Ring Spotlight Information

Ring Spotlights are part of the Smart Lights line of products that strengthens your Ring of Security while illuminating your home and property. The Ring Spotlight is a bright, motion-sensing smart floodlight. Battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation, it illuminates key areas with ease.

This article answers common questions about Ring Spotlight.

What other Ring Smart Lighting products are available?

Ring Bridge: The central connection point for all Ring Smart Lighting products. Enables smart lighting control from anywhere, using the Ring app. Lets Ring Smart Lighting products interact with other Ring products for enhanced security.

Ring Steplight: Compact motion-sensing smart lights that are perfect for illuminating stairways, decks, and other walkways. They're also battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation.

Ring Pathlight: Motion-sensing smart path light. Battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation. Perfect for illuminating paths and landscaped areas.

Ring Floodlight Battery: Bright motion-sensing smart dual-head floodlight. Battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation. Illuminates large areas with powerful adjustable lights and a positionable motion sensor.

Ring Floodlight Wired: Ultra-bright motion-sensing smart dual-head floodlight. Hardwired into house power. Illuminates large areas with powerful adjustable lights.

Ring Motion Sensor: Stand-alone motion sensor lets you monitor for motion in areas where you don’t need a light, doorbell, or camera. Battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation.

Ring Transformer: Smart power supply for low-voltage wired landscape lights. Plugs into a standard GFCI power outlet. Adds smart features to existing compatible lights for fully integrated lighting designs in hard to reach places such as fences and sheds.

What is the Ring Bridge? Do I need to purchase one to use my Spotlight?

Ring Bridge is the central hub that integrates Ring Smart Lights, Motion Sensors, and Transformers into your Ring system. The Bridge connects to the Ring app using your home Wi-Fi network and connects to other Ring Smart Lighting products using a proprietary long-range communication protocol.

Without the Ring Bridge, your Spotlight functions only as a standard motion-sensing light. With a Bridge, you can control whole groups of lights at once and be notified via the Ring app when any light or Motion Sensor senses movement.

In addition, you can use your Ring app to create Groups of Smart Lights and Ring cameras that work together to enhance security. For example, if you’re subscribed to Ring Protect, your Ring Doorbell can begin recording video as soon as motion is detected by your Spotlight. This provides footage that captures motion events earlier.

Click here to learn more about the Ring Bridge.

Click here to learn more about Groups.

Do I need a Ring Protect subscription to use Ring Spotlight?
No. Ring Spotlight provides smart controls functionality with or without a Ring Protect subscription. If, however, you want your linked devices to record and save video images for any camera that was triggered, you will need a Ring protect subscription.

Click here to learn more about Ring Protect Plans.

Is there a camera system on the Ring Spotlight?
No. The Ring Spotlight only provides lighting and motion detection functions.

What type of lighting elements are used in Ring Spotlight?
Ring Spotlight features high-efficiency LED lights.

How long do the lighting elements last in Ring Spotlight?
LEDs will last for tens of thousands of hours (on the order of 20 years) before burning out.

Does Ring Spotlight work with Alexa?
Yes, Ring Spotlight products work with select Alexa-enabled devices. You can turn on and off lights or groups of lights, use Spotlight as Alexa Routines triggers, and adjust settings like brightness, and manage alerts.

How often will I need to change batteries?
Ring Spotlight is designed to last around a year on one set of batteries under normal use. Battery life is dependent on device settings, usage, and other factors such as the weather. Brightness may decrease as battery life is depleted.

Ring recommends using standard alkaline batteries in Floodlight Battery. Rechargeable batteries will work in Ring Spotlight, though they may not last as long as alkaline batteries. Heavy duty batteries should not be used in Ring Spotlight. Lithium batteries will also work in Ring Spotlight and are recommended when the weather is extremely cold.

Click here to learn more about Ring devices and cold weather.

Can Ring Spotlight be set to activate during the day?
Yes. If desired, you can change settings in the Ring app to let motion trigger your light in the daytime.

Can I share control of the Spotlight with other people?
Yes, but the Spotlight has to be placed in a Group and the Group must be shared. The amount of control they have over the Spotlight depends on their level of access (Role). The abilities each Role has are listed below:

  • Owner: The Owner has full control over all Spotlight functions and can also add new Shared Users to give limited control over the Spotlight. They can add the Spotlight to Groups or remove them. Owners can also manually turn Groups on and off and determine how long they stay on as well as disabling individual lights within a Group so they don't activate when motion is detected.
  • Shared User: A Shared User only has limited control over the Spotlight. Shared Users can also manually turn Groups on and off and receive notifications from the Group.
  • Guest User: Guest Users cannot access Spotlight controls.

Click here to learn more about Users and Roles.

Click here to learn more about Groups.

What comes in the Spotlight box?
Each Spotlight package contains:

  • Ring Spotlight.
  • Instruction manual.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Mounting hardware
  • Ring Security sticker.

Note: There may be Spotlight bundles available that contain more units and a Ring Bridge at substantial savings. Check the shop on Ring.com or at your local retailer.

How many Spotlights and other Smart Lights can I connect to the Ring Bridge?
The Ring Bridge can support up to 50 Smart Lighting devices. These devices can all be in one Group or multiple Groups.

How do I setup and install my Spotlight?
Click here for information on setting up and installing your Spotlight.

Is the manual available to download?
Yes. Click here to download the manual.
How fast does my wifi need to be to properly use Ring Spotlight?
We suggest your Wi-Fi should be at least 1MB upload and download speed.


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