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Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« on: April 14, 2017, 11:37:06 am »
Hi,

I want to light my coin door reject buttons, but I'm not sure what is the best method,
since I don't have a real coin door.

This is the frontside of my pinball controller :




Here a picture of the inside :




Would something like this work :



with one of these




I would like to be able to light these with my pac-drive.

There's probably an easier solution to light these,
but I'm a total newbie when it comes to lighting buttons.

I don't have the pac-drive yet, but I want to light all my buttons with it ( rom controlled )
and then I thought, why not light the coin slots as well ?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 06:41:35 pm »
Theres going to be many ways to light them, the option you provided would work, just remember if they are 12v bulbs you will need to provide your own power source.

Some options I can think of:

It looks like you have put forth great effort to have a functioning coin door so I am not sure you would want to go with something like the NovaGemCDR.



Or you can buy a couple Ultimarc Ultralux buttons and remove the mount/LED and just super glue them into the holes.


Or you can just order the bulbs, solder the wires without the mount and glue them in.


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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 07:00:57 pm »
Theres going to be many ways to light them, the option you provided would work, just remember if they are 12v bulbs you will need to provide your own power source.

Some options I can think of:

Ultimarc Ultralux buttons and remove the mount/LED and just super glue them into the holes.


Or you can just order the bulbs, solder the wires without the mount and glue them in.

Good suggestion, that also crossed my mind,
but I wasn't sure how much of the button could be dismantled.
That would be easiest way I guess.
And I can order the ultralux from Ultimarc as well,
so that is a good idea indeed !!
« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 07:06:44 pm by Soxbrother »

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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 07:20:17 pm »
Consider using a wedge-base lamp holder like this one.



Also consider using LEDs (longer life, less current, less heat) instead of incandescent bulbs.

It's easier to find wedge-base LEDs than bayonet-style LEDs.


Scott
EDIT: If that one doesn't work, there are other wedge-base socket options like these:

Wedge Base Socket With Rear Mounting Bracket


REPLACEMENT LAMP HOLDER FOR WEDGE BULB # 161/555


Wedge Base Socket -077-5030-00


Socket For Wedge Base Lamps with 6" Leads
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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 07:37:18 pm »
That 90 degree one is a really good option so you dont have to glue anything.
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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 01:05:14 pm »
Thanks for all the suggestions.

I'll probably need a red led/bulb ?

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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 01:26:08 pm »
If your going the Ultralux way you could just order 2 white buttons with 2 spare red ones. Then you will be able to see what looks best. its only 3$ more.

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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 01:29:53 pm »
I did a rigged up coin door like you on ball buster. I just used a spare white led from my led buttons and mounted it with duct tape. It was supposed to be a temporary mount but i still havent changed it.

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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 02:09:42 pm »
If your going the Ultralux way you could just order 2 white buttons with 2 spare red ones. Then you will be able to see what looks best. its only 3$ more.
I did a rigged up coin door like you on ball buster. I just used a spare white led from my led buttons and mounted it with duct tape. It was supposed to be a temporary mount but i still havent changed it.

Ok. Red and white it is then  ;D
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Re: Lighting for my coin door reject buttons
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 02:02:47 pm »
Finally ordered the ultralux white pushbutton, spare red led's and PacDrive from Ultimarc.com

  
 

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