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Color Filters

Absorb unwanted wavelengths


Looking for high performance color filters? Our color filters absorb  certain colors of light, allowing only selected colors to pass.


Schneider-Kreuznach Color Filters

Color filters for the industry

Schneider Kreuznach color filters are usually absorption filters that transmit light in the red spectral range of about 700 nm. These longpass filters are also open to the near infrared (NIR) range of approximately 800 nm to 1200 nm, enabling measurement tasks in this range. Unlike bandpass filters, which are designed and manufactured as interference filters, color filters are absorption filters that absorb rather than cancel out the light that is not transmitted.

What is the function of a color filter?
A color filter is an absorption filter that selectively transmits or reflects light of a specific color or range of colors while blocking or absorbing other colors. The filter is designed to have high and precise spectral selectivity so that it passes or reflects only a narrow, desired spectral band of light.

Where is a color filter used?
Color filters are used in a variety of industrial applications, including machine vision, imaging, and optical sensing. They are used to adjust the color balance of an image, increase contrast, or separate different colors in a complex light source.


  • Insensitive to angle of incidence: Maintain consistent color effects at different viewing angles.
  • Large clear aperture (CA), absence of vignetting: Allow more light to pass through without darkening at corners.
  • Improve contrast: Improve differentiation between colors and elements.
  • Isolate colors: Selectively enhance or isolate specific colors to create distinct visual effects.




Order Name
cut-on Wavelength [nm]
Filter Series
Filter mounted
Thread size
Filter glass unmounted
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Transmission data
Schneider-Kreuznach Color Filter LP 600 (090)
LP 600 E
LP 600 E
Light Red
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Schneider-Kreuznach Color Filter LP 625 (091)
LP 625 E
LP 625 E
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Schneider-Kreuznach Color Filter LP 695 (092)
LP 695
LP 695
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Schneider-Kreuznach Color Filter LP 775 (098)
LP 775
LP 775
IR Pass
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Schneider-Kreuznach Color Filter LP 825 (093)
LP 825
LP 825
IR Pass
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Applications & Markets of Color Filters



In spectroscopy, spectral lines are analysed by selectively blocking or transmitting certain wavelengths using bandpass filters.



LED and Laser illumination

Optical filters are used in LED and laser lighting to remove unwanted wavelengths or narrow bandwidth.


Mounts for color filters


Defined by 1” (25.4mm) diameter and 32 turns per inch pitch, C-Mount thread is a popular camera mount in machine vision industry. Schneider-Kreuznach offers for most filters a CMT mount option. So that filters can go in any C-Mount based mechanics in vision systems.

Another popular application, CMT mounts can easyly be used for, is placing a filter in front of the sensor into the camera. The extension of the back flange distance has to be considered for imaging applications.

Key features:
Fits in C-Mount cameras
Black Anodized Brass

To be mounted in C-Mount cameras
Vision Systems based on C-Mount mechanics

Thread Diameter Clear Thickness
1'' - 32 25.4 mm 21.1 mm 3.6 mm


Filter C-Mount




Schneider-Kreuznach offers a variety of mounts with common thread sizes to fit on most camera lens systems. SH-Mount is the standard, when high flexibility is needed. Filters are held by retainer rings. SH-Mounts are extreme robust.

All SH-Mounts have a female and male M-thread, and can be stacked if several filters must be combined.

Key features:
Black Anodized Brass

Mounted on lenses in imaging applications
Mounted on measurement instruments

Thread Diameter Clear Thickness
M 25.5x0.5 29.5 mm 20.8mm 6.4 mm
M 27.0x0.5 31.0 mm 21.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 35.5x0.5 39.5 mm 29.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 37.0x0.75 41.0 mm 31.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 39.0x0.5 43.0 mm 33.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 40.5x0.5 44.5 mm 35.8 mm 6.4 mm
M 43.0x0.75 47.0 mm 37.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 46.0x0.75 50.0 mm 40.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 49.0x0.75 53.0 mm 43.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 52.0x0.75 56.0 mm 46.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 55.0x0.75 59.0 mm 49.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 58.0x0.75 62.0 mm 52.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 62.0x0.75 66.0 mm 56.8 mm 6.9 mm
M 67.0x0.75 71.0 mm 61.8 mm 6.9 mm


SH Filter-Mount



SN1-Mount was designed for in machine vision industry popular M30.5x0.5 thread. With its high clear aperture, vignetting can be avoided, even for wide angle applications. The filter is glued into the mount, in order to secure it against vibrations when integrated into robots or production lines. It is ideal to be used in automated fabrication.

SN1-Mounts have a male and female M-thread, and can be stacked if several filters must be combined.

Key features:
Maximum Clear Aperture
No vignetting
Black Anodized Brass

Mounted on lenses in imaging applications
Mounted on measurement instruments

Thread Diameter Clear Thickness
M 30.5x0.5 32 mm 28 mm 6.5 mm


SN1 Filter-Mount



Product Highlights

Color filter - LP 825 HT

Schneider-Kreuznach Longpass Filter LP 825 (093)

The Schneider Kreuznach absorption filter LP 825 blocks all wavelengths below 825 nm and blocks visible light. It allows all wavelengths between 825 nm and 2000 nm to pass. The NIR (near infrared, wavelength ca. 900 nm to 1200 nm) with an average of over 95 %. The filter transmits the SWIR range above this between 1200 nm and 2000 nm with values between 70 % and 80 %.

