The Redvision X-SERIES™ Dual Light dome / ball PTZ camera combines IR and white light illumination. Each of the IR and white light LED modules in the X-SERIES™ Dual Light has an illumination range of 100m, toggling automatically between IR and white light to suit ambient lighting conditions. Ingeniously, the Dual Light’s illumination profile can also be configured as part of a preset position. This enables the X-SERIES™ Dual Light to tour between up to 100 presets, with pre-defined lighting profiles, adjusting lighting type and strength for optimal effect. Even more impressively, the lighting profile for each preset can be further adjusted for when the Dual Light is operating in night-time, day-time or weekend modes.
“IR lighting is covert and white light is overt,” explains Paul Hucker, Managing Director of UK-based CCTV manufacturer, Redvision. “Not only can the IR or white light be used to produce optimal images in any camera view at day, night or weekends, but operators can also switch white lights on as a visual deterrent. This feature can be combined with audio warnings to even greater effect. Our tests show that the white light enables full facial recognition from as far away as 40m at night and the IR mode allows operation in total darkness.”
The LED lighting modules only draw 48W altogether, similar to a small light bulb and around 5% of a flood light or a white light PTZ solution. The X-SERIES™ domes LEDs last around 6 years, as opposed to the traditional PTZ lamps with a MTBF of 3 months. This reduces site visit frequency, running costs and total cost of ownership.