Dahua Lorex White Light Camera Tested

Author: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Dec 20, 2018

IP cameras with integrated white light LEDs are a growing trend, led by most notably Hikvision ColorVu. While the Hikvision models are not available in North America, Dahua's Lorex division white light integrated camera is.

We bought and tested the Lorex LNWCX-C and its integrated white light LEDs that the company markets as an 'active deterent'.

Inside this report, we share our findings from the test including its main strengths and weaknesses.

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Availability *** *******

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ir only vs white light comparison

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Test **********

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Comments (6)

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