The gray MIC-ILB-100 IR/White Light LED Illuminator from Bosch is used with MIC7000 Series Starlight Camera. It consists of a dual-pod housing incorporating a combination of long-life IR (850 nm) and white light (6700K) LEDs. This unit illuminates the scene to allow viewing of objects even in total darkness, ensuring high quality images regardless of the lighting conditions.
As ambient light decreases in the scene, the camera switches to monochrome mode and automatically activates the IR LEDs of the illuminator. Operators can turn the white light LEDs on and off as necessary, especially to use as a deterrent effect. Beam intensity is controlled automatically or manually, depending on user preference. Decreasing intensity reduces overexposure.
The patented Constant Light technology feature compensates for LED aging effects over the life of the product. The illuminator’s IK10, vandal-resistant design integrates tough, polycarbonate windows attached to a corrosion-resistant aluminum body finished with durable powder coat paint. The illuminator is resistant to relatively high levels of wind, vibration, and shock. The combination of the camera and attached illuminator accessory continue to meet MIC’s traditional IP68 / NEMA 6P ingress rating.
When IR illuminator is active, the IR focus correction feature of the camera block is enabled automatically. Likewise, when white light illuminators are active, appropriate changes to the white balance feature of the camera are implemented. Operators can disable the white light functionality permanently or by sector in order to prevent activation in situations where white light might create a hazardous situation such as blinding a driver on a highway.
The MIC7000 illuminator is easily installed in the field on a MIC7000 camera that is mounted in upright, inverted, or canted orientation.