The Ring Transformer is part of the Smart Lights line of products that strengthen your Ring of Security while illuminating your home and property. The Ring Transformer is a smart power supply for low-voltage wired landscape lights. It plugs into a standard GFCI power outlet and adds smart features to existing compatible lights and incorporates into new lighting designs or in hard to reach places such as fences and sheds.
This article answers common questions about Ring Transformers.
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 Spotlight: Bright motion-sensing smart spotlight with a single-beam. Battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation in hard to reach places such as trees and dark corners. Illuminates key areas with ease.
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 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.
What is the Ring Bridge? Do I need to purchase one to use my Transformer?
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.
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 Motion Sensor. This provides footage that captures motion events earlier.
What does the Transformer do?
The Ring Transformer powers standard low-voltage landscape lighting, but unlike the currently available transformers, it’s got smart home tech, so you can control lights from the Ring app, set more sophisticated timers, triggers from other lights, etc. It can be dropped right into an existing system to add smart features.
Do I need a Ring Protect subscription to use the Ring Transformer?
No. The Transformer will power and connect Ring Smart Lights and other lights devices whether or not you are subscribed to Ring Protect. 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.
Can I share control of the Transformer with other people?
Yes, but the Transformer has to be placed in a Group and the Group must be shared. The amount of control they have over the Transformer depends on their level of access (Role). The abilities each Role has are listed below:
- Owner: The Owner has full control over all Transformer functions and can also add new Shared Users to give limited control over the Smart Lights. Owners can also 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: Shared Users cannot access Transformer controls although they can use Groups if granted access by the Owner.
- Guest User: Guest Users cannot access Transformer controls.
What comes in the Transformer box?
Each Transformer package contains:
- Ring Transformer.
- Instruction manual.
- Mounting hardware
- Ring Security sticker.
Note: There may be Spotlight bundles available that contain a Ring Transformer, a Bridge, and other Smart Light units at substantial savings. Check the shop on Ring.com or at your local retailer.
Do I need to hire an electrician to install the Transformer?
The Ring Transformer and all of Ring's Smart Lights products are designed for ease of installation. However, like all electrical appliances, the power will need to be shut off at the breaker during installation. If you do not know how to do this or are uncomfortable working with electrical wires, we recommend consulting a licensed electrical installation service such as Amazon Home Services.
How do I setup and install my Transformer?
Is the manual available to download?
How fast does my Wi-Fi need to be to properly use Ring Transformer?
We suggest your Wi-Fi should be at least 1MB upload and download speed.