Quoted from snaroff:
I've been late to the Pinstadium Party, but finally installed a set on my Iron Maiden Premium (before/after photos). Difference is pretty dramatic. Iron Maiden is woefully void of spot lights near the slings or middle of the PF. The stripping effect on the metal ramps is a little annoying, but not a big deal for me (guess the "photon merger" will help with this?).
Over the years, I've solved poor GI lighting with PinballBulbs Double Spotlight kits ($25 each). Pinstadium lights are a more complete, but costly solution to solving the PF lighting the problem. The product with all the bells and whistles is $279.90 (GI module, UV+Glow flasher color, Invisi-Shield). From a packaging perspective, I'd like fewer choices...the GI module is required and I think the Invisible-Shield should be built-in (one less thing to install). The choices add complexity to the buying experience and made me feel like I was getting "nickeled and dimed".
The photos speak for themselves, and to be honest, the game looks even better in person. I've purchased HD glass for some of my games and I've always been on the fence about value. Sure, HD glass is an improvement, but the difference for me isn't dramatic (which is kind of disappointing at $300 a sheet). For me, the Pinstadium lights are a dramatic improvement. My Iron Maiden "stock" glass seems to disappear with the Pinstadium lighting...didn't expect this "feature".
In any event, will install Pinstadium on my Dialed In later today! Since it has HD glass, it will be interesting to see the difference...
Thanks to Scott for his excellent product & support!
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Hey thank you very much for posting this up and I really appreciate your support for the product. I am sure the machine looks even better in person and I am glad that you are happy with the results. The Photon Merger will be what you are looking for with the light reflections that become apparent on some reflective objects, stay tuned for that.......
The reason the Invisi-Shield is separate is because there are many games that the Pin Stadiums would not fit on due to playfield objects, toys, habitrails, ramps, etc if they were one composite piece. Believe me I tried and the ones I tested right away proved this to be the case (CFTBL, BSD, WOZ, AC/DC, WH20, etc, most any EM, and many many others).
The Invisi-Shields needed to be durable yet flexible to be able to conform around these objects, so the only way to do that was to make it separate otherwise the Pin Stadium light bar itself would have to be that thickness (very thin) and it would have been like a wet noodle and in adequate to be able to mount/hold the lights and Magna-Mounts That is the reason they are two pieces.
With Orion's Belt I was able to combine it into the design due to the fact that it mounts under the Pin Stadiums in a much smaller form factor and that area does not commonly have playfield object obstructions.
I am glad that you were able experience the "Invisi-Look" glass effect that they deliver once installed. This dramatically reduces and in many cases removes any kind of glare. Once you put them on your DILE with the Invisi-Glass that comes with it you will think that you can put your hands through the glass right to the playfield.
Can't wait to hear what you think of them on Dialed In. Jack from JJP saw them on Dialed In CE at last Expo and he was very impressed with them on that machine!!
Keep us posted!