Thank you guys!
I think the hardest thing for me to do is answer any "debate". Many great choices for bulbs, we have done this before.
I appreciate M taking the time to post, her life is busy enough. I also welcome feedback,
But most times its "Taste Great or Less Filling", "Democrat or Republican", "Ohio State or Michigan!"
I have piles of bulbs from everyone, not all, and samples from over 20 factories.
Not so easy to sort them, or tell many apart. (We have done the eq. of blind taste tests)
My eyes are old, others are young....You just gotta try some retros and see for yourself!
The worst that happens is you spend two bucks and send 25 back for a refund.
The best thing is you have an affordable way to help out some EMs, and SS.
The colors are awesome in some cases on EMs, sometimes for some people.
( not trying to start a debate on whether to, or not to LED an EM...its personal)
For me, the life and change it brings is amazing!
This is true because think of Christmas Lights, we all go out and see how different
other houses are...we all dont want our houses to look the same.
Or better some of the recent posts with rows of EMs, Awesome, but they begin to blur after a while.
Remember the first game you saw with LEDs? How Amazing!
The point is, I love Pinball and I love LEDs!
Why worry about a small expenditure
to try bulbs that are new, or old, from me or anyone?
Oh, also as Tim mentioned. right now there are no half frosted, half clear bulbs to help with hot spots.
We are testing, hopefully this week something in between.
In the mean time, yes, first, if you pull a bulb further away from a plastic, or backbox, the lower the hotspot.
This is one reason we carry 3 heights, and clear/frosted. It often depends on the screening and colors in a plastic, but most EMs are light colored, so a frosted Retro is to an EM as a Frosted SMD is to a current game.
The bulb is both lower to the source and frosted. It will throw light differently, but then it is your taste...can you accept a change?
For Frosting bullets, domes, flat tops, or 2 SMD faceted, simply swipe back and forth, like an eraser on some fine sandpaper. Congrats! you have a bulb with a diffused frosted top and clear or faceting out the side!
Does wonders for Back Boxes, with a Lighter graphic, but a need for a good light throw! My favorites for ease are a flat top and a flat 2 SMD. This too, needs to be tried once, at least...Frost the top of a 2 SMD, and try it in back box or GI....it goes places you may have rejected because of a Halo or Hot Spot.
Oh, yes, also, for anyone looking, I did sell out of a Ton of stuff, with our sale 6 weeks ago.
I am tracking online, and I have several hundred pounds arriving in 4 shipments this week.
Starting Monday.....Stock will be updated online ASAP, starting Monday.