A lot of work goes into these to build them and they are all made here by Pin Stadium. Every build process and step is done in house, and even the LED's that are used are custom PCB and LED chips that were designed by Pin Stadium and custom engineered/manufactured for this specific application and for the kits. This was not cheap for sure and the extra time, effort, and cost is way worth it. They are manufactured to specs that are above and beyond and this is due to the fact that I have background in working with these in multiple lighting applications for corporate and entertainment purposes so I am very particular about this aspect. I wanted the best for my machines and would only want the same for yours too. You can take a look at my Pinside collection to see what machines these were made for and are going on. It's a lot of hard work to build these things and every part of the Pin Stadiums are custom made: light bars, GI Module, Magna-Mounts, LEDs, PCBs, ribbon cables, UV+Glow flashers, flasher integration circuit, GI/Flasher harnesses, and plug and play power adapters. The only things that are off the shelf are the installation accessories packet that is included with each kit: alcohol wipes, wire taps, ribbon cable guides, etc.
This is all what goes into these and is what makes the effect you see so much more visually pleasing while also allowing these to last the life of the pinball machine with the solid state circuitry. I hope this helps to explain that portion better as these were all very good questions. I appreciate the opportunity to detail this to everyone considering them or that has them currently so you know what you have sitting under your glass. It has taken my full time job of being an app and website developer to this, and it's insane crazy busy. However what makes it worth it is all of the smiles I see and hear of when people install the Pin Stadiums on their machines(new and old) and the playfields come alive!
Most recently Dwight Sullivan came over to check them out on a customer's AFMR machine and the customer told me that he was literally floored with the results and that the app sealed the deal. He said that Dwight asked him if they were compatible with his Stern Star Wars (which they are and I am guessing he has an LE ). That was such a cool thing to hear and made me smile since I have enjoyed his machines so much in this pinball collecting hobby of mine over the years.