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Ring Spotlight VS Floodlight: What Are the Differences?

In order to keep your home feeling safe, you would want the best possible security cameras and systems you can find to get the job done. One of the best, most popular and reliable suppliers of home security cameras is Ring. They offer plenty of high-quality options and have even pioneered the impressively ranged outdoor floodlight camera.

With so many options from Ring (particularly among their outdoor spotlight models), you’re going to ask how these products are different from each other, and which one would be the best for you. In order to answer these questions, we’ve compared their popular spotlight camera with the newer floodlight model.

Ring Spotlight VS Floodlight Comparisons

Ring Spotlight Cam Ring Floodlight Cam
Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera with Built Two-Way Talk and a Siren Alarm, White, Works with Alexa
Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, White
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  • Variety of setup and power options
  • 1080p video quality
  • Connect to smart homes with internet and Amazon Alexa
  • Vary in brightness from 300 to 375 lumens
  • Powered by an outdoor electrical box
  • 1080p video quality
  • Connects to internet and Alexa
  • The brightness of 1800 lumens

Ring Spotlight


Ring Spotlight Cam on the wall

Equipped to effectively monitor everything outside your home, the Ring line of spotlight cameras does the job with both versatility and affordability. Made for outdoor use, this camera has everything you need to see at any time of the day: an impressive extra wide-angle lens at 140 degrees, full HD 1080p video recording, advanced motion detection, anywhere from 300 to 375 lumens of brightness with the LED light bulbs, and 30 meters of night vision. Recording continuously and activating the spotlight once any motion is detected, you won’t miss a thing.

The Ring spotlight cameras are compatible with Amazon Alexa devices so you can view live footage from any connected monitor on an Echo Spot or Show, or just remotely activate your camera from anywhere using your voice.

All Ring outdoor cameras have two-way audio for you to communicate remotely with whoever is out the door, unwanted or not.


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Ring devices connect to a simple and user-friendly app so you can get notified of any alerts or suspicious activities on your phone while you’re out. There is just about every practical way to set up and power up your Ring Spotlight Cam. The only thing you have to worry about is which one you’d prefer.

If you’re fine with using a standard AC power outlet there’s a wired option. If you don’t want the hanging wires and can do with a bit more assembly, a mounted model can be hardwired to an electric box in your house.

Don’t want to do with either? The rechargeable battery-powered version can last you about 1000 activations before needing to be charged again. It’s compatible with solar power for indefinite operation and is available for a slightly higher price.

Assembling any of these models (except for the mounted version) should take no longer than half an hour.


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Considering all the features and specs the Ring Spotlight line has, these cameras are pretty well priced given the competition. When compared in its own price range and with some higher, Ring offers the best variety.

On their official site, the Ring spotlight wired/battery-powered camera models are both available at $199.00. The solar-powered model is priced a bit higher at $229.00.

Along with the initial camera purchase, a Protect Basic plan as low as $3 a month per device allows you access to temporary cloud storage and video sharing.


All ring products come with a one-year limited warranty. You can sign up for a sort of “premium” extended coverage plan which is essentially a subscription-based model that covers your products as long as you pay. You must sign up for this “Protect Plus” plan within the first year after your purchase to be eligible for the extended warranty, and many other perks with it.

The Ring Floodlight Cam


Ring Floodlight Cam on the wall

The Floodlight Cam, like all Ring products, share the same high standard when it comes to specs, meaning they’re all similar enough to each other to be distinguished as Ring products. You’ll come to find that all their outdoor cameras can have full HD (1080p) video quality with live view capabilities.

The wide-angle field of view is an extensive 140 degrees horizontally and 78 degrees vertically. You can communicate two-way in real-time using the built-in speaker and microphone. The siren on these cameras can all be remotely activated through the app, and alert you when motion is detected using a customized advanced motion detection zone.

What sets the Floodlight Cam apart from the other outdoor Ring Cams is in the name: the extra-bright flood lights that illuminate a much broader area than the pinpoint spotlights. While the other cameras have lights from 300 to 375 lumens in brightness, the Floodlight Cam’s lights go as bright as 1800 lumens to make everything clear in the dark. The lights and camera directions are also adjustable for perfect visibility.


Ring Floodlight Camera, cellphone

The Floodlight Cam can only be mounted and hardwired to an outdoor electrical box. It isn’t too much of a hassle for anyone with any sort of competence with tools, as it will take anywhere from 15 minutes to half an hour to assemble. You can also hire a professional to install if needed.

This camera, like the rest, requires a 2.4 GHz Wi-fi connection in your home for ideal functionality and benefits from all of the interactive digital features.


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The Floodlight Cam is priced higher than the spotlight battery and wired models, matching the Spotlight Cam Mount at about $250.


The warranty is one-year-limited, though you can be covered for an extended time by subscribing to the Ring Protect Plus plan for $10 a month per household or $100 a year.


Ring is a company that truly offers some of the best in the home security game. Their cameras come at a great value for the price and have just enough features to satisfy anyone’s basic home security needs. It’s important to know where to start looking, and Ring is a good starting and reference point because of its well-rounded features when put next to the competition.

Whether you want to monitor the perimeter of your property using the Spotlight or Floodlight Cams all comes down to you because you can benefit from a Ring Security system either way. If you found this article helpful, don’t forget to share the article and leave your opinions in a comment down below.