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Colored Filter 1 week 21 hours ago #89692

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So... It occurs to me, and correct me if im wrong...

It is feasible to simply apply colored films/filters at the bottom of most saber blades in order to change the color? Between the blade and the LED's. Seems like a 'cheap' way to get color changing. Maybe a small slit where you can get up to 3 thin colored disks that you can swap out and combine to create different colors.

Has anyone seen this done? It just seems a little obvious, and easier. Granted, i am a complete noob to the topic and maybe theres a few things im missing (Heat? )
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Colored Filter 1 week 14 hours ago #89697

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Yes, it's possible, but usually works best with a white LED. The discs simply filter out the other colors so that only the color you want to see comes through. I have a set of these:

http://www.thecustomsabershop.com/12-Colored-Discs--P164.aspx

They're OK, but some of the colors are really light. Some people use Lee photography filters, which are better but cost more and you have to cut the circles out yourself.
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Colored Filter 1 week 14 hours ago #89698

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Hello The Custodian,

Changing the colour of your blade can be as simple as placing a filter between the LED and the blade itself. There are in fact some companies that provide theatrical stage lighting equipment that also sell filter material called "Gels" which can be used. The Gels are heat resistant and come in sheets which can be cut to size. However you can purchase a booklet of test sheets (like carpet swatches) and these test sheets provide enough material to cut out 2 or 3 discs just the right size. The booklet has about two hundred sheets in different colours and only costs a couple of dollars (Plus shipping).

The company most people use is called LEE Filters and you can find them and the swatch book here:

LEE Filters Swatch Book

Hope this helps,

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Fair enough, and thanks all for the reply, I might just try this out in the future on a white LED saber and see how it works out :)
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Colored Filter 6 days 23 hours ago #89721

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Hello The Custodian,

You're welcome. As you can see the folks here are usually pretty helpful. It is a regular topic that crops up but every now and then the forum is tidied up and sometimes the topic answers gets archived away!

Hope you find the perfect shade you're looking for,

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And you should be safe regarding heat as these Lee filters have a maximum operating temperature of 180degs (though after long periods of use they will wrinkle and fade a little).
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