Ring, makers of a huge variety of lighting, cameras, video doorbells, and home security gadgets, announced new lights and new options for access to your home at CES, the annual consumer electronics expo.
5 new smart lights from Ring
Ring shared five new Ring Smart Lighting products that the company says will provide an affordable and effective way to light up your home.
Ring’s first-ever Ring Smart LED Lightbulbs will be available, starting with two models that you can use to upgrade the lamps, lights, and fixtures that you already have. The A19 Smart LED Bulb is designed for inside the house (or covered areas outdoors), while the PAR38 Smart LED Bulb is made for recessed lighting both indoors and out. You can control both of them from the Ring App with the Ring Bridge, which lets you turn the lights on and off, adjust their brightness, and set schedules. Both bulbs can be grouped together and are easy to program using Ring’s easy app. The bulbs should be available this spring.
I also saw three new solar-powered outdoor lights. Ring has outdoor lights that are battery powered (using regular C-cells), but now with the ability of these lights to stay charged up with the sun, you’ve got a lot more life in them—and no batteries to try to recycle.
There’s a Solar Floodlight that’s intended for large outdoor spaces—like your driveway or back yard, while the Solar Pathlight is made for walkways and paths. The Solar Steplight is ideal for brightening steps and tight areas. These three solar lights are easy to install, motion-activated, and can also be controlled from the Ring App with the Ring Bridge.
Like existing Ring Smart Lighting products, you use the Ring Bridge to link these devices to other compatible Ring devices. That means when one of your smart lights senses motion, your video doorbell and security cameras can begin recording automatically, and vice versa—if your Ring camera, doorbell, or alarm is triggered, your lights will come on.
Ring announces Access Controller Pro
Ring also announced the company’s first ever access control device: Ring Access Controller Pro. It lets you remotely operate electronically controlled gates from your smartphone using the Ring App. Team it up with a Ring camera or video doorbell so you can see who’s at the gate, and let them in from anywhere. Ring says that its Access Controller Pro is particularly handy for Amazon deliveries, since you can see that your boxes are arriving and unlock the gate so your driver can leave them safely and securely inside your gate.