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Old 01-08-15, 10:39 AM   #11
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I'm really impressed on the quality of the images. Every homeowner should have one of these to monitor their house for problems and areas of concern.

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Old 01-08-15, 10:40 AM   #12
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Here is some video shot with the FLIR ONE.

I compared the heat of a 60 watt incandescent, a 23 watt CFL, and a 8.7 watt LED bulb.
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Old 01-08-15, 10:51 AM   #13
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Ben could you try some outdoor night thermal images and video ,to see how the cameras performs as a night vision aid. Possibly with a cat dog or person in the background , I am curious if it has uses for the outdoor enthuses.
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Old 01-08-15, 11:04 AM   #14
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If I had a IPhone 5 I would pick one of these up very impressed.
I wonder what a used iPhone 5 goes for.
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Old 01-08-15, 11:59 AM   #15
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If I had a IPhone 5 I would pick one of these up very impressed.
I wonder what a used iPhone 5 goes for.
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Old 01-08-15, 12:06 PM   #16
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Thanks I already looked there. To buy to buy a phone I will not use and don’t need then add this cost on top just put it to expensive. (for me anyway) I hope they come out with one for the Samsung galaxy S series.
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Ecomodded: Sorry buddy, it's CRAZY cold outside right now even during the day. I'm NOT going outside at night in this weather. Also, I don't have a cat or a dog (wife has allergies.)

However, I did play around with the camera last night (indoors) a little bit in the dark.

Here's a photo of my four-year-old daughter, taken in the dark.



The thermal imager is pretty low res (I think it's 120x80 or something weird like that.) So without the visible light camera creating the edges in the image, the thermal alone looks somewhat blurry. This was indoors, so the walls and furniture around her held some heat, otherwise the background would be black or very dark. Just based on this, I think that the camera would do a fine job of seeing objects outside in the dark.

Also, keep in mind that this camera is PASSIVE infrared. It does NOT have any infrared LEDs on the front of it or anything else. It simply senses infrared heat emitted from objects. So, theoretically, it should be able to see a dog 100 feet away in pure blackness.

Pinballlooking: I agree. If I didn't already have the iPhone 5, I wouldn't have purchased one just to use the FLIR ONE thermal camera. But, I already had the phone, and the camera looked pretty slick. Lots of other people are excited about the SEEK camera for Android. http://obtain.thermal.com/product-p/uw-aaa.htm
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If a person does not have a cell phone under contract obligation you can find a carrier that offers a free iPhone5 if you sign a service contract , Some carriers will offer a free phone others at a reduced price as a signing bonus. A friend did this , renewed his contract and had a option of paying $80 cash , or $30 plus his old iPhone for a iPhone5 which is what he did.

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...Also, keep in mind that this camera is PASSIVE infrared. It does NOT have any infrared LEDs on the front of it or anything else. It simply senses infrared heat emitted from objects.
I was talking to a guy at a local geek meeting, who works for a company that develops Thermal Imaging equipment. I don't think it was Flir, because I would have remembered that name.

I told him about DIY infra red camera conversions, which involve removing the IR filter that covers the lens on most digital cameras. Seems that the IR filter is easier to remove on certain cameras.

I asked him if it was possible to make your own Thermal Imaging camera this way, because Flir and other Thermal imaging cameras are so darn expensive?

He corrected me, saying that Thermal Imaging is not the same thing as Infra Red, and Thermal Imaging takes place at a longer wave length than IR, and working with this longer wavelength is more difficult, and more expensive than working with IR, and that is why Thermal Imaging should not be confused with Infra Red imaging.

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The android and iPhone6 is out soon.
Updated FLIR One infrared camera is smarter, smaller, works with Android | Ars Technica

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