Use this forum to discuss modifications to cameras for retrofitting external batteries, solar panels, and case mods not related to camera security.
#231582
Has anyone tried rigging these up? http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beams-MB363-Spotlight-Photocell/dp/B008X099PQ/ref=acc_glance_hi_ai_ps_t_5

Waterproof, battery powered (some have solar panels), and as much light as a high powered flashlight or headlamp. I wonder if that's enough light to keep the IR filter off. The light would have to come on before the cam was triggered, but that doesn't seem too hard - just put it a few feet up the trail.

Like an ExtendIR - only better!

I will try this out and report back, but if anyone has tips I'm all ears!
#267877
Has anyone tried rigging these up? http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beams-MB363-Spotlight-Photocell/dp/B008X099PQ/ref=acc_glance_hi_ai_ps_t_5

Waterproof, battery powered (some have solar panels), and as much light as a high powered flashlight or headlamp. I wonder if that's enough light to keep the IR filter off. The light would have to come on before the cam was triggered, but that doesn't seem too hard - just put it a few feet up the trail.

Like an ExtendIR - only better!

I will try this out and report back, but if anyone has tips I'm all ears!

I'm curious if the 9 D-cell batteries are for each, or for all 3. What is the necessary voltage for just one? Also wonder if there would be enough light to put one on a feeder for shooting hogs at night from, say, 100 yds away. Use these in conjunction with a MMS cam. Not necesssarily for pics but to alert you when they come.
#267878
Here's a single unit with more lunems. Takes 6V.

http://www.amazon.com/Beams-MB390-300-Lumen-Weatherproof-Spotlight/dp/B00BCCNZA2/ref=pd_sim_hi_3

Edit (09May2013) - just received this unit. It does put out enough light for mounting on a feeder and using a dot sight or hologram sight. Not sure if it would be enough for a regular scope. I have not measured the current drain. The unit stays on for 30 seconds, or longer if there is continuing motion.
#309901
i bought the Mr. beams 360 at walmart for $20 and installed it on a tree above my driveway gate. I had to take it back cause it kept comming on with no motion at all. The 2nd one worked fine. I have my moultrie m990 watching the driveway as well. The mb360 makes the night pics taken by the moultrie look better, but not enough light to make color pics.

Mr. beam makes another model with 2 lights in the same housing, that one might allow enough light for the avg. cam to take color pics at night , but don't know that as iv'e not actually tryed it.


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