Hello, the lightsaber is emulated by a program I did that is interactive with the game.
I was at the simplest and the prettiest so it is controlled by the opto card for the storage of ball.
as soon as a ball arrives in the launching corridor, the lightsaber is activated, the first color is blue and it remains lit as long as a ball is present on the playfield.
as soon as the last ball is lost (because there is the case of the multiball) the lightsaber goes out.
it turns on a different color at the next ball and so on.
the lighting system is based on neopixel led.
I made a video showing the installation procedure and the operation.
the longest is to make two holes in the apron to fix the lightsaber.
then the connection takes a few seconds.
to make it very easy to drill the apron, I provide a sticker with the drilling marks.
saw the little space between the screw and the edges of the apron, it requires a small screwdriver or a screwdriver bent to facilitate the tightening.
the prototype has been running for three months on my pinball and is absolutely compatible.
the maximum consumption of the mod is 150 mA is less than half the consumption of a conventional bulb
here is the video
for more information, visit my website at this adress
for those who are going to texas pinball show next week, there will be some copies visible on the stand of Mezel mod