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.

** ******* **** ********** ***** ***** **** *** * ******* trend, *** ** **** **************** *******. ***** *** ********* ****** *** *** ********* ** ***** America, *****'* ***** ******** ***** ***** ********** ****** **.

** ****** *** ****** *** ***** *****-* *** *** ********** white ***** **** **** *** ******* ******* ** ** '****** deterent'.

****** **** ******, ** ***** *** ******** **** *** **** including *** **** ********* *** **********.

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

** *** *****, *** ***** ******'* ***** ***** *** *** unreliable, **** ******** *** ****** ** **** ****** ** ******, even ***** ******** ** ***** **** *******:

  • ************ *****:**** *************, ** *** ******* *** ******'* ********* ***** ****** widely, **** ***** ********* ** ***** ** ~*' *** ********* as **** **'+, **** ***** *** **** ********.
  • ****, ************** ********:***** ********** *** ***** *****, *** ****** *** * ******** period ** ~**-** ******* ****** ** *** ** ********* *****, which ****** ** ******* ** ********. **** **** *** ****** continues ** ****** ****** **** ******, *** *** ***** ***** simply **** *** **-*******.
  • ***** ************ ******:*******, *** ***** ***** ****** ** *** **** ~* ******* when *********, **** **** ********** ******* ******** ****** ** *** scene, ***** **** ***** *** ** ******* ** ****** ********.

**** *********, *** ***** ***** ** *** ***** *****-* ***** be ******** ** **** *****. ****** **** **** ********** ***** coverage ** ******* **** ** ******* *********************, *** ***** ***** **** *******, ********, **** ******* ****, which *** *********** ******* ** ******* ** *** ********** ** a *******. ***** **** ******** * ********* ****** ***** *** provide **********, ** *** ******* ****** ******** ** **** ***** and ***** ********* ** **** **** ****** ***** ********.

Availability *** *******

*** ***** *****-* *** ** ***** ** ******** ********** $***.** ***, ******* ** *** **** ********* *** (~$*** online), ******* ********/***** ***** ******. **** ******* ** ******* ****** than **** ***** ******** ********/*** ******, **** ** ************/***** *******(~$***) **** ******* ******(~$**), ****** ******* ** ***** ****** ******* ***** ***** "****** deterrence."

**** **** *** ****** **** ****** ** **** ** **** test (*****-*) ** ***** ******** ** *** ******. *******, ** have **** ******* *** ****** ** ***** ***** ******** *** documentation.

Physical ********

*** ***** ****** *** * ***** ***/**** **** ******, ********** a *** ****** ******, ***** ********** **, *** ***** ***** LEDs ****** ** * ******* *******. ***** ** ** ******** of *** ******** *************** ** *** ****** *** *** ********.

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

** *** *****, *** ***** ***** ********* **********, ********* ********** at ********* **** **', *** **** ************ ********** ** ~*' distance **** *** ******* *********** *** ******, ***** *****.

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

*** ******'* ***** *** ****** **** * **-** ****** ******** cooldown, ** ***** **** ****** ** ********* *****, ********* ** subjects ***** ****** ********. *********** **** *****, *** ***** ***** LED ******** *** **** ~* ******* **** *********, **** ** subjects ******** ****** ** *** *****.

******* ** ***** ******** *** ** ******* ** ****** *****.

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

*** ****** ****** ***** ****** ** ** ******* ** *** app, ** * ***** ** * ** *, ******* **** ~3.1 *** ** ~*.* *** ** ~**' ********. ** *** tests, **** ** *** ****** *******, *** ****** *** ***** visually ********* **** *** ***** ***** ******* *** ***** ******** at *** ******* ******* ** **** ********.

******* ** ****, ***** *** **** *** ***** ******** **** when ******* ********, ** ******* ********** **** ********* ********* ***** shining ****/**** ***** ********.

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

********** *** ***** ***** ** *** ***** ****** ******* ******* of ************. **** ****** ****** ** ********** ** *** *****, exposure *** **** ** ****** ** ******* ************ ** *** subject, *** *** ****** ** *** **** ***** *** ******** overexposed.

ir only vs white light comparison

******** ****** ******, **** ** ***** ******* ******** ** *** camera, **** **** ******** ***********, ***** ****:

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

** **** **** ** *** *** *****-* ** **** *****, such ** ******* ***** (*****) *** ********* ********, ** **** as ***** **** ***** *****, **** *.*** ***** ******* ******* issue, *** ** ****** ********* ** ***** ******. *******, *** camera ** *** ****** ** ***** **********, *** *** *** work **** *****, ******* ****** *** ******* ** ****** **** connected.

Test **********

****** ******** **** ******* ****** ********* ***** *****. **** **** the ****** **** *** **** * *** *********, **** *** configuration ********* *** *** ***** **** ***.

*** ********* ******** ******* *** ****:

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

Country ** ******

*** ***** *****-* *** **** ** *****:

********

** **** ** **** **** ******* **** ********** ***** ***** LEDs, ****************** *******, ** **** ****** *********.

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 ***** ******* ***-********-*** and ** **** *** have *** * ****** white ***** ********** ** the **** **** ***********. The ****** ****** *** to ****** *-** ******* for *** ***** ***** steady ** ** ********. I ****** **** ****** on *** *** **** to ******* ** **** and **** ***** *** two *******. *** ***** variant ****** ******** ***** and ****** *** ***/****** detection *** ***** - at ***** ** **** Iris *** *** ****** triggered ** ***/****** *** be **** *** ***** Device *******.

*********, ******! **'* *** 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 ** **, *********** in *** **** ***** and ********* ** ****** objects *** ******** ** would ** ***** ****** to **** *****.

* ***** * ****** 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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