+1 on the positive experience with this. I bought it to replace the Ring floodlight cam and have been very happy with my decision to switch. I have this, the 2K doorbell and a couple of indoor cams hooked up to the app. Whilst the floodlight doesn't use the homebase storage it hasn't caused any issues. Excellent product and fairly decent app (I paid £135 in Aug 2020). For what it's worth, I've tried blink, ring and Eufy. Eufy wins it for me. A bigger community of product owners will help drive more software improvements from Anker.
That's great thanks, the 2C looks very similar to images I'm achieving on the doorbell, and it seems to capture all movement around my front door area, or even the road if I need to, as I only live in a cul-de-sac the traffic isn't too bad and sometimes capturing all car movement within the cul-de-sac may prove useful if any thing happens!.. Look a good crisp image as can easily pick up all the weeds in your borders lol.... Only trouble is now the £100 one on offer has now become £179! + I've just footed new LED floodlight that will need a new home!
Works really well. So I have mine mounted above the door on the left so it's angled and also get more of what I want to see (the garden and not the road). It's wide angle lense so it looks further away than it is. Clocks people as soon as their at the gate. At night because of the street light I don't have it in night vision, the spotlight on the camera is pretty good and enables me to see in colour clearly. This is the 2C by the way...
Ok great thanks, I hadn't seen the newer 2C version, sounds like you've had experience of both, and the one on offer is the one to give a miss and go for the 2c version... Can I just ask when you've got mounted on the front drive and side of the house do they detect people walking directly towards them?.. As the Blink XT I've had for a few years are great, however due to the sensing don't pick up walking directly towards them, which is hard work on my front drive as people can walk up the drive, it's only when they turn to come up the steps to front door it will trigger, when I'd rather catch movement on the drive and cover the activity around the car/garden.
I wished Alexa routines worked. The skill is there but it doesn't do anything
And you can then change the quantity and discount applies to all items, not just one. I bought one of these in January for 12.49 - has a dim light at night, switches to bright light when it senses motion. Has been blown off the wall I put it on a few times but still going strong. Well worth it for this price - definitely buying one, probably two
Yes, I ordered, 30 % ticked and then in final price was not applied, so complained and so far passed through 7 chat analysts and now call back, so will be quite a lesson in "miss management" of customer relationship and wasting of company resource for me to share after the event for AWS learning !!!!
Ah okay, I've not had them very long. I'd actually prefer them to behave like yours at some point, stops the garden looking like a football ground :)
Yes, this is how they are. But for some reasons, after a year of usage, mine don't stay dimmed anymore. May be a sign they need replacing, I don't know, but in terms of motion detection they work the same as before.
Hmmm, I wonder if there's a switch for that somewhere. Mine all stay on, dimmed, after dusk, and then increase illumination for a few minutes if motion is detected. They then dim again but stay on all of the time. Reading the product blurb suggests that they are supposed to stay on, dimmed, all night.
30/09/2021Expires on 30/09/2021Posted 20th JulPosted 20th Jul
You could if that’s what you wanted but a Hue GU10 only outputs 350 lumens whereas a Lily XL outputs 1050 lumens. So you would need 3 GU10s to give the same output. So I think that your way would be more expensive for the output. But it was an interesting suggestion and if you don’t have larger features you want to light and you are happy with mains voltage cabling to each light (you might already have it) that’s ok but the Hue Lily lighting range drops down to 24V and 40W max so it’s safer.
Or you could get a GU10 spike light for around a tenner and fit it with a Hue GU10 bulb...
Cheers, just purchased a couple. T.y
Yep on Amazon you can get a 5m extension that is also a good price at the mo just under a £10.
Does anyone know of any long extension leads that can be bought to increase the distance between the lights ? Thanks
Thanks Andy, pleasure! Glad this newbie poster's contribution was helpful :)
Thanks for sharing, @aehrah - good find :)
You can't easily use a junction box with this - you are best off placing the Eufy junction box over the old one where the wire comes out of the wall. The Eufy camera goes on top of the included junction box and it doesn't have side inputs.
Would anyone recommend a particular junction box? I have a wire going to an existing light but the wire comes out a bit low, so needs to go up a bit.
I have had this for 2 months now. Only negative for me is there is no AI, so the camera picks up birds cars ect... Apart from that, the quality is great.
I have used the other similar light, Lepro 1500 lumen (15w) light couple of weeks back for around 8 hours on full power light mode and still working with same batteries now.
2 D cell duracell for £2 is good. You'll need 3 batteries though. Also unless you have the best batteries you won't get the 12 hours listed in the item. (y)
Oh I see, I did not check battery type before purchasing but I thought for the amount of light you do get from this, that all powerful lanterns would require a larger battery type. I managed to get the d type batteries from Morrisons as they were on sale. Here is the link to the batteries... https://groceries.morrisons.com/products/duracell-ultra-d-batteries-120262011 They are also available from Morrisons stores. https://groceries.morrisons.com/products/duracell-ultra-d-batteries-120262011
You've hit the nail on the head. I'm not voting cold, I'll be voting hot, because I think the product seems reasonably priced. But I'm also not going to buy one because I don't want to use disposable batteries, especially expensive D cells. I think the batteries will get the cold vote.
It's just Hotukdeals. Other than a general tendency for good deals, for popular products, to be voted hot, due to the wisdom of crowds, there is little rhyme or reason why some deals get voted hot, or not. A deal can go red hot one week, yet when posted at a better price a week later, go cold. The more niche the product, the more unpredictable the voting. I can guarantee you one thing though, you asking "why the cold votes?" will have definitely got this deal more cold votes. Edit: I've just noticed this takes D-cell disposable batteries. People hate disposable batteries, especially D-cells because they are expensive and not always easily available. That's probably another reason why people are voting cold.
31/08/2021Expires on 31/08/2021Posted 4th JulPosted 4th Jul
Fitted mine today.. Actually really impressed with them... Good sensitivity and light coverage. I'll be staggered if they last through a winter or two just because my experience of solar lights isn't great. But they do seem pretty well made, I might buy a few more just in case.
Purchase these as they had £3 discount on too
Does anyone know how long the warranty period is for these? This must be my 4th attempt at purchasing a pair of these types of lights and every one has failed just over the usual 12 month warranty! These look like a good buy but I'm thinking it might be better to find some that offer a 24 month warranty if these are only 12....not that that is any guarantee you'll get a replacement when dealing with suppliers that are mostly based in China...based on many other different purchases over the years even from the larger outfits from the likes of Gearbest, HomTom etc and numerous attempts at getting warranties honoured!
Good thing the 6A RCD in the shed as per Reg. 471-16-01 will take care of any shorts then.
Yeah no problem (highfive) Insurance usually looks at wiring regulations ;) (y)
It's outdoor rated cable and IP65 rated devices, they'll be grand.
Looks great apart from one common mistake. People for some reason never gland flexible conduit :| Conduit is used to protect cable from external factors. Yours has open ends meaning all sorts can get there including water. Now yes you can say nothing will happen, where people miss the fact that water vapour will degrade cable insulation. And I really hope this set up is on RCD socket plug. Easiest and cheapest method to kinda seal system when you have mismatch is to use heat-shrink tube even better if can get glue lined ones. That way you can easily join conduit to any fitting and seal it. (y)