Hey Pinsiders, I am picking up a Haunted House next week, and before I start the restoration process, I am going to enjoy the game for a little with a good cleaning and refresh the general things like rubbers and bulbs. The game is all original as it stands and has the old incandescent bulbs. I understand the benefits of going with LED, but I just like the look of the old bulbs. I'm trying to find something as close as possible, but I can't seem to fall in love with the frosted whites. I have no problem just refreshing everything with 47's, but wanted to give it another shot and ask you guys.
Now, I personally feel this particular game looks best with incandescent bulbs. Maybe its me allowing my imagination to have some fun, but I personally feel the warm glow of the incandescents reminds me more of a true Haunted House and spooky candle light, rather than multicolored LEDs that make it look like a Christmas tree. If for some very weird reason a worldwide shortage of incandescent bulbs happened, and I was forced to go with LEDs on this game, I would maybe do non-super-bright green LED with a little red mixed in and the rest frosted white. It just gets too colorful for me when I see purples, blues and yellows on this game.
Anyways... I seen Silverball has these retro style LEDs. http://silverballmuseum.com/online-store. Has anyone here used these and are they a similar look to #47's? If you can share some pictures that would be great.
Also, these are plug and play capable with Gottlieb System 80s, right?
Thank you to anyone who contributes here.
P.S. - I checked the forum for this comparison and couldn't find a huge depth of detail regarding these. Sorry if there is a thread I missed that breaks it all down.