FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How do thermal binoculars work?
- Can you use thermal binoculars for hunting?
- Do thermal binoculars work in daylight?
- What is the difference between thermal and infrared?
Thermal binoculars use an infrared sensor to detect the heat discharged by objects. You can utilize them to observe in complete darkness, as the sensor is delicate enough to detect even the tiniest amount of heat.
Thermal binoculars are an ideal hunting accessory because they enable you to observe through the darkness of the night and identify any target animals. These target animals will be less of a challenge for a hunter that goes out at night compared to a hunter that only goes out during the day.
Thermal imaging devices can be employed with equal efficiency day and night. Animals emit heat and are hotter than their environment making it feasible to detect them at long distances with the utilization of thermal imaging.
Active IR systems utilize short wavelength infrared light to illuminate a region of interest. A portion of the infrared energy is reflexed back to a camera and interpreted to generate an image. Thermal imaging systems employ mid- or long wavelength IR energy. Thermal imagers are passive, and only identify differences in heat.