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    Minimize effect of IR bulbs on image

    The IR bulbs are great for nighttime surveillance but not really needed when there is ample light.

    As you can see, in this image the IR light is reflecting off the blinds.

    https://imgur.com/uQZxkux

    Is there a way to minimize that effect?

    I looked over the camera and it looks like there is no user friendly way of even getting inside it.

    https://www.cctv.net/KT-C-KPC-S50NV1-p/kpc-s50nv1.htm

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    Re: Minimize effect of IR bults on image

    I would expect that you can turn the LED illumination on and off via remote control.



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    Re: Minimize effect of IR bults on image

    There is no remote.

    Just a basic wired system. (720p B/W)

    Opening the blinds a little helped.



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    Re: Minimize effect of IR bulbs on image

    There are IR filters available; make sure that they are IR absorbing. IR transmitting filters are dark but IR absorbing filters are slightly blue. You may have to use two of them stacked together.

    But then your nighttime recording will suffer.


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    Re: Minimize effect of IR bulbs on image

    Faced with a similar situation for two pan/tilt IPCAMs and one 'trad' CCTV, I fitted our patio with an IR mini-floodlight with integral day/night photo-sensor.

    Tough, IP 65, drew 20 Watt, played nice with the cameras by 'filling the shadows' and mitigating their night-lights' back-scatter from nearby objects such as white plant-pots....

    The mini-floodlight cost ~ 35 (~$40), but is now ~ 20. As the 'fly lead' was very, very short, I also needed an adjacent IP65 junction /gland box ~ 5...
    FWIW, mini-floodlight's IR LED array included one (1) far-red LED to show status.


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    Re: Minimize effect of IR bulbs on image

    Quote Originally Posted by Nik_2213 View Post
    Faced with a similar situation for two pan/tilt IPCAMs and one 'trad' CCTV, I fitted our patio with an IR mini-floodlight with integral day/night photo-sensor.

    Tough, IP 65, drew 20 Watt, played nice with the cameras by 'filling the shadows' and mitigating their night-lights' back-scatter from nearby objects such as white plant-pots....

    The mini-floodlight cost ~ 35 (~$40), but is now ~ 20. As the 'fly lead' was very, very short, I also needed an adjacent IP65 junction /gland box ~ 5...
    FWIW, mini-floodlight's IR LED array included one (1) far-red LED to show status.
    Do you have a link to those?

    Thanks.



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    Re: Minimize effect of IR bulbs on image

    Quote Originally Posted by fixit7 View Post
    Do you have a link to those?
    Found them on Amazon...

    "IP65 Waterproof Outdoor Security LED Floodlight with Built-in Photocell Sensor 20W "
    "Weatherproof junction box"

    Please use due care with 'mains' wiring, fusing etc. Feed via a 'safety breaker' to be sure, to be sure.
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