Hey @TheDogsCar that is a great question! The Floodlight Wired features a brightness of 2000 lumens while the Floodlight Battery has a brightness of 600 lumens. This makes all the difference when trying to illuminate a dark backyard versus adding light to a small entry way, for instance.
It is not just the lumens, it is the ability of leaving it On for extended periods, and not worry about the batteries. I already have numerous Ring Battery Cams and Mr. Beams. So, I am pretty covered for 20 to 30 seconds of motion lighting.
I got the transformer/bridge to smarten up by wired lighting.
The way my brain works, if I am paying more for the Floodlight Wired, then maybe I should just buy the wired Floodlight Cam? Can always use more cams!
I think it is to keep the cost low, and that Ring bought Mr. Beam; Mr.Beam uses C' & D's.
I prefer rechargeable batteries. When they start to dim, I recharge. With disposables, I tend to deal with the dimming light. So, as not to squander a battery with some juice left. Suppose I could buy some rechargeable C's & D's and a charger?
Yeah, I would be highly reluctant to buy something like this without rechargable battaries. As long as they dont specefically say you can't use them, usually a pair of recharable C/D's or whatever size they take would work. I'm concerned about lighting power and how long the battaries will last. Have to wait and see when people order and try them out.
These are excellent questions to ask when considering the purchase of smart lighting. Here is a link to our FAQ which we will update with more information as it comes.
In regards to battery life cycle, all battery-powered Ring Smart Lighting products are designed to last around a year on one set of batteries under normal use. Battery life is dependent on device settings, usage, and other factors. Brightness may decrease as battery life is depleted.
Check out these batteries for an example of a what is standard and popular to use with Smart lighting.
I see they released the manuals on Wednesday. I downloaded the manual for the Transformer. I want to install the landscape wire before it gets here. 16 gauge is cheap, but looks like I will need 12 gauge for longer runs. To get cost per foot down, Home Depot sells 500' spools. I figure I will get one of those in 12/2, and then I will be able to add lights of extend runs, if needed.
Tried to order some spot lights today. They took the ability to order down. Now just gives you the option to put your e-mail in. Hopefully the pre orders ship tomorrow!
That is odd?!?! I see you can still Pre-Order them on Amazon (Amazon owns Ring).
Hope they do not pull an Ultra 4K on us ... but I would rather have an order cancelled, then have to send back a product that was under baked.
Ring asked if I wanted to beta test these, and I said, "Yes" ... but I never heard back from them