​Sample Thermal Images

Some sample thermal images (with annotations added using FLIR Tools) are provided below in the form of screenshots from the generated PDF report. We can see that the FLIR ONE Pro is able to track temperatures ranging from -17C to 150C.

​Freezer Compartment

Refrigerator Compartment

Ceiling from Staircase Base in a Dark Room

​Child

​Notebook under Use

Composite Deck in the Sun

Open Flame on a 16000 BTU Natural Gas Cooktop Burner

We can also see the versatility of the FLIR Tools app, which allows tracking of multiple regions in the deck sample above. The ceiling shot (in the dark) also shows the wooden rafters standing out in the thermal image. Temperatures are fairly accurate, with the human skin temperature correctly being identified.

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  • Nottheface - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - link

    From http://www.flir.com/flirone/store/?id=81769:

    "Expanded Measurement

    FLIR ONE Pro’s expanded temperature range means you can measure temperatures between -4°F and 752°F (-20° to 400°C). With up to three spot temperature meters and six temperature regions of interest, FLIR ONE Pro gives you added on-the-go image analysis and reporting capability."

    So why do you say in the article that is can only track up to 150ºC?
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  • ganeshts - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - link

    I mention the rated specs in the piece. The 150C is what we tested. Doesn't mean the Pro can't 'see' above that Reply
  • Morawka - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - link

    Check out Seek's RevealPro. It's $600 but it has 320x240 with the visible spectrum camera and overlays. Plus it does fast motion capture. They make a cheaper unit for around $400 which features a 206x156 sensor with a dedicated lcd screen and flashlight. Seek's gonna eat FLIR's lunch when it comes to consumer/prosumer IR cameras Reply
  • R7 - Friday, June 9, 2017 - link

    Yeah. Im sure FLIR is shaking in their boots about competitors much more expensive device that despite having higher res sensor produces noticeably worse images due to the lack of MSX like technology. Reply
  • fobosca - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - link

    This is just toy for the kids. I am not sure why they using word *PRO*. Maybe you can use it for home inspection if your customer is not too picky. Useless for anything else. Oh of cuz you can check your steak temperature... Reply
  • Beany2013 - Thursday, June 8, 2017 - link

    My brother is a mechanical engineer (he does installation, troubleshooting, etc of industrial plant gear) and uses the basic one just to get a feel for where heat is building up, and using that to help diagnose things like gearboxes lacking lubrication, wires carrying too much current, components that are overstressed etc - without ripping the equipment apart, risking electric shock or physical injury, etc.

    You don't necessarily need to know the specific temperature at that point - just that something is hotter than it should be, or hotter than the surrounding area or it's complimentary components.

    Wheel bearings or brake disks on the car are a more prosaic example; think you have a binding caliper? Drive the car for a couple of miles, pull over, check each disk with the 'cheapy' FLIR camera and you'll have a pretty good idea of whether it's a binding caliper or a wheel bearing, from where the heat is. He did that to diagnose a knackered driveshaft, rather than a knackered wheelbearing, without having to get the car up on stands and shake everything about.

    So they do have uses beyond novelty, even at this 'basic' level.
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  • RandomUsername3245 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - link

    Watch out linking to Sofradir's opinion on a-Si vs. VOx. This is (almost) like linking to an AMD review published on Intel's website :)

    Almost every microbolometer vendor I know of uses one technology or the other (a-Si, VOx). They claim their choice is technically superior and all others are slightly worse.
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  • KidneyBean - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - link

    Disappointed that the sample photos don't show tests on the seal around the refrigerator with the door closed, or around house entrance doors or windows. Or maybe a water heater to see if it's insulating jacket could use improvement somewhere. Or if it could be used to spot a water leak. Reply
  • scmorange16 - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - link

    Can this be used to detect Paranormal activity? Reply
  • JanW1 - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - link

    Like natural gas burners magically staying at a cool 150°C? Reply

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