A snake camera with light is sometimes what people also call an inspection camera or a borescope. Usually, a snake light camera consists of a digital camera at the end of a flexible probe. The camera is ideal for looking in small, tight spaces that are difficult to access so it almost always has a set of LED lights included to illuminate whatever the camera is pointed at.
A flexible snake camera is perfect for looking in tight dark places like down inside the combustion chamber of a car, after you’ve removed the spark plugs - you can see if everything is operating correctly, or if it isn’t you might be able to diagnose what is wrong. Snake light cameras can save a lot of time because they avoid having to do a time-consuming disassembly just to do a visual inspection.
Usually the advantage of a snake camera with a light is they save time, allowing you to make a visual inspection without performing disassembly or a destructive inspection. You can also see inside of things with a flexible snake camera that you couldn’t otherwise - like inside the barrel of a firearm.
Many inspection cameras are also waterproof. Waterproof snake cameras are ideal tools for plumbers, and other contractors, to perform inspections inside of pipes or other wet areas without the need to drain them. This is especially helpful if you are trying to diagnose a blockage.
Snake cameras with lights are pretty easy to use. Sometimes they work with your mobile device or computer, while others are stand-alone devices with their own screens, batteries and memory. Regardless, once the device is powered on, and the light is activated, you maneuver the probe into the inspection area and adjust it so you have a good visual on your subject. Next, you can take photos or video of the inspection process for reviewing later. Sometimes flexible snake cameras have multiple lenses on the probes to look sideways as well as forwards. Some camera snakes are articulating and can be controlled where to look by the operator moving a joystick.
The best snake camera with light is the one that solves whatever problem you are having. Teslong makes a broad range of inspection cameras with many different probe options to work with other mobile devices, personal computers, or stand-alone models with their own screens. Teslong has been making flexible snake cameras for over ten years and offers many models that are economical and easy to use.