Light fixture causing washout (photo)

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  1. FiddlerKY

    FiddlerKY n3wb

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    Hi all, other than changing the location, are there tricks or thoughts on how to reduce the amount of washout a door light causes on my video stream? I’m likely going to move the camera to above or just in front of the light, but I lose my door view which I don’t like. Would it be better if I move it back further? I have attached a photo of what I’m seeing. This is the side of my house.

    EDIT: This is an LNB8005 Lorex camera from the Costco set (LNR6826K).

    Thanks!

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  2. Parley

    Parley Getting comfortable

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    Do you have a daytime photo of the light itself? I was wondering if you extend the light bulb further up into the lamp unit. I did that with mine by buying a socket extension. Another thought would be to block off some of the light on the camera side.
     
  3. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    put a dimmer on the light or use a lower output bulb.
     
  4. Camit

    Camit Pulling my weight

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    This is why you always test your location your mounting,before you mount the camera. If it was me I would just move the camera, which I know you said you didn’t want to do but the placement is horrible.you could try WDR if you have it but prob won’t do much use setting 5. Or just turn off the light, no other way around it.
     
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  5. mat200

    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    If not wanting to move the light, nor change out the camera, nor move the camera then:

    Perhaps shielding the light from the camera a bit?
     
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    JNDATHP Pulling my weight

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    Love the BGE.

    As for the light, can you adjust the camera view just a bit to lessen the amount of light hitting the camera? Do you want to record the side of your house (brick)? Is there an opening I can’t see?

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  7. Parley

    Parley Getting comfortable

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    Here is my front porch light. I was able to raise the light bulb in the socket about an inch with an extender and that did the trick. The light bulb is a 40 watt equivalent LED.

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    Parley Getting comfortable

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    This ^^^^^. Adjust the camera to the light so that it does not shine into the camera. It does not appear that you have to move it very much.
     
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  9. Old Timer

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    I placed a piece of aluminized tape inside my porch light lens between the light bulb and the camera. It gives a shadow towards the camera and allows the camera to work well at night.
     
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