Translucent Ultralux Illuminated Arcade Button
Brand : Ultimarc
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These Ultralux LED Illuminated translucent arcade buttons look great when they are not illuminated and even better when they are! Each button is supplied with a microswitch, fixing ring and an LED with bayonet style bulb holder with 6.3mm terminals.
This button will fit a standard 28-30mm mounting hole and features a low profile surround that is only 3.8mm above the surface of the panel when mounted.
This button is available to order as "Button only" (No microswitch or LED included) OR "With standard microswitch & budget 12V LED included"
If you require alternative switches/LEDs, these can be ordered separately.
If selected, this button will be supplied with: Ultralux 5V 10mm Wedge Base LED
If not selected, alternative wedge base LEDs can be ordered separately here: LEDs & Bulbs
If selected, this button will be supplied with: Ultralux Button Microswitch With 4.8mm Terminals
If not selected, alternative button microswitches can be ordered separately here: Microswitches
1 x Ultralux Chrome Plated Button
1 x Fixing Ring
1 x Bayonet Bulb Holder (6.3mm Terminals)
Lighting Your Ultralux Arcade Buttons
Full dimming control including RGB Color mixing:
See our PacLED64 LED Controller for full details
If you simply want to light the buttons permanently, just connect to a 5 volt or 12 volt supply, e.g. from a spare molex connector on a PC power supply. Using a 6.3mm crimped Daisy Chain Harness will save a lot of time.
Simple Off/On Control:
See our Pac-Drive LED Board. This is supported by several Front End menus such as Mala, to control pre-set flash sequences and illuminate the buttons used in each game.
Please note: You can connect 12V LEDs to the PAC-Drive LED board, but these will not shine at full brightness.
This button requires 4.8mm crimped wires for connection.
1 wire for ground connection (CO) and 1 wire for signal connection (NO)
This button requires 6.3mm crimped wires/daisy chain harness to connect the terminals on the bulb holder.
Mounting hole required: 28-30mm
Overall Diameter of button across plunger: 33mm
Maximum depth of button from top of plunger to bottom of microswitch: 66mm
I bought 2 of these to use as main game buttons but unfortunately they don't feel as good as they look so I had to relegate them to side/system buttons.
When the buttons are pressed they have a lot of travel and have quite a bit of resistance from the spring inside, making rapid button presses difficult. They are noisy and feel as if they couldn't handle hours of intense button mashing. This is in comparison to the IL Concave PSL-L Translucent Arcade Buttons which I am using as main buttons alongside these 2 Illuminated Ultimarc buttons.
Even replacing the stock Ultimarc microswitches with DX44 Cherry microswitches couldn't redeem this push button. The stock Ultimarc microswitches are horrible, they have a hard click (nothing like Omron switches) which feels cheap compared to the soft click of Cherry microswitches.
Also the spring inside one of the buttons became misaligned after removing and attaching the bulb holder to the main body. It's something you'd expect to see happening from a cheap button not a button made by Ultimarc.
The only thing surprisingly good about these buttons are when they are illuminated. The light fills the entire button without blind spots and is quite bright. They look very good and can really make your joystick/cp look great.
But overall, I wouldn't recommend these buttons for the price they cost, they are over-priced and I would recommend spending that money on a button which feels as good as it looks.
2 and a half stars.