Your Ring Spotlight camera is essential for outdoor home security. A Spotlight camera helps you protect your property and the surrounding area. These cameras consist of inbuilt lighting features. This is one of the important features of the Ring spotlight camera. Here in the article, we have explained how bright is the Ring Spotlight cam:
How Bright is the Ring Spotlight Camera?
If you are looking for the best option for a Spotlight camera you must consider the Ring Spotlight camera. These cameras are helpful to visualize and inspect surrounding areas.
Installing a spotlight camera on the outside of the home keeps people away from the property. Ring camera sends you an alert when anyone is around your property or at the door.
This spotlight camera prevents burglars enter into the home.The light of the camera is not so bright. It is usually a simple LED strip with fewer lumens.
Ring Spotlight camera has two types of LEDs in its design. However, the brightness of these lights is not that sufficient compared to the outdoor lamp.
The inbuilt light of the camera is neither too dark nor too bright. Its intensity is adequate so you will get a clear image in your camera view recordings.
But, these inbuilt lamps of cameras may not give you a real bright light experience. The following table gives the brightness and other details of the Ring Spotlight Camera:
|Ring Cam Type||Spotlight Cam Battery||Spotlight Cam Wired||Spotlight Cam Mount||Floodlight Cam|
|Power Source||Rechargeable Battery Pack||Standard Power Outlet||Hardwired to Electrical Boxes||Hardwired to Electrical Boxes|
|Recommended Use||Homes without Outdoor Power Sources||Homes with Outdoor Power Sources||Homes with Outdoor Electrical Boxes||Homes with Outdoor Electrical Boxes|
|Field of View||140° horizontal, 78° vertical||140° horizontal, 78° vertical||140° horizontal, 78° vertical||140° horizontal, 78° vertical|
|Brightness||300 Lumens||375 Lumens||375 Lumens||1,800 Lumens|
Usually, the brightness of the Spotlight Cam battery is 300 lumens which is not too bright. However, if you are looking for more brightness then you may select Spotlight Cam wired.
An increase in lumens value may also increase in drawn in the current (power source). So, the spotlight cam battery has less life span. For battery cameras, you may have to change the battery once or twice a year.
Whereas if you looking for higher intensity of light and life span you must consider a wired Spotlight Cam. The lumen value of Spotlight Cam wired is 374 lumens and it has a wired power supply.
Along with the setup guide, you will need the following tools for the installation of the camera.
- A Battery Pack
- Mounting Base
- Wall screws
This spotlight camera is compatible with Alexa and it has motion detection features. As soon as it detects the motion it starts recording and sends you an alert on your phone, tablet, and computer.
How bright are 300 – 375 lumens?
To understand the brightness of 300-375 lumens. Let’s look at the table which gives the details about the lumens range with reference to other light sources. As per the table, the brightness of 300-375 lumen is very low. Lower than CFL of 8 Watt.
|Lumens (Brightness)||LED Watts||CFL Watts||Incandescent Watts|
|400 – 500||6 – 7W||8 – 12W||40W|
|650 – 850||7 – 10W||13 – 18W||60W|
|1000 – 1400||12 – 13W||18 – 22W||75W|
|1450-1700+||14 – 20W||23 – 30W||100W|
|2700+||25 – 28W||30 – 55W||150W|
How bright is ring floodlight Cam?
The brightness of the Ring Floodlight Cam is around 1800 lumens. That is equal to 30 Watt CFL lamp or 100 Watt Incandescent lamp. As the light intensity of the Ring Floodlight camera is high, it is more suitable for outdoor security.
This camera is a great fit for the garden area or near the garage. Due to the high intensity of light, it is not appropriate to install it inside the home. In the Floodlight camera model, you can adjust two separate lights to view the area.
Should You Use the Ring Spotlight or Floodlight?
Selecting a smart home camera depends upon the place where you are going to install it. Ring Spotlight camera is good enough if you are living in a small home or neighborhood.
This camera has an adequate amount of lumen to illuminate the area.
However, if you are living in a large property or backyard you must consider the Floodlight camera.
If you are having Ring Solar panels or you are planning to install them you should definitely get Ring Spotlight Camera as you cannot use an alternative power source with a Floodlight camera.
For bigger areas, instead of buying a Floodlight camera, buy 1-2 Spotlight cameras and mount them in a different location for more light around your property.
In the above article, we have explained the brightness of the Ring Spotlight cam. For more information read the manufacturers’ guide. This guide will have detailed instructions about the installations and specifications of the Ring Spotlight Cam.