New Floodlight Pro as Front Porch Light?

Has anyone considered using the new Wyze Floodlight Pro as a front porch/door light? I have a hanging light at my front door porch area and also a video doorbell. But the video doorbell doesn’t see to the street because there is a walled entry at front door. The hanging light has dust to dawn and will brighten if someone comes in close to the door. So I might install this new Wyze Floodlight Pro and add filters over the LEDs to make it more a warm temperature light for my front porch because it would be nice to have more camera coverage at my front door area and more brightness if someone is at my door when I’m sleeping.

I have debated it. I am going to be replacing a back porch light with one of these for sure. But I am debating if I want to do the same thing with my front porch light. I want one in the front of my house, just debating whether I should instead mount it a little farther away instead. These things can be blindly bright, and not sure I want to do that right at my door.

But it would only be blindly bright when you set the time for when you are asleep and someone is at your door announced right? For most of the time the lights would be set at a lower brightness.

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You’re right, it could be set up that way. It is definitely something worth considering. :thinking:
I will have to see what the view looks like from different locations at the front of my house (I’m going to activate it on an extension cord first, then hold it up in a few different locations and see which one gets the best view before I permanently mount it in place). I know I want one up front, just need to figure out the best position.

I kind of wish they would just make a Porchlight-specific camera using this same lens, but instead of being a floodlight, it would be a cylinder lamp style, maybe even letting us put any bulb we want in there, including smart bulbs that could change the temperature like you were talking about before. I think that would be a good next step for them for a new product. Make something just like this designed as a front porch lamp replacement.

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So, are you going to get the new black Floodlight Pro as your front porch light? I’m trying to decide, while it’s still on sale.

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Is that a yes?

I’m highly debating it! I just got my 4th white one delivered this weekend and I haven’t set it up yet, so I’ll probably wait until I at least set that one up.

One of my friends got a black one delivered today because Wyze launched them a few days early on their TikTok store, and he mounted it against white siding and it still looks great. That’s what I was worried about. I prefer the black color but was worried if it would stand out against my white siding, but his looks pretty good, so I’m more tempted now. :thinking:

I really like these things, and my wife does too. She even suggested a few places we could put more.

Now I’m just debating if it will still look alright having some white and some black (especially if I just keep the same colors on the same sides of the house) or if I should just stay with all white. Haven’t completely decided yet.

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I’ve always had black fixtures on my house, which is white, because it looked better. But I must say when I got the original Wyze Floodlight in white, it actually blended in well with my house white exterior wall. And that wall of the house is southern facing so it gets a lot of Sun and heat, so a white fixture would probably last longer. If I get one for the front porch, I want it in black. Just not sure yet if it makes a good front porch light, but obviously I’d have to put filters over the floods to warm them up a bit.

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Yeah, let us know what you end up doing and maybe show us a picture. It might be a good thing to share with other people who feel the same way about warm lighting, or who live in an HOA that requires warm lighting as I’ve heard some people mention. :+1:

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My husband installed this as a replacement to our porch light. We love it! It’s like the doorbell only better honestly. We can speak through it and you can set it to ambient light so it’s not so bright during the night but turns into a floodlight when a person is detected. The only thing I’m waiting to find out is if it picks up on all the wild life. We live in a country wooded part of Tennessee so animals are more likely than people. We shall see. Our house is a tan color so we went with white. Side note: we saw an ad that marketed this as a replacement to a porch light and that is the only reason we purchased it. You can set the light to ambient so it’s not such a bright light. We figure we could move the 3 cameras, replace the ugly porch light with something more useful than just a light and not install the doorbell cam since this acts as all of that. We all have the wyze app on our devices so when the alert comes through for person detection we can see who it is, talk to them if we want or just ignore it.

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Thanks for sharing! That is great! I am still debating doing this myself. I replaced some of my back porch lamps with these, but hadn’t decided if I want to do so with my Front porch lamp, or simply mount a new one somewhere a little farther away.

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Post a picture of it please.

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Sorry, I meant a clear picture of your floodlight pro mount at your front door. But do you find the cool white light to be too much? I really want a warmer front porch light temperature and if I put mine at my front door will most likely put filters over the floods.

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I am only allowed to reply 3 times so hopefully these can be seen by the person who asked for certain photos. The ambient lighting is way softer than the actual bright floodlight. The brightness is adjustable. I’m trying to get a good photo of the ambient setting.

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I merged the rogue topic you started into this thread to continue the conversation. To get around the limit you could edit previous posts to add more content and you can post more than one image per reply.

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@camillia20 Thank you for sharing!!! It looks pretty good there, fitting the coloring really nicely and your view is amazing. I bet you get some interesting animal visitors.

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