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LED Lighting

Full replacement kits, individual LEDs, specialty LEDs

Replace the original incandescent lamps in your game with great looking LEDs! LEDs produce a crisp, sharp look, that enhances the great looks of your prized game!

Benefits of LEDs over regular bulbs:
  • LEDs last indefinitely
  • LEDs use less power
  • LEDs produce less heat
  • LEDs reduce stess & strain on electronics
  • LEDs won't overheat or burn connectors
  • LEDs wont warp & discolor plastics and bumper caps
Easy to install- LEDs simply install in the same sockets as your old incandescent lamps (* see compatibility notes below). LED bulbs available here replace #44, #47, #89, #161, #194, #455, #545, #555, and #906 lamps in most makes and models of games.

LED bulbs will work in both switched and non-switch lamp sockets (such as those for feature/switched lamps, and general-illumination lamps) on the playfield, backbox, or main cabinet.
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General LED Info
Please Read Before Ordering!
Super-Bright 4-Element LEDs

(Non-Ghosting)
Replace # 44, 47, 555 Bulbs
Bright 3-Element LEDs


Replace # 44, 47, 555 Bulbs
Standard 1-Element LEDs


Replace # 44, 47, 161, 194, 555 Bulbs
Dome LEDs


Replace # 44, 47, 555 Bulbs
Flexible LEDs

(Non-Ghosting)
Replace # 44, 47, 555 Bulbs
Flashlamp LEDs
Fixed and Flexible


Replace
# 89, 906
Bulbs
Specialty LEDs



Replace
# 44, 47, 555, 455, 545
Bulbs
LED Kits


For Full Games

General LED Info: IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LEDs:     - PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING -
LIGHT PROJECTION:
Most LEDs project light differently than incandescent lamps. Lamps project light in a 360-degree radius. Most LEDs project light in a "cone" shape- roughly 120-degrees out from the top of the LED. This makes most LEDs appear BRIGHTER than lamps, when viewed from the top, and DIMMER than lamps, when viewed from the side.

This is not necessarily true for all LEDs. Some LEDs such as the Dome LEDs have a broader range of projected light. Others like the Flexible LEDs can be adjusted to focus their light in a specific direction. "Fixed" LEDs like our 4-Element LEDs, 3-Element LEDs, 1-Element LEDs, and non-flexible Flasher LEDs are more of a directional LED bulb that shine their light in a specific direction.

Since most LEDs do not send much light out SIDEWAYS, an LED mounted perpendicular to say, a playfield light insert, will not send much light out it's side and through the insert. LEDs typically need to be "aimed" at their intended target, to get the best benefit of their light projection. If you have a lamp socket that doesn't allow you to aim the LED where you want it, we recommend Dome LEDs, Flexible LEDs, or Flexible Flasher LEDs for these types of applications.

Please take the above into consideration before ordering LEDs, as they cannot be returned, and we do not guarantee if or how you will like the way LEDs look in your game. If you are just starting out with LEDs, you may want to buy a small variety of different types & colors to experiment with first, before buying a more complete set or full kit for your game. Please remember that LEDs are considered "electronic parts" and are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund- ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
COLOR MATCHING:
When using LEDs under colored plastic parts (such as light inserts (or "lenses") in the playfield surface, pop bumper caps, rollover lane guides, ramps, etc.), it's best to match the color of the LED to the color of the plastic that it is shining through. This provides the most crisp, vivid color. You can always use plain white LEDs to illuminate colored plastic parts, but due to the way LED light wavelengths work, an LEDs that is a different color than the plastic will tend to "wash out" the color of the plastic, and give it a more "bland" look. So always try to use a matching (or closely-matching) LED whenever possible, for best results.
WEDGE-BASE LEDs:

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If your wedge-base LEDs do not work, or are intermittent, we recommend bending the wire leads outward to help them make better contact with the light sockets in your game. One wire lead on each side of the LED will be bendable (the other is stationary). Simply bending the loose lead outward a bit will help it make proper contact with the lamp socket. Wedge-base LEDs replace lamp #s #161, #194, #555, and #906.

LED COMPATIBILITY:
  • Bally/Williams "Pinball 2000" Games:
    When LEDs are used in Bally/Williams "Pinball 2000" models (Revenge From Mars and Star Wars: Episode 1) the game will generate error messages indicating that the installed/working LEDs are burned-out bulbs. This does not affect operation/play of the game, or the LEDs. If having "test report" error messages associated with the use of LEDs in your Pinball 2000 game bothers you, we recommend not using LEDs in your Pinball 2000 game.

