FLIR Lepton®

Change the way you see the world!

The FLIR Lepton® is the most compact longwave infrared (LWIR) sensor available as an OEM product. It packs a resolution of 80 × 60 pixels into a camera body that is smaller than a dime. This revolutionary camera core is poised to equip a new generation of mobile and handheld devices, as well as small fixed-mount camera systems, with thermal imaging capabilities never seen before.

Lepton® is the technology behind FLIR’s ground-breaking FLIR One camera mount for the iPhone 5 and iPhone—and that’s only the beginning.

Lepton® contains a breakthrough lens fabricated in wafer form, along with a microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) and advanced thermal image processing. It creates even sharper images when combined with FLIR’s patented Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSX®) technology, which extracts detail from a visible light camera and embosses it on the thermal image created by Lepton®.

New devices equipped with thermal imaging have incredible potential in the areas of health, safety, temperature measurement, and presence detection. And due to high volume manufacturing techniques, FLIR can deliver Lepton® at a price point that is an order of magnitude below other thermal camera cores.

Designers need only supply standard mobile industry voltages and a clock to Lepton®. In turn, Lepton® delivers high-quality, fully-processed thermal images through mobile industry standard interfaces.

Lepton® Applications

  • Safety & Security – See people lurking around in the dark at your home or business.
  • Automotive – Detect living beings in a car to prevent children or animals from being left in hot cars.
  • Micro and Nano UAV/UGV platforms  – Lepton® makes even smaller UAV/UAG platforms possible. 
  • Home Repair & Energy Efficiency – Find hidden air leaks, missing insulation, and water damage.
  • Building Automation & Presence Detection – Use Lepton® as a sensor to operate doors or activate HVAC systems automatically.

Doing Business With FLIR Systems

The FLIR Lepton® is a full IR camera solution that is smaller than a dime, can fit inside a cell phone, and is 10 times less expensive than a traditional IR camera. Contact your FLIR sales representative today to discuss how you can incorporate FLIR thermal imaging technology into your manufacturing solutions.

Learn More About Lepton®

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