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Old July 20, 2000, 11:21 AM   #1
Larz
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I have one of those rechargable 1,000,000 candlelight cordless spotlights. I want to put a filter on it so it is red so that coyotes won't see the light. Is there a cheap way to make a filter like with red reynolds wrap or something like that. Also is red the color to use. Thanks, Larz
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Old July 20, 2000, 11:36 AM   #2
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You might try for some red overhead projector transparencies. That might be perfect. I'm told that when hunting frogs the red light is less dissruptive than white! I only shoot at the songdogs in the day time. Luck.
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Old July 22, 2000, 09:41 PM   #3
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Whatever you use make sure it won't melt under the heat of he light. Sounds like you'd need some dyed lexan or something.


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Old July 23, 2000, 08:23 AM   #4
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I'm just thinking out loud here.. Is there enough "red" output in a halogen light to make that a worth while effort?, It always seemed to me that halogen is stronger at the other end of the spectrum, the blue area. I don't know.. just thinkin.. I'm usually wrong.
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Old July 23, 2000, 11:07 PM   #5
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Red has always been the prefered color choice. Checking the Cabelas catalog, the lenses of the 1-2 mil spotlights are made of Lexan, if that helps any. Did not see any filters avail.
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Old July 24, 2000, 01:25 PM   #6
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Q-Beam makes a red lens cover; seems to work okay...I've killed several coyotes that came in while I was using it.

I do suggest not shining it straight at them; even with the red cover, just catch the eyes' reflection at the edge of the light...

Just my opinion, but I like to shift to some lesser light (three-cell, e.g.) if the dog is halfway close. All that high candle-power is best only when they're way out there.

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