretty great I would expect. A Transformers combo LE...might be a little tricky, but splitting the t-molding coloring down the middle for each side would look kick ass.

    #6 3 years ago

    I bought some for tron just deciding if it puts too much glare on the playfield.

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from Sijcolo:

    I bought some for tron just deciding if it puts too much glare on the playfield.

    Yeah, I can see that being an issue. Especially for the top strip on a game with the t-molding on all 4 sides.

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