Is The Ring Spotlight Cam Weatherproof?


By Bradly Spicer
Published on: July 25th, 2021

Ring cameras are some of the best on the market, most people love to use Ring for their doorbells so why not use them as part of your camera ecosystem as well?

This depends on a multitude of questions, but in this post, we will be covering “Are The Ring Spotlight Cameras Weatherproof & Waterproof?” and if so, how durable are they?

Is the Ring Spotlight Camera weatherproof?

Ring mentions that the Ring Spotlight Camera is weather-resistant and waterproof, it functions in two polar opposites of weather; below-freezing & extreme heat -5°F to 120°F, -20.5°C to 48.5°C.

Ring Spotlight Camera

Whilst they don’t outright advertise it, the Ring Spotlight Camera is considered a waterproof solution to the market on the basis it’s not exposed to severe quantities of water like a flood or swimming pool!

After speaking to Marco at Ring, I can confirm the Ring Spotlight Camera has an IP Rating of 55 which equals (Protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction.)

The camera itself is also sealed shut, so you won’t need to worry about the camera being set up in the rain.

Is the Ring Floodlight Camera weatherproof?

The Ring Floodlight Camera is weather-resistant and waterproof, it functions in two polar opposites of weather; below-freezing & extreme heat -5°F to 120°F, -20.5°C to 48.5°C.

Ring Floodlight Camera

Unfortunately, there are no IP ratings on the Ring Website and with the floodlights, there are some differences between the wires and the wireless versions too.

The Ring Floodlight Camera has an IP56 (Protected from high-pressure water jets from any direction.) rating which means it’s stronger than the Spotlight counterpart.

Ring Spotlight vs Ring Floodlight Comparison

There are varying differences between these two cameras and the other models, the most noticeable changes being in the Ring Floodlight Model which offers two ultra-bright floodlights and a much better Ingress Protection or International Protection Rating.

Camera ModelIngress Protection or International Protection RatingField of ViewVideo Quality
Stick Up CamIPX5130°, 110°, 57°1080p HD (Two-way audio)
SpotlightIP55140° horizontal, 78°1080 HD, Night Vision, Live View (Two-way audio)
FloodlightIP56
140° horizontal, 80° vertical
1080p HD, HDR, Live View, Colour Night Vision, Advanced Pre-roll
Floodlight Cam PlusIP66 Camera, IP66 Light Fixture
140° horizontal, 80° vertical
1080p HD, Colour Night Vision, Advanced Pre-Roll
Floodlight Cam Wired ProIP66 for Camera, IP65 for audio ports
140° horizontal, 80° vertical
1080p HD, HDR, Live View, Colour Night Vision, Advanced Pre-roll

Ring Floodlight FAQ

What is an IP Rating?

An IP rating is an international standard of EN 60529 which is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness in electrical enclosures against foreign bodies of dirt, moisture and tools. The two digits in an IP Rating explain the protection level, so the higher this number the better, if this number is replaced by an X, it means it’s not rated for that specification.

The first digit of an IP Rating is the level of protection against a hazardous solid object, tool and/or fingers ranging from 1-9.

The second digit of an IP Rating is the level of protection against a liquid, it protects the equipment inside from moisture and ranges from 1-9.

For example, IP58 would mean it has a rating of 5 for protection against solids and 8 against liquids.

How do I install a ring floodlight?


Don't forget to share this post!