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IR LED FAQ

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1. What are mid IR LEDs useful for?

2. What are mid IR LEDs NOT useful for?

 1. What are mid IR LEDs useful for?

The mid IR LEDs that Scitec can offer are almost always used for gas measurement applications.

 2. What are mid IR LEDs NOT useful for?

- Cheap Communication systems. The output of these LEDs is very low and the sensors required to go with them are expensive. Consider instead 850nm to 900nm LEDs which are a lot cheaper with a far higher optical output.

- Near IR illumination. Cheap IR cameras work at around 800nm to 900nm. The output of the Scitec mid IR LEDs is 1.9µm to 5.4µm so they are completely unsuitable. Again consider 850nm to 900nm LEDs instead.

- Any application requireing medium to high levels of light output. The output of these IR LEDs is very small and is measured in µW.

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