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18/04/2019
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URBAN-X Announced as a Finalist in the Benchmark Innovation Awards

We are excited to announce that our new URBAN-X range has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Benchmark Innovation Awards! The URBAN-X, which includes the powerful URBAN-X Pro and the more compact URBAN-X Mini, is a range of high-performance, general area luminaires. They are designed for perimeter, fence line, pathway and industrial lighting applications.  URBAN-X illuminators deliver extreme levels of reliability, toughness and performance for the most demanding applications: Environmentally protected (IP66) with a temperature rating of -30°C to +60°c (-22° to 140°F), make it perfect for even... Read More

29/03/2019
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Raytec Launch First IP Only Product

We are delighted to launch VARIO2 IP i16 & w16 illuminators; our most powerful IP illuminators ever. With a 24V DC input, the new products combine the power and distance of our largest illuminators, with the smart network capability of our award winning VARIO2 IP range. Able to control illuminators individually or in groups, users can create dynamic lighting systems which deliver the perfect level of light, exactly where it’s needed. Featuring maximum distances of up to 500m (1,640ft) for IR and 250m (820ft) for White-Light, and offering a long-life... Read More

27/02/2019
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Driver and Passenger Recognition: Using Different Wavelengths of Light to Achieve Results

More and more transport applications around the world are trying to identify drivers and passengers who are inside the vehicle. A camera trying to obtain clear, high quality images, inside the vehicle, requires significantly more light than it would in a typical ANPR/LPR application. In this article, we explore the difficulties of seeing through the windscreen, and discuss how different wavelengths of light could help to overcome the issues. Challenges of Seeing Through a Windscreen Modern windscreens are designed to block out certain wavelengths of light. This is mainly to... Read More

10/01/2019

We will be at Intersec 2019

From 20th-22nd January, 2019, Raytec will be exhibiting at Intersec, Dubai. We’re on Hall 1, Booth H12 Visit the Raytec team where we’ll be showcasing our latest LED lighting technology innovations, including our VARIO2 Hybrid Network Illuminator; a 2-in-1 solution which delivers Infra-Red and White-Light in a single IP PoE platform. You can also explore our latest products from the new URBAN-X range. The URBAN-X Mini and Pro are powerful lightweight luminaire, designed for a range of street, pathway and industrial lighting applications. DALI enabled and fully programmable, URBAN-X is a fully... Read More

03/12/2018
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Application Focus: Sleep Labs

Raytec are the lighting experts for Sleep Labs with over 25 years of experience. In this unfamiliar environment, the CCTV system needs to capture outstanding video surveillance without comprising the comfort of the patient. Raytec’s range of Infra-Red illuminators provide the perfect solution: Available in both covert and semi- covert, Raytec IR provides a powerful yet discrete solution. The units also put flexibility and simplicity at the forefront for commissioning, installation and operation. Control your illuminator either by remote or through IP and integrate with other devices for a complete... Read More

27/11/2018
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Raytec Launch New Urban-X Luminaires

Raytec are delighted to launch Urban-X; a new range of high-performance general area luminaires designed for a range of industrial applications, as well as pathways, street lighting and perimeter fence lines. Initially launching the range with the Urban-X Mini, the most compact and lightweight Urban-X luminaire,  Raytec have since launched the Urban-X Pro, the most powerful luminaire in the family. Urban-X delivers several performance advantages compared to traditional lighting: High Performance Available with a lumen output up to 14,000lm, the Urban-X range achieves incredibly powerful illumination from a small platform... Read More

27/09/2018
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3 Reasons to Upgrade to Hybrid

At Raytec we’re very proud of our Hybrid illuminators. Hybrid combines White-Light and Infra-Red technology into a single illuminator, and with variants which feature full IP connectivity, represent the most advanced product of its type in today’s security market. In this article, we look at some of the key benefits in more detail.  2-in-1 Solution With Hybrid combining White-Light and IR into a single unit, the number of illuminators on-site can be reduced along with the amount of cabling and other infrastructure required; ultimately reducing overall capital outlay. However, what about performance... Read More

04/07/2018
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3 Benefits of Pulsed Lighting

Pulsed illumination offers several benefits that are well suited to transport applications. In this article we will look at three of these benefits in more detail. More Light The lifetime of an illuminator is controlled by the average operating temperature of an LED. Because pulsed illuminators are only turned on for a fraction of the total amount of available time (duty cycle), this means there is significant scope to increase the light output of an LED illuminator for shorter periods. Raytec pulsed illuminators typically provide 400% power output compared to... Read More

22/03/2018

The Next Big Trend in Lighting Will Be…Hybrid Illuminators

The big trend in video surveillance lighting today is Network Illuminators. A move towards smarter network cameras has created a demand for smarter lighting that provides the correct amount of light for any situation and is capable of delivering the appropriate lighting response to any security event. The latest video surveillance systems require both good night-time images and connectivity between devices to deliver the best results. Since Raytec launched the first network illuminator in 2013, a technology that has now evolved into VARIO2 IP, fully addressable network lighting has been... Read More

19/09/2017
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CREATING SMARTER SYSTEMS WITH NETWORK LIGHTING

Lighting has always been an essential component of high security video surveillance systems but has historically been treated as a stand-alone accessory. However, with the development of Network Lighting, it firmly places illumination at the very core of our security systems and unlocks more intelligence than ever before. It enables us to use lighting as an interactive and dynamic tool which can respond instantly to any situation at any time. IP Lighting can be fully automated to operate even if your site is unmanned. It can be triggered from any... Read More