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See the world in a whole new light with these home-made Infrared Goggles! Amazing images! See the Test Results in the video at the end of this Instruc...
First pick up a pair of welding Goggles. I got these online for $7.
You will need a specific type of blue gel to make this work. The theatrical lighting gel is called "Congo Blue" and it is manufactured by the two most...
The second lighting gel is "Primary Red". The LEE number is 106 and the Rosco number is 27.You can find them HERE
Unscrew the lens assembly for each eyepiece and remove the green welding gel, leaving only the clear gel. This will reinforce the blue and red gels yo...
Take 4 blue gels and insert them in the eyepiece assemblies and then screw them back on to your new IR-Goggles. Now, wait for a very bright sunny day ...
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not necessarily - IR is a HUGE range of wavelengths, without more detailed names because, well, we can't see them so they're all just called "infrared". But long-wave infrared (LIR) is mostly emitted by heated objects, and that's way further from typical "red" than near-infra-red, which includes wavelengths of light just beyond typical "red" (650nm).
Human eyes are generally considered to not be sensitive to the Infra-Red at all, so it's curious that one would be able to see much by blocking out almost all visible light (checking the suggested filters on rosco.com, they would indeed block most visible light). Either there is just enough leakage for one's eyes to respond producing weird colors, or if the human retina is in fact sensitive to any IR at all one would expect it to look like either red (tail end of the red receptors) or green (a paper in Nature recently suggested that 1050nm light can be converted to green ~500nm light in the green receptors).
Cool idea either way - using the rosco filters to produce custom filtering is smart!
I'm very happy with that positive answer, because I working in military and we need it to our solders
trying to find / make infrared goggles that can be used by volunteer firefighters to locate " hot spots" /active fire in structures / open fields,
does anyone know of a reasonable reliable source for these items?
do they work at night time
No, infrared LEDS are worthless with the goggles. Beware of many hoax articles with "night vision goggles" based on congo blue filters and LEDs. (I think the scammers were even selling 'em on ebay. Sheesh.) Congo Blue goggles will put you into the infrared world during BRIGHT SUNNY DAYS. Become a summertime cyborg with greatly expanded senses in the deep nanometers! But they are worthless for night vision.
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