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Conversation Between quake and bdcochran
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  1. quake
    03-01-2012 12:04
    (2nd part; due to character-limit)

    Also, the lens (5mm on a 1/5" imager) is relatively "tight", providing a pretty narrow picture. At a distance of 20 feet, you’ll likely get a viewing area of maybe 10 feet wide. That’s pretty narrow. For a hallway or watching a specific door or such, it’s probably fine; but for an “area” view up close, there will be a lot of non-viewable space.

    Don’t mean to sound negative on it; DLink is usually good stuff. I just don’t have any experience with this particular product. If you do try it, I’d be curious how it works for you.
  2. quake
    03-01-2012 12:04
    It's an abnormally-small imager at 1/5"; most retail-sold cameras are 1/4", and most professionally-installed ones are 1/3". May not be a true problem, but that means the imager is a chip 1/5” x 1/5” (0.2” by 0.2”) square, and so has only 0.04" of space to receive and recognize an image; just 36% of the area of a 1/3" imager. Typically this means just less light-gathering ability and resolution, and the resolution seems to be an issue in this case. It lists a maximum resolution of 240 lines if running full video of 30fps. My suggestion would be to turn the fps down to 20fps, to get double the resolution. Fwiw, the cameras we install run 520 lines of resolution and up, and I personally wouldn’t want less; but there’s nothing really ‘wrong’ with it.
  3. bdcochran
    02-29-2012 20:31
    DCS-932L Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera. This is sold by Staples. Do you know of a better product. You are into security matters.
  4. quake
    03-17-2011 12:52
    If you're having trouble locating it, it's this one:
  5. bdcochran
    03-16-2011 10:27
    Thank you for the information on the bulb replacement. As I expected, the company said that there was no replacement, that is why I asked you. The bulb received a rave review from a guy who realized that it would last nearly forever. He bought a few more for shtf.
  6. quake
    03-15-2011 20:27
    Just the generic Nite-Ize "C/D Upgrade" version that's $8 or so at walmart, or at least used to be. It's shaped like an old-style flanged flashlight bulb so it can be used in a lot of different lights. Doesn't put out anywhere near the light of the mag-led LED's, but works fine for what we use it for - just general walking-around light in a dark house during outages. For task lights or intense, up-close work, you'd want something better but it's good for what it is.
  7. bdcochran
    03-15-2011 17:14
    Which Nize replacement bulb for the Walmart lantern. I would rather ask and show my ignorance than remain silent. I will get a couple of setups. After all these years, I have also broken down and ordered a candle lantern and 15 long lasting candles. I don't "buy" the advertised burn rate and would be happy if they would last 15 days.

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