IR License Plate Frame

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Jim Shoe
Born On:
17:03, 18 March 2008 (CDT)
Last Updated:
08:12, 31 October 2008 (CDT)


The idea came from the knowledge that cameras usually don't filter infrared light. This means when a picture is taken, any IR light is interpreted as a bright white light. So the idea is to take IR LED's and make a license plate frame. When a picture is taken of the license plate say from a traffic camera your plate is covered by IR light making it impossible to read...thus avoiding a ticket. As an added bonus, humans can't see IR light, making this solution perfect.


  • Made the wiki page and did a little research.
    • Seems as though cameras use IR Flashes. This is so that the plate reflects better.
    • Would seem if you flood the plate with IR then everything should work like I expect.


  • Wikipedia page on Traffic Enforcement.
  • Wikipedia page on Automatic number plate recognition
  • Patent - Vehicle license plate imaging and reading system for day and night.