Flood light, attached camera removal

Hello, I had trouble searching for this question. We bought a flood light and I wanted to set up the camera before having the entire flood light installed… I’m having trouble unplugging the camera from the flood light housing. Is the plug hard wired to it? I’m afraid to use pliers and warp the plastic plug, I’ve already left a slight impression on it already =(

No

If you unscrew the camera from the base and then follow the cord from the back of the camera you can pull it off

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Easiest thing to do, if you have not hooked up the flood light yet, is to get an extension cord with the plug on one side and wires on the other. Then simply use wire nuts to connect the flood light up and set it up.

I did this with 2 of them before actually installing.

Something like this:

Then you can test all aspects, setup the camera, set the lights to come on when needed and if you have the extension camera, set that up as well. When done, you can hook it up and as long as you have WiFi in the location, it should connect and just work

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Ok thanks! I just wanted to check before I hulk out on it and rip something lol. I ended up using vicegrips to pull the bugger out… it was in there pretty good.

Also, thanks Spamoni4. Thats a really good idea, I may try that on our back porch!

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That’s a good idea, just BE CAREFUL!! The exposed wires on the other end are super dangerous, and dont let them get too close too each other when plugged in.

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Absolutely correct.

Do not try to hook up the wires if you have it plugged in, hook up the wires first, then plug it into the wall outlet.

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I’ll keep this bookmarked for the future :slight_smile:

This is exactly what I’ll be using when I set up the floodlight camera to the side of my house that does not have wiring for a floodlight