For testing purpose I ordered a OSRAM SFH4236 IR LED. I did some test in my backyard to see how it performs.
600TVL Camera with Hitachi chipset http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/Hitachi-DSP-Wide-Dynamic-Frame-Integral-Sony-CCD-4mm-Board-Camera.html
IR filter removed on the cameras sensor!
Ledwarrior01 current source to power the LED @ 1.36V/700mA
Of course radiation is invisible to human eyes, so one must be very careful while operating the LED!
The above video was taken while operating the plain LED.
Exchanged the white LED on a starboard with the IR LED. The starboard is equiped with a 10° optical lense: