I’ve mounted a v2 cam on the outside of a glass vivarium. Of course, the IR light reflects off the glass at night, making it mostly useless. I thought I’d turn off the camera IR light while keeping night vision on and place a small IR light on top of the tank,
But the products I’ve seen are pretty powerful–made for illuminating the outdoors up to some distance and in a wide field; I need it to travel about 18" in a similarly sized cone. I’d like low power draw and something that doesn’t produce much heat, and that gets power from AC. Anyone familiar with a product like this?
I haven’t found much to indicate that the tank inhabitants (vampire crabs) can sense IR, but I thought I’d minimize it, to be safe.