  • Bally/Williams "System 9", "System 11", and Williams "Level 4/6/7" Games (1990 and earlier):

    • LED Flashlamp Availability:
      LED flashlamps are currently only available to replace 12-volt flashlamps in your older-model game (#89 and #906 bulbs). LEDs are currently not being made to replace different-voltage flashlamps such as #63 or #1251 which some System 9 and System 11 games may use. You will have to retain and continue using incandescent bulbs for the original #63 and #1251 bulbs in your older-model game.

    • LED Flashlamp Installation & Use:
      Use of LED flashlamps in System 11 games with resistor PC boards requires removing the ground (black) wire from each flashlamp resistor PC board for each LED flashlamp that is installed. Location, quantity, and types of resistor PC boards may vary depending on the game you are working on.

      If ground wire is not removed from each flashlamp circuit where an LED flashlamp is installed, then ALL flashlamps in the game will blink at the same time when any one single flashlamp goes off.

      Some sources recommend cutting-off resistors from these flashlamp PC boards, but this is not necessary if the ground wire is removed instead.

      Earlier Williams L4/L6/L7 games used small bakelite buss strips for pairs of flasher lamps (two lamps connected in series). These usually require no modification in order for LED flashlamps to work in place of the original incandescent bulbs.

      We do not have or provide step-by-step instructions or pictures on how to modify your older-model game for use with LED flashlamps. You are responsible for any modifications required to your older-model game. If you are unable or unwilling to properly make the necessary modifications, we recommend enlisting the help of a qualified service person to do the work for you.

"NO GHOSTING" LEDs:

'Ghosting' is a symptom that some LEDs may occasionally exhibit when used in certain places in some electronic pinball games. It is the partial-illumination of an LED bulb, when it is supposed to be completely off. For example, if a game's "1000 bonus" LED is lit, another LED elsewhere on the playfield that is supposed to be off, may glow dim at the same time. This is caused by electronic characteristics of some types of LED bulbs and the unique "matrix" style wiring/switching used in some pinball games. It is a purely cosmetic symptom and will not cause damage to your game.

'Ghosting' is sometimes noticeable, and sometimes not- it all depends on the type of LED, color, visibility, and where it's located in the game. If you do have any LEDs that are 'ghosting' and prefer to eliminate the effect, you can use a non-ghosting type of LED in place of the problem LED. Some types of LEDs that we carry are non-ghosting, and others are not. Contact us if you need any further information.




Bright (4-Element) LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:
4-Element LEDs These 4-element LEDs replace bulb #'s 44, 47, and 555.

They have 4 LED elements per bulb, and are very bright- one step brighter than 3-element LEDs (below). 4-element LEDs are best used under playfield light inserts (lenses) and anywhere else you need direct, focused lighting. 4-Element LEDs are also non-ghosting, so they will not produce any 'glowing' effects when used in some games.

No Ghosting 4-Element LEDs are non-ghosting.

Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED- #44 / #47 4-Element (Non-Ghosting)
Part #: LED4044
Condition: New

Super bright 4-element LEDs, non-ghosting, in a variety of colors. #44/#47 style with metal... more

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$1.09 each
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LED- #555 4-Element (Non-Ghosting)
Part #: LED4555
Condition: New

Super bright 4-element LEDs, non-ghosting, in a variety of colors. #555 style with wedge... more

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$1.09 each
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Bright (3-Element) LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:
These 3-element LEDs replace bulb #'s 44, 47, and 555.

They have 3 LED elements per bulb, and are much brighter than 1-element LEDs (below). 3-element LEDs are best used under playfield light inserts (lenses) and anywhere else you need direct, focused lighting.

Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED- #44 / #47 3-Element
Part #: LED3044
Condition: New

Bright 3-element LEDs in a variety of colors. #44/#47 style with metal bayonet (twist-in) base. 6-volt AC or DC. Best for... more

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$0.99 each
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LED- #555 3-Element
Part #: LED3555
Condition: New

3-element LEDs in a variety of colors. #555 style with wedge (push-in) base. Best for playfield lamp inserts and bright,... more

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$0.99 each
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Standard (1-Element) LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:
These 1-element LEDs replace bulb #'s 44, 47, and 555.

They have 1 LED element per bulb, and are more suited for applications where less light is required. 1-element LEDs feature a concave (dimpled) lens which broadcasts light in a 120-degree radius. (We recommend 3-Element LEDs above for brighter light.)

Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED- #44 / #47 1-Element
Part #: LED044
Condition: New

CLOSEOUT - price reduced!

1-element LEDs in a variety of colors. #44/#47 style with metal bayonet (twist-in) base.... more

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$0.29 each
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LED- #44 / #47 1-Element (Non-Ghosting)
Part #: LED044NG
Condition: New

CLOSEOUT - price reduced!

