If IR dash cams are better at capturing in total darkness, can I use it to record the back of the vehicle?

BlackboxMyCar Updated by BlackboxMyCar

You could, but we would not recommend doing so. IR dash cams are fitted with infrared LEDs, which job is to illuminate the camera’s field of view with infrared light. If the IR dash cam is mounted up against the windshield (pointing through the glass to capture outside of the vehicle), the infrared light is instantly reflected off the windshield, resulting in a reflection or glare that will blind the camera. This will cause your videos to be overexposed or washed out.

Learn more about IR dash cams on our blog: IR Dash Cams: Explained and Compared

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