Super Mini IR Illuminator Reviewed

By: Derek Ward, Published on Sep 26, 2013

External IR illuminators tend to be bulky and heavy. Now, a company is releasing 'nano' IR illuminators that claim to deliver up to 43 meters of IR illumination in a form factor the size of a C/CS mount lens. In this note, we break down the tech specifications and pricing to understand how this competes with integrated IR cameras and conventional units from Raytec, Bosch and Iluminar.

[For background, see our IR illumination tutorial.]

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