I don’t use the Wyze spotlight for the V3, I use a motion activated LED floodlight so this makes the V3 work like a Wyze Cam Outdoor (WCO) but far better than a WCO. Flood lamp runs on the 12 volt side of the system where the V3 is on the 12v to 5v Micro-USB adapter side, all can be wired together with the weather proof wire connectors on same feed wire.
This video below was before I switched V3 to color night vision, already had IR LED illumination off because of too many bug triggers
Bought one today at Home Depot. They were not by the other wyze products, they were in a special display box in one of the main aisles. When i go in to the app to add a new device, i don’t see the floodlight; my app is up to date. Am i missing something?
Here is a Total Darkness test of my version of the Wyze Cam Floodlight, Solar powered I made several years ago with a V2 that was upgraded to a V3 when they came out. The motion floodlight does a good job at illumination of area.
If you couldn’t hear the audio I was saying it is time for a Old Rasputin Stout Beer 9% of Goodness
It’s not really all in one. The v3 is simple “off-the-shelf” and attaches in a spot atop the motion sensor using the same screw-in-keyhole arrangement as you would attach the v3 to anything else. The same 6-in whip connector is inserted into the motion sensor housing to connect for power/control.
It would be very easy to sell one without the camera, but the value for Wyze might mean it never happens. I bought it the day after launch simply because I was in the market for a new flood-/spotlight and another v3, and the timing was perfect. Install is easy, but I’m trying to pin down a few configuration gremlins.
I added one yesterday using the add v3 option and it identified it as a floodlight version. In the app it automatically displays as a v3 with a floodlight accessory. They had them in stock at Home Depot and picked one up.
Works great and I’ll pick up another! Looks like they did well with this product.
If you had good Belgian Beer you could just change the trim around the J-box or get the or to do the modification. I can rent you some raccoons , they are good with their paws. I may get one to replace my dual backyard LED motion light, it is getting kind of old. The coons said they would do it on their day off for free.
I am more a Stout or Porter Beer Guy, Tonight is “Old Rasputin” Russian Imperial Stout night 9% ABV
The original location would accommodate the Wyze Cam V3 Floodlight but that model would not be easily converted to run on my A.C. powered 12 Volt Battery backed-up system and I really wanted it on the backup system so I would have lighting when venturing to out-building to start generator.
All my V3’s are on 12 volt systems so when power is out I still have cameras , VOIP phone, WiFi, and Alarm System without the Grid. Battery Backed-Up 14 V3 cams and Internet Communications Actually need to update title from “14 to 24” as now all 24 cams on on several battery backed-up systems as I No longer use the “Flaming Wyze USB Adapters”
The money I get back from Home Depot I will use to add another 100Ah battery to my main system.
Then use a couple of 12 volt motion floodlights like the above one in post at aimed at out-building with generator and add another V3. I still have several V3’s I haven’t placed yet so that’s a location soon to have one.
The roof overhang on bay window at J-Box is the issue on my secondary location I was going to do if the Wyze Cam V3 Floodlight would not easily accommodate 12-14 volts D.C. power input.
Wyze Cam Floodlight has my 'seal of approval" just installed one at my neighbor’s and it works well.
Unfortunately for my needs wanting to have it on my 12 volt battery backed up system when A.C. fails it was not easily done as the power supply would need major modifications.
My setup with a PIR motion and separate V3 do basically them same thing, run on the 12 volt battery backed up system and if a part fails I don’t have to replace entire unit, rather just a floodlight, or V3 camera.
And since I still have several unassigned V3 cameras, I will just order some 12volt PIR Floodlights and build my own version of the “Wyze Cam Floodlight” for close to half the cost.
The Wyze Cam V3 Floodlight is a great product, just doesn’t fit my situation.
I do not trust any Wyze power supplies 120 vac to USB or other due to their ongoing issues since 2019 of their USB adapters catching fire
The Wyze Cam Floodlight is 120 VAC based so that is my main reason I did not go with it in my setups.
Picture below is the 120 VAC power supply and floodlamp - PIR - V3 control board. I am avoiding anything Wyze puts 120 Volts A.C. to.