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Game Boy Color Frontlight

Game Boy Color | GBC Collection by Hand Held Legend

$9.99 USD Sale price

Compare at $12.49 USD

Regular price $9.99 USD
 
The Game Boy Color was yet another Nintendo console that those 90's kids couldn't play in the dark! Frontlight panels offer screen illumination when backlights won't make the cut. Screen lighting technology has made it possible to illuminate an image below while still providing a clear view. 

4 LED clear panel with micro-lens technology. Liquid optically clear adhesive (LOCA) greatly improves the optics of the panel, making your front-lighting experience more enjoyable. LOCA application is highly recommended for the best user experience. Make sure you orient the panel properly by placing the smooth side down and the red wire on the left side of the LCD. This will help you avoid mistakes.
  • Brighter than other frontlights!
  • 100 ohm resistor included (Not required with all panels)
  • Cure under the reflective strip for a reliable bond
  • 1mm thickness
  • Red wire on the left (LCD below)
  • Red dot facing up for proper orientation
  • Installation Video

Frontlights are an alternative modification to the AGS-001 frontlight. Game Boy Advance SP consoles have this technology but require you to gut and old console and remove a fragile panel. This frontlight is more affordable and helps to save Game Boys!

Equipment needed (V1):

Tips:

Ultraviolet light is required to cure LOCA. You can use a UV curing light or bright sunlight in order to do this. 

The frontlight installed in the product photos was installed using OSAKA 7 LOCA. This backlight is compatible with the Nintendo Game Boy Color. It is NOT compatible with the following models: Game Boy DMG-01, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.
*NOTE: The loca sold on this site has been well tested with our frontlights and the GBC LCD. Using other LOCA may damage the LCD and frontlight

 
The Game Boy Color was yet another Nintendo console that those 90's kids couldn't play in the dark! Frontlight panels offer screen illumination when backlights won't make the cut. Screen lighting technology has made it possible to illuminate an image below while still providing a clear view. 

4 LED clear panel with micro-lens technology. Liquid optically clear adhesive (LOCA) greatly improves the optics of the panel, making your front-lighting experience more enjoyable. LOCA application is highly recommended for the best user experience. Make sure you orient the panel properly by placing the smooth side down and the red wire on the left side of the LCD. This will help you avoid mistakes.
  • Brighter than other frontlights!
  • 100 ohm resistor included (Not required with all panels)
  • Cure under the reflective strip for a reliable bond
  • 1mm thickness
  • Red wire on the left (LCD below)
  • Red dot facing up for proper orientation
  • Installation Video

Frontlights are an alternative modification to the AGS-001 frontlight. Game Boy Advance SP consoles have this technology but require you to gut and old console and remove a fragile panel. This frontlight is more affordable and helps to save Game Boys!

Equipment needed (V1):

Tips:

Ultraviolet light is required to cure LOCA. You can use a UV curing light or bright sunlight in order to do this. 

The frontlight installed in the product photos was installed using OSAKA 7 LOCA. This backlight is compatible with the Nintendo Game Boy Color. It is NOT compatible with the following models: Game Boy DMG-01, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, or Nintendo 3DS.
*NOTE: The loca sold on this site has been well tested with our frontlights and the GBC LCD. Using other LOCA may damage the LCD and frontlight

Customer Reviews

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good lighting

like i said good lighting

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Arrived on time, great packaging, all as expected but be careful!

Package arrived on time and works as intended however I made a mistake with the loca and had to remove it, severely scratching the front light in the process and didn't have enough LOCA left so I just did the drop in method. Oh well. I'll be ordering a new one soon to try again, as it's my first time modding. Just beware it breaks easy!

BTW, very happy they listened to my special request to "include a drawing of waluigi", that's awesome and waluigi for smash!!! 😆

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goods not recieved yet

as above goods not recieved yet

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Q.B.
For the price, you cant go wrong

Let's be perfectly honest here, this is a cheap way to use your gameboy in darker enviroments. For the $10 I got it for, it was amazing, but I wouldn't spend anymore than $20 on one. It's not a funnyplaying ips pannel, so its not gonna win any clarity or picture quality awards, but it gets the job done, I've actually used my gbc more since getting it. If you're on a tight budget, go for it, or if you dont care about picture quality, get it. If you're looking for the best possible way to play your gameboy color games on original hardware, you'd best look elsewhere. I'd reccommend the funnyplaying ips kit, I've heard it's great, here's a link to it: https://handheldlegend.com/products/game-boy-color-ips-v2-lcd-backlight

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F.
Much better than a worm light

Decided to give the front light mod a try because I hate my work light. Very simple install even with the Loca. I used sunlight to cure it and it came out great. Might not be as great as an LCD upgrade but you can't beat it for the price.

…but we’ll always have a special place in our heart for the glow of the Worm Light! ❤️
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GBC front light V.2 review

Very good, easy to installation. not much energy drain. I can use batteries for long time.