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Finally - a video light designed for camera trapping. Completely weatherproof, always ready, 3 months of battery life and wireless.

When using the LED light with the Scout Camera Box you can configure and test the LED through your mobile phone - ideal when the light is mounted up in a tree or in a hard to access location.

This LED was engineered to last. At 2000 lumens, a CRI of over 90, and a TLCI of over 91 it was designed for the professional videographer.

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Scout Video LED

The Scout Video LED provides camera trapping video makers a weatherproof, wireless LED that is designed to be left in the field for months at a time. No more jury rigging automotive LED's with poor light quality and annoying flickering for your night time video making. Now there is a purpose designed flicker free LED video light with a TLCI of over 91 built for the job.

Scout LED Video Light Features

  • Adjustable output power - 1% to 100%
  • High quality, high efficiency LEDs, 2000 lumens of light at 100% brightness.
  • Flicker free video light.
  • Always ready - no need to send wake-up pulses.
  • 3 months of standby battery life on included Li-Ion battery.
  • CRI > 90, TLCI > 91.
  • Heavy duty polycarbonate housing sealed with silicone o-rings.
  • Wireless interface to Scout Camera Box or Scout Sensors.
  • Configure through your mobile phone when used with the Scout Camera Box.
  • Ramp on and ramp off times user configurable.
  • Optional security bracket available.
  • Trigger via wire for use with other sensors with an optional cable.
  • External power jack if more battery life is required.
  • Integrated aluminum dual 1/4-20 tripod mount.
  • Mounting holes for light modifiers and filters.
  • Features all weather proof connectors.
  • Equipped with USB to facilitate configuration and firmware updates.
  • Over temperature protection.

The video below - captured by Roy Dunn - was illuminated with a couple of Scout LEDs. The LED's were configured to look like moonlight, they were mounted high in the trees with a power output setting of 35%. The video was captured in a 'Picture Profile' mode (like raw for photos), no color grading has been applied to this video.

The lion in this video is known as P30 and is part of the National Park Services study of Mountain Lions in California. With the sad demise of P47 to rodenticide, and the incredibly brave crossing of the 405 freeway by P61, P30 found himself being the new boss of the area. Here he is wandering his territory, and jumping a creek. When we first saw this clip we thought he had a full stomach, and indeed he did. His abdomen had 5 liters of blood in it, as a result of him also ingesting rodenticide. Sadly, P30, this gorgeous lion, was dead a few days later.


Sync the Scout LEDs to your video camera

Camera Box to LEDs

Scout RX to LEDs

Scout PIR to LEDs

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Wireless Configuration with the Scout Camera Box
iPhone LED Tab Configuration

Preparing the LED for Wireless Operation

Before connecting to the Scout Camera Box with your mobile device, the LEDs (and the rest of the components) will need to be configured to all operate on the same wireless channel. This is the only setting that needs to be verified. All of the wireless devices used in the setup need to have the same wireless channel so that all of the devices can talk to each other. This includes the Scout Sensors, Camera Box, and all of the Scout LEDs. This setting can be found in the LED menu by going to System Settings -> Wireless Settings -> Channel. All devices are shipped with the wireless channel set to 15 from the factory.

LED Adjustments

Once the LED is configured as described above, use Wi-Fi to connect to the Camera Box. The Camera Box will go out and search for all of the devices on its wireless channel and they will appear as tabs in your Scout mobile app (see the image on the left). If you have three LEDs they will show up on three separate tabs. This will allow you to make power adjustments to each LED from your phone. To adjust the power simply slide the control to the desired setting. In addition to the power it is possible to change the hours the LED is active. This allows you to use your LEDs during the night only. Each LED can also be test fired independently by pressing the "Light Bulb" button. You can test all of the LEDs at once by interrupting the sensor and taking a test video clip.


LED Configuration Example - Sony Video

Camera Box Settings to Record Video with Sony A7SII
#pics: 1  
Delay: 2 sec Give the camera time to wake up.
On Time: 30 sec Video clip length.
Off Time: 10 sec Camera shut down time.
Extend On: Yes If motion is detected extend record time.
Final Off: Yes Apply final off time even if the number of pics is 1.

