Ring to shine light onto new smart bulb

Alexa owned smart security specialist details new connected lighting

New Ring smart bulb incoming
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Amazon-owned smart home security specialist Ring is about to jump into the smart lighting market, if this uncovered FCC listing is anything to go by.

Ring is already a big player in the video doorbell and smart home security space - hence why Amazon paid north of $1 billion to snap it up last year - and is likely to focus its first smart lighting efforts into an area where it's already somewhat of an expert.

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The 'Ring Smart Lightbulb (PAR38)' name - well, the PAR38 part - indicates that its smart bulb is likely to be a spotlight, possibly to work in tandem with its security cameras and smart sensors to react when motion is detected.

Ring to shine light onto new smart bulb

Ring already has some outdoor lighting in its range; it snapped up Mr Beams in 2017, and announced Ring Beams at CES 2018 (main image). This range is smart(ish) LED lighting for pathway lights, step lights and spotlights.

However, those are all self-contained devices, whereas this new effort looks as if it would screw into an existing socket, opening up Ring to a much bigger audience.

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The timing of the FCC listing, a month or so before CES 2020 indicates that Ring could well reveal the new smart light bulb over in Vegas. We'd be surprised if that's the only new device up its sleeve though.

Watch this space.


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