Dahua Lorex White Light Camera Tested

By: 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.

** ******* **** ********** white ***** **** *** a ******* *****, *** by **** **************** *******. ***** *** ********* models *** *** ********* in ***** *******, *****'* Lorex ******** ***** ***** integrated ****** **.

** ****** *** ****** the Lorex *****-* *** *** integrated ***** ***** **** that *** ******* ******* as ** '****** ********'.

****** **** ******, ** share *** ******** **** the **** ********* *** main ********* *** **********.

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White ***** *** *********** ******

** *** *****, *** Lorex ******'* ***** ***** LED *** **********, **** multiple *** ****** ** were ****** ** ******, even ***** ******** ** Lorex **** *******:

  • ************ *****:**** *************, ** *** testing *** ******'* ********* range ****** ******, **** range ********* ** ***** as ~*' *** ********* as **** **'+, **** using *** **** ********.
  • ****, ************** ********:***** ********** *** ***** light, *** ****** *** a ******** ****** ** ~35-45 ******* ****** ** can ** ********* *****, which ****** ** ******* in ********. **** **** the ****** ********* ** record ****** **** ******, but *** ***** ***** simply **** *** **-*******.
  • ***** ************ ******:*******, *** ***** ***** stayed ** *** **** ~5 ******* **** *********, even **** ********** ******* remained ****** ** *** scene, ***** **** ***** not ** ******* ** camera ********.

**** *********, *** ***** light ** *** ***** LNWCX-C ***** ** ******** to **** *****. ****** more **** ********** ***** coverage ** ******* **** as ******* *********************, *** ***** ***** uses *******, ********, **** diffuse ****, ***** *** effectively ******* ** ******* an *** ********** ** a *******. ***** **** provides * ********* ****** which *** ******* **********, it *** ******* ****** annoying ** **** ***** and ***** ********* ** they **** ****** ***** property.

Availability *** *******

*** ***** *****-* *** be ***** ** ******** ********** $***.** ***, ******* to *** **** ********* Cam (~$*** ******), ******* wireless/white ***** ******. **** pricing ** ******* ****** than **** ***** ******** consumer/DIY ******, **** ** the*********/***** *******(~$***) **** ******* ******(~$**), ****** ******* ** these ****** ******* ***** light "****** **********."

**** **** *** ****** part ****** ** **** in **** **** (*****-*) is ***** ******** ** the ******. *******, ** have **** ******* *** LNWiHD ** ***** ***** websites *** *************.

Physical ********

*** ***** ****** *** a ***** ***/**** **** factor, ********** * *** motion ******, ***** ********** IR, *** ***** ***** LEDs ****** ** * plastic *******. ***** ** an ******** ** *** physical *************** ** *** camera *** *** ********.

White ***** ***********

** *** *****, *** white ***** ********* **********, sometimes ********** ** ********* over **', *** **** consistently ********** ** ~*' distance **** *** ******* approaching *** ******, ***** below.

Long ********/***** ************ ******

*** ******'* ***** *** lights **** * **-** second ******** ********, ** which **** ****** ** triggered *****, ********* ** subjects ***** ****** ********. Compounding **** *****, *** white ***** *** ******** for **** ~* ******* when *********, **** ** subjects ******** ****** ** the *****.

******* ** ***** ******** may ** ******* ** camera *****.

Light ****** ******* ** ***

*** ****** ****** ***** levels ** ** ******* in *** ***, ** a ***** ** * to *, ******* **** ~3.1 *** ** ~*.* lux ** ~**' ********. In *** *****, **** on *** ****** *******, the ****** *** ***** visually ********* **** *** white ***** ******* *** quite ******** ** *** highest ******* ** **** distance.

******* ** ****, ***** may **** *** ***** annoying **** **** ******* outdoors, ** ******* ********** from ********* ********* ***** shining ****/**** ***** ********.

Slight ** ******** ***** ***** ************

********** *** ***** ***** in *** ***** ****** varying ******* ** ************. When ****** ****** ** stationary ** *** *****, exposure *** **** ** adjust ** ******* ************ of *** *******, *** the ****** ** *** test ***** *** ******** overexposed.

ir only vs white light comparison

******** ****** ******, **** as ***** ******* ******** at *** ******, **** more ******** ***********, ***** here:

ONVIF ********* *** *** **********

** **** **** ** add *** *****-* ** some *****, **** ** Network ***** (*****) *** Milestone ********, ** **** as ***** **** ***** ONVIF, **** *.*** ***** working ******* *****, *** no ****** ********* ** other ******. *******, *** camera ** *** ****** as ***** **********, *** did *** **** **** Exacq, ******* ****** *** failing ** ****** **** connected.

Test **********

****** ******** **** ******* unless ********* ***** *****. Note **** *** ****** does *** **** * web *********, **** *** configuration ********* *** *** Lorex **** ***.

