TORRANCE, Calif., March 1, 2010 – ZC&R Coatings for Optics Inc. offers heat-control, dichroic optical coatings that filter unnecessary energy from a light source. The hot mirrors separate unwanted infrared from visible light for applications in the medical, defense, aerospace, life sciences, imaging, astronomy and entertainment industries. The HM-VS-950 models transmit the visible spectrum and reflect the infrared at normal incidence. The HM-UV-1050 UV-pass versions transmit >80% percent in the 245- to 460-nm spectral range and reflect >70% from 800 to 1050 nm at normal incidence. The HM-VS-1150 color-neutral types are suitable for imaging applications that require high color fidelity, transmitting the visible spectrum with minimal impact on color, while reflecting IR energy. The HM-VS-1500 mirrors offer enhanced UV blocking, and the HM-VS-1600 extended-wavelength IR blockers cover a wider waveband in the infrared. Custom angles of incidence are available.