IR illuminator: Redbeam IR100 (850nm, 30°)

Code: M1647
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IR illuminator: Redbeam IR100 (850nm, 30°)
View of the illuminator
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Redbeam IR100 is a modern IR illuminator designed for outdoor applications. Its IR LED array provides IR light beam of 850 nm wavelength, with half-power beam width of 15o (total operational angle: 30o), over a maximum distance of 90 m.
Distinguishing features:
  • IR LED array
  • Output power: 3600 mW
  • Maximum operational distance: 90 m
  • Beam width (angle): 30o (half-power beam angle: 15o)
  • 8-times longer life than of conventional LEDs
  • Outdoor aluminum housing
IR illuminators of Redbeam series are modern devices for providing homogeneous IR light in the monitored area in order to enable CCTV cameras to capture images in low-light or no-light environments. The advantage of the series is application of a specially designed LED array (instead of a conventional set of diodes) which, together with optical lens/es, ensures desired operational angle and distance.
View of the lens assembly in the IR100 M1647 illuminator
The IR illuminators of the series, cooperating with day/night cameras, make perfect sets for night surveillance. Their twilight sensors in combination with high-efficiency IR LEDs provide very good results, with relatively low power consumption.
A typical IR LED provides output power between 5 mW and 15 mW, so, even in the case of short operational distance, an IR illuminator has to employ many such diodes. The Redbeam IR100 illuminator provides 3600 mW! This means a much longer range, in spite of the small size of the device.
Comparison of IR illuminators with similar output power
The array of small size makes it easy to shape the beam with lenses. In the case of a traditional IR LED illuminator, the angle of the beam depends on the arrangement of LEDs, which is not a flexible solution. Using this LED array, virtually any angle can be achieved. The examples are the dome models M1642 and M1643, with beams of 180o.
Another advantage of the arrays is the lifetime of the materials used. Standard heavy-duty IR diodes operate around 6000 hours. In the case of the arrays, the expected lifetime is about 50000 hours. It means that they can work for over 10 years (12/24 cycle)!
The water-tight casing is made of aluminum. To prevent overheating, the body is formed as a radiator. The light beam is shaped by a lens system.
The illuminator should be mounted on a camera bracket (using one of the two 1/4" holes), or directly screwed to an outdoor housing, using M9950 screw (the distance between holes is 22 mm).
We also offer IR illuminator M1640 with a range of 30 m, and IR illuminator M1641 with a range of 70 m.
There are available cameras with pre-mountedM1632 illuminator/s: M1130 (one illuminator), M1131 (two illuminators).
The benefits of Redbeam IR illuminators are more thoroughly discussed in article
Name IR100
Code M1647
Output power [mW] 3600
Wavelength [nm] 850
Beam width (angle) [°]30
Half power beam [°] 15
Range [m] 90
Power [V] 12 (DC)
Power consumption [W] 10
Operating temperature [°C] -20...+50
Dimensions [mm] 199 x 104 x 128
Weight [kg] 0.4
Redbeam - IR illuminators
Movie showing the advantages of IR illuminator with radiation angle of 180o in vertical plane
and 360o in horizontal plane, in comparison with a typical, directional IR illuminator


Nazwa IR100
Kod M1647
Moc wyjściowa [mW] 3600
Długość fali [nm] 850
Kąt świecenia [°] 30
Kąt połowy mocy [°] 15
Zasięg [m] 90
Zasilanie [V] DC 12
Pobór mocy [W] 10
Temperatura pracy [°C] -20... +50
Wymiary [mm] 199 x 104 x 128
Masa [kg] 0,4