1-element LEDs in a variety of colors. #44/#47 style with metal bayonet (twist-in) base.... more

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$0.75 each
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LED- #555 1-Element
Part #: LED555
Condition: New

CLOSEOUT - price reduced!

1-element LEDs in a variety of colors. #555 style with wedge (push-in) base. 6-volt AC or DC.... more

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$0.29 each
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LED- #555 1-Element (Non-Ghosting)
Part #: LED555NG
Condition: New

CLOSEOUT - price reduced!

1-element LEDs in a variety of colors. #555 style with wedge (push-in) base. Non-ghosting.... more

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$0.75 each
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LED- #194 (12-volt) 1-Element Cool White
Part #: LED194W
Condition: New

1-element LED, cool white, #194 / #161 style with wedge (push-in) base. 12-volt bulb. Can be used in backbox marquee lighting... more

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$1.99 each
Discontinued
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Dome LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:
Dome LEDs replace bulb #'s 44, 47, and 555. They feature a very bright internal surface-mount LED element that disburses light in a broad, 360-degree radius all around the bulb. Dome LEDs are great for general illumination lighting on the playfield, behind backglass, and anywhere you want a nice-looking bulb that is visible to the eye, and that disburses light nicely- much like an incandescent style bulb.

Dome LED Diameter:
Dome LEDs have a slightly larger diameter around the middle, when compared to original incandescent bulbs, and may not fit in some holes in playfields or backbox inserts on some games.

Dome LEDs (both #44 and #555 style) measure 15/32" (just under 1/2-inch) in diameter around the middle. If the hole you're installing them through is not larger than this, then a dome LED will not fit (you can use a 3-element LED instead, which is narrower). Please measure the lamp hole(s) in your game before ordering, as LEDs are not returnable.
No Ghosting Dome LEDs are non-ghosting. Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED- #44 / #47 Dome
Part #: LED044D
Condition: New

Dome LEDs in a variety of colors. #44/#47 style with metal bayonet (twist-in) base. Frosted lens (unless otherwise noted).... more

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$1.29 each
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LED- #555 Dome
Part #: LED555D
Condition: New

Dome LEDs in a variety of colors. #555 style with wedge (push-in) base. Frosted lens. 6-volt AC or DC.

Great for general... more

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$1.29 each
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CLOSEOUT SPECIAL!
Smaller 8mm 1-element dome LEDs are now on closeout in our 1-Element LED section. Available while supplies last!

Flexible-Lead LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:
These flexible LEDs replace bulb #'s 44, 47, and 555. (See below for #89 and #906 flasher LEDs.) They feature a very bright surface-mount LED element that disburses light in a broad, 360-degree radius all around. 2 flexible wire leads allow you to position light in any direction you need it. They work best under playfield inserts that use horizontally-mounted light sockets, allowing you to turn and position the LED directly up through the playfield insert after installing the bulb in the socket. Flexible LEDs are also non-ghosting, so they will not produce any 'glowing' effects when used in some games.

No Ghosting These LEDs are non-ghosting.

Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED- #44 / #47 Flexible-Lead (Non-Ghosting)
Part #: LED044F
Condition: New

Flexible-lead LEDs in a variety of colors. #44/#47 style, non-ghosting, with metal bayonet... more

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$1.29 each
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LED- #555 Flexible-Lead (Non-Ghosting)
Part #: LED555F
Condition: New

Flexible-lead LEDs in a variety of colors. #555 style, non-ghosting, with wedge (push-in) base.... more

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$1.29 each
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Flashlamp LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:



Flashlamp LEDs replace bulb #'s 89 and 906. (LED replacements are not currently available for #63, #1251, or #1683 flashlamps.) They feature multiple bright surface-mount LEDs.

NOTE: These will not replace smaller #455, #545, #44, #47, #161, #194, or #555 bulbs. For LEDs to replace these smaller bulbs, see our listings by bulb number above, or below for Specialty LEDs.

Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

Important notes apply to:
  • Bally & Williams System 11 games (1987-1990)
  • Williams System 9 games (1985-1986)
  • Williams Level 4,6,7 games (1978-1984)
LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED - #89 Flashlamp
Part #: LED089
Condition: New

LED replacements for large 12-volt #89 incandescent flash lamps used in most makes/models. Also works in place of #67 lamps.... more

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$1.50 each
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LED - #89 Flashlamp, Flexible-Lead
Part #: LED089F
Condition: New

LED replacements, with flexible leads, for large 12-volt #89 incandescent flash lamps used in most makes/models. Also works in... more

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$1.89 each
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LED - #906 Flashlamp
Part #: LED906
Condition: New

LED replacements for large 12-volt #906 incandescent flash lamps used in most makes/models. Features multiple individual LEDs... more

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$1.50 each
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LED - #906 Flashlamp, Flexible-Lead
Part #: LED906F
Condition: New

LED replacements, with flexible leads, for large 12-volt #906 incandescent flash lamps used in most makes/models. Features... more

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$1.89 each
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Specialty LED Bulbs - Assorted Types / Colors:
Unique/specialty LEDs for various applications. Easy to install- LEDs simply install in the same sockets as your old incandescent lamps.

