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Irix Edge light pollution filters

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Irix Edge light pollution filter

New filter reduces light pollution from street lighting


Irix have announced a new filter, specifically aimed at reducing the yellow glow from street lighting.

Note from Keith – The filter’s main cutoff is for the yellow D line of sodium.
That’s great if your scene is lit by low pressure sodium lighting, however all the lighting around us in Leicester is now LED based. It was so much easier to filter unwanted light out when it was all low pressure sodium. 

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Press Info…

The Irix EDGE Light Pollution (SE) Filters are now on sale

Baar, Switzerland, 28.01.2019 – The Irix brand is expanding its filter portfolio with a new product: The Irix Edge Light Pollution filter

The Irix Edge brand is a wide range of photographic filters consisting of gray, gradual and C-PL filters in different variations (screwed on, 100mm square, and gel filters). Now we extend our range with a new filter type with the Irix Edge Light Pollution.

The filter is available in sizes: 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm and 95mm.

before/after

As we can see in the picture above there are many benefits from using the filter:

  • More accurate colors
  • Improved contrast
  • Improved overall sharpness and clarity

Irix Edge Super Endurance (SE) series

The Irix Edge Light Pollution is the first filter of the Super Endurance (SE) series. The optical glass has been subjected to a special thermal treatment to increase durability; in addition, both surfaces of the filter have been covered by coatings that further increase the overall strength of the entire filter surface.

The yellow dominant that can be seen in the picture during the night is caused by the use of sodium lamps for urban street-lighting. The Irix Edge Light Pollution filter removes the yellowish haze emitted by sodium lamps.

This type of filter can be successfully used in the city, in the urban landscape, or the photography of the night sky when we want to capture the stars, or the Milky Way, with natural colors.

spectral response

The highest optical quality

The Irix Edge Light Pollution filter has been developed based on the highest quality optical glass which guaranteeing high light transmission.

On both surfaces of the filter applied a multilayer anti-reflective coatings to minimise the risk of unwanted reflections.

The filter has also NANO coating with hydro- and oil-repellent characteristics, so that dirt does not adhere to its surface so the maintenance of the filter’s purity has been significantly facilitated.

The filter frame is made of lightweight and durable aluminium. Its surface has been covered with a black coating with a special finish that minimises the risk of flare, while being resistant to damage and scratches.

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Each of Irix Edge filters are sold in an aesthetic and functional case that provides adequate protection both during storage and transportation.

filter case

Recommended retail prices

Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 67mm 95.00 EUR
Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 72mm 107.00 EUR
Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 77mm 125.00 EUR
Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 82mm 135.00 EUR
Irix Edge Light Pollution (SE) 95mm 149.00 EUR

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