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Hey all,Has anyone successfully used a external infrared light source for night vision instead of the internal infrared?looking to see how best to setup to get a clearer image and reduce reflection at night off different surfaces.Wasnt sure if best to setup a few meters away from the camera or if a seperate light would actually make any difference?Thanks in advance
@big_ted Ted, I've brought that up a few times. I don't why the don't offer a POE infrared as an accessory since I think most people would have an extra port left over. I didn't check but I think the camera's usable distance is further then the weak ir lights. You could use a floodlight of course, but that isn't always possible or well liked. Actually as I think of it, I think you can add power with a switch at the camera? Easy cheesy.
@tntmooney_234036028743894 Yeh is easy to setup. I was considering adding a external infrared light a few metres away to see if that would reduce some reflection off surfaces.have you tried this yourself? curious on what would or wouldnt work
I have installed several Tendelux 850nm IR illuminators purchased from Amazon (under $25). Placed them at least 4-5 ft. away from the camera, powered from a regular electrical outlet.What I had found was that flying insects seem to be drawn to the camera infrared LEDs and appeared (to the camera) as VERY BRIGHT and PRETTY LARGE (because they were so close). Created lots of motion recordings that were essentially worthless.Once the separate IR lights were installed and the camera IR LEDs disabled, those insect problems went away.
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