Scout IR LED
As low as $489.00
An IR LED specifically designed for IR camera trapping. Completely weatherproof, always ready, 3 months of battery life and wireless.
When using the IR LED light with the Scout Camera Box you can configure and test the LED through your mobile phone - ideal when the light is mounted up in a tree or in a hard to access location.
Use only with modified or native IR capable cameras.
Scout IR LED
Battery Charger - optional
Scout IR LED
The Scout IR LED provides camera trapping video makers a weatherproof, wireless IR LED that is designed to be left in the field for months at a time. Create night time videos of your subject without disturbing them with visible light.
Scout LED Video Light Features
- Adjustable output power - 1% to 100%
- High quality, high efficiency 940 nm IR LEDs.
- Radiometric power ~ 3260 mW, Radiometric intensity ~ 2670 mW/sr at 100% output.
- 3 months of standby battery life on included Li-Ion battery.
- IR Energy pattern approximately 25 degrees FWHM.
- Heavy duty polycarbonate housing sealed with silicone o-rings.
- Wireless interface to Scout Camera Box or Scout Sensors.
- Configure through your mobile phone when used with the Scout Camera Box.
- Ramp on and ramp off times user configurable.
- Optional security bracket available.
- Trigger via wire for use with other sensors with an optional cable.
- External power jack if more battery life is required.
- Integrated aluminum dual 1/4-20 tripod mount.
- Mounting holes for light modifiers and filters.
- Features all weather proof connectors.
- Equipped with USB to facilitate configuration and firmware updates.
- Over temperature protection.
- Length: 131 mm (5.16 in)
- Width: 123 mm (4.83 in)
- Height: 143 mm (5.64 in)
- Shipping Dimensions: 200 mm x 200 mm x 200 mm
- Weight: 1.14 kg (2 lb 8 oz) (not including batteries)
- Battery Life: 3 mos. at 25C
- On Time at full (100%) power at least 8.25 Hrs
- Operating Temperature: -40 to 60C (-40 to 140F)
- Tripod Mount Threaded Holes: 1/4-20 (x2)
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Preparing the LED for Wireless Operation
Before connecting to the Scout Camera Box with your mobile device, the LEDs (and the rest of the components) will need to be configured to all operate on the same wireless channel. This is the only setting that needs to be verified. All of the wireless devices used in the setup need to have the same wireless channel so that all of the devices can talk to each other. This includes the Scout Sensors, Camera Box, and all of the Scout LEDs. This setting can be found in the LED menu by going to System Settings -> Wireless Settings -> Channel. All devices are shipped with the wireless channel set to 15 from the factory.
Once the LED is configured as described above, use Wi-Fi to connect to the Camera Box. The Camera Box will go out and search for all of the devices on its wireless channel and they will appear as tabs in your Scout mobile app (see the image on the left). If you have three LEDs they will show up on three separate tabs. This will allow you to make power adjustments to each LED from your phone. To adjust the power simply slide the control to the desired setting. In addition to the power it is possible to change the hours the LED is active. This allows you to use your LEDs during the night only. Each LED can also be test fired independently by pressing the "Light Bulb" button. You can test all of the LEDs at once by interrupting the sensor and taking a test video clip.
LED Configuration Example - Sony Video
The Sony A7S series of cameras are extremely popular for camera trapping due to there exceptional low light performance. To Trigger these cameras to record video you will need the Sony Video Switch to send the proper commands to start and stop video through the multi-terminal port. For this setup the Camera Box (or sensor) settings for the camera will be:
|Delay:||2 sec||Give the camera time to wake up.|
|On Time:||30 sec||Video clip length.|
|Off Time:||10 sec||Camera shut down time.|
|Extend On:||Yes||If motion is detected extend record time.|
|Final Off:||Yes||Apply final off time even if we the number of pics is 1.|
In this case we would want to configure the LED for an On Time of 32 seconds. 32 sec comes from adding the delay time of 2 sec + the video record time of 30 sec. We also want to have an off time of 10 seconds with the "Extend On" option checked. If you don't account for the wake-up time and the extended on time it is possible for the LED and camera to get out of sync.
|Shipping Dimensions||200mm x 200mm x 200mm|
|Weight||1.14kg (2 lb 8 oz)|
|Input Current–Wake< LED off||-||14||-||mAdc|
|Battery life–100% Power||-||-||4.1||hrs|
|Color Rendering Index (CRI)||-||-||90||typical|
|Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI)||-||-||90||typical|
|Real-time clock life without batteries||-||16||-||hours|
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