Ring Spotlight vs. Floodlight

Ring Spotlight vs. Floodlight

In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the Ring Spotlight vs. Floodlight.

Right away, the power options are a major difference.

Ring Spotlight Cam offers three options, wired & hardwired or battery, as well as the optional solar panel addition, while Ring Floodlight can only be hardwired.

Additionally, Ring Floodlight Cam includes built-in floodlights that activate whenever motion is detected, giving it more of an edge when it comes to Spotlight’s LED lights.

So in the end if you want something with more flexible power options, the Ring Spotlight Cam is a good model to check out, otherwise, we feel that Ring Floodlight Cam is the superior model.

The Short Version

Ring Spotlight Cam = Video resolution of 1080p HD w/ 30 FPS, live-view on demand, 140° field of view, no zoom, three powering options: battery, hardwired, wired, two-way audio, motion detection: Basic for battery option, advanced for wired & hardwired, motion zones: battery option-areas, wired & hardwired up to 6 custom motion zones, person detection: none for battery options, available when wired & hardwired, sound detection available, night vision: black & white for battery option, enhanced color coming for wired & hardwired option, supports 2.4GHz WiFi, cloud storage requires a subscription, offers app support, including LED lights, weather-resistant, compatible w/ Alexa, IFTTT & Stringify.

Ring Floodlight Cam = 1080p HD video resolution & 30 FPS, live-view on demand, 140° field of view, zoom available, subscription required for record live-view, hardwired 110-240 VAC power option, advanced motion detection, up to 6 custom motion zones, person detection available, comes w/ sound detection, enhanced color night vision coming, supports 2.4GHz WiFi, subscription required for cloud storage, includes app support, weather-resistant, includes floodlights, compatible w/ Alexa, IFTTT & Stringify.

Which one are you getting?

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 20:56 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Ring Spotlight vs. Floodlight — Easy Comparison Chart

Ring Spotlight Cam Ring Floodlight Cam
Dimensions4.96″ x 2.72″ x 2.99″Base: 4.75″ diameter
Operating TemperatureBattery: -5°F to 120°F
Wired: -22°F to 120°F
Hardwired: -22°F to 120°F
-22°F to 120°F
Resolution1080p HD1080p HD
Record Live ViewSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Field of View140°140°
On-Demand Live ViewYesYes
PowerBattery: Rechargeable Battery
Wired: 110-240 VAC AC Plug
Hardwired: 110-240 VAC Hardwired
Hardwired 110-240 VAC
Battery LifeBattery: 3-6 months
Solar: indefinitely
Optional Power SourceBattery: Solar PanelWired: N/AHardwired: N/AN/A
Motion DetectionBattery: Basic
Wired: Advanced
Hardwired: Advanced
Two-Way TalkYesYes
Motion ZonesBattery: Areas
Wired: Custom, up to 6
Hardwired: Custom, up to 6
Battery: Areas
Wired: Custom, up to 6
Hardwired: Custom, up to 6
Person DetectionBattery: No
Wired: Yes
Hardwired: Yes
Sound DetectionYesYes
Siren110 dB built-into camera110 dB built-into camera
WiFi2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
Night VisionBattery: Black & White
Wired: Enhanced Color (coming)
Hardwired: Enhanced Color (coming)
Enhanced Color (coming)
Cloud StorageSubscription RequiredSubscription Required
Instant App AlertsYesYes
App SupportAndroid, iOS, WebAndroid, iOS, Web
LED LightsBattery: 370 Lm.
Wired: 375 Lm.
Hardwired: 375 Lm.
Floodlights 1,800 Lm.
AlexaEcho Show, Echo SpotEcho Show, Echo Spot
IFTTT & StringifyYesYes
Operating TemperatureBattery: -5°F to 120°F
Wired: -22°F to 120°F
Hardwired: -22°F to 120°F
-22°F to 120°F

Ring Spotlight vs. Floodlight — What’s Different?

Ring Floodlight Camera

Night Vision – There are a couple of differences in terms of night vision, with Ring Spotlight hardwired, and wired option you’ll have access to enhanced color night vision, same with Ring Floodlight.

While Ring Spotlight battery only offers basic black & white night view.

Zoom – Ring Floodlight camera also includes a zoom feature that allows you to zero in on any suspicious activity that’s further away while Ring Spotlight doesn’t offer this type of function.

Power Options – It’s clear that the biggest difference between the two models is the power options.

Ring Floodlight Cam can only be hardwired, while Spotlight Cam can be hardwired, wired, plugged in or powered by a solar panel for more flexibility.

Motion Detection – Ring Spotlight wired & hardwired, as well as Ring Floodlight Cam all, use an advanced motion detection technology, that offers customization of the sensitivity settings, as well as more accuracy when it comes to differentiating between people, animals or vehicles.

While Spotlight Cam uses standard motion detection.

Operating Temperature – While all three cameras can be used both indoors and outdoors, with operating temperatures ranging from -22°F to 120°F, the Spotlight Cam Battery option might not be able to function in very cold climates as it comes with a working range of 5°FF to 120°F. 

LED Lights – When it comes to illuminating your property, Ring Floodlight will do a better job with its built-in floodlights that offer up to 1,800 lumens of brightness.

While Ring Spotlight Cam includes LED lights that provide 375 lumens for hardwired & wired models, and 300 lumens for the battery option.

Last update on 2024-02-25 at 20:56 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API