Channel 4 Scared of the dark

GJD supplied over 100 Extra-Large Infra-Red LED illuminators for a Channel 4 five-part series called “Scared of the Dark”

Scared of the Dark is a ground-breaking endurance experiment, where a group of celebrities enter a specially created pitch-black reality space for seven days!

GJD’s Infra-Red (IR) LED illuminators were specified for this project due to the high product quality, quick delivery times and outstanding customer service from GJD.

The illuminators were a major part of this project, as they were used alongside production cameras to provide consistent Infra-Red illumination at all hours. This ensured the cameras always had full visibility of the scene 💡

Excellent footage, even in total darkness

Scared Of The Dark is a groundbreaking and unique new reality series on Channel 4 that broadcasts eight celebrities living in total darkness for a week for an endurance experiment. It was crucial that the production cameras would be able to capture crystal-clear images, even though the scene was pitch black. The cameras were filming 24:7, so GJD’s Infra-Red LED illuminators needed to be extremely durable and active all the time.

GJD’s IR illuminators were a major part of this experiment, as without them filming would not have been possible.

Channel 4 Scared of the dark

Key features

  • Latest SMT dual core LED technology
  • Distances up to 262m from one single IR illuminator
  • Angles from 10-95 degrees
  • High-quality anodised aluminium housing
  • Interchangeable diffuser system with elliptical beam profiles
  • Low maintenance CleanLite lens coating technology
  • CE and UL approved
  • GJD’s range of high performance Infra-Red LED illuminators are designed to provide class leading performance, long life and ultra low maintenance.

    Products in the range provide reliable, high-quality illumination to enhance the performance of any camera system at night, or in low light conditions.

Testimonial from the production team

“You are all absolute superstars – thank you so much for fulfilling this order so quickly!”


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