I've read the pros and cons of Led's and I just can't understand why someone would restore a playfield back to it's original glory only to put bulbs back in it to burn it up again.
Just 5 years of hot bulbs can deform playfield inserts. I'm sure we've all seen the results of bulbs on inserts. I feel if you want to protect your investment you should go with led's.
Wes, you gotta remember that a lot of this is due to these pins being constantly on. While I've seen my fair share of lifting a sunken inserts; I noticed it more in the plastics.
I'm not a hater of Led's but they do have their place. There is certain colors I love, green for example.... But, honestly, I'm still not a fan of yellow and red. I think when people just go all out LED - a little too much.... I'll use that Robocop from MGC for an example. While it did look cool in the GI and the backbox, there was some parts you couldn't even see the playfield. The outlanes were a perfect example!
There is some pins I think they are perfect for Leds because of their color motiff.... I saw a Godzilla which has A LOT of green and a T2 which has ALOT of blue hue. Perfect! I then saw a Cyclone which is mostly a yellow hue - didn't work for me!
I generally use 47's where the plastics are tight to the bulb and ALL backbox lights, especially for glass art.....
What I'm saying, you're really not hurting anything if you're pin is homeuse. Different story if on location or en route....
What it comes down to, it's your pin, do what you want!