Playfield Accent Lights, Anyone?
I want to add a fistful of accent lights to the PF on IMDN. I've done this in the past on SAM games and I just wire the lamps to their nearest GI sockets. However, given the frequent complaints about the fragility of SPIKE node boards, I thought I should ask: what are the risks to adding to the draw of the GI circuit?
I've read testimonials from numerous SPIKE owners here on Pinside who have added a few (3-8) accent lights to their games with no issues. I've also heard from Greg at Comet on this and from Lermods. Still, when I brought it up with Chas at Stern, suggesting Pinball Life's accessory power supply as a safer solution, he said this:
"Power that is used by the GI system on Spike games is carefully monitored. Adding lamps will cause an over current error. This board is not made by Stern so it is not test or approved by us."
Still, is this Pinball Life product the safest route to take when adding ten-or-so accent lights to Spike? Or do I run for luck and just wire each light to its nearest GI socket?
Any insight would be much appreciated.