Pathlights Information

Ring Pathlights are part of the Smart Lights line of products that strengthens your Ring of Security while illuminating your home and property. Ring Pathlights are motion-sensing smart lights used in multiples to illuminate paths and accent landscape features. Battery-powered for easy no-wiring installation Pathlights also add further motion detection reach.

This article answers common questions about Ring Pathlights.

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 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 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 Pathlights?

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 wifi network and connects to other Ring Smart Lighting products using a proprietary long-range communication protocol.

Without the Ring Bridge, your Pathlights function only as standard motion-sensing lights. 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 Pathlights near the curb. 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 Pathlights?

No. Ring Pathlights provide smart controls functionality with or without a Ring Protect subscription. Ring Protect is required to enable video recording for any Security Camera you plan to link to Ring Smart Lights.

Click here to learn more about Ring Protect Plans.

What type of lighting elements are used in Ring Pathlights?

Ring Pathlights feature high-efficiency LED lights.

How long do the lighting elements last in Ring Pathlights?

LEDs will last for tens of thousands of hours (on the order of 20 years) before burning out.

Do Ring Pathlights work with Alexa?

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

How often will I need to change batteries?

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

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

Can Ring Pathlights be set to activate during the day?

Yes. If desired, you can change settings in the Ring app to let motion trigger your lights in the daytime.

Can Ring Pathlights be set to automatically light up at night?

Yes. The Ring app has a Dawn to Dusk feature that will have the lights glow softly when the sun goes down and turn off when it comes back up.

Can I share control of the Pathlights with other people?

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

  • Owner: The Owner has full control over all Pathlights functions and can also add new Shared Users to give limited control over the Pathlights. They can add the Pathlights 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 Pathlights. Shared Users can also manually turn Groups on and off and receive notifications from the Group.
  • Guest User: Guest Users cannot access Steplight controls.

Click here to learn more about Users and Roles.

Click here to learn more about Groups.

What comes in the Pathlights box?

Each Pathlight package contains:

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

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

How many Pathlights 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 Pathlights?

Click here for information on setting up and installing your Pathlights.

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 Pathlights?

We suggest your wifi should be at least 1MB upload and download speed.

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