The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Normally, our vision is limited to a very small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Thermal energy has a much longer wavelength than visible light. So long, in fact, that the human eye can’t even see it, just like we can’t see radio waves.
With thermal imaging, the portion of the spectrum we perceive is dramatically expanded, helping us “see” heat. Visible light doesn’t affect the thermal world, so you can see equally well in highly lit and totally dark environments.
The FLIR ONE™ thermal camera allows us to see things the naked eye could never perceive on its own.
Gamma Rays have the smallest wavelengths and most energy of any wave in the spectrum. They can be generated by nuclear explosions, lightning, and radioactive decay.
X-rays have very high energy and short wavelengths, between 0.03 and 3 nanometers. Some are no bigger than a single atom of many elements.
UV has shorter wavelengths than visible light, though some insects like bumblebees can actually see it. Fortunately, about 95% of harmful UV-B rays are absorbed by Earth's ozone.
All electromagnetic radiation is light—the portion our eyes can see, we call visible light. Cone-shaped cells in our eyes act as receivers tuned to the wavelengths in this narrow band of the spectrum.
Infrared light waves are just beyond the spectrum of light visible to the human eye. Most of the energy of the sun arrives on earth as infrared light.
Radio waves have the longest wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum, ranging from the length of a football to larger than our planet.
You’ll explore the world around you in ways you never thought possible, with no additional cords, cases, devices or screens necessary. Pop it onto your iPhone5 or 5s, and take it with you wherever you go. A new world of vision in the palm of your hand.
Raw thermal images are beautiful, however, they don't provide too much physical detail. So the FLIR ONE blends both images using MSX Technology, providing physical detail to the raw thermal reading. With MSX Technology, the FLIR ONE captures what nothing else can.
This is the camera that allows the FLIR ONE to take a thermal reading. Smaller than a dime, it's the most compact long-wave infrared sensor available, and it's positioned to equip a new generation of mobile and handheld devices with unprecedented thermal imaging capabilities.
Every time you capture a thermal reading with the FLIR ONE, you are also taking a standard picture. This picture will provide physical detail to the raw thermal reading.
It provides a simple user interface with a variety of functions for operating your new FLIR ONE device. And this is just the beginning.
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Timelapse video lets you quickly observe the often-subtle way things change by speeding up time. Combine that with the thermal imaging power of a FLIR ONE-enabled iPhone 5/5s, and now you can view, capture, and easily share incredible thermal time lapse movies, showing changes in a scene and its temperatures over time.
Apply the power of your FLIR ONE-enabled iPhone 5/5s to awe-inspiring panoramic images with FLIR ONE Panorama. Capture stunning wide-angle pictures of breathtaking scenery, then easily save, manage and share them with the world. Get the big picture in a way you’ve never seen it before!
Create and share fun and dramatic photos that blend color and thermal elements together with your FLIR ONE-enabled iPhone 5/5s. FLIR ONE Paint is an easy way
to capture color photos and convert selected elements from color to thermal with
the swipe of your finger. So you can create images that make selected objects
really stand out!
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