# What materials can I put in front of a RGB camera and LED IR lights to hide the sensors as much as possible?

I'm making a consumer camera prototype and want to make the front look as clean as possible. Right now I use a completely transparent material and the camera and the IR Lights (with their red hue) are clearly visible. I'd like to move to a dark (as black as possible) material that makes the cover look flush and hides the sensors as much as possible.

What materials should I consider, if I want to minimize the impact on what the sensors perceive?

• what do you mean by sensors? ... you only mentioned an RGB camera ... what else is there? – jsotola Apr 17 '18 at 1:38
• @jsotola RGB camera and IR LED floodlights – megashigger Apr 17 '18 at 3:23
• the LEDs are not sensors. .... you have only one sensor, the camera ... do you want to cover that also? ... or do you want to cover only the LEDs? – jsotola Apr 17 '18 at 6:36
• camera and the LEDs. i want to make both as least visible as possible. the IR leds are the bigger problem because they give off a red hue. – megashigger Apr 17 '18 at 16:54
• I don't think this it's possible to meet all your constraints then. If you need to let visible light in but provide your illumination from inside the enclosure, then visible light needs also be able to get out (making the contents visible), no? – surtur Apr 28 '18 at 4:23