Spotlight can serve as an illumination when the environment is dark, and it can also be used as a deterrent when a stranger is approaching at night. In this article, you will find all the information needed to configure the spotlight settings for your camera on the Reolink App.

Applies to: RLC-540A, RLC-840A, RLC-811A, RLC-812A, RLC-823A, RLC-823S1, RLC-823S2, RLC-824A, RLC-830A, RLC-833A, RLC-843A, RLC-1212A, RLC-1224A, RLC-1240A, B800W, B1200, D1200, RLC-81MA, RLC-81PA, CX410, CX410W, CX810, RLC-511WA, RLC-523WA, RLC-823S1W, RLC-840WA, RLC-843WA, Lumus, E1 Outdoor, E1 Outdoor PoE, E1 Outdoor Pro, E1 Outdoor S, E1 Outdoor CX, Reolink Duo series, Reolink TrackMix series, Argus 3, Argus 3 Pro, Argus 3 Ultra, Argus PT(5MP), Argus PT Ultra, Go PT Ultra, Argus Eco Pro, Argus Eco Ultra, Argus Track, Argus 4, Argus 4 Pro.

This article will first show you how to manually turn on/off the spotlight of your camera. Then it will guide you on how to set it up in detail.

Part 1. How to Manually Turn On/Off the Spotlight

Launch Reolink App and log in to your camera. Then enter the live-view page and tap the Flashlight icon to manually turn it on/off.


Part 2. How to Configure the Spotlight Settings

Step 1. Log into your camera and go to the Camera Settings > Light page.


Step 2. Tap Spotlight. Then tap Modes to set the spotlight mode.
On the same page, you can also adjust spotlight brightness. Only some of the camera models can support adjusting spotlight brightness.

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Step 3. Select a spotlight mode according to your demands.

Off: Keep the light(s) off. All the cameras supporting the spotlight have this option.

Night Smart Mode: The spotlight will automatically turn on at night when an alarm event is detected. (Except RLC-823S2)

Timer Mode: The spotlight will automatically turn on at the start time and turn off at the end time you set. All the cameras supporting the spotlight have this option except for Reolink Lumus, E1 Outdoor series, and battery-powered ones.

Always On at Night: Spotlight always stays on in night mode. This option only applies to cameras RLC-812A and RLC-824A (needs to upgrade the camera firmware to the latest one), and Duo Floodlight WiFi/PoE.

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Note: For battery-powered cameras with the spotlight such as Argus 3 Pro, you can enable Auto-On for Live View, which means the spotlights will automatically turn on when viewing the live feed and turn off afterward.


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