Now that you're the proud owner of a lot of little bits, let's look at how to install them. Each section is broken up in to a video below so you can break your installation down in to manageable steps.
1. Introduction to the WOZ Mega Lighting Upgrade Kit by The Pinball Mod Co
2. The Power Controller & Wireless Controllers
Here is an overview of the power controller (where the power is provided for all of the lighting in the system) as well as the two RGB wireless lighting controllers. The power controller box is installed in the front of the left side of the cabinet, about a foot inside the coin door. Power comes from the coin door bill acceptor plug. Each of the wireless RGB controllers mounts near their LED strips to be controlled by the remotes.
3. Backboard LED Strip Installation
Starting at the back, we'll locate and install the backboard LED strip along the roof of the lower cabinet. Up there you will mount the wireless receiver, as well, with the IR pointing forward. The wires will run back and down the left side of the cabinet and forward towards the coin door to meet up with the power control box.
4. Trough LED Strip Installation
Now it's time to put the lighting in the ball trough. Just remove the apron and we'll attach the lighting and wire it up. The wireless controller mounts under the apron or under the playfield, depending on where you want to point the remote. Then the wires follow the main bundle down the playfield to the back of the cabinet and back towards the front along the left side to meet up with the power controller.
5. Spotlight Installation
Wizard of Oz Pinball Mega Lighting Upgrade Kit Overview Video
Wizard of Oz Pinball State Fair Balloon Flickering Flame Video
This is the mega upgrade lighting kit. It includes 7 spotlights, trough lighting and backboard lighting. The spotlights are run off 6v power with a plug and play adapter. This lets you use almost any regular wedge shaped pinball LED light bulb. You can choose your colors, mix and match and make the game exactly how you want it. You can also augment your game with our spotlight conversion kit which will let you make any of the existing spotlights in to 6v bulbs so you can easily swap and change them.
The trough and backboard lighting are RGB LED strips which are independently controlled via wireless controllers. With this control you can precisely set the brightness and color of each strip. Dial up the trough lighting and make it more white, dial down the backboard light and make it more blue, whatever you want. Change the lighting as you see fit and never be stuck to a specific color again. Trough kit comes with two LED strips for even brighter lighting options.
Upgrade your kit with the optional "There's No Place Like Home" hot air ballon flickering light kit. This kit adds a very cool flickering flame light effect to the State Fair ballon at the bottom of the playfield. As with the rest of the kit this is a very simple install.
This kit is completely plug and play. There only a handful of nuts to remove and pieces to install. All connectors, all clips, all wires come with this kit. You need absolutely nothing else. Installation time is approximately 30 minutes for someone experienced with pinball work, maybe an hour if you really take your time. A complete walkthrough of the installation has been covered on the installation tab.
A selection of both light purple and white bulbs have been included with this kit to get you started with the spotlights. We suggest heading over to Comet Pinball to check out other options. Spotlights used in this kit are the very same that JJP uses in their spotlights, making this kit look factory stock. Heat shrink tubing around all connectors gives that professional, OEM look. No cost was spared in making this kit.
Pictured in the images are the light purple bulbs in use on the spotlights. In person they make the colors pop but if you prefer more white lighting those bulbs are also included. We suggest using purple bulbs for the haunted forest lighting if you want to use white for the other spots. A variety of other bulbs are also included (about 10-13 total bulbs) for both the 6v spotlights and the existing 12v spotlights, giving you plenty of options ($15 value give or take).
Kits are made to order and take up to 2 weeks to ship. Other kits are available but none give the flexibility, ease of installation or complete lighting control than this mega kit. Not shown in these images and video is the newly added 7th spotlight which is hidden near the Crystal Ball and shines just a bit more light at the Haunted Forest giving it a more even look. This kit is better than ever!
Wizard of Oz Pinball Mega Lighting Upgrade Kit
- Game: Wizard of Oz
- Product Code: WOZ-MEGA-LIGHTING-KIT
- Availability: 2-3 Days