We are trying to locate an infrared bulb, and it needs to be the type
which would be screwed into a regular lamp (like a lamp in your family
room). The purpose of this bulb is to illuminate an area that is
being viewed by an infrared video camera; the infrared bulb puts out a
particular spectrum that the infrared camera can easily pick up,
making things seen in low light at nighttime look lit, and more like
daytime. The use for the bulb (and camera, which we have already
found) is to monitor our sick pet at night, who is very ill and
undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
The bulb needs to be a stand-alone bulb, that you?d purchase like an
ordinary light bulb. It should not be for any specific item (i.e., it
shouldn?t be a replacement bulb for a particular item, unless it can
also be used alone). It needs to fit a regular lamp socket, just as
if it were a regular light bulb. The wattage should be 100 watts or
less, and the output should be completely non-visible (meaning no
visible ?light? can be seen), so that it won?t keep him awake.
We have already tried using a ceramic infrared heat lamp bulb, but it
does not work, as it is in the wrong spectrum.
If you can find multiple sources, so that we might purchase the bulb
at as good of a price as you can find, we would really appreciate it.
If you find that we?re going down the wrong path in what we are
looking for, just tell us and we can edit our request to better fit
what is really out there.
Clarification of Question by
16 Oct 2005 08:32 PDT
Wow, that looks like it! I can't tell you how much we appreciate it!,
especially right now with all of the things we are having to do
(though gladly) to help him fight this cancer and deal with the
tremendous number of complications he is dealing with. I am so
thrilled you located it!
Did you happen to see any others at competitive prices? And I think
the other thing my husband wanted me to ask was if you might have seen
one in a 'medium' or 'wide' angle (as he is restless and uncomfortable
and can't sleep, so tends to move around the room a lot).
Thank you so much for doing that for us! And so quickly, to boot!