Floodlight Cam Information

What is Ring Floodlight Cam?

Ring Floodlight Cam is a motion-activated HD security camera that includes two floodlights, remote-activated alarm and two-way audio with noise cancellation. With Floodlight Cam you can see and hear any activity and speak with anyone in range of your Floodlight Cam.

What comes in the box?

  • Floodlight Cam
  • Mounting bracket
  • Screwdriver handle
  • Phillips bit
  • Socket bit
  • Bracket screws (5)
  • Wire nuts (3)
  • Cap nuts (2)
  • Hook for hanging Floodlight Cam while wiring
  • Installation instruction guide 

What are the specs of the Ring Floodlight Cam?

Ring Floodlight Cam
Camera resolution
Field of view
140 degrees horizontal, 78 degrees vertical
Power supply
Hardwired (110-240V)
2.4 GHz Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Connection speed
2 Mbps is recommended for optimal performance
Audio specs
Two-way audio with noise cancellation
System requirements
Operating temperature
-30°C to 48°C (-22°F to 120°F)
Colour options
Black or white
Floodlight output
1800 lumens
Floodlight colour temperature
3000° kelvin
28 cm x 21 cm x 17.8 cm

Will my Floodlight Cam conform to local building and power requirements?

Yes. The Floodlight Cam includes equipment that complies with all of the building and electrical requirements for your home countries.  

Can Floodlight Cam operate on battery power?

No. In order to support its robust array of features, Floodlight Cam needs to be hardwired.

Note: You must hire a licensed electrician to install Floodlight Cam.

Can Floodlight Cam operate on alternative power options such as a solar panel?

No, although Ring is constantly working to introduce new products and features for our products, so stay tuned! 

What do I need to install Floodlight Cam?

Everything you need to install Floodlight Cam comes in the box.

If you already have an existing wall-mounted floodlight, you can easily install Floodlight Cam using the mounting bracket we provide.

In addition, there are several articles on our website and in the Ring app that include videos to help you set up your Ring Floodlight Cam. Click the link below for the information you need: 

Floodlight Cam Installation

Note: Installing Floodlight Cam requires hardwiring. You must engage a licensed electrician for this. 

Can I install Floodlight Cam upside-down or horizontally?

Yes. Floodlight Cam can be mounted on a wall or ceiling.

How high should I install my Floodlight Cam?

Three metres off the ground is the optimal height to get the best range for the motion detector. With the motion detector parallel to the ground, Floodlight Cam optimised for detecting human-sized objects up to 10 metres away. 

Why is Floodlight Cam set to 2.4 GHz instead of 5 GHz?

Floodlight Cam is only compatible with 2.4 GHz frequencies. Because your Floodlight Cam will be mounted outside and far away from your router, this wider range will help eliminate interference and ensure that your Floodlight Cam always performs at its best.

Does Floodlight Cam have a dusk-to-dawn feature?

Yes. Through the free Ring app, you can create a customised schedule for your floodlights. Using the app you can schedule your lights to turn on at dusk and turn off at dawn, or you can create any other combinations to fit your personal schedule. 

Can I control the floodlights?

Floodlight Cam gives you the option to manually control the lights with the free Ring app. While the lights will automatically turn on at night as soon as Floodlight Cam detects motion, you can also use the app to manually turn the lights on or turn them off. As long as Floodlight Cam is connected to a wifi network, you can control the lights from anywhere.

Can I dim the floodlights?

No, Floodlight Cam's floodlights are not dimmable. However, the floodlights on Floodlight Cam Wired Pro and Floodlight Cam Wired Plus are dimmable.

If I connect Floodlight Cam to a light switch, can I use the switch to turn on the lights?

Yes. You can use your light switch to turn the lights on by flipping the switch off, and then quickly on again. This will reboot the camera and keep the lights on for about a minute.

Do I have to have a Ring Video Doorbell to use Floodlight Cam?

No, your Floodlight Cam, like all Ring devices, can operate as a stand-alone unit. Ring products are, however, designed to work together to create a ring of security" around your home. 

Is Floodlight Cam compatible with Ring Chime and Ring Chime Pro?

Yes, Floodlight Cam is compatible with both Ring Chime and Chime Pro.

How does motion detection work?

Floodlight Cam comes with two types of motion detection.

  • Passive infrared sensors: These are the sensors that control your floodlights and tend to be more sensitive to the heat of bodies passing through your garden.
  • Advanced motion detection: These sensors (which include human detection features) can be configured to only send you alerts when it detects people.

With the free Ring app, you can choose to turn on or off the motion detection for your floodlights and/or camera, and you can also customise the sensitivity of your motion sensors, so you can find your ideal setting.

How do I adjust the different detection zones for the lights?

The floodlights are divided up into three 90 degree zones that can be independently turned on or off and the distance adjusted to customise the area that will trigger the lights to turn on. The camera too can have its motion-sensing area customised through the Ring app and can cover up to three different zones. The combination of these different customisable zones gives you complete control over the area you wish to cover with your Floodlight Cam.

Note: You will not receive any motion alerts until you set at least one motion zone. 


Does Floodlight Cam run 24-hours a day?

Only if you want it to. Motion scheduling is a feature that allows you to disable motion alerts during a specific day and time. If, for example, your garbage is collected at 7:15 AM every Tuesday, you can schedule your camera's motion detection notifications to turn off for that period.

Does Floodlight Cam use data all the time or just when it's activated?

Floodlight Cam uses a wifi connection. The Ring app will only use cellular data when you answer an event or access a recording or Live View while not connected to wifi.

Does Floodlight Cam keep footage for later review?

It can, if you have a subscription to Ring Protect, an optional service that allows you to view, save and share your videos.

For more information, check out General information on Ring Protect plans.

Does Floodlight Cam have a warranty?

Yes. Floodlight Cam has a 1-year parts and lifetime theft protection.  

Click here for more information on Ring's Limited Warranty and Theft Protection Plan. 

What is Ring's refund policy?

You have 30 days from the date you received your device(s) to request a full refund. You are responsible for covering the cost of return shipping. Once we receive back your product(s), you will be refunded the full amount of the returned devices to the original payment source used.

What if someone steals my Floodlight Cam?

If stolen, we will replace your floodlight Cam for free. 

Click here for more information on Ring's theft policy.

Last updated 4 months ago