What’s the best IR illuminator?

How do I choose an IR illuminator?

When selecting an IR illuminator make sure its illumination angle matches the camera’s lens field of view (FOV) IR illuminators with the same output power but different illumination angles WILL have different effective ranges.

Do you need an IR Illuminator for night vision?

All night vision devices require at least a small amount of ambient or infrared light to work. Many Gen 2 and Gen 3 devices can make use of very faint moonlight or starlight, but in situations with absolutely no visible light, even the most advanced night vision requires an IR illuminator to function.

Can you see IR laser with thermal?

The ir laser will not be visible through a thermal scope. The exception being the FLIR thermal night vision scope. It laser is visible with any nods but recommend at least using a gen 2+ unit.

What color is hardest to see at night?

Red-green and yellow-blue are the so-called “forbidden colors.” Composed of pairs of hues whose light frequencies automatically cancel each other out in the human eye, they’re supposed to be impossible to see simultaneously.

What IR light is invisible?

IR Illuminator Wavelengths – 850nm compared to 940nm

The most commonly used infrared wavelength for security camera lighting is 850nm IR, it provides best performance versus invisibility balance. Although 850nm IR is invisible to the human eye as “light”, it does produce a slight red glow at the LED light source.

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