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About Us

LEE Filters - About Us

An obsession with quality

It was the demand from the movie production industry for something better that originally led to the birth of LEE Filters in the late 1960s. Leading Cinematographer David Holmes gathered research and manufacturing expertise from around the globe, and pioneered the use of modern polymeric materials to make a wide range of filters for film and TV production, theatres and entertainment venues.

The company culture is one of continuous research and development, always searching for newer and better materials and more effective manufacturing techniques and processes.

This culture, backed by significant investments in machinery, ensures that our filters provide the ultimate in performance, availability, reliability and longevity.

Brochures and Information

Think LEE

The comprehensive guide to LEE Filters lighting products. Includes a directory of all filter colours, as well as articles on the science behind the filters.

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Poster Set

A selection of our highly informative posters. Includes a mired shift lighting converter, Lighting filter comparator and diffusion filter data.

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Quick Rolls

LEE Quick Rolls

Your high volume solution

Quick Rolls enable you to have a roll of any colour in any width, saving you both time and money. The Quick Roll is pre-cut to your chosen width, so the gel is ready to frame in just one cut, putting an end to waste on the cutting room floor.

Quick Rolls are sold by the width in inches (2.55cm) up to a maximum width of 46" (1.17m) and all rolls are 25' (7.62m) long. High Temperature Quick Rolls are available as a special order.

An average cost saving of between 20-30% can be obtained using Quick Rolls compared to buying individual sheets.

Custom Filters

LEE Custom Filters

What can we do for you?

The expertise of our staff allows us to be true solution providers who can advise and help on all sorts of lighting and filtration tasks and problems. If the situation demands we can even produce custom products in a timely manner.

We have recently created water proof filters for an under water film production, specific lenses for 3D glasses, custom colours for fluorescent tube inserts and custom dichroic colours for retail applications.

Let us know how we can help you.


LEE Swatch Books

The Designers Edition

Swatch book containing the entire filter range in chromatic groupings.

The Numeric Edition

Swatch book containing the entire filter range in numerical order.

The Cinematographers' Edition

Large format dual swatch book with grades of both colour correction and diffusion filters most frequently used in film.

The Master Edition

Very large format swatch of lighting products (not available free of charge).

The Pocket Edition

Handy sized listing of all lighting filter products, together with a comparator section which identifies LEE Filters' equivalents to other manufacturers' products.

Industry Associations


The British Society of Cinematographers

The British Society of Cinematographers is an educational, social and professional organisation. Since its formation in 1949 its prime objective has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography.

LEE Filters is a Patron of the Society.


IMAGO – The European Federation of Cinematographers

The main purpose of the Federation is to champion and uphold the high standards achieved by the Cinematography Profession and to promote the long-standing technical and artistic quality of the European Cinema industry.

LEE Filters became a Sponsor in 2009.


ALD – The Association of Lighting Designers

The Association of Lighting Designers is the professional body representing all those who work or are interested in the creation of lighting design for live performance and events in the United Kingdom and around the world.

LEE Filters joined in 1996.

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  • SOC

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