*** ********* ******** ******* was ****:

  • ***** *****-*: *.***.*******.*.*, ***** Date ****-**-**

Country ** ******

*** ***** *****-* *** **** in *****:

********

** **** ** **** more ******* **** ********** white ***** ****, ****************** *******, ** **** ****** available.

Comments (14)

*** ***** ***** **** smaller, ********, **** ******* LEDs, ***** *** *********** similar ** ******* ** LED ********** ** * subject.

***, ** *** ***** get *** ***** ** stay ** ****** *** accompany **** **** * little ******** ** ******** somebody ******* **, ********* ** ** *********** deterrent.

***** ** **** ***** in *** ***** ** a ****** ***** **** while **** ** ** ;)

******:

***** *** **** ********* on *** **** ****** being **** *** *** camera, * ***** * note ** *** "************ and ******* *******" ********** that ***** **** ********* part ******* **** ** came ****** ****** ******* for *** ******, **** on *** ******* *** in *** ************* *** ultimately **** *** **** number **** ** ** the ******.

*** **********, * ** testing *** ** *** powered ***** ******* ***-********-*** *** it **** *** **** the * ****** ***** light ********** ** *** cool **** ***********. *** camera ****** *** ** toggle *-** ******* *** the ***** ***** ****** on ** ********. * tested **** ****** ** and *** **** ** trigger ** **** *** over ***** *** *** minuets. *** ***** ******* camera ******** ***** *** passes *** ***/****** ********* via ***** - ** least ** **** **** VMS *** ****** ********* by ***/****** *** ** seen *** ***** ****** Manager.

*********, ******! **'* *** officially ******** ** *** US ** ** *** to ***** **** ******* products ******* ** *** lead ** ************ ********* (that *** *** ********, tested, ***. *** ******** standards).

**** ****, **** *** you ***** ***** *** quality *** ********* ** the ********** ***** ***** included ** **** *****?

****,

* **** **** ****** the ****** ******* ** my ******. * **** not ******* *** ******* overexposure *** **** ** your *******. * **** look ** ** *****. For ** *** ***** light *** ******* ***** see ** ** **** suited *** ******* *** driveway *** **** ******** or ***** ****** * house ** *******/******** ** the ***** ****. * hope ** **** ** mounted ******* ** *** next *** ***** *** will ******. *** **, being * ****** ***** LED **** ****** ** weak ********. *************, *** firmware ****** *** ** download *** *****.*** ***** and ********* **** **** modify *** *** ****, however, ** ** ****** out. *** ****** **** has ** ****** ** green *** ** *** face. * ***** ** way ** ******* **. 

****, **** * ****** FYIs.  *'* ****** **** "Fender ***" ********** **** is *** **** "*********" from ** *** ****.  Per "*********":

*. *** ***** ****** you **** ** **** reviews *** *******.  (**** look ****** ****** ** me.)

*. *** ******* ***'* be **** *** ********.  Not **** ************* ******** performance ******* *** *****'* models. 

*. ****** ** ***** is *** ***** ** help **** ******** *******.

*. *** ********** *** must *** * ***** camera ** *** **** good *** ***** *********** for **** *****.

* ***** ** ******* to * ****** **** at ** *** **** that *** ********* ***** at *.*** *** ** color *** *** ***** to *** **** ****** than *** ******* ** posted (**** ** *** disappointed ****), ** ** had * ****** *******.  Buy * *** **** a ***** ***** *** number,  ** *** **** lights *******.  **** ****** replied **** **** ** might *** ** *****, at ***** ***** "*********" said ** *** **** going ** **** *** the *****, *** *** numbers ****** *** ** used *** ********.  ** then * ****** * couple ****** ******* *** the ** ***** **** one ** *** ***** "EXIR *.*" *** **** made * **** *********** for *** ** *** older *** **** ***** to ****.  (**** ******* extra ** *** **** extra ** ****** **** the ***** ***.) 

**** ** *** ***** where "*********" ******** ** that ****** **** *******.  When * **** *** that ****** **** ** use **** ** **** extensively, *** ********* ** should **** **** **** and **** *** ** you *** ******* **** were, ** ****** **** unhappy.  ** ****** ** and **** **** **** and ******* ***** ****** comment * *** ****, even ** ***** ***** where ** *** *** challenged.

****** **** **** ********** Administrator ** **** ***** university **** ***** ** floods **'* ***** ****'* doing *** ****, *** "Fenderman".  *** * ***** I *******'* ******* ** own ***** **** *** that * **** ***** a *** **** ***** IR *********** ** ** back ***** *** ** cam ** ***** **** a **** ****** ********* now ***** ** **** to ** **** *** very *****.     :-)

***, * ***** ******* that ** ********* **** article ***** ** *** cost **** ******* ****** good *** ***** ***********, but ******* **** ***** IR, ****** ****** ****** cams **** ****** **** low ***** ***********.  ** appears **** ****** ** to ***** **** **** could ***** ******* ******* for **** *****.

