PAr36 filters???? Amber

HFD eng1ine

Member
Jul 27, 2010
974
Essex County. MA
ok, i am not sure but i may, MAY have what you are looking for. now, these are filters for a halogen light right? I think i have these but it is i think i have not checked, sealed? i dont know if the amber filter comes off. the lights are i think off of a mini code3 SD bar. please tell me if you are interested. Thanks,


KP
 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
Sho-Me sells par 36 bulbs in rubber housings with colored filters, or at least they used to. Contact a Sho-Me rep and see if they are still available.
 

stansdds

Member
May 25, 2010
3,528
U.S.A., Virginia
Unless I'm seriously mistaken, the lamp retainers in the XL and later production SD's is a spring wire, very similar to Federal's 14, 184, 12, 312. I'd be concerned that the thickness of a filter over the PAR-36 lamp would prevent the lamp retainer from closing and locking the lamp in place.
 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
In my original reply, I was referring to a situation using a filter over a bulb that would flash and not be constantly on. A colored filter over a par bulb in a rotating bar will not work for two reasons. The filter cannot mount properly because of the V shaped metal bulb retainer clip and the constant heat from a constantly burning bulb will rapidly distort, warp, and melt the filter.


In almost 30 years of dealing with lighting, I've tried everything possible, including using those colored filters that go over outdoor lawn lighting, using stained glass paint directly on the bulb, and using model 14 beacon domes around the rotating assembly with the tops cut off and notches in the lower sides for the belts and gears to move freely. Since replacement domes were so expensive back when Twinsonic and Code 3 SD sealed beam bars were widely used, converting old surplus bars from red and blue to amber took a little ingenuity when you had the fortune to get ahold of bars with clear domes. The best solution I ever found was to put a dab of silicone in the center of the bulb and attach the filter over the metal retainer clip. The filter eventually melted but lasted much longer than usual.
 

rwo978

Member
May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
Anyone know where to order the filters for those in the rubber grille mount housings? I'm not a vintage guy, so no idea.
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
They make colored amber bulbs....
 

localhero800

Member
May 22, 2010
1,333
Southeast Missouri
Yes.. im aware of that.. This guy is dead set on having a lightbar on his truck.. Why? Im not sure. But the one he got was an XL with RED bulbs, and he was " just gonna wire it up but not use it" so i told him id look for amber for him if he didnt put it on just yet.. but he has little to NO money.. and i was trying to find something cheap..
 

JohnMarcson

Administrator
May 7, 2010
10,971
Northwest Ohio
localhero800 said:
Yes.. im aware of that.. This guy is dead set on having a lightbar on his truck.. Why? Im not sure. But the one he got was an XL with RED bulbs, and he was " just gonna wire it up but not use it" so i told him id look for amber for him if he didnt put it on just yet.. but he has little to NO money.. and i was trying to find something cheap..


Bulbs


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0362921731


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0442995389


http://www.topbulb.com/find/Product_Des ... ID_E_41998


Filters


http://www.opentip.com/Tools-Auto-Indus ... 67468.html


http://www.godirectmusic.com/product_in ... s_id=15689


http://eventhorizon-srv.com/ecommerce/o ... ts_id=2057
 

rwo978

Member
May 21, 2010
5,196
ND, USA
Saw ads for PAR36 lenses/gels for movies/stage lights. Are these the same and will they work in an outside environment?
 

03crownvic

Member
May 8, 2010
1,033
Louisiana
Those amber bulb online referrals are not for the correct type of bulb for rotator lights. They would be OK for stationary flasher lights. Par 36 sealed beam rotators need the smooth faced non optic 4416A, 4464A, or 7600A bulbs. The referrals for the filters, especially the last one, are decent, and at the prices, you could get several for spares to replace the others when they melt :)
 

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