Colored lenses.

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, May 27, 2007.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Hey guys, do any of you use any of the colored lenses. I heard that a blue lense will bring out greens in plant material more vividly. I use spread and frosted lenses now, but have never tried color. What effects can an amber, green or red lense be used specifically for.
  2. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    I use blue lenses to remove the yellow from the light. I also have had occasion to use a mercury vapor lens as well. You know what that does. I don't use the other colored lenses because I don't want peoples homes to look like an amusement park. Maybe a soft yellow sometime as an accent on a back wall with vines would be ok. I can't think of anytime where someone would want to use a red or green filter.

    anyway, that's my thoughts.
  3. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    Prismatic, Frosted, Hex lenses on every job. If I was inclined to throw some color in the outdoors, I would stick to dichroic lenses only because of the true color quality and less loss of lumen outputm
  4. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    I do use a lot of spread and frosted lenses as well.
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    spreads and frosted as needed... hex louvers any place glare my be an issue from passer by such as uplighting trees near a walkway or porch.

    Dichronic blues to simulate moonlight or use of 4700 kelvin bulbs. Had a client request red and gree alternate uplights for christmas. looked a bit cheesy to me but they loved it and we will reinstall them again dec 1.

    Same client requested orange for holloween... couldnt get the light output right for pumkin orange. Wish they made a blacklight MR16 bulb that would be cool for holloween.
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Thanks for the feedback. I didn't figuire the other colors were going to be used that often other than for holidays. I will try some to the soft blue lenses on some plant material next time though.
  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Messages: 1,988

    Lots of green on palms and some pines down here. Looks awesome at the resorts.


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