Can You Hide a Camera in a Light Bulb?

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Last Updated on May 28, 2021

The downside of standard security cameras is that criminals can easily bypass them since they are visible. And it is not difficult to check when and where the angle captures the scenery.

For this not to happen to me, I checked if there were any products that could let me hide a camera within a light bulb. And, yes, it is 100% possible and efficient.

You may want to check the best light bulb camera this year!

Camera in a Light Bulb

light bulb A light bulb camera is composed of an actual LED lightbulb with a tiny smart camera concealed in the power supply and bulb base. At first glance, it is difficult to tell the difference between this and a standard light bulb because they are so similar—what a perfect disguise for a camera.

The cool thing about this disguise is that while it illuminates the place, it uses WiFi to transmit the recently recorded video. So this hidden camera performs two functions simultaneously. It is such a great addition to have at home and in shops. (1)

There are light bulb cameras that are available in the market.

Actually, installing a light bulb camera is just like installing a regular one—almost the same procedure to apply.


  1. First, get the LED light bulb.
  2. Unscrew the old bulb.
  3. Install the security cam bulb on the socket where bulbs usually are.
  4. Set up/open the camera via WiFi.

light bulbOnce done, you can now spy on the essential areas in your house, even when you are outside. And, since it is a wide-angle surveillance camera, it can have 360-degree coverage of the site you want to monitor.

Most of the spy cameras come with noise-filtered microphones and speakers that enable a two-way conversation. (2)

Does putting a camera in a light bulb really work? Yes, they do. Here’s how to connect light bulb camera.


Can you install a camera with lights? Yes, you can. It is one of the efficient methods to hide them from theft and malicious people.

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