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Raytec white-paper - Lighting Theory 22/05/2014

White-Paper: Lighting Theory

Light is fundamental to video surveillance. Without light no images are possible as it is light that makes the world visible both to the human eye and to the surveillance camera. In this white-paper we discuss how  the performance of video surveillance systems depends not only on the essential components of camera and lens, but also on the quantity, quality, and distribution of available light. Light determines whether a subject can be viewed at all, at what distances, and the quality and direction of the light controls the appearance of the... Read More

Raytec VARIO Hybrid Infrared and Whitelight Illuminator 22/05/2014

ALL-IN-ONE HYBRID ILLUMINATOR LAUNCHED

Raytec have expanded their flagship range of VARIOilluminators to include a new, all-in-one Infra-Red and White-Light solution – VARIO Hybrid. VARIO hybrid seamlessly combines Raytec’s latest Infra-Red and White-Light LED technology into a single unit for easy installation and increased functionality. VARIO Hybrid works in conjunction with external detectors or alarm inputs to provide event triggered lighting on demand and proactively deter crime. The Infra-Red can be used for general CCTV surveillance and the White-Light can be triggered only whenneededon alarm via external devices, e.g. on detection of a subject,... Read More

Raytec Spartan Hazardous Area ATEX Lighting Oil Refinery Case Study 01/04/2014

SPARTAN PROTECTS OIL REFINERY

New SPARTAN hazardous area LED floodlights from Raytec have been chosen to protect a large oil refinery in the Middle East. In an LED lighting upgrade spanning the whole site, the oil refinery utilises not only hazardous area lighting, but also dedicated street and road lighting, lighting for transport, car parks and other general area lighting – and all from Raytec! The oil refinery wanted to improve security and safety on site by upgrading to high performance, reliable and energy efficient LED lighting. But with high risk areas across the site, the... Read More

Raytec SPARTAN Hazardous Area Luminaires 01/04/2014

10 REASONS TO CHOOSE SPARTAN

1: High performance Latest SMT LED technology delivering high lumen output of up to 9,000 lumens. 2: Emergency Lighting SPARTAN also comes as emergency fitting with battery back-up to deliver light when it is needed most, and can even be upgraded to an emergency fitting on site. 3: Wide Operating Temperature Suitable for a wide variety of installations from -52°C to + 55°C and rated for T4/T5/T6 environments. 4: More Angles 8 Beam patterns from 10° to 120° both circular and elliptical.   5: Flexible Installation Integrated PSU can be removed and located remotely at ground... Read More

Raytec VARIO Lighting Flood Warning Case Study 18/03/2014

RAYTEC LIGHTING PROVIDES FLOOD WARNINGS

In the wake of devastating national flooding in the UK, security systems are being deployed in a bid to minimise future damage and provide an early warning system to residents. Lighting specialists Raytec, Mobotix and Farson Digital Watercams are three companies who have teamed up to provide a state-of-the-art system designed to monitor river conditions in the UK. Designed by Farson Digital Watercams, the nationwide HD camera network using Mobotix cameras provides real-time video feeds of multiple river sites 24/7. But it is the Raytec Infra-Red LED lighting which is crucial to... Read More

Raytec SPARTAN Hazardous Area ATEX Lighting Range 19/02/2014
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RAYTEC LAUNCH SPARTAN – REVOLUTIONARY HAZARDOUS AREA LIGHTING

Raytec is delighted to launch SPARTAN – a full range of ATEX/ IECEx LED floodlights that change the way we look at lighting for hazardous area environments. With SPARTAN, Raytec’s twin benefits of huge energy and maintenance cost savings can now be applied to the most hazardous and extreme environments. SPARTAN is designed as the most efficient and most maintenance friendly solution for hazardous area environments such as oil & gas, food processing and chemical plants, which require high performance and reliability in the most extreme operating conditions. The new... Read More

Raytec Lighting Catches Intruder - BBC fox family camera.jpg 04/02/2014

FOX FAMILY CAM CATCHES A SUSPECTED BURGLAR USING RAYTEC INFRA-RED

A BBC wildlife project got more than it bargained for, when Raytec Infra-Red lighting helped to capture an intruder live-in-act, in the middle of the night. The video surveillance system belongs to BBC wildlife presenter Simon King, and was installed as part of a ‘Fox Family Cam’ project, designed to film a family of foxes living in London and stream live video 24-hours-a-day to King’s website.

Raytec Lighting Catches Intruder Case Study 04/02/2014
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CRIMINAL ‘OUTFOXED’ BY RAYTEC IR AND BBC WILDLIFE CAM

A BBC wildlife project got more than it bargained for, when Raytec Infra-Red lighting helped to capture an intruder live-in-act, in the middle of the night. The CCTV system belongs to BBC wildlife presenter Simon King, and was installed as part of a ‘Fox Family Cam’ project, designed to film a family of foxes living in London and stream live video 24-hours-a-day to King’s website. However, on 12th January at 3.46am in Herne Hill, South London, images captured under Raytec Infra-Red lighting, showed a man climbing over a fence, trying... Read More