Please read our "Important Note About LEDs" above, before ordering.

LED bulbs are electronic parts and are not eligible for return/refund/exchange.

LED - #555 Self-Blinking, Warm White
Part #: LED545
Condition: New

Self-blinking warm white LED bulb with wedge base. Replaces #555 bulbs. Can be used as a replacement for obsolete #545... more

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$3.39 each
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LED - #555 Color-Changing
Part #: LEDCG555
Condition: New

Special LED that slowly changes colors about every 3 seconds (fades from one color to another). Cycles through multiple colors-... more

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$1.49 each
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LED - #44 / #47 Color-Changing
Part #: LEDCG44
Condition: New

Special LED that slowly changes colors about every 3 seconds (fades from one color to another). Cycles through multiple colors-... more

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$1.49 each
(31 Available)
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LED Kits:
Full LED Kits for Specific Games:

UPDATE - 12/1/2015:
We are no longer listing pre-made LED kits for sale on our site due to lower demand (these are high-cost items), and the large amount of time and maintenance required to create and put these complex kits together and keep them updated.

If you want to order a full LED kit for your game, we may be able to provide one to you from our LED supplier by special-order.

Full LED kits for most games average around $150.00 to $250.00 per kit, depending on the game. Most take approx. 1 week to get in stock. Once ordered, these special-order items are not cancelable, or eligible for return/refund/exchange.

If interested, e-mail us with the name of your game(s), and we can provide price/availability info.

Thanks!

- Action Pinball Management

Previous LED Kit Info (outdated - posted for reference only):


We offer our own custom LED kits for complete games! Change out all of the incandescent lamps in your game with modern LEDs.

Most games use well over 100 bulbs throughout the game, so our kits make the changeover easy. All the specific types, sizes, styles, and colors of LEDs are included in our kits, as well as installation instructions and a listing of where every LED goes in your game!

How to Order:
  1. Please read "Important Notes About Our LED Kits" below.

  2. Use the Search feature at top of page to search by game name to see if we have a LED kit for your game, and to order online.

Can't find an LED kit listed for your game? Just e-mail us- we may have, or can get it.

Important Notes About Our LED Kits: (PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING)
  • Out-of-Stock / Backordered LEDs: On some occasions we may not have enough of every different type, color, size, or style of LED to make up a full kit for a specific game. If this is the case, your kit will include a backorder notice, and any LEDs that we are unable to supply with the kit will be shipped separately, as soon as they come back in stock. We try to avoid this as best we can, but with periodic manufacturer supply issues or unusual high demand for some types of LEDs, we may not always have all of every type of LED to provide a full kit in one shipment. Contact us before ordering if you have any questions.

  • How we make them: LED kits we sell are created from inspecting actual games. This means we physically look through each game we make a kit for, and determine the exact type, size, color, and style of bulb that is necessary for each lamp socket. We try to make them as accurate, and easy-to-use, as possible.

  • Colors/Styles of LEDs: The LED kits we sell are made up by determining what we feel is the best color, type, and/or style of LED for each bulb location in the game. That said, our preferences may not be the same as your preferences, but if there are any LEDs that you want to change-out for different colors/styles, you can further customize your game by ordering individual LEDs above. We do not take back any LEDs since they are considered electronic parts, which are not eligible for return, refund, or exchange (all sales are final). If you have any comments or suggestions about certain LEDs in our kits, feel free to e-mail us your suggestions and we will take them into consideration. We do appreciate feedback from our customers!

  • Problems/Questions? If you have any shortcomings with an LED kit that you buy from us (LEDs missing, incorrect type of LED supplied, etc.), please let us know, and we will supply any additional/different parts required, at no extra charge, to make the kit complete and accurate.

  • "How long does an LED kit take to install?" It depends on the complexity of the game, and how many LEDs the game uses, but most older/simpler games may take 1-2 hours to install LEDs by someone who is an average game owner or hobbiest. Later-model games that are more complicated and use more LEDs may take 1-2 hours for a professional to install, or a good "Saturday afternoon" for a casual hobbiest.
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