Color Lenses: Why Should I Use Them?


Color lenses provide a variety of colors to achieve a range of lighting effects. Below are different colored lens options and what they are used for.


  • Purple Fusion – Used for dramatic effects to elicit romantic, mystical, or bold feelings. When projected on plant material, the effect can be dreamlike. On statuary, the effect can be otherworldly. On architecture, the effect can make a bold statement to shock, surprise, or inspire. Bold colors like this can be added to draw attention (or add energy) to an event such as a wedding or birthday party.
  • Candlelight Orange – Changes the color of the light making it much warmer – similar to candlelight. This light can be effective for romantic settings, or for warm accents on statuary or architectural features such as inside pergolas or cupolas.
  • Sky Blue – This filter is used when a blue color is needed for a holiday or other special effect application. Dramatic effects can be achieved with this filter for backlighting columns, statuary, and water features.
  • Rich Red – This filter is used when a red effect is needed – most commonly used for holiday or other special effect applications.
  • Indigo – This lens is excellent as a backlight for statuary or architectural features. It produces an ethereal or otherworldly feeling, and can add emotional depth to a design.
  • Amber – Commonly used as a warm accent or fill light on statuary and architectural features. A common approach for statuary would be to use a white light as the key light, amber light to fill shadowed areas, and blue light as a backlight. Amber is also effective as a backlight for columns or for inside cupolas.
  • Leafy Green – This lens is used when a green effect is needed or for a holiday or other special effect application.

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