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Mirrored/Smoked flash bulbs

By bimm25i

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    I've been pinning for like 5 years now and in my travels I have had to replace a few flashers with mirrored/smoked glass.

    I'm putting a sfii back together and I wanted to put 2x mirrored #67 bulbs under the outlane plastic because they are slightly visible and I like the mirrored look there.

    I've been looking online and can't find a pack of mirrored #67 bulbs though. Does anyone know what these are actually called and where I could buy a pack? Thanks all!

    #2 3 years ago

    The only time I've seen bulbs like that is when they have burned up.

    #3 3 years ago

    I think part of the filament burns and then it coats the inside of the bulb? The bulbs that look like this seem like they burn hotter or retain more heat because of the coating inside the bulb. If a bulb with that smoke mirror finish lights up it probably doesn't have much life left in it.

    Maybe try a metallic sharpie over a new flash lamp bulb to get a similar look?

    #4 3 years ago

    Pinning for like 5 years?

    A 67 bulb is an automotive type bulb, not for a pinball machine that I know of,,, its either a 44 or 47.....and if it is mirrored then it is a very close to or already a burned out bulb. There are no mirrored or smoked glass filament pinball bulbs available .....again that I know of...and I have been around pinball for many years...

    Look again, I bet it states on the bulb "47"...same with the flashers, 89 or 906's, they get shiny too at their end of life. If this if under a plastic then I bet it is a 47 which is cooler in physical temperature then a 44...

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheMickster:

    Pinning for like 5 years?
    A 67 bulb is an automotive type bulb, not for a pinball machine that I know of,,, its either a 44 or 47.....and if it is mirrored then it is a very close to or already a burned out bulb. There are no mirrored or smoked glass filament pinball bulbs available .....again that I know of...and I have been around pinball for many years...
    Look again, I bet it states on the bulb "47"...same with the flashers, 89 or 906's, they get shiny too at their end of life. If this if under a plastic then I bet it is a 47 which is cooler in physical temperature then a 44...

    Yeah I've owned and subsequently had to fiddle with pinball tables for the past 5 years, I called it "pinning", such a smart guy should be able to read context clues.

    The manual for my street fighter says 67 bulbs.

    The "mirrored" bulbs I have pulled while pinning over the last 5 years are 89's I would like to find some 67's if anyone has seen those, or if they exist I'd appreciate a heads up on a source

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    #6 3 years ago

    Okay, got it, didn't mean to offend....interesting to see that a 13.5 V bulb was used,,,but there are no mirrored bulbs, ....as shown, it is just a very old, worn out bulb is all..

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from bimm25i:

    The "mirrored" bulbs I have pulled while pinning over the last 5 years are 89's I would like to find some 67's if anyone has seen those, or if they exist I'd appreciate a heads up on a source

    That's just a burnt out bulb.

    #67 is 13.5v, while #89 is 13v.

    Putting a lower rated bulb in a higher voltage circuit will result in this blackened/silver effect as the bulb burns up.

    #8 3 years ago

    I can sell you a whole box of my special vintage mirrored bulbs

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