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Arlo - Indoor/Outdoor Smart Home Security Lights. Wire-Free, Weather Resistant, Motion Sensor, Rechargeable (2-Pack)-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Look Review - New Release

    Posted
    SpaceshipMark

    I’m an astro/aero engineer, so I’m attempting write an informative review from my perspective. Hope it helps you. SETUP: Very easy to set up. Three screws to secure the mounts to where you want it. Install and use the Arlo app to setup the two security lights. The app requires you to scan the QR code on the bridge and each light to setup. My smartphone is a little older and had a difficult time scanning it. Plug the bridge into the power socket and follow the app instructions. Lastly install the battery, screw the lights to the mounts and you’re done. HARDWARE: The light mounts are good quality. They’re made of mostly metal and the design is the same as the other common mounts. The ones that I bought for my Arlo security cameras are very similar except for the metal ball for the magnetic attach feature. The mounts that came in the box are screw on to the light type. This is good, makes it harder to steal it but also harder to remove to charge the battery. The security light itself is good but is only rated at 400 lumens. Its not super bright but it will light an area, so you can see what’s in front of you. The battery lasts a long time even if you have it set to full power. There is a trade-off between battery life and light brightness. It is designed for battery life. If you have the Arlo security cameras, the you can sync with the lights, so the image quality is better. This is probably the case with all security cameras in low light. They complement each other well. I mounted one of the lights in front of my parent’s house. Now they don’t have to fumble to their front door in case they forget to turn on the porch lights or come home later than planned. SOFTWARE: The lights can be controlled using your smartphone, table, or computer using the Arlo app. It is the same app that also controls your other Arlo devices like the security camera system. It will tell you your battery level, time the lights remain on after triggered by motion, and many other things. I set the lights to turn on via the motion sensor only from dusk to dawn and to also start recording on the security cameras. I set the motion sensor to the maximum range which is about 25 ft. It’s not too sensitive that it turns on with insects, etc. but it could a little more sensitive. Overall, the app is very easy to use, it didn’t take long to go through all its features. CONCLUSION: These security lights are a good alternative to the common wired-in security lights, especially if you don’t want to run new wiring. There’s also the added benefit of being able to control them with your smartphone and change the settings on the fly. I have several Netgear products and when I contact their support center, they have always treated me well and resolved my issue. I received this item for free as part of the Netgear First Look program. They send me new to market products for an un-biased review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really cool sensors plus effortless setup

    Posted
    Richard

    The setup of the lights was incredibly easy, requiring only that you use the Arlo app on a mobile device to scan a QR code in the battery compartment of the light. The customizable LED light color is a great feature and we've used them to provide cool lighting effects at parties. Since I have the Arlo security cameras as well, I can use these motion detectors to trigger the cameras to start recording before the camera senses anything for more complete coverage. They are controllable via the Arlo app and can be set to be active during the same, overlapping, or separate periods as the cameras. Additionally, there is a feature that allows the sensor to trigger a motion alert without turning the light on which makes it easier to position them without worrying about it shining through your neighbors windows. We've chosen to leave the motion alert and the light turn on coupled so that it comes on whenever motion is detected within the scheduled time period. The fact that they are rechargeable is a great feature, however I would prefer the kit came with the wall charger so the batteries could be charged outside of the sensor. Though this kit comes with a wall charger and an extra rechargeable battery (3 total), the batteries can only be charged in the sensor which means it would need to be taken down to charge it. The wall charger docking station is available for purchase separately (~$14.99 I think) but feel like the cord for connecting the battery directly to the charger should've been included to allow for quick swap out. While they do work with Amazon Echos/Alexa via the Alexa Arlo skill, the operation via Alexa is pretty buggy but I expect this to be fixed through updates to the Alexa skill. I personally would like a customize-able arm/disarm code word so I could say "Alexa, Arm Arlo Sensors [code word]" on my way out and visa versa once I get home. Overall, these sensors are great and come with a ton of very customizeable options and features, however it seems they are a bit overpriced considering the non-smart option only costs about $15 per motion sensor light. They are a great addition to existing Arlo systems and I would recommend them. I received this sensor kit as part of a testing and review program through the NETGEAR First Look Review Program.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Arlo Lights for Dummies