 

***, ****** *** ** Fenderman **** *********. ** has * **** **** aggressive ********** ***** **** we **.

*** ******* **** ***** image ** ****** ****, which ** * ********** concern ** ****. *** upside ** ****** ** that **** *** ***** and ****** *** ****** to **** ** *** understand. ** **** **** the ***** **** *******, we ********* *** ******* speeds ** */*** *** and ***** *** *** blurring ****** ***** *** stills, ******* *** ******** problems ***********.

***, * ***** ******* that ** ********* **** article ***** ** *** cost **** ******* ****** good *** ***** ***********, but ******* **** ***** IR, ****** ****** ****** cams **** ****** **** low ***** ***********. ** appears **** ****** ** to ***** **** **** could ***** ******* ******* for **** *****.

********* *** *** **** cams **** ** *****-** so, ** * ********** correctly, *** *** ************ adding '***** **' **? We ***** ** ** official ****, *** ********* speaking. * *** * concerns - ****** '***** IR' ** ***** ** overexpose *** **** ***** badly ** *** **** close ** *** ****** will ** *** '***' / ***. ********, ******** IR ***** ** ** powered **********, ***** **** cost *** **********. * think ** ** ********* potentially ****** *** *********** but **'* *** * common ******** ** ********** applications ***** ***** ****** would ** ******.

****, * *** *** your ******* ***** *** University. ** *** *** older ******* **** ***'* have ** ** ***** IR ** ****** **** and *** ***'* **** to ******* *** ******, I *** *** ****.

*** ***** *******, **** low-cost *** (**** **** manufacturers *** * ******* Hikua ** ****) ********* have ********** ** *****. They ** ********* **** problems ** ***** ** evenness ** **, *********** ** *** near ***** *** ********* to ****** ******* *** external ** ***** ** least ****** ** **** there.

* ***** * ****** add, ***'* ********* *** added ** ****** **** the ******, ***/** ***'* use ** ** ****** with *** **** ******** angle ** *** ***** in **.

*'** ******* **** "**** more ********** ********** *****" doesn't ***** ** ***** it.  ** *****'* **** test *********** ****** **** either, **** ** *** light ****** *** ***.  (And * ***'* **** how *** ****** **** supplied ******** ** ****** from *** ******** ***** you ***'* **** * light ***** ** **** you **** ****** ******* location **** ********* *****.)

*** *** **** ***** on *** *******, ******* or **, *** ****** in ************, ** *** show ** **** *******.  This ** ********** **** up *****, ** ******, but *** ***** ** IR **** *** ****** this **** ******.  **** reviews (****** *** *****) also **** **** ******* from **** ****** **** uneven ** ******** **** that ********** ***** ***** help.

** ** **** *** added ** ****** * mid ***** *** ** dome ** ***** **** more ****** **** *** camera *****.  *** ***'* built ** "**** *.*" only ****** *** **** field (** ** ***** 25 ** ** ****), while *** ***** ** now ****** ** *** other *** ** *** patio *** **** *** 4K ********** *** ***** get *********** ******* ** 50 ** ** ****.  And ***** ** ** area ** ******** **** is ***********.

** **** ***** ** me **** ***** ** suggested ****** ******** **** works ** ***'** ******* with * ***** **** Hik **** *** * or * (** ***** more) ******* **** ******* price ******. ********* **'* just ***** ****, ********** with *** ************ ***** you *******.  ** *** other ****, *** ***** IR *** **** ****** in **** ***** *** any ******.  **** ** more **** **** **** angle ** ******* ******** a ***** ****.

****, **** * ****** FYIs. *'* ****** **** "Fender ***" ********** **** is *** **** "*********" from ** *** ****....** banned ** *** **** went **** *** ******* every ****** ******* * had ****, **** ** other ***** ***** ** was *** **********.

**** ** *** ****** your *****, ** ******* change **** **** ** “Fender ***”, *** **** often!

#**********************

**.  **** ***'* ** necessary. ******** *** *** thin **** **** ****, using ** ****** ****, will ** **********.  * run * ****** ** groups *** ***'* **** the **** ** ****** everything *** ******** *** disagrees **** **, ** even ***** *** **** it ********.  ******** *** the ********* ** *** "advice" *****, **** ** context ** * *****, might ** * ********* story.

***, ******** ****’* ********** style ***** ** **** aggressive ** *******, ****** IPCamTalk****, **** ******** *******, ********* first *** **** *****.

****** **** *** ******* fenderman’s ********* ** **************** ****** **** ************, ******* forcing *** ** ********* his ******* *** ** ******, **** ******* ********** *** “Fender” **** *** “***”.

 

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