Smart Wireless Camera Manufacturer

Home / All / Knowledge /

What is the difference between single and dual lights cameras?

What is the difference between single and dual lights cameras?

May 29,2024
In the realm of security surveillance, the debate between single-lens and dual-lens security cameras often surfaces. Understanding the features and benefits of a dual-lens camera, particularly one equipped with infrared (IR) and LED lights, can help make an informed decision for your surveillance needs.

1. Image Quality

>Infrared lamps: 
Although infrared lamps can capture images in low or low light environments, they usually only produce black and white images and cannot provide rich color information.
>White light: 
It can provide color images at night or in low light environments, displaying more detailed information, making the monitoring image more realistic and clear.
>Dual light source camera: 
Combining the advantages of infrared and white lights, it can provide clear black and white images in low light or low light environments, and switch to color mode when needed, providing rich color information.

2. Applicability:

Single light source camera: usually only suitable for specific environments, such as infrared cameras suitable for dark environments and white light cameras suitable for bright environments.
Dual light source camera: capable of adapting to a wider range of environmental conditions, providing satisfactory monitoring results whether it is day or night, indoor or outdoor.

3. Security

Dual light source cameras usually have intelligent alarm functions, such as humanoid detection or motion detection alarms. In night mode, when a humanoid detection or movement detection alarm occurs, the camera will automatically switch to white light mode and turn on the white light to switch the image to color. This not only helps to deter bad people, but also provides more valuable surveillance evidence for the police.

4. Service life

The heat dissipation performance of infrared and white light lamps is usually good, and they are packaged with silicone material, which has low attenuation and long service life. This makes dual light source cameras have a longer lifespan and more stable performance.

5. Energy Efficiency:

The dual light source camera can switch light sources as needed in night mode to avoid unnecessary energy waste. For example, in the absence of humanoid or motion detection alarms, only the infrared light mode can be activated to save energy.

6. Upgrade And Maintenance:

Dual light source cameras typically support firmware upgrades and remote configuration, making it convenient for users to expand functionality and optimize performance as needed. Meanwhile, due to the use of modular design, components such as light panels can be replaced separately, reducing maintenance costs.
In summary, pan tilt cameras with both infrared and white light sources have significant advantages in image quality, applicability, safety, service life, energy efficiency, and upgrade maintenance. These advantages make dual light source cameras an indispensable part of modern monitoring systems.

Are you looking for a realiable smart camera manufacturers?

We can quickly provide customers with market analysis, technical support and customized services.
Contact Person
Paul Zhao
Paul Zhao


C5-511, Shidai Aocheng, Nankai District, Tianjin Shenzhen Factory:Bao Fu Road, Longgang District Shenzhen Guangzhou China
Please send your message to us
  • Only supports .rar/.zip/.jpg/.png/.gif/.doc/.xls/.pdf, maximum 20MB.
follow us