If you are experiencing color variations in image quality while using your Lorex by FLIR DVR / NVR system, you may need to adjust the position of cameras and other settings to optimize image quality. The first step is understanding the color temperature of the sources of light around your cameras.
Color temperature facts:
Your choice of light bulb will affect the color temperature and appearance of your camera image.
Types of light bulbs:
Incandescent: These bulbs include standard "A" light bulbs, reflectors, and tungsten halogen bulbs. They are generally a warm color temperature (2700-3200K) and are best for both indoor and outdoor use.
Florescent: These include straight tube and compact florescent lamps. These can vary in color temperature from warm to cold (2700 - 6500K) and are best for both indoor and outdoor use.
High-intensity Discharge: These bulbs include mercury vapor, metal halide, and high-pressure sodium bulbs. They can vary in color temperature from warm to cold (2100 - 7000K). Mercury vapor is only best for outdoor use.
TIP: The color displayed from a Day / Night color camera may appear differently under Incandescent or Florescent lighting conditions. Adjusting the camera settings in the DVR or Observation System menu may help to improve the quality of the video image.
Lighting tips for camera setup: