Ring Floodlight Cam (1st Generation) mounted to a white wall outside, with its bright, motion-activated LED lights turned on.

Learn About Floodlight Cam (1st Gen)

Floodlight Cam (1st Gen) was a motion-activated HD security camera that included two floodlights, remote-activated alarm and two-way audio with noise cancellation. Floodlight Cam enables you to see and hear any activity and speak with anyone in range.

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?

11 in. x 8.25 in. x 7 in. (28 cm. x 21 cm. x 17.8 cm.)
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
Requires a minimum upload speed of 1Mbps, but 2 Mbps is recommended for optimal performance.
Audio Specs
Two-way audio with noise cancellation.
System Requirements
iOS 12 or later, Android 6.0 or later
Operating Temperature
-22°F to 120°F (-30°C to 48°C)
Color Options
Black or White
Floodlight Output
1800 Lumens
Floodlight Color Temperature
3000° Kelvin

I'm not in the United States, will my Floodlight Cam conform to local building and power requirements?

Yes. Floodlight Cam packaging for other countries differs from US packaging, and will include equipment that complies with all the building and electrical requirements of your home country.  

Can Floodlight Cam operate on battery power?

No. To support its robust array of features, Floodlight Cam needs to be hardwired into a standard junction box. As Floodlight Cam requires a junction box as well as wiring up live wires, it's highly recommended you hire a licensed electrician to install Floodlight Cam.

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

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

Is Floodlight Cam compatible with EU, UK, and Ireland voltages?

Yes. Floodlight Cam has a built-in power adapter designed to support up to 240 volts.

What do I need to install Floodlight Cam?

Everything you need (except a junction box) to install Floodlight Cam comes in the box.

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

Learn how to install Floodlight Cam (1st Gen)

Can I install Floodlight Cam upside-down or horizontally?

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

Can I install a junction box myself?

If you do not already have a junction box, one can be installed, however, Ring highly recommends that you engage a licensed electrician for this. You'll want a 4-inch round waterproof junction box for use with Floodlight Cam.

How high should I install my Floodlight Cam?

Nine feet (three meters) off the ground is the optimal height to get the best range for the motion detector. Floodlight Cam is optimized for detecting human-sized objects up to 30 feet (10 meters) away when the motion detector is parallel to the ground.

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 custom schedule for your floodlights. Through 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. A dimming option is not available at this time, but stay tuned for future updates!

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 need 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.

  1. 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 yard.
  2. Advanced motion detection: These sensors (which include human detection features) can be configured to only send you alerts when it detects people.

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

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

The floodlights are divided into three 90 degree zones that can be independently turned on or off. Customize the motion detection area/s you want covered through the Ring app. You can cover up to three different zones. 


Does Floodlight Cam run 24-hours a day?

Yes, but 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 will only use data when it’s activated by an event or when you access the camera or lights via the Ring app. If Floodlight Cam doesn’t detect motion or isn’t activated with the app, it won’t use your data.

Does Floodlight Cam save footage for later review?

It can, however, this requires a subscription to Ring Protect Plan, an optional service that allows you to view, save, and share up to 30 days of video.

Tap for more information about Ring Protect plans.

Are there plan options if I have more than one Ring product?

Yes. There are three Ring Protect Plan plan options for owners of more than one Ring product:

  1. Basic: You'll be charged for each Ring camera.
  2. Protect Plus: You'll be charged a flat rate for an unlimited amount of Ring cameras and doorbells.
  3. Protect Pro: You’ll be charged a flat rate for an unlimited amount of Ring devices, including Ring Alarm and Ring Alarm Pro.

Tap for more information on Ring Protect Plan plans.

Does Floodlight Cam have a warranty?

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

Tap 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 your product(s), you will be refunded the full amount of the returned devices to the original payment source used.

What is someone steals my Ring device?

Tap for more information on the theft policy.

Last updated 7 months ago