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Nest Cam Floodlight Installation

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Hi, I would like to replace one of my exterior lights with the nest cam floodlight. I'm unsure how to proceed as the light i'm replacing is connected to a relay with another light being controlled by 1 switch inside the front door.

My question, is it possible to disconnect the junction box I would like to replace with the nest cam flood light from the relay? Allowing me keep the functionality of the other light without turning off the camera.

As a follow up question, I was planning to power the flood light with an extension cord connected to a 110 outlet inside the garage. Maybe drill a hole to run the wire through. Is this possible?

Any help / advice would be appreciated as Im a total noob in electrical work. Thanks.



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Hi 150dpi,


Thanks for reaching out here in the Community. The Nest Cam with floodlight is designed to replace an existing floodlight and requires a connection to your home’s power that provides 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60Hz. Disconnecting your junction box would depend on how the wires there are set up.You may drill a hole to your wall to have a better wiring setup and as long as the Nest Camera will receive enough power to work.


To learn more about resetting your Nest Camera, you may visit our public article about "Install Nest Cam with floodlight".