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Red filters for Sola Video lights

Discussion in 'Light and Motion' started by Interceptor121, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    I wanted to know what is the recommendation to add red filters on Sola video light in my specific case 1200
    I could put a lens filter but the color is actually orange not red
     
  2. lightandmotion

    lightandmotion Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hello Interceptor121,
    We don't have a recommendation for adding a red filter to the Video 1200; we make the Photo 1200 and Photo 800 specifically for people needing red for stealth modeling lights.

    If there is a third-party company out there making filters for our lights, we are not aware of them.
     
  3. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    I am aware of the photo line however those lights don't have a spot mode that I find very useful in a number of situations and also allows me to use the lights as torches for night dives
    I will see if I can build some DIY
     
  4. Chuck Tribolet

    Chuck Tribolet Loggerhead Turtle Rest in Peace

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    A friend of my made some red plastic filters. The problem is that the light isn't very bright with the filter because it's removing all the blue and green photons. Because of the blueish tinge of the Sola, this means it's removing something more than 2/3 of the photons.
     
  5. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    I'm currently in the same situation that you were, so I was wondering if you ever got around to DIY a solution.
     
  6. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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  7. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    I don't know about those. Link?

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  8. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    I don't have a link but I got them from dyron alternatively also ikelite should sell them
     
  9. jakubson

    jakubson ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I searched for an easy solution (I am not good at DIY) and bought an Ikelite IK6441.32 filter. I will be trying it out in Belize in April.

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  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hot-glued a step-up ring to the 1200, then just screwed a filter in. Two possible problems: (1) getting the right color filter. Hint: it's not "red." (2) Screw the filter on u/w, so there is no air-pocket behind it. There is plenty of differential pressure on the filter to crack the glass. Or, drill some little holes in the step-up ring to let water/pressure in behind the filter. Hint: don't ask me how I found this out.
     

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