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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 19, 2015, 1:20 PM - lens colour for chest lights? #1

    HI all,

    I've got some chest lights ready to install, i'm unsure of which colour lens to use to put in front of the lights, i've seen some use a red lens and some use a dark coloured lens (either dark green or smoked)


    can anyone confirm what the colour of the lens should be?
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 19, 2015, 5:16 PM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #2

    Quote razorsharp192 said: View Post
    HI all,

    I've got some chest lights ready to install, i'm unsure of which colour lens to use to put in front of the lights, i've seen some use a red lens and some use a dark coloured lens (either dark green or smoked)


    can anyone confirm what the colour of the lens should be?
    Razor... I think it should be smoke, but I'm sure a more informed member will chime in.

    Cheers,
    dv8r
  4. 2 Weeks Ago - Jun 20, 2015, 9:50 PM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #3

    Dont know if its known what the screen used suit has/had, but id guess a medium smoke color, as to not dull the brightness too much but yet hide the actual board detail. That said, i have used the dark green in the past cuz its what i had left over from a visor. I actully have a scrap of smoke visor im about to install on my new armor. Dark red actually seems like a good idea as well, but ive never actually seen that used before.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 20, 2015, 10:48 PM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #4

    Not sure what was used originally, but a dark red acrylic came with my FPA armor. I'll post pics once I install my Fettronics light kit.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 21, 2015, 12:05 AM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #5

    Red acrylic also game with my TK-409 light kit. I've sometimes wondered if it's too bright.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 21, 2015, 12:20 AM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #6

    Red...
  8. 2 Weeks Ago - Jun 21, 2015, 12:32 AM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #7

    Learn something every day. But i can see the red being what they used. Pretty cool..maybe i'll look for some red acrylic then instead of using this smoke visor piece i have.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 21, 2015, 1:01 AM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #8

    My FPA came with the red as well but It has some kind of tape on the backside to dull the brightness. Works great!
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 21, 2015, 2:05 AM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #9

    The chest plate from the CI-V exhibit (the reused ESB Hero plate) shows clearly a dark red acrylic:

    boba-fett-costume-civ-britt-449-jpg
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jun 21, 2015, 2:26 AM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #10

    The chest plate from the Power of Costume exhibit, also looks like red acrylic.

    img_0353-jpg
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    1 Week Ago - Jun 24, 2015, 1:54 PM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #11

    thanks for the replies folks, i'll go with some dark red acrylic
  13. 1 Week Ago - Jun 24, 2015, 2:24 PM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #12

    Excellent info, and right before i mounted that piece of smoke acrylic too!

    I remembered i had a piece of red acrylic someone randomly gave me to do imperial rank badges....but i never was gonna do those and just kept the acrylic pieces, (red, blue, yellow) so im gonna try that. I dont know if its dark enough though. :/
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    1 Week Ago - Jun 25, 2015, 12:02 PM - Re: lens colour for chest lights? #13

    I used red acrylic as well. Seems to work well and it's what I consistently found in all my studies.
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    1 Week Ago - Jun 26, 2015, 3:36 PM - lens colour for chest lights? #14

    RS used dark green on my ESB Armour, I think it's too thick as its really doesn't show up the Fettronics lights

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