Smart Solar Light Information

Ring Smart Lighting Solar devices are part of Ring’s Smart Lighting line of products that strengthen your security while illuminating your home and property with the power of the Sun. Use all three Smart Lighting Solar lights to protect your home without worrying about power problems.

This article answers common questions about Ring’s Smart Lighting Solar lights. If you want general information about Ring Smart Lighting, click here.

What are Smart Lighting Solar lights?

Smart Lighting Solar lights are part of the Ring Smart Lighting series of products. They’re economical ways to make your home more beautiful and secure by lighting up your property and keeping it safe day or night. The difference is that Smart Lighting Solar lights use solar power to bring down the cost and maintenance needed to keep your security system in top shape. 

What Smart Lighting Solar products are available?

There are three different Smart Solar Lighting products available at this time: 

  • Ring Smart Lighting Solar Steplight: These are compact motion-sensing smart lights that are perfect for illuminating stairways, decks and other walkways. Powered by the Sun, they need no wiring for easy installation.
  • Ring Smart Lighting Solar Pathlight: This is a compact motion-sensing smart path light that’s perfect for illuminating paths and landscaped areas.
  • Ring Smart Lighting Solar Floodlight: An ultra-bright motion-sensing smart dual-head floodlight that illuminates large areas with powerful adjustable lights.

Is there a faster way to charge Smart Lighting Solar lights than just waiting for the Sun to do it?

Yes. The device’s lithium-ion battery can be charged faster using the included micro-USB cable (included). 

Do I need a Ring Bridge to utilize Smart Lighting Solar lights?

Yes. As with other Ring Smart Lighting products, Ring Smart Lighting Solar products require a Ring Bridge. The Ring Bridge is the central hub that integrates Smart Lights, Motion Sensors, and Transformers into your Ring system. The Bridge connects the Ring app using your home wifi network and connects to other Ring Smart Lighting Products using a proprietary long-range communication system. 

Without the Ring Bridge, your Smart Lighting Solar lights function only as standard motion-detecting devices. With a Bridge, you can control whole groups of lights at once and be notified via the Ring app when any Smart Lighting Solar light 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 Smart Lighting Solar Pathlight. 

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 Smart Lighting Solar lights?

No. Ring Lighting Solar smart lights provide smart controls functionality with or without a Ring Protect subscription.

Click here to learn more about Ring Protect Plans.

Is there a camera system on the Ring Smart Lighting Solar Floodlight?

No. The Ring Lighting Solar Floodlight only provides lighting and motion detection functions.

What type of lighting elements are used in Ring Smart Lighting Solar lights?

Ring Solar Smart Lights feature high-efficiency LED lights.

How long do the lighting elements last in Ring Smart Lighting Solar lights?

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

Do Ring Smart Lighting Solar lights work with Alexa?

Yes, Ring Smart Lighting Solar lights work with select Alexa-enabled devices. You can turn on and off lights or groups of lights, use Floodlight Wired as Alexa Routines triggers, adjust settings, and manage alerts.

Click here to learn more about Using Alexa Skills with your Ring products.

How fast does my wifi need to be to properly use Ring Smart Lighting Solar lights?

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

How are the Ring Smart Lighting Solar lights powered?

  • Ring Smart Lighting Solar Floodlight: 
    • Ring Quick Release Battery Pack (1 included, can hold 2)
    • Charge with Ring solar panel (included) or Micro USB charging cable (included)
    • Place solar panel in direct sunlight to recharge and store power.
  • Ring Smart Lighting Solar Pathlight: 
    • Rechargeable 3.7V 18650 Li-ion battery (included)
    • Charge with the integrated 0.5W solar panel or Micro USB charging cable (included)
    • Place in direct sunlight to recharge and store power.
    • Battery life is dependent on device settings, usage, hours of sunlight per day, and other factors.
  • Ring Smart Lighting Solar Steplight: 
    • Rechargeable 3.7V 18650 Li-ion battery (included)
    • Charge with the integrated 0.5W solar panel or Micro USB charging cable (included)
    • Place in direct sunlight to recharge and store power.
    • Battery life is dependent on device settings, usage, hours of sunlight per day, and other factors. 

 

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