How do I set up my Pin Stadium lights?
You can control them directly by going to your Wifi setting and looking for a Wifi starting with “LEDnet*****”. Tap on that network and follow the prompts. Once connected you can then control them. Click here for recommended settings for your machine and if it doesn’t have any yet please upload your own to help us build this database.
How do I add Pin Stadiums to my Wifi network?
We suggest this so that you don’t have to keep logging into the lights Wifi directly each time you will need to create a Pin Stadium account. During this process you will be prompted to create a Pin Stadium account which just asks for your email address and your create a password (see Step 6 below for more info on this part). This way you can also control your entire pinball machine collection with the Pin Stadiums installed all from the main menu of the app. In order to do this simply connect directly to your lights, then from the main menu tap the “+” (upper right corner) and select “Connect Pin Stadium to Wi-Fi network”
Next select the Wi-Fi network you would like to add it to and then enter the password for that network login. If for some reason you don’t see your Wi-Fi click on “Others” and it should appear there.
You will then see “Connecting…. This may take a few minutes” when this is appearing you MUST go to your phone’s Wi-Fi settings and login to the network. Then go back to the Pin Stadium app and you should see it connected. You may need to “Refresh” the app to see it. *Important: You must connect to a 2.4 ghz Wifi network as 5ghz networks are currently not supported for this feature.
How do I reset my Pin Stadium lights?
Go to the Pin Stadium GI module and plug and unplug the power connector 4x times fast (1 -2 second intervals in between). You will then see them flash 4 times and then go to a solid color or color changing sequence which indicates that they are reset and ready to be connected to again. They will appear as “LEDnet*****” in your Wifi network and connect to them as described above. This is the best and most reliable method, however turning on and off the pinball machine can work in many instances (if your games boots fast and provides immediate power to them) and saves you from taking off the glass to raise the playfield to access the unit. Directly disconnecting them at the module is the best and most reliable way though as a lot of newer machines take a while to boot and it is not fast enough to trigger a reset.
I am unable to control or turn On/Off my lights but it appears like I am in the app, what is wrong?
This is most likely that you have the flashers hooked up to a GI source and they are on all the time. As a result they are overpowering your GI lights which are changing and turning On/Off but the flasher (particularly the UV+Glow) is so bright that you cannot see this. Switch the flasher cable trigger wire to a proper flasher trigger bulb and this should resolve the matter for you. In some cases (which happens with many on their first install of these) is they have the GI and Flasher cables reversed. If that is the case and you already have your connections made to the game, just simply swap the white connectors on the Pin Stadium black GI module and you should be good to go!
I am being prompted to set up an account, what does this mean and how do I do it?
If you would like to be able to add your lights to Wifi (Step 3 above) then you will need to create a Pin Stadium account in the “Settings” Menu of the app. You will just need to provide your email address and create a password. This will then allow you to save your settings for all of your machines and control them across multiple devices from anywhere in the world if you like. Imagine getting your buddy’s password and messing with them from your house while they are playing! Just kidding, well sort of; ) This feature is also handy if you get a new phone and don’t want to lose your Pin Stadium lights settings for each machine or if a friend of yours has the same machine and they can login to give you the settings they recommend to get you started. The possibilities are endless!
Do you have any recommended settings for my specific machine?
We are compiling input from users for specific machines as to the best/recommended app settings. Click here for recommended settings for your machine and if it doesn’t have any yet please upload your own to help us build this database.