Illuminar 1030nm 'Invisible' IR Illuminator

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 29, 2011

Iluminar has announced a new IR illuminator for use in 'super' covert applications. Iluminar claims this model is completely invisible due to 1030nm IR LEDs, unlike 850nm or even 940nm LEDs, typically regarded as covert. In this note, we examine the features and pricing of this illuminator compared to traditional IR illuminators.

Overview

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