Lightbulb paint


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Matt

Hey all -

I googled for this, and got a couple hits, but thought I would ask
here.

I finally got my 1A2 phone system up and running..... and now it's time
to 'customize' it.

I'm thinking I want the lights to be blue instead of clear. When I was
a kid, I remember buying light bulb paint at radio shack; wondering if
anyone here knows where this could be obtained nowadays.

If I can't find that, I'm thinking I could also get something working
with something like the gels they use in fresnel lights.

Or any other ideas? These are pretty small bulbs, but also very bright.
Heat won't be an issue.

Thanks
Matt
 
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Don Klipstein

I googled for this, and got a couple hits, but thought I would ask
here.

I finally got my 1A2 phone system up and running..... and now it's time
to 'customize' it.

I'm thinking I want the lights to be blue instead of clear. When I was
a kid, I remember buying light bulb paint at radio shack; wondering if
anyone here knows where this could be obtained nowadays.

If I can't find that, I'm thinking I could also get something working
with something like the gels they use in fresnel lights.

Or any other ideas? These are pretty small bulbs, but also very bright.
Heat won't be an issue.
If you are sure they don't get truly hot to the touch, then you can use
"Colorine", available at some theater supply shops.

Otherwise learn how to use LEDs there (connect DC only and only through
a resistor of the proper value and wattage, don't try to match voltage to
avoid a resistor), and get blue LEDs.

More on powering LEDs: http://www.misty.com/~don/ledd.html

- Don Klipstein ([email protected])
 
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maradcliff

Hey all -

I googled for this, and got a couple hits, but thought I would ask
here.

I finally got my 1A2 phone system up and running..... and now it's time
to 'customize' it.

I'm thinking I want the lights to be blue instead of clear. When I was
a kid, I remember buying light bulb paint at radio shack; wondering if
anyone here knows where this could be obtained nowadays.

If I can't find that, I'm thinking I could also get something working
with something like the gels they use in fresnel lights.

Or any other ideas? These are pretty small bulbs, but also very bright.
Heat won't be an issue.

Thanks
Matt

Christmas light bulbs !!!!!!!!
 
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Art Todesco

I used to buy a product in little bottles that was
made for painting glass, like for
stained glass hobby. I used it on mini Christmas
lights to intensify the color after
they fade out. This sounds silly, but if the
lights are part of a decoration, it's easier
to paint a bulb than to change it out. BTW, reds
always fade to pink real fast.
Anyway, that product disappeared from the market.
There is another hobby
paint for "stained glass" available. It is latex.
It comes in both clear and crystal.
And, it really doesn't work too well. So, if
anyone knows of a good product,
I too, am interested.
 
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