Ring has unveiled a new line-up of smart lighting products, all of which are now available in Canada, excluding Quebec. The line consists of seven integrated products ranging from battery-powered, motion-sensing landscape lights and spotlights to an AC-powered, motion-sensing floodlight.
Ring Smart Lighting is designed to be an easy-to-install network of outdoor, motion-sensing lights that work together to illuminate the dark areas around the home. When they detect motion, the Smart Lights turn on, trigger one another, and can send notifications via the Ring app on your mobile device. They can also integrate with Ring Doorbells and Cams so that when one camera or Smart Light detects movement on your property, the other Smart Lights turn on and all cameras begin recording.
"Ring Smart Lighting helps deter crime by acting as the 'eyes' of the home security system and delivering an 'always home' presence," says Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and founder of Ring. "Darkness is a major contributor to safety and security concerns among consumers, yet most currently available outdoor lighting solutions have limited capabilities and can be difficult to install.
Ring Motion Sensor
"Ring Smart Lighting," he continues, "takes home lighting to the next level and can even make existing outdoor lights smarter. In just minutes, neighbours can create an entire network of security lights around their homes and integrate all their Ring cameras and lights right in the Ring app for enhanced, proactive home security."
Combining energy efficient LED lights with motion sensors and Ring's proprietary long-range network, Ring Smart Lighting can turn on other Ring Smart Lights, Doorbells and Cams and alert customers of motion on their property. For example, when one Ring Smart Light detects motion in the driveway, it can trigger the other Smart Lights to turn on. For Ring Protect Plus subscribers, the Smart Lights can also trigger any Ring Doorbells and Cams installed on the property to begin recording when motion is detected. The user can receive a push notification via the Ring app on their mobile device and see and speak to anyone who is there via their Cam or Doorbell. Connect Ring Smart Lighting to compatible Alexa-enabled devices to ask Alexa to "turn on my backyard lights" and/or alert you when there's motion in your yard.
In addition to the seven integrated products, discounted starter kits for each device will be available as well.
Within the wired line is the Ring Floodlight Wired ($100; shown above), an AC-powered, motion-activated smart light that mounts to an existing electrical box and shines 2,000 lumens on high-traffic areas around the home; and the Ring Bridge ($70) which integrates all Ring Smart Lighting, Doorbells, and Cams so that when one Ring Bridge-enabled device detects motion, it can activate all Ring devices.
All other new products in the line are battery-powered. The Ring Spotlight ($55) is a motion-activated, wire-free smart light that can be installed almost anywhere around the home, including above a garage, shed or porch, and the Ring Pathlight ($40) is a motion-activated smart light that is installed along walkways, driveways and other high-traffic areas.
The Ring Floodlight Battery ($70) is a wire-free, motion-activated smart light that can be used to illuminate the driveway, yard, and walkways. It features a combined 600 lumens and adjustable mounts and settings. The Ring Steplight ($35), also motion-activated, is a hands-free safety light that can illuminate stairs, decks, and porches for brightened security where you need it most.
Finally, the Ring Motion Sensor ($35) connects to your Ring Smart Lighting, Doorbells, and Cams to activate lights and video streaming whenever motion is detected.
Additional Smart Lights with a range of power options, including solar power, will become available in the future as well.