Post date: April 14th, 2021 by PA LED

Non-ghosting, AC/ DC, non-flickering? These Might Be Your Need for Arcade Pinball Machine LED Bulb

Are you planning to buy LED bulbs for your arcade pinball machine / slot machine? Or did you ever think it burdensome to see the light keep glowing or flickering after it is turned off? The ghosting / flickering problems happen because not every pinball gaming machine could entirely erase the input current when the power is off. PA LED bulbs are offered to pinball players all around the world, especially USA and Europe, with the stable quality, significant certificates and variable specification (LED chip, color, input voltage and etc.).


Bulbs keep flickering or growing after power off. Why?

The flickering(growing) happens to the general bulbs when the given voltage is not stable, up and down  —mostly due to the voltage instability. We recommend the voltage to be as stable at 6.3V as possible from the machine. However, our LED bulbs wouldn’t flicker or grows with power off if there is a slight change in voltage.


Figure 1 : LED bulbs with growing and flickering issue / courtesy: Wayne Schmidt

The bulb started dimming right after power off is due to the current keep inputted to the bulb. To solve this, the bulb with resistor built in is crucial. So that, we offer non-ghosting bulb.

The Non-ghosting Bulb

To avoid ghosting issue for LED bulbs, we designed our LED bulbs to build in “a resistor” which allow the bulbs to light up only when the voltage is over a certain threshold. Most of our customers don’t like problems of ghosting, so that has been why they trust our LED bulbs. 

One of our non-ghosting bulbs is 4 SMD LED bendable with bayonet (BA9S) and T10 (#44 #47) bulbs. Here comes with  

1SMD|#44 #47 BA9S Non Ghosting 6.3V Arcade Pinball Machine Light Bulb

Feature  /Non-ghosting, Non-flickering, 6.3V Input Voltage, Bayonet base.

Color /White, Warm White, Ice Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange Red, Green, Purple

1SMD|T10 #555 Non Ghosting 6.3V Arcade Pinball Machine Light Bulb

Feature  /Non-ghosting, Non-flickering, 6.3V Input Voltage, Wedge base.

Color /White, Blue, Red, Yellow, Green and Purple (Also available for warm white, ice blue, orange red)

Let's compare our LED with others!

PA LED Bulb (click to shop)


ChipCertificate-based, safe LED chipMiscellaneous, unsafe LED chip
Anti ghostingYes, with resistor built-in

Uncertain, just hit and miss


Great— 5,000 hr of testing

Uncertain—lack of testing
Lighting ColorWell-calibrated / no errorMostly not calibrated

I want my game bulb to flicker. Where to buy?

The Flicker Bulb

The bulb designed to be “flickering” can bring pinball machine lighting more dynamically and charming effect. The flickering effect is based on two approaches: 1.) The IC board of the pinball machine brings flickering to the bulb. 2.) The LED bulb is built in an integrated circuit that brings flickering. Our IC built-in LED bulbs could bring the older, or any machine to light up the bulb with flickering. If you are not sure that your pinball machine could perfectly brings flickering, we offer “The Flicker LED bulb” that is compatible with almost 100% of the bulbs. 

8SMD|Flasher / Flicker|Wedge T15|Non-ghosting|LED Pinball Machine Light Bulb

Feature  /Non-ghosting, Non, 12V Input Voltage, Wedge base.

Color /White (Also available for blue, red, yellow, green and purple, warm white, ice blue, orange red)

8SMD|Flasher / Flicker|Bayonet BA15S|Non-ghosting|LED Pinball Machine Light Bulb

Feature  /Non-ghosting, Non, 12V Input Voltage, Bayonet base.

Color /White (Also available for blue, red, yellow, green and purple, warm white, ice blue, orange red)

Look up our catalog for all the series of the general & flicker bulbs.

AC / DC Converter inside Our LED Bulbs

AC/ DC converter is essential for all genre of the gaming machine.  You don’t need to do too much technical work on replacing the original bulb on your pinball machine with our LED bulbs. Our bulbs has core value as powerful brightness, durability, safety, easy install and universal design. 


After acknowledging the feature of our LED product, we hope you have known what LED bulbs you are going to replace the original one with. We always open our welcome mat for you to get more knowledge about gaming LED and our bulb product. 

Want to know more about our LED bulb for gaming machine?

By the way, we invite you to browse our powerful and well-calibrated LED products. 

Buying our products, you will appreciate:

1. Our tirelessly after-sale service for products & warranty.


2. Certificates guaranteeing the safety and durability of our products.


3. All of our LED is manufactured and assembled by our manufacturing department.


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The most advanced, qualified and certificate-based LED products on sale. Automotive lighting / arcade gaming machine (pinball/slot) lighting. Shop now and get discount!

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