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

£812.40 inc VAT
Free delivery on mainland UK and most EU countries. Check delivery charges to where you are.
  • IP66-rated IR illuminator
  • Illuminates a max. distance of 350m
  • Hot-Spot Reduction Technology is supported
  • User-friendly web interface
  • Raytec 5-year warranty
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Overview of the Raytec Vario2 IP PoE i8-1

This powerful infrared (IR) illuminator from Raytec can be used in conjunction with any IP camera with infrared sensitivity to enhance night-time surveillance. It also offers support for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for seamless integration into an IP system and can be managed easily through the integrated Vario IP web interface.

The unit provides an 850nm infrared beam at an angle up to 120° or a maximum illumination range of 350m (at 10°) – ideal for monitoring long distances at night. It’s equipped with Vario’s interchangeable lens system and is also supplied with three holographic lens inserts. These inserts can be easily interchanged, allowing users to match the most suitable beam angle and illumination distance to their specific lighting requirements. Alternatively, if an even wider beam angle is required, 80° and 120° lens inserts are also available and are selectable from the dropdown menu.

Using Hot-spot Reduction Technology (HRT), the unit delivers a highly-diffused, elliptical beam shape – delivering light to where it is needed. This powerful technology also helps to generate longer illumination distances, minimises light wastage and also prevents the overexposure of foreground objects.

With support for Power-over-Ethernet, this network illuminator can be easily integrated into a new or existing IP system and managed via the Vario IP web interface. This handy piece of software includes a range of advanced settings and also enables users to respond to events in real time. Groups of up to 16 illuminators can also be centrally managed – handy in larger systems with multiple units.

Beam distances for Raytec Vario2 IP PoE i8-1:

Lens Distance
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 dropdown menu if required.

Key features & benefits

  • Designed for use with IR-sensitive IP cameras to enable long-range monochrome image capture and surveillance at night
  • Outdoor-ready unit is IP66-rated, allowing it to be safely deployed in outdoor locations
  • Can be connected and controlled remotely over a network, reducing site visits and lowering costs
  • Powerful 850nm LEDs offer non-invasive monitoring, ideal where the use of artificial light is restricted
  • Various lens inserts are available, allowing users to select the most effective illumination angle for the scene
  • Hot-spot Reduction Technology (HRT) enables further illumination with reduced light wastage
  • Support for PoE reduces cabling by delivering both power and network connectivity via a single cable
  • User-friendly web interface provides simple set up, a range of advanced settings and allows users to respond to live events in real-time
  • Units can be controlled individually or in groups - ideal for CCTV systems with multiple cameras

Typical applications

The Raytec Vario2 IP PoE i8-1 network IR illuminator is an ideal choice for large outdoor applications that require long-range, image capture at night. Typical applications include university campuses, shipping docks and airports.



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

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

  • PoE midspan
  • 80° or 120° lens



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Key technical features for Raytec Vario2 IP PoE i8-1

Environment: outdoor (IP66-rated)
Max distance: 350m at 10°
Angle: VARIO interchangeable lens system, 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)
Minimum system requirements: PC running Windows 7 with IE8 and network access
Hardware features: in-built photocell for automatic on/off operation, photocell following output, external telemetry input
Quick access software features: individual or group control (groups up to 16 units), power control: 20-100%, boost: 120% power for 10 seconds, deterrent feature with selectable patterns and speeds
Advanced user defined software features: timer functions, soft start turn on, 3 x deterrent patterns, 3 x deterrent speeds, selectable external telemetry input: volt – free or TTL, photocell sensitivity trigger level, assign illuminator to group for collective control, create user and administrator passwords, assign name, group name and ip address, restore factory defaults, restart/reboot, software upgrade, standard and advanced diagnostics, supported protocols include HTTP, Local and VMS operating modes, ping command functionality
Optics: platinum elite SMT LEDs
Consumption: 49W max
Input: 60W PoE++
Data input: Cat 5 cable
Weight: 1.65kg
Temp range: -50 to +50°C
Cable length: 2 x 2.5m
Colour: black
Wavelength: 850nm
Dimensions: 135 x 180 x 68.2mm
Warranty: 5 years
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