I just put some new fancy Fire LED lamps in the pop bumpers of Gorgar, on route at Hotrods Old Vail last night. I was making light of the fact that these flashing LEDs might cause epileptic seizures. After doing some research, I realize that I should be taking this more seriously.
Photosensitive Epilepsy (PSE) is triggered by visual stimuli, including quickly flashing images or light sources.
The Fire LEDs, available from Comet Pinball, have four LEDs that flash in a rotating pattern. I don't know much about them, but it looks like there are red, yellow and possibly orange LEDs. These Fire LEDs are a cool effect in Gorgar's pop bumpers, but I don't want to be responsible for triggering an epileptic event. I can either remove them or put a warning on the pin. If I knew they were safe, I would sleep better at night.
This concern is in no way intended to impugn the good name of Comet Pinball or the manufacturers of the lamps.
Have any other pinball operators considered or experienced this problem?