Quoted from Yelobird:
Welcome to the world of pinball maintenance. First off those switches are often flaky, swap it out and done. Pinball Life will be your new friend soon. lol Also, the bulbs are a Good reason most swap over to LED's. You will never stay find a day when every bulb is working. Only thing I would say is IF you go LED, 1 do Not buy those kits. Save your money and hit Comet Pinball and save $$$$ buying in bags. 2 LOTR with LED's Needs the LED OCD upgrade unless you want it to look like a seizure light display. Good Luck!
Thanks for the advice. Woke up this morning and all the lights are working. Must be because I my shipment in of spare bulbs arrived today too. Unfortunately gimli switch was giving me fits so I bought a soldering iron, a battery powered pos I might add, spent a few hours trying to teach myself how to use it and two shitty solders later the replacement switch works marginally better. I will definitely order a few of those Star Trek switches as these y fork switches are frustrating me. Did have my best game of the week, one shot away from first destroy the ring, 52 mil...starting to get the hang of it.
Looking at AUKraut's pictures above I couldn't help myself and had to order a speaker light kit, just looks so cool. Think I will stick with the incandescent bulbs for a while, and maybe slowly convert to led. I just really like the warm lighting of the incandescents. To each his own.