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Author Topic: How to Disable the Four IR LEDs  (Read 2769 times)

KGBerg

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How to Disable the Four IR LEDs
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:41:48 PM »

I would like to disable the Four IR LEDs on one of my DCS-942L cameras.  Dlinks support says to use day mode but a want night mode sans LEDs for use thru glass w/o reflection.

Any ideas out there?  The LED board seems to control lens filters too.

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Re: How to Disable the Four IR LEDs
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 04:19:31 PM »

For night mode to work, the LEDs need to be enabled and thats how they work and are designed. Its not recommended to place the camera against glass as it will reflect the LED IR back causing a white out image.
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Re: How to Disable the Four IR LEDs
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 04:26:41 AM »

The DCS-942L does not contain web UI controls to disable the IR illuminators. Users have successfully applied electrical tape over the IR illuminators to prevent the light from coming through. Under this scenario, you will need external IR illuminators in order to use Night Mode.  Please see the following posts:

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Re: How to Disable the Four IR LEDs
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 07:47:14 AM »


Thanks.  I tried electrical tape over the LEDs already, before this forum inquiry.   However I used white tape to be less conspicuous.  I will now try a base layer of black with a white tape covering. 

Is there a way  electrically disconnect the LEDs internally?  I realize the warrantee would be void if I try this.....
 
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Re: How to Disable the Four IR LEDs
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 01:18:34 PM »


Thanks.  I tried electrical tape over the LEDs already, before this forum inquiry.   However I used white tape to be less conspicuous.  I will now try a base layer of black with a white tape covering. 

Is there a way  electrically disconnect the LEDs internally?  I realize the warrantee would be void if I try this.....
 


I recollect at least one DCS-9XX using this approach, although as you aptly pointed out, you'll void the warranty and you'll need some proficiency in working with circuit boards. You'll have to search prior posts for a solution. I recommend looking at the DCS-932L and DCS-942L as both cameras are of the same HW build generation, and the DCS-932L has a LOT more posts due to its popularity.

Good luck and post back if you find/attempt a solution.
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Re: How to Disable the Four IR LEDs
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 07:11:28 AM »


Thanks.  I tried electrical tape over the LEDs already, before this forum inquiry.   However I used white tape to be less conspicuous.  I will now try a base layer of black with a white tape covering. 

Is there a way  electrically disconnect the LEDs internally?  I realize the warrantee would be void if I try this.....
 


Or get a different model that has this functionalities.
The dcs 2230 does. The newer 5222l rev B does. The newer or door cam does too.
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