Ring Spotlight Cam vs Floodlight Cam review | TechHive

Ring Spotlight Cam vs Floodlight Cam review | TechHive


Ring has 5 models in its outdoor home security
camera range. I’m going to explain the difference. The Ring cameras can be divided a couple of
different ways: the lights they have and the way they are powered. Four of them, the Spotlight cam range, look
like this. The camera is in the center here and an infrared
sensor is at the bottom. Light comes from a couple of LED light panels
down either side. And one, the floodlight cam, has a similar
main body but these two large LED floodlights on top. The camera is the same in all of them and
each has a 140-degree field of view, so the daytime picture is the same. It’s at night when the difference emerges. Let’s take a look. This is from a spotlight cam. You can see right here the light comes on. And this is the floodlight cam. When the light comes on, hopefully you can
see it provides a lot more light and goes deeper into this garden. The floodlights provide a total 1,800 lumens
of light that’s 5 to 6 times the light from the spotlight cams. So, think about the area you need to cover. If it’s large and you want as bright a light
as possible, you’ll want the floodlight cam. There’s only one model, it needs to mounted
on your wall and wired into an electrical junction box like those used for existing
outdoor lights. The infrared sensor on the bottom of the floodlight
cam also covers a much wider range – 270 degrees, versus 160 degrees on the spotlight cam. But, if you are looking at a smaller area
and need less light, the spotlight cam range offers more options for mouting and power. Two of the spotlight cams are for wired connections. One runs into a junction box and one, this
one, has a long 20 feet, or 6 meter, power cord for a regular outlet. This one is easier to mount but you’ll have
to put up with the visible cable. And then there are two battery-powered units. Each has a removable battery, it slots in
here, and one model has a solar panel, like this. That’s especially useful if the unit is
mounted somewhere difficult to access where you won’t want to be climbing a ladder everytime
it needs charging. Battery life is estimated to average 6 months
so it won’t be all that frequent anyway. The only other difference is in the color
of the light. The spotlight cams put out a pretty white
3000-kelvin color while the floodlight cam is slightly warmer at 4,000 kelvin. So what do they cost? The spotlight cam wired, that’s this one
with a cable, and battery-powered one are both $199, the solar version of the battery
cam is $229, and the spotlight cam mount and floodlight cam, the two for mounting on junction
boxes, are each $249. Monthly subscription prices for cloud video
storage are the same: $3 per camera. So that’s the difference between Ring’s
outdoor security cameras. I hope that helps you choose.

5 Replies to “Ring Spotlight Cam vs Floodlight Cam review | TechHive”

  1. Can you clarify the light colour please? 4000K should be whiter than the more yellow 3000K. It sounded like you were suggesting the other way round?

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