Infrared Illuminator Information for Camcorders With Night Vision Capability

The table below of various infrared illuminators shows some of the different types that are available. These IR light sources can give you the extra 'night vision' light you need.

The following table shows some of the various IR illumination products that can be use to enhance the night vision capability of CCD and some CMOS camcorders:

Types of Infrared Illuminators
Make and Model:Portable or AC Power*Estimated Effective RangeApprox Price*
Illuminator Summary
Polaroid Studio Series Rechargeable IR Night Light 36 LED Light Bar For Camcorders, Digital Cameras & SLR’sCamcorder20 to 30 ft$40
YY Trade Inc – IR100 – 98 LED Indoor/Outdoor Long Range 300ft IR Illuminator With Free 3A 12VDC AdaptorAC~300 ft$60
CMVision-IR200 – 198 IR LED Night Indoor/Outdoor Long Range 400-500ft IR Illuminator w/ FREE 12V Power AdapterAC~100 ft$80

CMVision IR3 WideAngle 60-80 Degree 3pc Power LED IR Array Illuminator

AC50-100 ft$30

CMVision Wide Angle IRD50 – 84 LED 120 Degree IR Dome Illuminator with Free 12V 500mA Power

AC120 deg
100 ft
$60
Streamlight 88704 Super TAC IR Long Range Infrared Active IlluminatorPortable150-200 ft$125
Streamlight 88122 TL-2 IR LED Flashlight with Lithium Batteries, BlackPortableVaries$85

* Portable or AC Power
Indicates whether the IR source need corded AC power or is portable and powered either by batteries or the camcorder itself.

* Approximate Price
An approximate price at the time this table was compiled (Jun-2010). Clicking on the photos or the links in the table will take you to Amazon.com and will show the current retail price and availability.