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Infrared Camera Trouble Shooting Ir Lights Not Working?

Posted on May 5, 2010 by admin There have been 7 comment(s)


Ok so you have either a new infrared, bullet, dome or ptz camera and your infrared LED lights are burning, not burning or are burning weak! Here are a few things we are going to say that you should consider. First, it could be something really small or you are looking at a total failure in internal circuitry. So first make sure your power supply or power supply distribution box is giving you the right amount of amperage. With your stock or factory power supply, you need to make sure that amount of amperage is delivering enough juice to help those LED bulbs burn. If not this could due two things: one burn out the lights, or short the lights. It needs to be just right! Also if your power supply box has too many infrared security cameras that are drawing 1amp or more, your box may have ran out of enough amperage to deliver the right amount of power to all your cameras. This will result in a short in multiple security cameras. So if you are testing an individual camera now and it seems like it is weak or the infrared lights will not power on, the camera has been severely damaged and you will have to replace the whole camera. The internal circuitry for most infrared security cameras are very complex and contains high-voltage electricity, so do not open the camera it is dangerous. We do repair security cameras here, so if you need to, call our technical support and purchase a support ticket and get your camera looked at, we just may have the parts you need to have your cameras repaired.

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7 Responses to Infrared Camera Trouble Shooting Ir Lights Not Working?

  • Heather
    Heather says:

    I have a Lorex security system with infared night lights on them. three of the cameras infared lights do not work any more. I was told that shining a bright flashlight at them may trigger them to work again.Is there any truth to that.
    thank you

    Posted on January 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  • Elliott Cromwell

    I have a clear picture during the day and at night a dark picture. In both operations there no camera lights.What is my problem

    Posted on March 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  • admin
    admin says:

    Sounds like you don't have enough IR light, Elliot. You might try an illuminator.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 at 5:17 am

  • admin
    admin says:

    @Heather Nope.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 at 5:23 am

  • reinald
    reinald says:

    I have 4 cameras. the infrared is not working for the 3 cameras. I'm using a 6 amperage power supply for 2 cameras. but if the cameras are plugged directly to the outlet, the infra red is working. Is it possible that i'm using a low power supply?

    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

  • reinald
    reinald says:

    How will I know if i'm using the right power regulated supply for my 4 cameras? I'm using 2 cameras for a power supply with 6 amperage and the infra reds are not working.

    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  • Robbie
    Robbie says:

    I have 4 dome cameras and a ptz at a customers. The ptz works fine as its powered locally. 3 other dome cameras work fine. The ir's light up when i cover them to check they illuminate. However one does not. There is a clear pic in the day with a blue glowing line down the middle of the picture. At night the poc is clear again but has a thicker white glowing line down the screen. I e replaced the camera and it worked fine then after an hour the line appeared again. Any ideas what could be causing this please?

    Posted on December 2, 2012 at 10:15 am

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