If you’re a fan of the Ghost Hunters and Finding Bigfoot TV shows, you are already familiar with thermal imaging cameras. For those of you who don’t watch those shows, a thermal imaging camera otherwise known as a FLIR, makes invisible heat sources visible to our eyes. FLIR cameras are traditionally very expensive pieces of equipment starting at $1000. But now you can add thermal imaging capability to your iPhone 5/5S with the FLIR ONE camera case.
FLIR ONE™ is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on your phone screen and perform temperature calculations. Heat sensed by an infrared camera can be very precisely measured, allowing you to use the FLIR ONE™ in a variety of practical and fun ways by revealing a thermal world not visible to the unaided eye.
The FLIR ONE lets you see in total darkness, and through smoke. It can display temps in a range from 32 °F to 212 °F (O °C to 100 °C). In addition to using it to find wandering spirits and a Yeti, you can use the FLIR ONE for other fun and practical uses such as:
Finding wet areas and leaks in ceilings, walls, and floors
See spots left behind by pet accidents
Security while camping or hiking at night
See heat loss around windows and doors
The iPhone 5/5S version of the FLIR ONE will be available this spring for less than $350 and for select Android models later this year.