I really like my Ring Floodlights but I am really bothered by their terrible design decision around their non-replaceable LED lights. My Floodlight’s LEDs started flickering a while ago but the camera itself is still working great. I opted for replacing the lights rather than buying the entire unit again.

Luckily the socket connectors on the Ring seem to be of a standard kind and chances are your local hardware store sells some cheap floodlights with sockets that will fit on the Ring unit. The great thing about these cheap floodlights is that you can easily replace the bulb in those, and those bulbs can be the traditional style or LED.

Take down your Ring Floodlight. Obviously, make sure that the power is disconnected. Remove the back panel to expose the inside. Inside there is a converter that the Ring uses to provide a low voltage to the LEDs. Since we will be swapping those for regular household style bulbs, that converter can be removed.

The following schematic is how I wired my Ring Floodlight with the new light sockets. It is quite straightforward.

Place everything back and test your lights. Now if your light bulb stops working, it will be very simple to replace it. This is how Ring should have designed their product in the first place.

5 Replies to “Replacing Ring Floodlight Lights”

  1. Could you expand on how the lights will work? I don’t see a sensor so just wondering how it would turn on/off and whether that effects the camera’s functionality. will the lights work with the app?

    1. The camera itself contains the sensor and controls the lights on/off status. The only thing that happens in this project is the replacement of the original lights with a new set of lights, but otherwise the product’s functionality does not change.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. I plan on using this walkthrough with the new replacement I just received. I’ve been through one replacement each with my two units since 2019. While I’m a technical person with smart house tech, I know very little about voltages and such. With that said, would I need to leave the converter in if I’m using LED bulbs?

    1. The converter is only needed for low voltage LEDs. The kind that you screw into your household type of sockets are high voltage and do not need the converter. The required voltage of your new LEDs should be printed on the box they came in, or somewhere on the bulb itself. If it’s around 110C or 220V no converter needed. If it’s in the low numbers, for instance 12V you need the converter.

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