Who’s afraid of the dark? The answer is no one. Infrared (IR) illumination offers amazing choices for lighting your world. Or covert surveillance, if that’s your thing. Whatever the purpose, IR provides greater viewing capabilities no matter what natural lighting is available.

Bands of infrared light are a thousand times wider than visible light. Powerful operations are available in flashlights, lamps and floodlights. Embrace this technology, lower operating costs are just one of the many benefits according to StealthNinjas.com, who review numerous IR illuminators.

There are several types of illumination devices out there — from handheld units to large lighting systems designed for CCTVs. Consider the overview that follows.

Flashlights

Is that a gopher or a shadow? Household  flashlights are exactly that, useful for attic inspections, sheds or even identifying objects in your backyard. There are a variety of options, LED, halogen, headlamps and lanterns are among the choices.

For camping or hunting trips you want a more powerful IR illuminator flashlight and night vision devices (NVD) work better with

IR Illuminators. The variety of models range from hand carries weighing a few ounces to mountable styles for recreational eyewear such as binoculars. Some types have a separate battery source and are specifically designed to attach to firearms..

You definitely want an IR Illuminator flashlight when there’s an electrical power fails to navigate suddenly pitch black stairs and hallways. They are also best for checking building heat insulation.

Outdoors you can appreciate being able to make accurate judgements of the location of wild life and bodies of water. Gauging thermal pollution of lakes and ponds is also possible.

Lamps

Infrared lamps feature longer sight  abilities and enough quality to allow your security cameras facial identification if needed. These reasons effect pricing and the amount of equipment maintenance.

Mono-CCTV cameras with infrared filters detect vegetation, animals, sandy areas and can picture foreign objects. Illuminators’ invisible light highlights the scene for discreet nighttime surveillance.

While the target area remains dark, IR illuminators act as spotlights for your cameras. Intruders naturally assume that they can’t be seen.

For home or business security many consumers are choosing security wall lights to shine on theIR business, home or decks and patios.

Wall lights project 2000 lumens at 22 watts,  reducing your energy costs and improve your the existing lighting output.

For home use,  hardware mounts are provided  for a quick, straightforward installation. Security wall lights generally allow a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Flood lights

IR flood lights represents smart technology and offer covert designs. Added to black and white CCTV cameras designed to pick up images illuminated by infrared, they can be used during the day or at night.

Laser type, LED and incandescent flood lights are available. Let your your needs and budget guide your choice. Or consult with a professional to help with decisions.

Of course, systems with more power increase  benefits. Consider, 1) more distance is covered with a single unit and 2) there’s greater illumination in each area. Beyond night time use, IR illuminator flood lights adjust for weather conditions. They adapt to fog, snowfalls and rain.

In Conclusion

Disregard misconceptions about IR flood lights only functioning well in smaller areas. In fact, IR flood lights with a range of 370 meters are available. TheIR popularity has increased with the improvement in technology for security cameras and cloud-based systems.

Statistics indicate that more people are installing CCTV cameras in a variety of areas. Also, IR illuminator flood lights have gone beyond detering intruders. They are now used in areas where light pollution, caused by man-made artificial sources such as street lights, disrupts the natural cycle. These locations can be office or residential settings, outside hospitals or public parks.

Motion zones are a new feature to help you to save even more video footage use. These zones control the  detection fields to monitor spaces that have the highest risk of intrusion. This concept eliminates triggers like the wind blowing in the trees, when someone is walking up your driveway is what will trigger a valid alert.  Your camera becomes more efficient and no one in the household develops a habit of ignoring motion alerts.

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.