Ring’s New Floodlight Camera

Dashia Starr
Updated Jul 14, 2021
1 min read

The Ring Floodlight Camera is not new to Ring’s equipment lineup. But the older version was discontinued to give customers a better camera with Ring’s most popular new features. You’ll notice a few upgraded products in Ring’s smart device catalog, including new and improved doorbell cameras, the Ring Chime Pro, and more. The new Floodlight Camera is one of Ring’s many smart devices getting a facelift with new smart features.

About the Ring Floodlight Camera 

The Ring Floodlight Cam is a wired security camera with built-in floodlights. It’s designed to cover large yards and outdoor spaces with motion-triggered recording and lighting. And if you suspect there’s trouble, it comes with a built-in siren that’s easy to control using the Ring app. You’ll also get standard 1080p HD video resolution, two-way talk with noise cancellation, customizable motion zones, and color night vision. You can choose between a black or white finish. It’s similar to a few other popular cameras, such as the Eufy Floodlight Camera or the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera.


  • Color night vision
  • 3D motion detection
  • Built-in floodlights to cover large outdoor spaces


  • Requires hardwired installation
  • Doesn’t work with Google Assistant
  • Ring Protect Plan required for additional features

What’s the difference between the Ring Floodlight Camera Pro and Plus? 

Ring has two floodlight camera options, the Pro and the Plus version. Both cameras come with a siren, two-way talk, and motion detection features. But the Pro comes with a few advanced features, including the Bird’s Eye View feature to show visitors’ paths on a map while recording the motion-triggered activity. Here’s a side-by-side comparison: 

Ring Floodlight Wired PlusRing Floodlight Wired Pro
Cost $179.99 $249.99 
Motion detection and alerts Yes 3D motion detection 
Two-way audio Yes Audio+ 
Bird’s Eye View No Yes 
Dual-band wifi No Yes 

Installing the Ring Floodlightlight Camera 

Both of Ring’s floodlight camera options require wired installation and 2.4Ghz internet. Ring’s DIY installation is known for being easy, but a professional setup is available using a third party. During setup, the mount is adjustable to cover a 140-degree field of view and can be installed on the wall or ceiling. If you’re a renter or someone looking for a camera setup that’s fast and easy, a wireless, battery-powered Ring camera may be a better choice. 

Does the Ring Flood Camera require a subscription?

No, Ring doesn’t require a subscription with a camera purchase. However, without the Ring Protect Plan, customers won’t have access to Ring’s most popular features, including video recording and storage, People Only Mode, and Rich Notifications to see what triggered the camera’s sensor. However, you’ll still get mobile alerts and a live activity view if you choose not to get the monthly subscription. 

Our take on the Ring Floodlight Camera 

The Ring Floodlight Camera is a great choice for homeowners deciding between a floodlight and an outdoor camera. You’ll have the industry’s most popular surveillance features for cheaper than other smart cameras. 
We prefer the Pro option to give you more advanced features and the Protect Plan for video recording and storage options. However, if you’re renting or not looking for a permanent option, take a look at our other top security camera picks to choose one that’s best for you.

Ring Floodlight Camera FAQs

Still unsure about the Ring Floodlight Camera, Here are some answers to frequently asked questions to help.

Home Security Writer

Dashia Starr

Dashia researches and writes on all things home automation and security. She focuses on the latest news, products, and providers to share only the best with you.

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