Ring’s acquisition of Mr. Beams in 2018 enabled it to significantly expand its smart lighting offerings, with mostly positive results. The Ring Floodlight Wired is essentially the same device as the Ring Floodlight Cam, but it costs significantly less because it doesn’t include a camera. If you’re already in the Ring ecosystem—with that or another of the company’s products—and you need more outdoor lighting, this wired floodlight is a no-brainer.
But you don’t need to be firmly ensconced in the Ring ecosystem to benefit from the Floodlight Wired. Ring’s floodlight isn’t pretty, consisting of two independently articulated stalks with LEDs and a bulbous motion sensor dangling beneath them. But its LEDs produce 2,000 lumens of brightness between them, a significant boost over the Ring Floodlight Battery we looked at in June; that device puts out a paltry 600 lumens.