Art, how well do you think the flutted dome would work in a spot light?
Quoted from Pinball_Nate:
Those 6.3V strips, where can you tie them into, and is it two bare wires as the end or some type of plug to go into a light socket on the pf? I'd like to add one to the back of the back plastic strip on Goldeneye - would look great with that landscape scene lit up!!
Hi Nate, I have used the 6.3v strips a lot in my games, if you click on the strips on the Comet web site you'll see some pictures of how I used them. They come with alligator clip, 44 and 555 adapters. They are GREAT!.
Looks like a couple beat me to post.
I've had to run the wires of a strip through a pf plastic a couple of times so I had to drill a small hole in it.
Here's a trick I've used so only a very small hole is needed. The strip has 2 wires coming out of it that are pined on the ends and then pushed into a male plastic connector. Instead of drilling a big hole that the connector fits through I gently pull the 2 pined wires out of the connector and stick them one at a time through a hole just big enough for the 2 wires. Once through I reconnect the pins into the male connector. By doing it that way your hole is about half the diameter of the hole needed to stick the connector through.
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:
Terry at Pinball Rehab also suggested this product, which I have yet to personally try....but seems to be a great
solution for many mods, a no cut splice!
amazon.com link »
I use those all the time, I get them for 10 cents apiece but for the strips I just use the alligator clips that come with the strips. Never had a short yet.
I get mine at a local surplus store called Axe Man. The red ones are good for 18 - 22 gauge, blues are for 14 - 18 I think. At 10 cents each it's a steal. They can be reused also just pry them open and push the metal splicer back up.
Quoted from Applezz:
Just got in my order of Fluted Dome bulbs. WOW are they brighter then the single frosted ones! They were almost too bright under my plastics, so I applied an almost transparent silver film to the back and got the following results(foil on left, nothing on right). Not sure which way I will keep yet.
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Dang that's bright. I'll bet they would work good under the big inserts.
Quoted from Renouart:
Thanks for the suggestions, I like the looks of the 6 LED bulb. Is there a video of the bumper ring?
I have the Crystal Fan in many of my games and they look a lot better then regular bulbs because of their light spread especially under the jewel caps. And if you want brighter yet the rings are the way to go and the brightness can be turned down to your likeness also. Comet bulbs gives you many choices to suit your taste and the "look" you desire.
Quoted from beatmaster:
ac/dc, installed my guitar (about time i had the guitar for almost 2 years) over the right return ramp last night and used comet pinball leds strip (red) under the guitar, hard to capture with a camera but look very nice in person.
installed another strip in the pop bumpers area between the bell and pop bumpers, always found that place a little dark, not any more and it fits there perfectly.
very easy to install, 6.3 volts anywhere in the G.I and comes with all the connectors.
big shout out for a great product at a great price, thanks art.
**used my ipad and didn't remove the glass but you get the idea**
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Super nice. Those strips are the bees knees.
Hey Art, you have some nice UV bulbs but have you thought about making 6.3v 7 led UV strips? I have a need maybe others as well.
Thanks Art, here's my idea. EATPM has a big clear plastic that's empty on the back right side so I'm turning it into a graveyard. I painted all the skeletons with the clear UV paint so just they light up under UV. I tried using a spot light but it doesn't light up all the graveyard, the physical spot reflector calls attention to it's self and there just isn't a place to mount it. So I tried a green 6.3v, 3 led strip tucked up under the lip of the ramp so it faces the graveyard and that worked very good but it was the wrong color and there weren't enough leds to light the whole graveyard, I need a 7 led UV strip for the mod to turn out like I want. To help hide the black sticky tape on the back of the led strip I'll mount the strip on a piece white foam tape and stick that onto the ramp. That will make the strip less noticeable from the players position. I think a UV strip would make a nice addition to your strip line-up.
Art has gone through a lot of trouble to update his web site to make it more friendly and informative. Hope you all enjoy it and it helps make the decision making about his bulbs easier.
Quoted from pezpunk:
Art's the best. Unfortunately, at this point I feel like I would have to buy more pins in order to justify buying more bulbs.
Well you just have to use your imagination. I'm thinking about using 2 of his pop rings stacked on top of each other with spacer pegs attached and put the assembly over the shaft of my DE Star Wars Death Star to really light up the underside of it. Have to see if it's doable though. Stuff like that.
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