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Raytec Vario2 PoE i8-1 infrared LED illuminator with up to 120° beam angle and a maximum of 350m distance [VAR2-PoE-i8-1]

Raytec Vario2 PoE i8-1 infrared LED illuminator with up to 120° beam angle and a maximum of 350m distance
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Overview of the Raytec Vario2 PoE i8-1

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The outdoor-ready Vario2 PoE i8-1 infrared (IR) illuminator from Raytec can be used alongside any IP camera that features an IR-cut filter to enhance surveillance at night. Part of the high-performance Vario2 range, this unit also features Hot-spot Reduction Technology (HRT) and can be installed easily using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

Ideal for monitoring large areas in complete darkness, this model provides up to 350m of IR illumination at a 10° beam angle. If an alternative beam angle is required, the flexible Vario interchangeable lens system allows users to easily fit any of the included lens inserts (10°, 35° or 60°). 80° or 120° lens inserts are also available if a wider angle is required (please select from dropdown menu).

By utilising Raytec’s Hot Spot Reduction Technology (HRT) this unit ensures that light is delivered to where it is most needed, whilst preventing foreground objects becoming overexposed. In addition, the combination of Platinum Elite SMT LED technology and an enhanced Cool Running thermal management system help to make this model a powerful and reliable illuminator choice.

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support supplies power via a standard Ethernet cable and allows the illuminator to be plugged directly into the network infrastructure – simplifying installation. For quick and handy configuration of settings from ground level, an optional Vario remote control is also available (please select from the dropdown menu above).

Beam distances for Raytec Vario2 PoE i8-1:

10 x 10°350m at 10°
35 x 10° (fitted as standard)165m at 35°
60 x 25°95m at 60°
80° x 30°70m at 80°
120° x 50°45m at 120°

Please note: this illuminator does not come with a power supply, please select from the above dropdown menu if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Infrared illuminator provides low-light surveillance in locations where light conditions are inadequate
  • With an IP66-rated housing, this unit is designed for reliable use in demanding conditions
  • Semi-covert 850nm LEDs offer discreet surveillance and provide a maximum illumination distance of 350m
  • A choice of lens inserts allows users to select the most effective beam angle and illumination range to meet their requirements
  • Elliptical infrared beam is highly diffused and delivers light to where it is required using Hot Spot Reduction Technology (HRT)
  • A range of ‘green’ features are built-in to enhance the potential for energy savings
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support reduces and cabling and simplifies installation
  • Easy fine tuning from the ground using the optional remote control

Typical applications

The versatile Raytec Vario i8-1 IR illuminator is supplied with a range of lens inserts and delivers enhanced low-light surveillance in outdoor locations. Ideal for monitoring across long distances, typical applications include car parks, loading bays and university campuses.



  • 10°, 35° and 60° lenses
  • Bracket

Optional (please select from the dropdown menu above if required):

  • PoE midspan
  • 80° or 120° lens

Key technical features for Raytec Vario2 PoE i8-1

Max distance: 350m at 10°
Angle: each single unit standard pack includes 10° circular + 35° x 10° (fitted as standard) and 60° x 25° elliptical lenses. Additional optional lenses: 80° x 30°, 120° x 50° (please select from above dropdown menu if required)
Wavelength: 850nm (940nm options available)
Minimum system requirements: PC running Windows 7 with IE8 and network access
Integrated standard features: power adjust 20-100%, in-built photocell for automatic on/off operation, photocell sensitivity adjust, LED status indicator on/off, disable programming mode
Advanced features: timer functions, remote dimming, restore factory default settings, optional pin to lock in settings and limit access, remote control can be disabled for improved security
Optics: platinum elite SMT LEDs
Consumption: 49W max
Input: 60W PoE++
Number of LEDs: 24
Weight: 1.65kg
Environmental: outdoor IP66
Temp range: -50 to +50°C
Cable length: 2.5m
Colour: black
Dimensions: 135 x 180 x 68.2mm
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