The Sony A7S series of cameras are extremely popular for camera trapping due to there exceptional low light performance. To Trigger these cameras to record video you will need the Sony Video Switch to send the proper commands to start and stop video through the multi-terminal port. For this setup the Camera Box (or sensor) settings for the camera will be:

In this case we would want to configure the LED for an On Time of 32 seconds. 32 sec comes from adding the delay time of 2 sec + the video record time of 30 sec. We also want to have an off time of 10 seconds with the "Extend On" option checked. If you don't account for the wake-up time and the extended on time it is possible for the LED and camera to get out of sync.

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How do I know when the battery should be charged?
Both the Scout LED and the camera controller have a battery voltage read out on them. If you are using the Li-Ion battery supplied with the LED the battery should be recharged when the voltage reads 13.5V or less. Keep in mind the number of charge/discharge cycles you will get out of a Li-Ion battery is dependent on how far the battery is discharged for each cycle. For example if you fully discharge (3.0V/cell or 12V pack voltage) your Li-Ion battery you can expect between 300 and 500 charge/discharge cycles from the battery before the end of its life. But if you discharge the battery to (3.36V/cell or 13.5V pack voltage) you can expect 400 - 900 charge discharge cycles from the battery. In short the more often you recharge the battery the more charge/discharge cycles you will get.
Why do I have 3 LED's but only one of them shows up in the Scout Camera Box mobile app?
This is caused by having all 3 of the LEDs set to the same wireless ID. If your LEDs have the same wireless ID the Scout Camera Box is not able to communicate with each LED independently, this means it cannot determine the number of LEDs correctly. Operating in this condition can also corrupt the LED settings as not all LEDs are guaranteed to get the command and control messages from the Camera Box. For proper operation it is important that all LEDs have a unique ID.
Can I enable the Scout LED without the Camera Box or Scout Receiver?
Yes, the Scout LED has a wired enable terminal that will respond to any active low signal. To connect the LED to your sensor you will need a Sabre/Scout Aux Cable.
Is it OK to paint the Scout LED?
Absolutely, the Scout LEDs are shipped black but it is often beneficial to paint them a desert tan or maybe even a camo scheme to blend in with your shooting location. The Scout LEDs will readily accept paints that are designed to work on plastics. We recommend the Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X spray paint. It covers well and adheres well to plastic. There are three areas that need to be masked when painting, the vent that is between the two connectors, the lens opening for the LED's and the membrane with the buttons. The rest can be painted - make certain the caps are on the connectors! While we cannot accept returns if you paint your LEDs it will not affect your warranty.
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Quick Specs

Length 131mm (5.16in)
Width 123mm (4.83in)
Height 143mm (5.64in)
Shipping Dimensions 200mm x 200mm x 200mm
Weight 1.14kg (2 lb 8 oz)

Electrical Specs

Specifications MIN NOM MAX UNITS
Input Voltage 12 14.8 18 Vdc
Input Current–Wake< LED off - 14 - mAdc
Input Current–Sleep - 0.7 - mAdc
Input Current–50% - 0.67 - Adc
Input Current–100% - 1.5 - Adc
Battery life–100% Power - - 4.1 hrs
Color Temperature - - 5000 k
Luminous Flux - - 2000 Lumens
Color Rendering Index (CRI) - - 90 typical
Television Lighting Consistency Index (TLCI) - - 90 typical
Real-time clock life without batteries - 16 - hours
Wireless Range - 15 30 m
- 50 100 feet
Operating Temperature -40 25 70 C
-40 77 158 F

• 32-bit high performance low current ARM Processor
• OLED dot matrix display – great readability in direct sunlight!
• Wireless connectivity: Proprietary 2.4GHz
• Real-time clock for time-windowed triggering (two windows provided)
• USB for reprogramming


Manual and Quick Start

Scout LED Owner's Manual (PDF) Scout LED Quick Start (PDF)

Firmware Updates

Scout LED Firmware Updates (ZIP)

Li-Ion Battery Resources

MSDS for Scout Li-Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Results Summary UN38.3 Test Results
How To

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