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  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 1
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Great while it worked – IR 48 LED InfraRed Illumination Light for Night Vision (DC 12V 500mA) Reviews

posted by spudgunr on 03/14/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
While this works it has a LOT of output! It has a very narrow beam, at about 12 feet the spot was approximately 4 feet in diameter. This would be good for illuminating a driveway from a distance. This has rubber O-rings around the bezel and glass to help keep water out if you have it outside.
Cons:
This lasted less than 2 weeks before it failed. Now only 6 out of 48 LED's work. I took it apart and checked voltages, some LED's have 10 volts across them! I'm not sure if it was resistors that failed or what. I was driving my unit at 11V because I did not have a 12V power supply. That should give LONGER life, not less.
Other:
Bottomline:
Buy it if it isn't critical because it may not last long. If it does last you will be pleased.

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