    Posted
    TheLowdown

    One of my favorite features is this system is totally rechargeable. (I’m weary of anything battery-powered—batteries don’t last long and it gets expensive over time.) Initial setup was pretty straightforward, although a printed quickstart guide would’ve been nice. The Arlo app on my iPhone had issues like not reading the QR code, but it could’ve just been an issue with my phone. BASE STATION • Arlo recommends plugging in the "Bridge" at counter height but it works just as well in an outlet near the floor. • Small, unassuming profile—I love how it doesn’t detract from our home decor. LIGHTS • Easily recharged by connecting the provided USB cable from the light into a wall outlet. • Surprisingly withstands harsh weather like rain and direct sun/heat. • Super bright; can illuminate a large area of an indoor room or outdoor patio. • Can be scheduled for whenever I’m away from home, through the Arlo app. • Alerts me when motion is detected, through text/email. “I’M A DUMMY” NOTES I’m not the most tech savvy so if you’re like me, you might think your Arlo Lights don’t work. We followed instructions for the Motion Detection Test and Range Finder Test to find the best sensitivity and location. The lights responded well to both tests. But outside of test modes, the lights simply would not turn on. Here’s what we finally figured out: • The lights are in automatic power-saving mode during the day! They’re lights (duh) so repeatedly walking past them or wildly waving your hands won’t do a thing during the day. They’re meant to turn on when it’s dark. Problem solved. • Another issue was the custom-colored lights and flashing on/off at different speeds. Apparently this is only available for “manual mode” (tapping the ON switch through the Arlo app). So my idea of chasing away evil intruders with a flashing, police-like red light didn’t pan out. But for parties, those same features are great alternatives to strobes and disco balls. Bottom Line The system is solid and very well-made, providing functionality, security and peace of mind in a non-obtrusive way. Arlo thought of everything, even theft-deterring window decals. Paired with their cameras, it's like a blanket of protection without having to pay for a monthly security system. I received this product as part of the NETGEAR First Look Review Program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The strength is in the integration

    Posted
    MadDucks

    One thing that I don't see a lot of people talking about is the IFTTT integration for these lights. Alone, these are just lights, with the Arlo base station, they are part of the Arlo ecosystem. With IFTTT I can push events to my SmartThings, to my lights, with SmartThings and IFTTT the possibilities become almost endless. I live out in rural america. My wife is from the big city. Getting these lights has given her some piece of mind, and I've worked to do thing such as turn on some of my inside Philips bulbs, as well as my front door lights when these lights sense motion. I've also done some integration between the lights and the cameras. The product, is pretty solid, it doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart in your hands. The app walks you thru everything you need to know. The only part that throws me for a loop is the battery bent for the product. It's not bad, I'm just used to everything being plugged in. Overall, I'd have to say the product does what it says it does. Are there some misfires? Yes, especially when you live in the little house in the prairie. Is it something that is insurmountable? No. As an aside, I was provided this unit in return for my un biased opinion by the Netgear First Look program. All thoughts are my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and install with Arlo system

    Posted
    Jmaida
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    The motion sensor lights have worked well for our backyard. We have the Arlo Pro 2 cameras and it helps improve the video quality at night. We also just use it as a regular light for taking the dog out and has been excellent for that. The one thing I haven't been able to figure out yet is how to sync with the cameras so that it turns on the camera when the light sensor is activated. Also, the light isn't super bright so if you're looking for more of a flood light this might not be the right product. It does provide enough light for the uses I described though. And the battery life has been excellent so far. They have been installed for several weeks and still up near 100%.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More than just a light

    Posted
    Endtropy
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    We have a four camera arlo setup that I have been very happy with. These recently went on sale and I thought it might be nice to get some additional lighting coverage and I liked that it came with an extra battery that could be used interchangeably with the rest of the Arlo Pro 2 products. What was a pleasant surprise was that these are more than just lights, I didn't realize that they actually also throw motion alerts. So with a few of these we can fill in some of the small "blind spots" and get not just some lighting in the yard but also alerts/tracking if we do get an unwanted "guest". As as just a flood light, yes it's kind of spendy, but as an expansion to your Arlo system and cloud alerts? You get a lot more functionality than a simple flood light.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but setup could be better

    Posted
    Mark
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    Once you get past the annoying setup that fails per the instructions of the app, this is a terrific product. Note, in the app when adding a new bridge, prior to adding a light, when it's the step of blinking Amber then hold down until flashing blue, don't let go when starts to flash blue! Continue to hold sync button then click next in the app, the new bridge should be found within seconds. Once that's out of the way, adding new lights are a breeze. These are so versatile. And adding a solar panel is a great investment. I ended up with 7 lights, and enjoying not having to run wires throughout my yard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Helpful addition to security cameras

