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Raytec Vario i8-3 triple infrared LED illuminator with Adaptive Illumination up to 180° and a maximum of 380m distance

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This product is now discontinued, an alternative model is the Raytec Vario2 i8-3

Overview of the Raytec Vario i8-3

Part of the Raytec Vario series of adaptive infrared illuminators, the i8-3 delivers up to 180° and a maximum of 380m distance of infrared illumination at a 850nm wavelength. Supplied with 3 lenses, users can select a 10°, 35° or 60° angle of illumination by quickly and easily changing the Vario holographic insert, providing flexibility and precise illumination to match the required field of view (80° and 120° lenses are sold separately and can be selected from the drop down menu above if required). Overexposure issues are corrected by hot-spot reduction technology, which delivers an elliptical beam which is highly diffused therefore generating longer distances and delivering more light to where is it is needed.

The Raytec Vario i8-3 is designed for use in combination with IP video cameras featuring an infrared-cut filter, enabling the camera to capture black and white CCTV images during darkness. The use of an infrared illuminator enables a CCTV camera to deliver 24/7 security surveillance, improving the night-time performance of a camera and increasing the safety of areas in darkness. IP66 rated, the unit is suitable for outdoor use and in a wide range of applications.

Each illuminator features Platinum advanced LED technology, Light Intensification Miniature Optics (LIMO) and an enhanced Cool Running thermal management system to ensure reliable, high performance operation. Incorporating power-saving features such as power adjust, telemetry control and timer function, the Vario i8-3 delivers low running costs and high performance, minimising waste and maximising light.

The Raytec Vario i8-3 is supplied with a wall/ceiling mount bracket and has a 5 year warranty.

Beam distances for Raytec Vario i8-3:

Lens Narrow angle Wide angle
10 x 10° 380m at 10° 222m at 30°
35 x 10°(fitted as standard) 208m at 35° 121m at 105°
60 x 25° 140m at 60° 100m at 180°
80° x 30° 90m at 80° 56m at 180°
120° x 50° 80m at 120° 50m at 180°

Please note: a power supply is not included with this illuminator, please select from the above drop down menu if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Beam range up to 380m, ideal for large applications such as car parks, school grounds and train stations
  • Delivered with interchangeable lenses to deliver illumination angles of 10°, 35° or 60°, providing a flexible solution ideal for a wide range of applications, 80° and 120° lenses are also available (select from above if required)
  • Vario beam pattern allows users to match the illumination angle to the required field of view
  • Each illuminator features Platinum advanced LED technology, Light Intensification Miniature Optics (LIMO) and enhanced Cool Running thermal management system to provide high performance and reliability
  • Hot-spot reduction technology (HRT) produces enhanced images, delivering a highly diffused elliptical beam to where it is most needed to reduce light and energy waste, and to prevent overexposure of foreground objects
  • Improves performance of a CCTV system during low light and at night-time, enabling clearer capture and person identification
  • IP66-rated for durable outdoor use
  • Active LED life control provides consistent optical output and high reliability
  • Low energy consumption with built-in green features including power adjust, telemetry control and timer function, lowering running costs
  • Vario LED status indicator provides users with instant operational feedback
  • Optional remote control enables quick set up from ground level (sold separately)
  • 5 year warranty
  • Supplied with bracket

Typical applications

The Raytec Vario i8-3 infrared illuminator is ideal for use in indoor or outdoor CCTV systems incorporating infrared-sensitive cameras, which require high performance surveillance of large areas during night-time. Typical examples include car parks, train stations, school grounds, airports and prisons.



  • 10°, 35° and 60° angle lenses
  • Wall/ceiling mount bracket

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

  • Power supply
  • Raytec Vario remote control
  • 80° or 120° angle lens
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Key technical features for Raytec Vario i8-3

Max distance:380m 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 drop down menu if required)
Optics:SMT LEDs
Consumption:144W max
Input:12/24V AC/DC (PSU not included)
Voltage:13.5V current controlled
Environmental:outdoor IP66
Temp range:-50 to +50°C
Cable length:2.5m
Dimensions:423 x 226 x 68mm
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