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Crazy Cart 48-LED CCTV Ir Infrared Night Vision Illuminator
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2012
Do a little research and determine IF your particular camera reacts to the same IR wavelength as Foscams. If it does, then this particular illuminator should work well. Otherwise, you'll be rolling the dice. ;)

BTW, I tested momentarily this IR illuminator with a 12V/1000MA power supply and it works well. It's ALWAYS better to have more power capacity than REQUIRED so one doesn't destroy the unit. Personally, I would NEVER use this 48 LED illuminator with ANY power supply other than 12 volt with a MINIMUM amperage of 1000MA. If the seller is telling buyers something else, then buyers must decide for themselves which route to follow. The old adage, "buyer beware" applies. It's ALWAYS wise to periodically check your equipment while it runs, in this particular case in the dark or at night, which naturally includes your choice of power supply. Good luck.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2012
Was DOA. One of the holes that the base screws into was tapped too large and screw wouldn't stay in. The rest of the unit looks great though. I did a return through amazon (I pay shipping, I MIGHT get $3 bucks back out of the whole deal but paid the initial cost plus shipping twice so far...).
I'll try to find another product in the meantime that might be better made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2013
I was very satisfied with my purchase for the first month or so, then I noticed the intensity of the light diminishing after a few weeks, I went to check and there was several LEDs dead, later more kept diying, now less than half remain working. I had considered this light inexpensive, but in reality it is cheap, and the old saying "you get what you pay for" fully applies here... Your money will better spent on a better quality product, I gave this a try but no good results, hope my experience help you decide...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2013
I bought one of these before, and I was so impressed that when I got some replacement cameras, I bought three more. These little lights are wonderful, they light up a rather extensive area really well. I would definitely recommend these to enhance night vision.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2013
Just make sure when ordering you buy the one with the power supply. It works great with the foscam camera.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
I picked up two of these about 5 months ago. For 10 bucks I was not expecting much. So far they work great. They throw a useable wide flood light pattern out to about 20 feet. I am using DLink 932L cameras that have thier own (weak)IR illumination built in. With this combination I can "see" things out to about 30 feet however there is insufficient contrast. For example I can tell the diffference between a deer and a person at 30 feet. You need to be in the 20 ft range before you can see faces. Dont forget your trigonometry. If you mount these high up on a wall or under an eve you are taking a bite out of you usable distance. Yes, they do have a distinct red glow. Just enough in my opinion to get an intruder to look directly at it. If your camera is mounted next to the light you can get some decent pictures or video of his ugly mug. Right at the instant he realizes hes on camera.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2015
Works great! I removed the IR filter from a TeckNet 720P webcam and used this to illuminate. I don't know if it's strong enough for outdoor distances, but it gives good results lighting up the far end of a 20 foot room. There's a bit of red glow from the LED's, but when I placed a 760nm NEEWER IR filter over it (52mm diameter filter exactly covers the source) it blocks the red without noticeably affecting the illumination.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2014
i have tested this both indoors and outdoors in the winter here in upstate new york already been minus zero. In both indoor/outdoor it's worked great for me.... It is made of metal no openings to let water or snow in doesn't feel cheap like some of the plastic ones out there... i also like to use a power source under 12v and not over 200ma. the higher the power the brighter the lights but then the bulbs tend to blow out quicker. I have had this on for over a month 24/7 not a single bulb has blown. Indoors it lights a room up like daylight. Outdoors your not going to get a wide area to light up, but i didn't really need it for that i had a sony cam outdoors and there was a dark spot outside of the circle of light created by the built in ir lights. so dark that if i went out in the night and stood in the dark area you wouldn't see me on the monitor, so i mounted this illuminator up and put in the the dark area and the difference was dramatic. It was way brighter than the built in ir lights that came with the cam, and it lit up more area than the cam. was able to... I really wanted to just see what i would get for the short money thinking probably not much, but i really like it and i am about order a few more for some other areas i'd like to have brighter outside the house so my DVR catches it all. which nine times out of ten is my neighbors cat really pretty boring... which is a good thing i think everyone knowing these cameras are there is a huge deterrent. So the neighbors seeing me outside working and upgrading the security cameras is another upside to this project.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 11, 2013
This item stopped working within 2 or 3 months after purchase. Very cheap quality. All the IR lights went bad. Save your money and buy a pricier but better quality unit that will last and do the job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2013
No bad LEDS after 3.5 months. Illuminates area very well. I do not have reservations recommending this product to anyone.
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