    Posted
    Brenleigh
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    We have been pleased with the addition of the security light to our camera system. We have had an increase in people coming on the property looking for opportunities to break in and/or steal and this light has helped deter those looking for an easy opportunity by lighting up our yard and triggering our camera so that we see the activity going on outside. We have had this light for one week now and so far the battery is lasting well, which had been a concern for us. It still has an 80% charge level after a week. The only negative right now that we see was with the initial set up of the light. There are several nuances that are not explained in the instructions and it took some time to figure them out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lights up my back yard

    Posted
    barryhandalow

    I have 9 Arlo cameras. I use these 2 lights to supplement dark areas of my backyard. Some features I like are motion detection notifications, color changing and overall ease of use. I wish it utilized the magnetic mount that the cameras use. This was a drawback for me. It does come with 2 premium mounts, but I prefer the magnetic one. Included are 3 batteries, so you’ll have a spare for the light or Arlo camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    Techguy
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    I got this in promo, 3 for $99. I have them as stand alone and not with any other Arlo product. Set up is easy but time consuming. I have them in the backyard and it turns on when my dog goes outside at night. Down fall is the battery life. It can also be used while being plugged in to a power supply. Also can be used with the Google home app. I sold my Arlo cameras and therefore did not try the recording with the arlos cameras and the spotlight. If you find them on sale I'll say get them. Other than that it is a bit pricey for spotlights

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    Techguy
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    Simple and effective. Does detect motion, can adjust brightness and color I'm the the app. This is best used in conjunction with Arlo cameras or with ceras that allows to be paired with this spot light because it will begin recording when the light comes on. Pretty nice feature. I use it as a stand alone spotlight. Battery last about 3 weeks 20 percent light with mild traffic.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely works

    Posted
    Rich
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    Works a little too good.... Bought this for my back door going to the yard, only downside so far (as I am trying to figure out) is that when we let the dogs out, the Arlo app goes nuts until we let them back in. I have 4 cameras, 2 lights and the doorbell and all are controlled through the app. All in all a great system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Poor Wifi

    Posted
    HawaiiBoy

    Review based on product received for free through Netgear. Setup: Very easy to setup using the Arlo app. Wish there was support for 5.8Ghz Wifi Features: Very robust and weather proof, works great outdoors. Performance: Works great with my existing Arlo cameras Great lighting for my Arlo cameras. Overall: Great product, just wish there was 5.8Ghz Wifi

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lights Work Well

    Posted
    Bill
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    The sensors work well and the light makes a quick way to illuminate a dark corner. The integration with cameras is also nice to be able to extend the range of monitoring. Taking off a star as these require setting up an additional piece of hardware even if you already have a camera system.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Compact smart light

    Posted
    Asquared16
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    Just bought two if these lights on sale. They connect to the app pretty easily with the required light hub (additional to camera hub attached to your router). They're smaller than I expected, but the leds seem to pack some power. Also handy that you can choose colors to shine instead of just white.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Light but not the brightest

    Posted
    Rick
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    This is my third outdoor light from Arlo. I have to honest, I bought them on a special sale for about the cost of a battery. The lights work great with my Arlo cameras but I wish they were a bit brighter. Very reliable, have used for about a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bright sensor light

    Posted
    John
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    Its a good light and works well. Brightness is pretty good for what I need it for and I have it working with my ring cameras. I do wish the one iin my driveway would last longer then two weeks before I need to recharge it just fyi. Hence the 4 stars.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bright sensor light

    Posted
    John
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    Its a good light and works well. Brightness is pretty good for what I need it for and I have it working with my ring cameras. I do wish the one iin my driveway would last longer then two weeks before I need to recharge it just fyi. Hence the 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great light to add to my security system

    Posted
    jimbo
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    I bought this and on light to complement my ark security system and it was a great addition, at first I did not realize it was only a light and I was a little up at but then I realized it does not take up s dpot as s camera , so in the end I was happy with the btightness

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    Paul
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    I got this as part of the daily deal for under $100 so for that price it was well worth it for the batteries alone. I have one light already and just need to find another spot for these.

    I would recommend this to a friend