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#6127700 - 01/09/16 07:04 PM Red spotlight filter idea
C-ray567 Offline
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Registered: 09/18/12
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Ok guys I was fooling around in the garage and decided to get my varmint gear out to go call alittle later. All I had is my regular white light spotlight and I couldn't find the red filter. I was scrambling and looked in the kitchen cabinet and found a red transparent Tupperware lid, marked with a sharpie and cut it in a circle so I could lay it on top of the lens and screw the plastic keeper over it, turned it on and works perfect. My question is... Will this "genius" idea work or will it simply just melt!? Thanks fellas

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#6127786 - 01/09/16 07:54 PM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
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go use it and see if it melts. I doubt it will
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#6127817 - 01/09/16 08:12 PM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
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Amazon has colored film available for use on lighting instruments. Put "Rosco" or "Rosco Lux" in the search bar.

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#6128452 - 01/10/16 10:15 AM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
Western Offline
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I used an old taillight from a trailer one time, worked OK, but lacked a lot of range. The fitted lens covers, are hard to beat.
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#6129067 - 01/10/16 04:17 PM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: Western]
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I have used red stained glass paint before with good luck.

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#6129852 - 01/11/16 03:46 AM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
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Might work fine in the winter, not sure about summer. Turn it on for a while and try it.

A buddy and I talked about trying the gel filters used in the music industry on stage lights. Haven't tried it yet.
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#6129877 - 01/11/16 05:59 AM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
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Dang guys how much does a red lens for a spotlight cost?


Edited by Elkhunter49 (01/11/16 05:59 AM)
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#6129888 - 01/11/16 06:16 AM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
kweber Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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we used red cellophane a few decades ago...
there were no snap-on filters then...

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#6130020 - 01/11/16 08:10 AM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: C-ray567]
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you might need an air gap between the light and the lid to keep it from melting ... I know that a q-beam will melt a vinyl seat cover when left turned on while chasing a coon.
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#6131155 - 01/11/16 06:35 PM Re: Red spotlight filter idea [Re: swmays]
swmays Offline
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
Might work fine in the winter, not sure about summer. Turn it on for a while and try it.

A buddy and I talked about trying the gel filters used in the music industry on stage lights. Haven't tried it yet.
Originally Posted By: swmays
Amazon has colored film available for use on lighting instruments. Put "Rosco" or "Rosco Lux" in the search bar.

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