(Topic ID: 229898)

What to buy- Backbox LEDs

By pindude80

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

I need to place an order with Comet pinball. I want to convert my Eight Ball Deluxe and Blue Chip (EM) to LED since the backglasses are very nice on both. I would like to keep the incandescent original look on both. I'm guessing I want warm white to look closest to incandescent.

I was thinking about one of these 2 unless someone had a different/better recommendation.

https://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/25-pack-8mm-led.htm?1=1&CartID=0

https://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/25-pack-1retroled.htm?1=1&CartID=1

#2 5 years ago

neither of those

I'd get the 1 led SMD frosted as they use much better quality LEDs.

https://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/1smd5050.htm

#3 5 years ago

Comet SMD frosted are the way to go. I use 2SMDs in the back box, GI, and inserts.

#4 5 years ago
Quoted from barakandl:

neither of those
I'd get the 1 led SMD frosted as they use much better quality LEDs.
https://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/1smd5050.htm

Cool, thanks for the link! I will buy them in warm white so they look like incandescents.

#5 5 years ago

After many years of trying to hide LEDs in backboxes to make them look original I highly recommend using a lot fewer LEDs than sockets. A lot of light comes out of those things and it can end up reflecting on your pf or washing out art.

Warm frosted for sure.

I didn’t know single SMDs were higher quality, news to me!

#6 5 years ago
Quoted from DANGERTERROR:

After many years of trying to hide LEDs in backboxes to make them look original I highly recommend using a lot fewer LEDs than sockets. A lot of light comes out of those things and it can end up reflecting on your pf or washing out art.
Warm frosted for sure.
I didn’t know single SMDs were higher quality, news to me!

Good pro tip here, I'll experiment with it. Thanks for the advice!

#7 5 years ago

The ones u posted a link to are going to be closer in brightenes to incandescents.The 1smd are better bulbs but they are a lot brighter.I have used a lot of single LEDs and they are fine ,no issues ,I think if the game was on location and left on for many hours the single LEDs gradually get dimmer.

#8 5 years ago

I LOVE these warm whites in the backbox.

http://www.cometpinball.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=2SMD

Paint the top white so they don’t spot. They disperse light very well and as dangerterror said you will not need a bulb in every socket.

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