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What Are Common Uses Of Infrared LED?
Apr 23, 2018

An infrared light-emitting diode (LED) is not used to light up screens and monitors the way other LEDs are; instead, it is often used for non-visual applications and for nighttime illumination. The application of an infrared led depends on its nanometers (nm), or its wavelength, with the common usage being between 808nm and 940nm. Infrared LED devices are used in everyday life in TV remote controllers and automated card readers. The use of infrared LEDs can be separated into two types: direct and reflecting, and the manner in which the infrared LED and the receiving diode interact determines the LED's uses.


At the lower end of the infrared frequency, 808nm, infrared LEDs are commonly used in non-visual applications but also are found in security cameras. Solid-state lasers and medical lasers and appliances function with this infrared frequency. Infrared illumination also is possible here, allowing security cameras to function at night without light, though the image they capture is usually low-resolution. At 830nm, this infrared light is used for automated card readers at subways and hotels.


Between 840nm and 870nm, infrared LEDs are found more commonly in visual applications. These LEDs are used in waterproof cameras and in both daytime and nighttime security cameras at stores and crossroads. The non-visual application at this wavelength is mostly seen in silent alarm systems and door phones. Dongguan Zhiding Electronics Technology Co., Ltd have IR led (transmitter and receiver type), our mainly wavelength is 850nm and 940nm.


The highest infrared LED signal, 940nm, is the one consumers most often use. This is the LED responsible for the functionality of remote controls, including those used with televisions and digital video disc (DVD) players. Wireless game controllers also belong on this list. Any appliance that uses a remote control with infrared technology uses this LED signal.