IR lighting

Francisco Neira B. (
Tue, 13 Aug 96 21:43:18 -0400 (EDT)

At 19:11 13/08/96 -0400, you wrote:
>A long the same lines, has anybody done any testing with the Quick Cam using
>infrared illumination? I've seen references to them "seeing in the dark" and
>have found that they do "see" the IR output from a TV remote. Anybody have
>more info?
Your idea sounded so interesting for me that a few moments ago, here at home
I made an experiment.

On a dark room, I turned on an Infraphil Phillips infrared lamp (150W) and
aimed the QuickCam to the same target. Result: An image with better
definition than with normal incandescent lamps. Shortcoming of the test:
This lamps have a *lot* of visible red components, because are the ones used
for medical purposes, and not intended to be pure IR sources.

Tell me if you can set better testing conditions.

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