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FLIR Thermal Night Vision on Jeep Wrangler

Here is something I wanted to do for awhile on my Jeep Wrangler. It is FLIR Thermal Night Vision. Check out the video. I explain what I did to create this nifty gadget


I used a old Cadillac “Night Vision” Camera that use to come on some of there models from 01-05. It truly is a Thermal “FLIR” Camera, not so much Night Vision, but has a similar purpose. This is the same technology used on Apache Helicopters and other military vehicles to spot the enemy at night since there heat is what the camera picks up.I mounted this camera to a GoLight Moveable spot light after removing the bulb and lens. I thought the camera would be smaller than it is and I would be able to mount it inside the GoLight, but it had to be mounted to the outside the still be able to get some up and down movement. The camera video feed is wired directly into my Jeeps Stereo head unit and can display the feed whenever it is selected. The joy stick is mounted directly below the head unit and has a great range of motion (would have a lot more if mounted ontop of the jeep). I turn the camera towards the grill when not in use to protect the lens from debris. Overall I accomplished my goal to have a moveable FLIR camera on my Jeep and I am happy with the results. I will be finding a different system to move the camera to replace to GoLight so that it all fits better and looks a little cleaner.