The only thing we don’t like about our new Airstream is the color temperature of the LED lights. They’re so blue and so bright it feels like an operating room when they’re on. We first tried researching replacing the LED’s with a softer light, but weren’t sure what we found would fit for our fixtures. So then I called Airstream and asked if they had warmer replacements that we could buy. The lady in Sales at Airstream gave me a vendor to call but otherwise couldn’t help me. Then I realized we could try lighting gels.
My first attempt was to color correct the blue. I called a Hollywood lighting shop and they recommended 205 1/2 C.T. Orange (CTO) Lee Filters. Well, even though these were “color correcting” gels, the blue and the orange made a green hue.
[pullquote type=”2″ align=”right”]Flattering skin tone filter without the comedy ‘pink’. Named for Marlene Dietrich who understood the importance of beautiful lighting, especially at a certain age![/pullquote]My best guess was the gel needed to be more pink, like the old soft white/pink light bulbs. So I found the Marlene gel on the Lee filters site.
Meanwhile I started a thread on Airforums looking to see if anyone else had solved this issue, and got a lot of great responses. Including that I could get a swatchbook, and that possibly I needed to use a minus green filter.
Well, the Marlene gels arrived last night and we found that if we doubled them up they worked GREAT! The light is warm and cozy and makes our skin look healthy. It took one sheet to do the 15 recessed lights, 4 spots and the plastic RV lights over the sink and the dinette with a lot to spare.
We got our gels at stagespot.com. Select Manufacturer = Lee and Search = Marlene.
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