LED Lighting & CCTV

Our clients are concerned that converting to LED light fixtures will adversly affect the performance of their CCTV system. Their concern is LED light fixtures do NOT contain any IR energy in their light spectrum and this will impact the quality of CCTV picture on the exterior of the building.

In my opinion, although the LED's fixtures do not provide an IR signature, IR can be detected from the surrounding area. The cameras are more interested in the amount of white light being broadcasted. The 1 - 3 MP cameras are so sensitive in a low light environment that the built in IR cut filter can provide adequate color images. The key is to specify day/night cameras and within the parameters of the lighting levels

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