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Indianapolis 500 - I need the very best!


By SDM0

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I got my first non-EM pinball this week. Indianapolis 500! It currently has all incandescent bulbs. I want to put all LEDs in.

Question: I don't want to waste money on crappy bulbs. WHERE DO I GET THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST BULBS? And what kinds? I don't know a ton about this but I do know some really dull bulbs exist out there. There are like 5-8 random LEDs in this machine and they are crap... they give off no light.

This machine has a really dark area in the back. There are spots but they currently have weak bulbs and they don't help anything. What bulbs can I buy that are really good for these spots?

Any suggestions? How many people just buy the presorted packages for games vs picking out their own bulbs?

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#3 1 year ago

Pretty much all the SMD LEDs are reasonably bright. The ones you have which are underwhelming are probably non-SMDs.

Try dual 5630 SMD for the spots if you want really bright.

I never buy kits, prefer to customize my own, and it's more cost effective as well.

#4 1 year ago

I'm a big fan of bright and use the 4smd non ghosting and as well under the plastics the 4+4 smd ... all from comet

#5 1 year ago

Never buy the kit find your own way ....

#6 1 year ago

Comet 2smd frosted sunlight led for gi and inserts. Make your own pinstadium with 2 20smd and 2 50 smd sunlight strips under some black plastic corner gaurd ties into a gi bulb if you want it to look like this. The getaway next yo it is leds in with no homemade pinstadium
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#7 1 year ago
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Comet 2smd frosted sunlight led for gi and inserts. Make your own pinstadium with 2 20smd and 2 50 smd sunlight strips under some black plastic corner gaurd ties into a gi bulb if you want it to look like this. The getaway next yo it is leds in with no homemade pinstadium
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Very nice! Now you need a color DMD! I have not LED'ed this one yet, but you're making me want to.

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#8 1 year ago

Pinball Life has some super bright 4 led bulbs. Congrats on the I500. Super fun game!

#9 1 year ago

I use Comet 1 smd and 2 smd bulbs in all my games. Generally 1 smd in inserts and 2 smd in gi. Frosted lens best when bulb is visible or when you want to disperse the light more like in gi or backbox. Flex head smd bulbs great in some spots where directional light needed. I used to use natural white in gi but starting to use sunlight. Sunlight is just right between a really bright white and the yellow warm light.

#10 1 year ago

2 smd in everything.

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