IR & UV Products
Infrared and Ultraviolet LED Information
Imagine being able to see in total darkness, it's easy with any standard CCD video camera and our IR (Infra-Red) Illuminators! Most CCD TV cameras, as well as night vision scopes, are sensitive to IR light. If you illuminate objects with IR, the camera will see as though being lit by a floodlight - but will look completely dark to the unaided human eye.
There's nothing magic about our boards - it's just a array using high intensity IR LED's and appropriate drive circuitry. The real magic is your CCD video camera. CCD sensors are sensitive to IR light that you can't see, thus illuminate the scene with IR and the camera sees just fine. Small size allows easy hiding in clocks, smoke detectors, pictures or any object you can think of. Place a piece of smoked plexiglass in front (it looks clear to IR) and you’ve hidden your IR light source. The whole array will illuminate similar to what you'd expect of a bright flashlight.
Available in two frequencies depending on your camera/sensor requirements at 850nm or 940nm. Boards accepts DC voltage from 12v to 14v and contain high-quality ultra-bright IR LEDs.
UV displays have many purposes including bank note counting and counterfeit detection (bills, credit cards, documents, etc.), fluorescence disclosing and verification, locating UV sensitive creatures such as scorpions, sterilization, pesticide, black lights, stamp collecting, industrial curing and used in the process of printed circuit board photo etching.
UV LEDs have the same long life expectancy as standard LEDs and should last well over 10,000 hours (27 years) of constant use with only minimal reduction of output level.
Warnings and Handling Instructions: UV-LEDs emit invisible ultraviolet radiation when in operation, which may be harmful to eyes or skin, even for brief periods. Do NOT look directly into the UV-LED during operation. Be sure that you and all persons in the vicinity wear adequate UV Safety protection for eyes and skin. If you incorporate a UV-LED into a product, be sure to provide WARNING labels.