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Author Topic: IR Illluminator  (Read 1265 times)

BAMoh

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IR Illluminator
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:28:37 AM »

If I want to add IR illumination to my DLINK cams to improve night vision, what is he proper wavelength device to purchase? IR 850 or 940 nm (nanometers)???? Can someone recommend a good outdoor weatherproof one?
« Last Edit: September 12, 2016, 10:30:56 AM by BAMoh »
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RYAT3

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Re: IR Illluminator
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 05:39:02 PM »


All the cameras from Dlink glow red and are visible - so they are probably around 850nm imho.

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=17208.0


940nm should not be visible to you, and it might work on the camera.

See example video here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5X3-Watt-LED-940nm-IR-Infrared-Bulb-illuminator-for-CCTV-E27-invisible-no-glow/221941927374

The one I bought glows red, and it runs really really HOT.  Maybe like 130F if I remember correctly.   I wouldn't put it next to your curtains or blinds.  If a bird made a nest - I bet that would catch fire.

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BAMoh

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Re: IR Illluminator
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 07:44:09 PM »

I plan to mount it outside. Even then the temp scares me. Are their lower temp ones?
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Re: IR Illluminator
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 07:59:16 PM »

It depends on the amount of lights in it.

I think the one was rated "45 ft" and was massive.
The other one was rated "25 ft" and 1/3 the size.

Newer/different ones might be different (but unlikely?).  I picked these up from tigerdirect.com? back in the day.

Found the post.

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=64805.msg268613#msg268613


Found a bunch of reviews on Amazon.  Looks like a total mess and these overheat. lol!

I only used them to test and haven't used them in a several years since.

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