IR light bulb with a standard A19 base?

zimm

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I have a Nest outdoor camera and the IR beam doesn't reach to the far end of my side yard. I have a small porch light in that area and I'd like to run a screw in light bulb that's IR. Does such a thing exist without buying a $80, wifi enabled smart bulb?
 

FRITZHID

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Most common method I've seen for this is people using a 250-500 watt halogen flood light and a dimmer switch, turn it on as low as it can go and the IR carries very well. LED IR lamps that are affordable usually have cheap LEDs in them that are not heatsinked very well and tend to burn out quickly.
Otherwise a custom built light could be made.
 
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