Smart LED Lightbulbs Information

Ring’s Smart LED Lightbulbs are part of Ring’s Smart Lighting line of products that offer you all new ways to customize your security and internal lighting - everything from security floodlights to porch lights - to maximize both comfort and security. 

This article answers common questions about Ring’s LED Smart Lightbulbs.

What are Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs?
Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs are part of the Ring Smart Lighting series of products and offer new ways to make your home more beautiful and secure by lighting up your property inside and out on your customized schedule and at your preferred light level day or night. The A19 and PAR38 Smart LED Lightbulbs can be turned on or off from the Ring app and connected to select Ring Video Doorbells and Ring security cameras to see what’s happening whenever your lights illuminate. 

Group Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs with other Ring Smart Lighting devices around your home to add your existing hardwired fixtures to your security system.  Control the bulbs through the Ring App or with select Alexa enabled products. 

What Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs are available?
There are two different Smart LED Lightbulbs available at this time: 

  • The A19 Smart LED Bulb: This indoor/outdoor bulb is weather resistant and offers a neutral white light that is the equivalent of a 60W incandescent bulb and includes adjustable brightness and custom light schedules (with a Ring Bridge, sold seperately). 
  • The PAR38 Smart LED Bulb: An ultra-bright outdoor weather-resistant bulb perfect for illuminating outdoor areas with the equivalent of a 120W incandescent bulb. Includes adjustable brightness and custom light schedules (with a Ring Bridge, sold separately). 

Do I need a Ring Bridge to utilize Ring LED Smart Lightbulbs?
Yes. Without the Ring Bridge, your Smart LED Lightbulbs will only function as standard light bulbs. With a Bridge, you can control and schedule your Smart LED Lightbulbs or group them with other Ring Smart Lighting products to trigger whenever motion is detected. 

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

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 group Ring Smart Lighting LED Bulbs with your Ring Video Doorbell you can turn on the lights as soon as motion is detected by your doorbell. 

Click here to learn more about the Ring Bridge.

Click here to learn more about Groups.

Are the Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs weather resistant?
Yes. The Ring A19 Smart LED Bulb is an indoor/outdoor bulb that can be used in damp locations such as porches and garages so long as it’s not directly exposed to water. The Ring PAR38 LED Lightbulb is suitable for wet locations where the bulb will be exposed directly to water such as rain. 

What is the maximum light and color temperature produced by the Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs.
Both the A19 Smart Bulb and the PAR38 Smart Bulb produce a netural, white light at 3,500K color temperature. The A19 Smart Bulb produces a maximum of 800 lumens (60W incandescent equivalent), The PAR38 Smart Bulb produces a maximum of 1,500 lumens (120W incandescent equivalent). Both bulbs brightness is adjustable through the Ring App and select Alexa enabled devices (Ring Bridge required).

Do I need a Ring Protect subscription to use Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs?
No. Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs function with or without a Ring Protect subscription.

Click here to learn more about Ring Protect Plans.

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

How long do the lighting elements last in Ring Smart Bulb?
LEDs in the Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs will last for tens of thousands of hours (on the order of 22 years) before burning out.

Do the Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs contain a motion sensor?
No, the Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs do not contain a motion sensor or light sensor.  The bulbs work with the rest of your Ring devices to activate when motion is detected on other Ring devices. 

Are there any limitations on the type of fixtures I can install the Ring Smart LED Lighbulbs in?
Yes, the Ring Smart Lighting LED Lightbulbs are not designed to work on circuits including a dimmer switch or in fixtures controlled by a motion sensor, light sensor or timer.  For more information on this topic see article on switches and fixtures.

How fast does my Wi-Fi need to be to properly use Ring Smart Bulbs?
We suggest your Wi-Fi should be at least 1MB upload and download speed.

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