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.

2 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.

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