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I'm curious why the Argus uses IR LED's that emit some visible light? Especially when there are IR LED's that don't emit any visible light and aren't expensive. I don't like the idea of a home invader being able to see my camera's red glow, then single in on it and disable the camera or steal it.
I just got a Reolink camera and noticed the same thing, I never saw IR LEDS that emitted visible light before. Like you, I would prefer they did not glow, but maybe it was done as a deterrent to let people know the camera is there.
The problem with it being a deterrent is that once the camera is spotted it can be damaged or stolen. I'd rather its location not be seen.
The problem with it being a deterrent is that once the camera is spotted it can be damaged or stolen. I’d rather its location not be seen.
I am with you. In doing further research I discovered that these visible light LED's emit more infrared light so they light up the things in the dark better. That would give better range to see things so I guess it is a trade off.
We won't know if that's the reason why Reolink picked visible light LED's, because they won't tell us. But I'm thinking that non visible LED's cost a little more and that's the real reason.
Black IR 940nm is not so efficient. Red IR LEDs is for variable using the better choice. I hate the red lights also, but I have test a black IR Beam and the results are not good. The "klick" at start is in my eyes more a problemAnd a little percent of people can see the 940nm lights.
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