How to mount floodlight

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  1. dohat leku

    dohat leku n3wb

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    i currently have a camera on my garage (10ft height) that looks at my driveway and patio. Now I already have a motion sensor light that's not working but that I'm planning to replace with this kuna
    Camera Floodlight

    Problem is the fixture and electric connection is on the house at about 8ft height and diagonally opposite and between my driveway and patio. I won't be turning on the motion sensor as it'll keep going on and off with wind when the tree leaves move or when it sees cats in the backyard. However I want the ability to light up the backyard and watch from my 2nd floor bedroom if I hear any noises at night since it's quite dark in the backyard. Would I expect the cameras to get blinded when I turn the light on? It's 5000 lumens but I have the ability to dim the power to it

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    dohat leku n3wb

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    fenderman Staff Member

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    Do yourself a huge favor and dont buy that junk. Read the Wiki on top.
     
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    awsum140 Getting comfortable

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    Using a motion activated floodlight is a little "iffy". The camera will be in "night mode". Action happens and the floodlight turns on. The camera has to switch back to day mode and there is an inherent delay of one to three or four seconds depending on the specific camera. You miss the motion since the camera is essentially blind during that time. Either use always on floodlights or use an IR illuminator instead.
     
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    Parley Getting comfortable

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    My front security light is always on in the dim mode. When activated it comes on to full power slowly and works just fine with my cameras.