Quoted from KingBW:
First for all of the Pinstadium fans, I have them on my DI and AS and love them. Here is a different review. I received my newest set and installed them on my WOZ yesterday. Pinstadiums are great for some pins, maybe not for others. During the first game with them, a light board on my playfield went out - I think it was during the UV flash. Related? Maybe, maybe not - never had a board go bad in the 5 years I had it. That aside, before pinstadiums I liked the different light shows and the way the GI would go really dim at times for effect. I put the pinstadiums at low level for color (30%) and White at about 10% to just accent the light to not make it as dark during normal play. The pinstadiums did not turn off as the GI does not turn off (or very rarely does). So the GI option is not really needed in my opinion if you like them on this pin. Even at those low of settings, you do loose some of the lighting effects. The UV flash triggered by the witch flashing LED is just too much. A few seconds of blinding flashes every time the witch goes up and down was not good. Don't get me wrong, I love the short flashes on my DI and AS. If you have the witch red smoke mod, you would likely never see that as the UV flash just floods everything. If there was a way to turn down the flash, it would be better on this pin. Or maybe order it with the red flash to go along with the red smoke mod. Maybe just pinstadiums without the flash option. I like the light shows though, even though the pinstadium "effect" looked good at expo. So for me, it was a good try, but not for me on WOZ. This is not the pinstadium product's fault and I don't blame it. The trigger options are just not that great for this pin.
In the end, after I get a new light board from JJP, I will probably take off the pinstadiums from the WOZ. I might put them on my JJPOTC that hasn't arrived yet. Has anybody removed the magnets from the sides and put them on another pin? Do they still stick?
I'm not intending to bash the pinstadium product, just a review that … maybe it's not for the WOZ if you like the light shows as they are. I know other people do love it on WOZ to brighten it up. Opinions are not wrong … I just felt that I should speak up so that others will know what to expect and maybe help them to decide on options for this pin. I would have tried red flash and no GI triggering option if I knew what I know now. Just my opinion. Did I mention that I love them on DI and AS?
Hey thanks for posting this up and your review of them. The Pin Stadiums do not draw any power from the boards as I am simply signal sensing what the LED board is doing. There are hundreds of WOZ machines out there with the Pin Stadiums installed reliably. Heck Jack himself even recommends them too!! However my guess is one of these things occurred:
The wire taps were touching ever so slightly when you they inserted into the connector on the board or that the connector got damaged during the install, or it was inserted into the wrong pins (this is what I am thinking since you didn’t see much or any GI interactivity). Those little GI boards are delicate at times as we all know.
If you have an ECLE then you will need to trigger them from the spotlight on the right for the throne room which stays on most of the time. This connection method is necessary because of the voltage on that older version of WOZ is low with the older board set, which means that you can’t trigger the Pin Stadiums from the inserts like you can on all of the other versions.
So depending on which model of WOZ you have, the connection is different for the Pin Stadiums. There are some detailed instructions for anyone wondering how to connect them on your version of WOZ. Here is the link and it’s under Step 1 of the JJP section under WOZ: https://pinstadium.com/installation-instructions/
One thing to keep in mind with WOZ is that the way it is designed, the GI is in most of the time but it’s not very pronounced, so when you add the Pin Stadiums and connect to the LED insert you will see some major results. This is why I use the methods suggested on the website because it adds that extra punch to the machine and for so many modes including “Lights Out” it is very appropriate.
For anyone with Pin Stadiums, it has become normal for us to see this massive GI interaction be because of this. However for anyone that does not have them on the machine you can observe this easily. Or if you have the Pin Stadiums, power them off and watch the factory GI and how it behaves. You might be very surprised what you see . They are on non stop for the most part. We get so used to the Pin Stadiums that this gets overlooked.
Regardless you will still need the GI module as that is what allows the hardwired connection to the machine. On all WOZ machines after ECLE then you will definitely be get some major GI interactivity! If you did not see that activity on yours then this would indicate that they were installed in the incorrect pins on the machine. If you need help with that please email me some pics (email@example.com) and I can walk you through it.
Regarding the UV+Glow, most everyone loves them on that machine and about 98% order them for that, but as with anything it all comes down to personal preference for sure. The machine controls the intensity of those, but a great ways to offset the brightness is to turn up the GI white lights in the app to offset the contrast of the GI versus the UV+Glow when it Flashers. If you have it at 30% then it’s going to have a relative higher visual contrast. Try bumping it up a little or you can easily disconnect the UV too.
Another thing you can do is to connect to the white LED on the other side of the witch for a really nice soft glow. I think you will really like that. Email me and I will show you how to do it. Basically you just move the top pin from the flasher connection down to the bottom, just leave the center one where it is.
Anyways I hope this helps out. As always, love the posts and feedback. This gives me a chance to help explains and details things to help you all out as much as I can. You guys are amazing and thanks for the outstanding support of the product!!