Step 2: The Gels:

Picture of The Gels:
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 popular gel companies, LEE (C181) and Rosco (#382)

You can find them HERE
jagdterrier5 years ago
whether it will be able to see clearly at night using IR LEDs if I make. Best regards from Serbia
No, the goggles only block the visible part of sunlight. At night, there is no sunlight. Just try IR LEDs, and don't use any goggles. Also see the original project FAQ at http://amasci.com/amateur/irgoggl.html

Besides "Congo Blue", also experiment with "Deep Blue" and other blues.
wupme6 years ago
In my Rosco Swatchbook Congo Blue is 181 and not 382, primary red is 106 and not 27. Did you mix them up, or did they change theyr numbers? I doubt they would, that could lead to serious issues i think.
czenob6 years ago
could you make these into night vision by putting a infrared led into, lets say, a maglite w/ led conversion and use both together? just saying because the flashlight would put off infrared and goggles would pick that up right?
danm956 years ago
how about not on the internet?
nbcgod7 years ago
Hey Kipkay, Do you know where I can buy some of this theatrical lighting gel? NBCGod
I found some on Amazon.com heres the link.

and the same for shamuslauer.
dashman947 years ago
Does anyone know where to get that gel stuff online?
Would the colors that this site provide work?


How do I buy the colors from the site if the colors work?
B&H Photo Video has Rosco Congo Blue.