Spectral Range

The infrared spectral range is 0.7 to 1000 μm, the range for wavelength in which infrared radiation is transmitted. For cost reasons, IR thermometers generally operate under 20 μm. Most of the IR thermometers that we carry have a spectral response of 8-20 μm. This range is used because it is minimally affected by CO2 and H2O in the atmosphere. With longer, lower-energy wavelengths, the accuracy decreases with increased distances due to the affects of the atmosphere (humidity).