I installed the newest pinstadium today in our new Frankenstein. The fusion neo. This new version has a diffuser over the main LED strip used for the GI's. It keeps you from seeing the individual glare on the playfield of each LED in the strip. With the diffuser, it's a glow not a pointed light reflected back at you.
It's around $500 & it is absolutely amazing. They just had a $75 off sale... that I missed. Whoops! You could wait for the next sale or just buy em. IMHO, they're worth the $500. Even better if you could buy them on sale for $425 though!
This is the first one I've installed and thanks to cary hardy's youtube video, it was very straightforward and impossible to mess up. It took me about an hour as I was being careful and finicky with light color choices. If i get another one or move this one to another game, I'd be able to install in 30 mins I think.
The first pic is dark room, PF glass off, pinstadium off. >>>This game has Comet LEDs installed by the previous owner<<<
2nd pic is same darkness, PF glass off but with pinstadium warm white GI on.
3rd pic is overhead lights on in the room, PF glass on, pinstadium cool white GI on. These look much bluer in the pic than they are in person. This light matches well with all the blue on the playfield.
Last pic is lights on in the room, PF glass on and pinstadium off. I had the glass on in the last 2 pics to show how game would be in normal playing mode. Interestingly enough, more light under the glass means less glare on top of the glass for the player. This is an added benefit I hadn't even thought about.
What you can't see (without a video of gameplay) are the flashers in the "orion's belt" part of the pinstadium. this game has many insert flashers of different colors. There's a blue insert flasher, a yellow one and the previous owner put a blue flasher under frank. Plus, there's the 4 red flashers above the playfield. The orions belt gives you 4 separate pairs of wires that can be connected to 4 different flashers and the color can be programmed in the app to any color you choose. I chose to make the pinstadium flash red when the games red flasher activate, blue when frank or the blue insert flashed and yellow when the yellow insert flashed. This makes gameplay so much more exciting! Instead of 1 or 2 small flashers flashing, the entire PF flashes! And you can change the brightness of any LED in the pinstadium app. if the flash is too bright, just dial it back a little.
Such a cool aftermarket product.
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