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This modification is a power and color upgrade to the stock laser present in both the Premium and Limited Edition (LE) Stern Star Trek pinball machines. The stock red laser in these games is measured at under 32mW w/o the Lens (.382mW with lens) where as our lasers have easily twice the power - translating to better visibility of the laser during Klingon MultiBall.
Once this stock of lasers has been depleted; the product will be retired - and not restocked. Red, Blue stock has been retired; and will not be restocked. Only Green (Low) stock remains.
This upgrade is a bolt-on mod; requiring no irreversible modification to your game. Our laser module replaces the existing red module. Our modules are not an off-the-shelf laser pointer; they were specifically designed without a switch and to run off of custom voltage regulator. You simply replace your stock module; add a our custom cable with VRM and you are done.
Our Modules are keyed to only work with our cables and will not plug into the stock harness. This was necessary as our modules operate above the 3V limit of Stern's Laser.
We currently offer three laser beam color options:
NOTE: These lasers output a large amount of power in order to be seen with the stock Stern General Illumination and stock Diffuser cap. As a Result; the purchaser of this product *MUST* operate this laser with basic laser safety rules and *NEVER* operate without the stock stern star cap that came with their machine! Viewing these lasers without the cap and with the naked Eye may lead to temporary or even permanent eye damage.
Purchase of this kit is your understanding and agreement to not hold the seller or distributor liable for misuse of this laser product. It is your consent that you will hold Pinball-Mods.com and it's owners/agents harmless for any damages.
By request; here are some comparison videos showing our laser upgrades compared to the Stock red laser present in these machines. Please note: These videos were taken without our Stern GI Dimmer installed; so the General Illumination is at 100% as it came from Stern. These videos are 1920x1080 HD; so feel free to click thru to Youtube and/or go full screen.
Detailed Step-By-Step installations Instructions.
Please Note: Batch #2 of these lasers are in most cases 1mm smaller than the stock lasers in this machine. Because of this; we recommend you wrap the top of the barrel of these lasers with two layers of electrical tape. This will make up the 1mm gap between the stock nylon sleeve and the barrel of the laser module to ensure the barrel is centered to the stock lens. We will update the instructions above with pictures / details in the coming days.
Additionally; we power binned the green lasers before we put them in stock. We are offering three grades of binned lasers for those who want cheaper (lower power)
or more expensive (higher power). Ordering nominal/stock green lasers at the stock price will get you a random laser from the median pile.
The blue lasers we now offer at 3x the power of the lasers we offered before so are brighter and are slightly more expensive. The blue lasers will require a signed wavier; so be on the look out for an email from us once your order is complete. We cannot/will not ship blue lasers without this wavier.
For more information on this laser upgrade or for general help; please visit the Pinside Thread or our Blog.
- Laser Diode module in either
Red, Green , or Blue.
- Laser Diode cable
- Laser Diode VRM