Thursday, November 10, 2016

Review: Univivi U06R WideAngle Long Range 130 Feet 6pcs LED Array Lights IR Illuminator

Update 1/22/2017: below is my original posting on Facebook. Since then I've had 2 of the four appear to have gone out. It looks like the power supplies I had them on just could not give them enough power. The specs say a 2 amp supply but the 5 amp supplies I bought seems iffy to power a cam and the light though the 2 together ought to only draw about 3.5 amps max.

I bought a Univivi U06R WideAngle Long Range 130 Feet 6pcs LED Array Lights IR
for eval. Here is the Amcrest 2k deck cam
with some other cams in the distance helping light the yard.

Now with one of the old analog LBC6050  cams on the deck as an IR illuminator.

Now I replace that with the Univivi U06R. Not as wide angle as I'd like here but awesome for longer shots.

Here I have same analog cam stuck in the rocks.

I pointed the Univivi U06R still from the deck toward the driveway and the analog back toward the lower deck. It might more sense to line it up with the camera. I'll have do more tests but I like the way it lights up the south west gate.

Now this is what the Univivi U06R is made for. This is an Escam QD900 looking through the fence so there is a bit of glare back.

Now the same shot with a Univivi U06R setting below it. The old pool pump is about 40 feet away. The deer feeder and water trough about 70.

Update: Jan 6th 2019

Thought it might be time for an update with some more examples
These cameras are about 110 feet from the creek. 

I had a Univivi U06R about 25 feet down the path as added light You can see how it makes the trees glow but the water is almost lost in the black about 110 feet from the cams. If you look close you can see far bank sometime as in this shot from the Amcrest IP4M-1026.

In this shot from the max zoomed (22mm) Microseven, next to the Amcrest, is worse because of the glow from the trees from the all the IR.

Adding second Univivi U06R (see daylight pic above) aimed at the far bank improves things a lot.

And the Microseven as well.

Even up the path you can see the diff in this Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I (12MM)  mounted 72 feet behind the above cams. With one Univivi U06R

And with the second installed.

Decided to adjust the second illuminator to shine more on the water and it made a big improvement.