The Ring Bridge is part of the Smart Lights line of products that strengthens your Ring of Security while illuminating your home and property. The Ring Bridge is the central point for connecting all Ring Smart Lighting products. It enables smart lighting control from anywhere using the Ring app and lets Ring Smart Lighting products interact with other Ring products for enhanced security.
This article answers common questions about Ring Bridge.
What other Ring Smart Lighting products are available?
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 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?
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 Smart Lights function only as individual units. With a Bridge, you can control whole groups of Smart Lights and other Ring products 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.
What does the Ring Bridge do?
Ring Smart Lighting lights run on a power efficient, long-range RF Network. The Bridge converts the RF signals to Wi-Fi to deliver information from the system to you in the form of alerts or diagnostic information. It also translates commands from you sent on Wi-Fi to the RF network to control the lights.
Do I need a Ring Protect subscription to use the Ring Bridge?
No. The Bridge will connect Ring Smart Lights and other Ring 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.
Click here to learn more about Ring Protect.
Can I share control of the Bridge with other people?
Yes, but the Bridge have to be placed in a Group and the Group must be shared. The amount of control they have over the Bridge depends on their level of access (Role). The abilities each Role has are listed below:
- Owner: The Owner has full control over all Bridge functions and can also add new Shared Users to give limited control over the Bridge. They can add the Bridge 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: Shared Users cannot access Bridge controls although they can use Groups if granted access by the Owner.
- Guest User: Guest Users cannot access Bridge controls.
What comes in the Bridge box?
Each Bridge package contains:
- Ring Bridge.
- Instruction manual.
- Ring Security sticker.
Note: There may be bundles available that contain a Ring Bridge and other Smart Light units at substantial savings. Check the shop on Ring.com or at your local retailer.
How far away can a Smart Lights product be before it is too far away to work with the Bridge?
The useful range between your Bridge and other Ring Smart Lighting products depends on the number of obstructions between them, and the materials they’re made of. The RF signal has a greater range than Wi-Fi, but you may have to experiment with your devices to find an optimal position.
Do the devices sold with the Bridge come paired?
No. You will need to set up your Smart Lights and the Ring Bridge in the Ring App during installation.
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 Bridge?
Is the manual available to download?
How fast does my Wi-Fi need to be to properly use Ring Bridge?
We suggest your Wi-Fi should be at least 1MB upload and download speed.