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Title: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: eebclee on November 16, 2016, 05:14:31 PM
Has anyone figured out a way to disable the IR LEDs other than just putting tape over them (which generally results in enough scattered IR light to still mess up the image)?  A while back I started to take mine apart to see if I could unplug them or clip a wire, but they really didn't design it to be taken apart.  I wish they'd add this to the firmware since several other models have the option.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: FurryNutz on November 16, 2016, 05:20:59 PM
Theres no disable menu function of Nightvision or IR at all in the cameras UI?
What version of FW are you currently using?
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: RYAT3 on November 16, 2016, 05:26:03 PM
No, it isn't an option.

These indoor cams don't usual have the option.  (5222L,5010L,etc)

The 2230,2210L,2132L (not my favorite model) do.

I also had some light getting through or reflecting back in when I taped up my 2630L. Like you mention, it's probably hard wired to come on.

Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: FurryNutz on November 16, 2016, 05:27:38 PM
What FW version are you using?

From the user manual:
"Select a method of switching between day and night modes:
• Auto: This will automatically switch between day and night
mode based on the amount of ambient light. When there is
enough light, day mode will be used. When it gets dark, the
camera will switch to night mode.
You can use the Light Sensor Sensitivity drop-down menu to
determine how sensitive the camera’s light sensor will be and
how quickly your camera will respond to changes in ambient
light.
• Manual IR: The camera will only switch between day and night
mode when requested to through the Live Video interface on
the mydlink website or mobile app.
Always Day Mode: The camera will always use day mode.
• Always Night Mode: The camera will always use night mode.

Try setting Always Day Mode. This may shut off the IR lEDs at night...
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: RYAT3 on November 16, 2016, 06:20:19 PM

You can use the Light Sensor Sensitivity drop-down menu to
determine how sensitive the camera’s light sensor will be and
how quickly your camera will respond to changes in ambient
light.
• Manual IR: The camera will only switch between day and night
mode when requested to through the Live Video interface on
the mydlink website or mobile app.
Always Day Mode: The camera will always use day mode.
• Always Night Mode: The camera will always use night mode.

Try setting Always Day Mode. This may shut off the IR lEDs at night...

eebclee wants to run the camera in IR mode without the IR LEDs.  They will turn off in DAY mode (unless that DAY MODE/IR light issue is infecting the latest F/W here.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: FurryNutz on November 17, 2016, 06:50:31 AM
Understand now.  ::)
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: BAMoh on November 17, 2016, 06:53:40 AM
In other models such as the 9 series and the 5 series (at least the ones I own) you can disable the IR lights by running the cam in day mode only. You can also disable the power on and flashing activity lights as well. For the latter you need to go into the Windows GUI.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: FurryNutz on November 17, 2016, 07:06:18 AM
Yes the 5 and 9 series have the disable IR LED feature. D-Link may have removed it on this model and only activates if Nightmode is enabled.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: BAMoh on November 18, 2016, 07:19:16 AM
Seems there is a new firmware out today for the 2630.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: FurryNutz on November 18, 2016, 07:31:27 AM
What FW version are you currently using?

Has anyone figured out a way to disable the IR LEDs other than just putting tape over them (which generally results in enough scattered IR light to still mess up the image)?  A while back I started to take mine apart to see if I could unplug them or clip a wire, but they really didn't design it to be taken apart.  I wish they'd add this to the firmware since several other models have the option.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: eebclee on November 19, 2016, 11:09:02 AM
I just updated the firmware, so it's the latest -- I keep hoping they will add this option.  And yes, I want night mode without the IR LEDs on -- if you have an indoor camera pointed out a window, the IR LEDs blind night vision.  (The DCS-2630L is otherwise a great camera to set in my kitchen window and view my entire front porch.)  My other three DLink cameras can do this.  At this point I'd be happy to snip a wire if I could find the right wire, but as I say the thing really isn't trivial to take apart.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: FurryNutz on November 19, 2016, 11:14:05 AM
Why not get another model camera that has the feature for the window configuration your needing to use it in?
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: eebclee on November 19, 2016, 12:29:14 PM
Do they have a different one with 180 degree FoV, 1920 x 1080 or better resolution, and IR LEDs that can be disabled?
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: RYAT3 on November 19, 2016, 02:00:34 PM
The 2210L comes close.  170 fov if I remember correctly. Can disable led. Has speaker.  1080, 2mp. No gremlin noises in the audio.  Very good for a room. Not so much for long distance. No anti warping.  Camera runs cool.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: eebclee on November 19, 2016, 10:22:13 PM
The spec sheet says only 118 diagonal, 103 horizontal.
Title: Re: Disable IR LEDs
Post by: RYAT3 on November 20, 2016, 06:15:54 AM
You're right. I must have misread some where.

http://us.dlink.com/press-centre/press-releases/d-link-now-shipping-wide-angle-1080p-business-ip-camera/ (http://us.dlink.com/press-centre/press-releases/d-link-now-shipping-wide-angle-1080p-business-ip-camera/)

Well, it's as close as you will get with disabling ir's.

Yeah, I just compared views, 2210l in room corner.  Can see corner to corner on 90 walls. 
2630l can see all the side to side in my kitchen.

I had managed to find 2 2210l's on ebay for $135 for the pair.
Portuguese labeling, but work just fine in the states.