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Lights Inside a Coin Piano
By George Karpel

As an owner of a Seeburg "A" nickelodeon, I have installed inside
my piano colorful orange and yellow lights.

I can see no direct benefit from keeping the lights on "all the
time".  I have the lights turned off until I turn on the switch to
play a tune.  Even with very low-watt bulbs (15 watts), I would not
want to chance having heat built up inside the piano.

I recall seeing two nickelodeons placed in a former museum that we
had in Vancouver, B.C.  The pianos were placed strategically so that
people walking from the outside could see the colorful lights and it
was a form of advertising for the owner of the museum.

But for ordinary household use, I can see no benefit to having the
piano lights turned on when the piano is not playing.  Not being an
electrician, I can't comment on how the lights are wired.  Perhaps
someone more knowledgeable can comment.

George Karpel
Burnaby, British Columbia

(Message sent Wed 29 Nov 2006, 06:17:02 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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