One thing I did that a purist might not agree with, I replaced almost every incandescent bulb with a new LED.  In my view the benefits far outweigh the ever-so-slightly-reduced authenticity.

Benefits of LEDs:

  • Bolder and more vivid colors
  • Longer life
  • Cooler burning
  • Draw less power and therefore easier on the wiring and components in the lighting circuitry
  • Instant-on/off for crisper animations

I also replaced the white bulbs in the space station ‘ring’ on the backglass with blue LEDs.  Again, not authentic, but way cooler.


What do you think?