Application Focus: Lighting for ANPR / LPR

Raytec are world leaders in LED lighting for safety and security. PULSESTAR is our range of LED pulsed lighting products designed specifically for transport applications. In this Application Focus, we explore the lighting requirements for ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) / LPR (License Plate Recognitions) systems and identify some of the key elements to consider when specifying lighting for these applications. What is ANPR / LPR? Firstly, let’s start with what actually is ANPR / LPR?  ANPR (or LPR depending on your locality and terminology) is technology used to automatically... Read More

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New Guide: Comparing Light Types

Check out our latest guide where we discuss the different types of light available for your security and transport applications. We look at the characteristics of White-Light, Infra-Red (850nm & 940nm), Far-Red (730nm) and Hybrid illumination, and address the best uses and limitations of each wavelength. Quality images are a necessity for any security system or transport monitoring application. Not only does the performance of the system rely on the camera and lens, but also on the quantity, quality, and distribution of available light. With lots of different types and... Read More

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Application Focus: Perimeter Protection

Often one of the first lines of defence, protecting the perimeter an important consideration for many high-security sites. Raytec have many years of experience in providing and designing lighting solutions for perimeter protection applications. In this Application Focus, we explore the important role which high quality illumination plays in the effectiveness of these systems, and identify some of the key elements to consider for anyone specifying lighting for perimeter applications. Download our application focus to find out more. English Version Spanish Version


Application Focus: The Cannabis Industry

Raytec has over 40 years of experience in the lighting industry, supplying LEDs across a wide range of diverse applications. One of these applications is the legal cannabis industry. As attitudes around the world are changing towards the use of cannabis, LEDs have a major part to play in not just the growing process, but also the security of the growing facilities. As the cannabis industry has strict regulations, security is vital in the licensing process. Raytec’s knowledge of these security requirements lends an advantage over other manufacturers who are... Read More


New White-Paper: Lighting for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

This new White-Paper explores the lighting solutions for intelligent transport systems around the world, including LPR/ ANPR number plate installations. With the increasing deployment of such systems into a wide variety of applications, Raytec want to share our theoretical knowledge and practical experience of such installations. Download our White-Paper for insights into; Key elements for image capture in an LPR/ ANPR system Common global challenges of capturing the plate Advanced lighting features Pulsed vs. constant lighting All in one vs. separates The Common Challenges and Solutions

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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


White-Paper: A Guide to Connected Lighting for IP Video Surveillance

The world today is more connected than it has ever been. But how does this trend for connectivity affect video surveillance and what is its impact on lighting? Download our latest White-Paper and read why IP video surveillance systems need connected lighting to improve night-time performance and how connected lighting delivers intelligent, situation responsive surveillance systems. Get our new White-Paper for insights into: What the age of IP video surveillance means for lighting The benefits of network lighting Intelligent lighting that responds to events Future trends in network lighting

Raytec - POWERS E-book 06/06/2017

Download E-Book: The Lighting Standard for Video Surveillance

Raytec are delighted to release a new e-book which is dedicated to helping our customers fully understand and use our new ‘POWERS’ lighting standard for video surveillance. Explore the fundamentals of lighting for surveillance, our recommended benchmarks, and the scientific methods behind how we calculate our illumination distances. Learn how to use POWERS to reliably compare different illuminators, achieve a consistent level of performance and specify with confidence – and know the TRUE performance of your illuminator. DOWNLOAD E-BOOK (Deutsch)    

Raytec White-Paper 07/11/2016

White-Paper: The Future of Low Light Surveillance

Achieving high performance images at night is one of the greatest priorities of any video surveillance system. Under the cover of darkness there is a greater risk of crime, but it is also the most difficult condition for the camera to operate. This is where lighting becomes essential. Cameras are becoming smarter and more efficient than ever, and lighting needs to adapt to support the latest camera trends. The latest trends in higher megapixel, 4k+, multi-sensor and low-light cameras, along with a greater adoption of video analytics, are fundamentally changing... Read More

Raytec white-paper - Creating Dynamic Lighting 22/07/2016

White-Paper: Creating Dynamic Lighting for Network Systems

With the growth of IP surveillance, the need for dedicated network lighting is becoming increasingly important for all high security installations to ensure the highest level of security 24/7. This white-paper will provide advice on how to configure Raytec VARIO IP PoE network illuminators into a fully integrated security system, seamlessly operating in conjunction with all other network devices. It will outline how to create a smart and dynamic system, capable of delivering an automatic response, to proactively deter crime and provide lighting on demand only when needed for surveillance... Read More