Quoted from wayout440:
Not just glare, but also blinding white spotting. This is a case where you can really see how different a game will look on a photo compared to real life. Even some of the disaster color bombed games look 10 or 100 times worse in pictures than in real life.
Indeed, Cameras pull the colored/white spectrum further than they show to the eye.
However, the main goal is to see the ball and Play pinball.
Any lighting, regardless of color that makes this harder is not correct, IMHO.
I feel if one wants Blue in GI, if its not a small accent, it should have sockets for more white around it.
Same in backbox. Color can be OK, when used right, but the bigger error is using the right bulb.
I agree this is harder for most all, without an investment in stock of LEDs,
but rarely, do I ever do a game where all the bulbs are from the same series.
If it does happen, its almost always a Stern.
Some games can be done in 2 hours, others have taken days, or revisited several times.
A Translite gets taken in an out dozens of times. A bulb gets changed a month later.
OCD, Anal, and a pain, but I can respect others, that just want it simple, and done.
I think the answer in this thread, and while its kinda fun to see the bad jobs, is simply as I have always shared.
Visit a show, check out friends collection, play on both a well lit, and color bombed game, and let your eyes be the
But a caveat. and one I share, but now know more. Had a friend who Purple bombed their GI, Blues in all GI in others,
and then started getting migraines. Went to doctors, took meds, nothing worked.
Stopped playing his pins, and the migraines went away.
He is now changing all the GI to white.
This was a conversation that concluded just this week!
Another example is my cousin who is color blind.
When he sees a pin with white GI, he can play. With Colored GI, he not only does not see
the color, but the extra glow from Cameras on Colored GI, he sees as a graduated wash of gray.
For him, it was not possible to follow or even see the ball sometimes on a BSD with Blue GI.
It was very interesting, to say the least, to get his view on how LED colors affected a game.
Anyone else here Color blind?