Controlling the floodlights and light settings on your Floodlight Cam

Customise your Floodlight Cam's zone coverage, motion settings and light settings in the Ring app.

Updating the Ring app.

Make sure your Ring app is updated to the most recent version for access to the latest features available to your Floodlight Cam.

To access controls for your Floodlight Cam:

  1. Open the Ring app
  2. Tap the
    menu (☰)
  3. Tap
    Devices
  4. Select the Floodlight Cam that you want to adjust
  5. Tap the
    Device Schedule
    tile
  6. Tap
    Light Schedules
  7. Follow the prompts in the Ring app to customise your light schedules

If you're seeing pink videos from your Floodlight Cam, try rebooting the camera from the Ring app.

Light control and settings features

Lights toggle

You can find the Lights toggle on your device dashboard in the Ring app, above the Motion Alerts toggle. Toggle this control to manually turn the floodlights on (blue) and off (white).

This overrides any other setting or controls that are set in the Ring app. Regardless of whether you've scheduled the lights to be on or off or whether it's day or night, this toggle will always turn your lights on or off.

You can manually override your Floodlight Cam settings by quickly turning it on and off via a physical switch. To turn off your floodlights after a power cycle, use the manual lights control in your Ring app.

Motion Control Settings

Using your Motion Control settings, you can adjust the range and distance at which motion will turn your floodlights on. Your floodlights use passive infrared detectors (PIR) to detect motion in three 90 degree arcs around the device. You can turn these on or off independently from each other.

Light Scheduling

Use this control to automatically turn your floodlights on for a set period. Keep in mind your light schedule will always be overridden by the Lights toggle.

Frequently asked questions

Will the lights on my Floodlight Cam turn on every time it detects motion?

Yes, the Floodlight Cam lights will turn on for all events, assuming it is dark enough outside.

Will my camera always activate when the floodlights are triggered by motion?

No. The floodlights on your Floodlight Cam are operated by passive infrared heat detection and have a radius of 270 degrees. The camera unit on your Floodlight Cam notifies you of movement within the camera’s field of view and has a range of 140 degrees. As a result, there will be times where something outside the range of the camera activates the lights.

As an added layer of security, you can customise up to three Camera Motion Zones in the Ring app.

You will not receive any Motion Alerts until you set at least one Motion Zone. Learn more about Motion Zones.

Last updated 1 month ago