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Simpsons Pinball Party LED Flashers


By djoverpour

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I'm looking for the brightest green bulbs I can find for the nuclear towers on TSPP. I bought a couple of the 9SMD Tower flashers from Comet. They're really night, but Ive seen videos of towers with more green to them. Any suggestions for a #906 bulb that would illuminate the entire tower? I was looking at these Quasars, not sure if anyone has messed with those yet. Thanks

http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/10smd5630t10metal.htm

#2 1 year ago

Yes, the Towers are 6.3V.....The only bulb that lights the entire cooling tower are Op-Max, from Comet.
(I made them for GI, and internal plastic lighting)

I also removed the black rubber grommet on top and replaced with clear to complete.

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(Werent the 12V flashers Dim in there?)

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#3 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Yes, the Towers are 6.3V.....The only bulb that lights the entire cooling tower are Op-Max, from Comet.
(I made them for GI, and internal plastic lighting)
I also removed the black rubber grommet on top and replaced with clear to complete.
Art
(Werent the 12V flashers Dim in there?)

NICE! I had not thought of using those. Going to give those a try on my TSPP. (wife keeps giving me shit cause I put red SMD towers in there, and I would prefer the difused look)

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Yes, the Towers are 6.3V.....The only bulb that lights the entire cooling tower are Op-Max, from Comet.
(I made them for GI, and internal plastic lighting)
I also removed the black rubber grommet on top and replaced with clear to complete.
Art
(Werent the 12V flashers Dim in there?)

Everything Ive tried has been dim! So you think the Op-Max are the best bet for the towers? Sidenote, I took your suggestion and bought a bunch of green Op-Max's for my NGG GI lighting. Especially in the back under the green plastics. It looks amazing. Looks like Im about to place my 4th Comet order in 2 weeks! Cheeers!

#5 1 year ago

Also, any suggestions for a nice #906 flasher to put inside Homer's head?

#6 1 year ago

For the towers, I'm currently using "standard issue" green 555 LEDs from PinballBulbs.com at $0.75 each. IMO they're quite fine and do a decent job of lighting the towers fully. Maybe not the super-brightest, but still nice enough for me.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from djoverpour:

Also, any suggestions for a nice #906 flasher to put inside Homer's head?

Thats also a 6.3V Bulb, I think a #555 Wedge.....Same thing, an Op-max fills the whole head evenly.

Quoted from PinballBJB:

For the towers, I'm currently using "standard issue" green 555 LEDs from PinballBulbs.com at $0.75 each. IMO they're quite fine and do a decent job of lighting the towers fully. Maybe not the super-brightest, but still nice enough for me.

Nothing wrong with a Standard 5050, although the light goes only a bit more than half way up the tower, Twin 2835, 3/4 of tower,
and 95%+ an Op-Max.

I did see and help on one Simpsons game where the cooling tower plastics themselves felt/looked like a thinner plastic from mold.
If so, Id imagine a less bright bulb would look better and support more of what PinballBJB has shared.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Thats also a 6.3V Bulb, I think a #555 Wedge.....Same thing, an Op-max fills the whole head evenly.

It appears to be a 906 flasher, thats why I was confused.

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#9 1 year ago

Hmmm. maybe its 12V, of which there is a 12V opmax.

Try your 12V tower in there...I was thinking 6.3V because it stays lit, as opposed to flashing, but they may have run a 12V line.
Too hard to take the glass off on mine, but maybe someone else knows/remembers......

#10 1 year ago

Great, thanks for the help. I picked up some 12v Opmaxes as well as some 9smd 906 flashers, and some 6.3V Opmaxes. Ill make something work!

#11 1 year ago

Please share pics of the results!

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from djoverpour:

Everything Ive tried has been dim!

Sorry, late to the party here. Just wanted to make sure you understood...any 12v bulb that you put in the pops is going to look dim because it's only 6.3v going to those sockets. So, use a 6.3v bulb.

Thanks for the order! I recently did mine and used 1SMD RGB slow fade color changers in the cooling towers. They don't fill up the entire tower, but it's a pretty cool effect. You can see what it looks like here:

But those opmax bulbs look great...

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

Sorry, late to the party here. Just wanted to make sure you understood...any 12v bulb that you put in the pops is going to look dim because it's only 6.3v going to those sockets. So, use a 6.3v bulb.
Thanks for the order! I recently did mine and used 1SMD RGB slow fade color changers in the cooling towers. They don't fill up the entire tower, but it's a pretty cool effect. You can see what it looks like here: » YouTube video
But those opmax bulbs look great...

Thanks Ryan. The 12v bulbs were for Homers head. I scooped some 6.3v OpMaxes for the towers. Thanks for the point in the right direction!

#14 1 year ago

Just for reference, here are some not-so-great photos of the towers with standard LEDs. No question that brighter bulbs would do a better job. But that said, these photos also don't quite do justice to the look of the standard bulbs. Also, sorry for the ceiling-light glare. I'll gladly accept donations of PDI or Invisiglass -- PM me if you want to send me some!

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#15 1 year ago

Wow that looks way brighter than the 9smd towers I have in there now. I cant wait to get these Opmax bulbs and see what that looks like.

#16 1 year ago

The 9smd towers are dim because they are the wrong voltage. They're 12v bulbs and the socket in the pops is 6.3v

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

The 9smd towers are dim because they are the wrong voltage. They're 12v bulbs and the socket in the pops is 6.3v

Ah that makes sense. I also bought the wrong base OpMax so now I guess I have some extras for Gofers! Time to make another Comet order!

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