Controlling the Lights and Light Settings on Your Spotlight Cam

Every function of the lights on your Spotlight Cam is available on your Ring App. The remainder of this article will explain the various controls available to utilize your lights. 

Manual "Lights" Control

The manual "lights" control is the control that appears above the "motion alerts" toggle on your device's main menu in the Ring app. Toggle this control to manually turn the lights on and off. 

Note: This control overrules any other setting or controls that are set with the Ring app. Regardless of whether you've scheduled the lights to be on or off or whether it's day or night, this control will always turn on your lights.

Light Settings 

Tap on the "Light Settings" band for access to the advanced light controls including Motion Control Settings and Light Scheduling. 

Motion Control Settings

Your motion control settings are where you'll adjust the range and distance at which motion will turn your lights on. Your floodlights use passive infrared detectors (PIR) to detect motion in three 90 degree arcs around the device. With this, you can adjust the range at which your lights activate.

Question: Will the lights on my Spotlight Cam turn on every time it detects motion?

Answer: No. The lights on the Spotlight Cam will only turn on for motion events when it's dark. If it is dark outside and your lights aren't turning on you can adjust your motion sensitivity for triggering the lights. If it's dark outside and you don't want the lights to turn o at all, you can always manually control your spotlight through the manual lights control.

Note: You will not receive any motion alerts until you set at least one motion zone. 

Click Here for more information and Pro Tips on using motion zones with your Spotlight Cam. 

 

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