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Environmental Facts of the color filters

Our industrial optical color filters are tested to DIN standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These tests check the durability of the color filters, their resistance to temperature changes and their ability to withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and other environmental stressors. This ensures that the color filters are up to the task in demanding industrial applications, providing consistent performance and reliability over time.

Slow temperature cycling

-25°C - +70°C
5 cycles a 12h

DIN ISO 9022-2-14-03 -1
Damp heat, cyclic

-23°C - +40°C
80% - 95% rel. humidity

DIN ISO 9022-2-16-01-1
Adhesive tape test

<<1 s a 25 mm
jerky pull-off

DIN ISO 9211-4-02-03

Chemical resistant

24 h
45 g NaCl in 1 | deionised water | 23 ± 2°C

DIN ISO 9211-4-04-05


Benefits of Schneider-Kreuznach

Tradition meets Innovation: over 110 years of Optical Manufacturing Experience

Ever since the foundation in 1913 our staff have been perfecting our knowledge and technologies to bring you the best products in optics. Our manufacturing facilities in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, guarantee outstanding quality – Made in Germany. We continuously invest in our state-of-the-art machinery and in the education and training of our staff. Select your perfect filter from our large portfolio of optical filters. 

If you need a customized solution, we are your partner from the kick-off to the Project completion. Our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of a wide range of applications enables us to provide you with solutions that are perfectly tailored to your needs. 

As a family owned company, we are passionate and committed to our customers and their success. You can expect long-term relationships based on trust and shared goals with us.

Custom Optical Filters for maximum Flexibility

We design and manufacture both the mechanics and the coatings of our filters at Schneider-Kreuznach. This enables us to produce customized optical filters that meet your exact requirements and guarantee the highest quality standards.

Improve the performance and accuracy of your machines by using our optical filters. Reduce annoying reflections, minimize unwanted wavelengths, and increase the efficiency of your processes. Our filters are the key to the smooth and efficient operation of your industrial systems. They are durable and robust, ensuring long-term use. 

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Highest Quality and Reliability: our Filters put to the Test

Quality and reliability are top priorities at Schneider-Kreuznach. Our filters undergo rigorous quality control to ensure maximum reliability. We use only high quality glass from reputable manufacturers to achieve very low manufacturing tolerances. As a result, our filters are of consistently high quality. Their use allows you to accurately reproduce results, as the filters will perform nearly identically even after years of use.

Our industrial optical filters are rigorously tested to DIN and ISO standards to ensure they meet stringent environmental requirements. These tests evaluate their temperature stability and ability to withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and other environmental stressors. As a result, our filters excel in demanding industrial applications, providing consistent performance and reliability over time.

Precision down to the last detail: Our high vertical integration

We are proud of our technical expertise, which we consistently apply to the production of our lenses and optical filters through our high level of vertical integration at our Bad Kreuznach site. Each of the Schneider-Kreuznach products is manufactured with the utmost care and precision to provide you with the best possible performance and reliability.


We demand the highest standards of materials and manufacturing processes to ensure excellent image quality, starting with the production of the optics. Our standards go beyond the production of individual components. We master the entire production process from raw glass to finished filters and are able to process all common types of glass. Our special coating technologies give the optics or lenses the desired optical properties.


We do mechanical manufacturing in-house. We use the latest technologies and machinery to develop robust and durable filters. With our high-end 5-axis CNC milling machines, we have world-class machining capabilities that give us exceptional precision and flexibility. These powerful milling machines allow us to realize complex geometries and sophisticated contours in the mechanical components of our filters while maintaining high reproducibility. Electroplating is performed in-house under strict environmental conditions, allowing us to customize the surface coatings of our products to meet the specific requirements of our customers.


Our lenses are assembled in dedicated clean rooms that provide a clean and controlled environment and ensure they are free of contaminants. Our qualified staff with many years of experience and expertise perform precise adjustments and calibrate the optics to the highest quality with the lowest tolerances.

Testing and Quality Assurance

Our test technology and quality assurance reflect our high quality standards. We use state-of-the-art technologies such as interferometers and 3D coordinate measurement technology to test the lenses we manufacture to ensure they meet the highest standards. Our ISO 9001 certified processes, metrology rooms and procedures ensure consistent and reliable production to meet our customers' high expectations.

Different needs, individual solutions: Let us advise you

Our sales and engineering professionals provide customers with a high level of expertise and responsiveness. We understand that the needs of our industrial customers can be diverse and complex. Whether it's technical specifications, the exact application environment, special customizations, or other unique requirements, we take the time to understand each customer's unique needs and provide customized solutions.

Our advice ranges from selecting the right filter to assisting with integration into existing systems. You can count on our experts to provide the best support and find the perfect solution. Our in-depth application knowledge and proven optical expertise enable us to provide customized solutions that combine mechanical robustness, reliability and the highest imaging accuracy.

This is the result of our decades of experience with extremely tight tolerances. We even go so far as to design and build our own manufacturing and metrology systems if there is no equipment available on the market that is accurate enough. Our customers value us not only for our technical expertise, but also for the dedicated and customer-focused advice we provide. We listen. We answer questions and make recommendations. It is important to us that our customers have all the information they need so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best possible results.

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All products at your glance - our digital product brochure (PDF)

Discover our wide range of high quality lenses, optical filters and accessories in our interactive eBrochure. Find the detailed compilation of all standard products currently available from Schneider-Kreuznach.

Our product brochure gives you a comprehensive overview of our entire product range, including all technical information. Whether you are looking for specific products or want to compare different options, our eBrochure has it all in one place.

Click on the link below to download our product brochure.


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