So, I recently saw this question and thought it looked simple enough. Instead of a webcam though i used an actual (but old, 3MP) digital camera. The camera was a bit broken anyway(always exposed with weird colors and too dark usually). Well, I've confirmed the IR works now by holding my TV remote up to it. I don't actually have any IR LEDs on hand though.
The two prevalent kinds I see seem to be 950nm and 850nm. For the purposes of making a night vision camera, which one would be more bright? I would think 950nm because it's closer to the visible spectrum, but everyone else seems to say 850nm is brighter. So which one works better? Or should I just buy one of each and see for myself which one is brighter?(as in, it depends on the camera)