Maybe this is heresy but the TAF I'm buying has a full set of LEDs and we really hate the look. Way too bright, way too cool-white and garish, and the colored lights are crystal-clear green and blue and red, like a cheap electronic toy. Plus it has mini-spotlights on the upper playfield that are like police flashlights. I know all of this wasn't inexpensive for the last owner. However I always loved this game for its "spookiness", and maybe part of that was the original lighting design? I guess I'm also used to the look from original-ish examples in arcades.
Am I crazy to pull out the LEDs and install old-school lamps? Is there some actual downside to incandescent lamps in a game that won't be on for more than a few hours at time, besides that I might have to change them occasionally? And I see loads of LED sets out there, but I can't find a complete set of incandescents with fool-proof instructions like "put this one here, put this one there".
Or is there an LED set that will offer the benefits of LEDs but respect and preserve the spookiness of the original lighting design?
(I think I'm gonna pull Uncle Fester off that chair too! I know, I'm crazy.)