Quoted from Dono:
That's a great segue into what I am planning for my OC... was just pointed to those same flex Comet green LEDs, those look like a great choice... do you feel they're too bright, or just about right? Also there are several flex COMET choices, could you provide the exact name or a link to that bulb choice? Thanks!
I think they look very nice, as noted in the post, the picture doesn't really show it that well. It is very difficult to get any picture of lighting that shows what it really looks like of course. The pic of the playfield in my other thread should give a decent idea of how it looks. That bulb complements the rest of the GI and insert lights and I think the whole machine looks conservatively nice. But, keep in mind my Bon Voyage (an EM) is all LED, so depending on your point of view, that either can be great, just OK, or the worst offense in the history of pinball machines. Also for whatever reason, the BV insert LEDs don't flash/flicker much at all while the machine is running. This is unlike my Monte Carlo which is of the same time period, LEDs in that one flash like crazy when solenoids go off. So non-ghosting might be required for insert LEDs, or it can be solved by soldering a resistor across each bulb.
For the rollover project, I ordered those in 2015 and I think maybe a lot of the Comet bulbs have changed (and improved since then). The description I bought was 1 SMD 6.3 AC/DC Supreme Brightness 5050 Super Flex #44/#47 Bayonet - Green. Based on the description, I think it should be this one:
The part number was 1SMBDA49SGFLEX, but I don't know if they use that number anymore.
Here's a slightly different pic of it with the ambient lights turned down.
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Here's a photo an entire EM lit with LEDs. Its just hard to believe that they didn't ship it with those 3 green rollover buttons lit, especially considering the dimple holes for the bulb brackets were put in. Cheaped out? Worried about total power draw? Who knows?
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