Night Vision Without IR: Is It Possible?

Night vision device IR illuminator

Night vision device IR illuminator

No, it is impossible to use the night vision devices without the use of IR illuminator because it helps to enhance the image contrast in the absence of the light source. Most of the night vision device manufacturers make use of this IR illuminator, to improve the imaging vision ability even in the deep dark situation or in low lighting conditions.

The optical cameras perform well in the security and surveillance purposes due to the assistance of the inbuilt IR illuminators. A majority of the IR illumination devices consists of the laser type diode, LED lighting or filtered incandescent lamps, which are mold with the infrared filter, to improve the image quality, to be viewed by the human eyes.