Deals We Love: Exterior Security
Shorter days and longer nights mean outdoor lighting is a hot commodity right now.
As temperatures cool and the sun sticks around for less and less time, people are going to need additional lighting in their outdoor spaces. This week on Deals We Love we’re highlighting two great pieces of technology designed to provide unparalleled illumination to those darkened corners of any homeowner’s yard. Whether it’s needed for security, family entertainment or simply to pick up where the street lights leave off, you won’t be disappointed with either of these options.
Ring Floodlight and Motion-Activated Security Cam
The folks from Ring have upped their game again with this combo floodlight/security camera/speaker/alarm. It’s a backyard security workhorse that allows users to see, hear and speak to visitors from their phones, tablets or PCs. Homeowners can toggle between infrared night vision or Live View as they enjoy the 1080HD video that Ring has made customary on all its devices.
The unit also includes ultra-bright floodlights and a siren. And if the security precautions become a bit too intense, users can customize privacy zones and activate audio privacy. If users connect the Ring camera to their Alexa, the device will make announcements and alert when motion is detected. All video can be recorded with a Ring subscription (sold separately) and the unit requires a hardwired installation.
Why We Love It: The brand name Ring has become synonymous with home safety and security, and this offering is just more evidence of how Ring is changing the game. The unit is also being offered at a significant discount — regularly retailing for $250 but on sale for $210 for a limited time.
Solla Ultra-Slim Outdoor LED Floodlight
The ultra-slim LED flood lights from Solla provide high performance, quality craftsmanship and energy savings in a simple and stylish looking fixture. The product features die-cast aluminum housing and tempered glass for versatility of installation and all-weather durability.
It’s easy to install using the 180-degree adjustable mounting bracket, and features a 140-degree wide beam angle that illuminates the same square footage as an 800W halogen bulb. It’s IP66 rating means the light is waterproof and dust-proof, which makes it a perfect lighting solution for your backyard, rooftop, garden or parking garage. That rating even qualifies it to be used in heavy seas, if that’s your thing.
Why We Love It: By using LED lights, Solla claims it can save consumers up to 82 percent off their electricity bill. Not only that, the company stands behind its product with a 24-month replacement guarantee and a 60-day money-back warranty. The light usually retails for $50 but the company is providing a 10 percent discount coupon at checkout.