The camera’s new suggested U.S. retail price is $1,995.

Extech Instruments has lowered the list price of its popular i5 infrared thermal-imaging camera $1,000.

The camera’s new suggested U.S. retail price is $1,995.

“When the powerful and feature-packed Extech i5 was introduced in early 2008, it trail-blazed the entry-level infrared thermal imaging camera market by being the first professional-grade product to retail for less than $3,000,” said Arpineh Mullaney, vice president of sales and marketing. “As this segment continues to grow, the Extech i5 maintains its market leadership as the industry’s game-changer with an affordable new price of $1,995.”

The cut reflects the commitment of Extech’s parent corporation, FLIR Systems, to infrared technology, Mullaney added.

“This price rollback reflects our commitment and strategy to driving down the cost of thermal imaging,” Mullaney said. “Our goal is to enhance the ability of professionals to compete in a wide range of sectors including electrical contractors, plant MRO, predictive maintenance, HVACR professionals, disaster-restoration technicians, and green building/energy auditors.

“For millions of professionals who have settled for an infrared thermometer’s single-spot temperature reading, stepping up to an infrared camera with thousands of pixels of temperature data has never been easier or more affordable,” Mullaney said.