Path lights not only add some fresh value to the aesthetic of your home, but can be helpful in guiding you to your home. More importantly, it\u2019s a good deterrent against would-be burglaries. The best smart light bulbs in our book for such an occasion are Ring Solar Pathlights. These smart lighting devices are solar powered, light your path, and are motion activated.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Ring Solar Pathlight Review\r\nLight up your path with these outdoor, solar-powered lights. They\u2019re motion-activated, can integrate with smart home devices, and can become part of a larger smart home ecosystem.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe Ring Solar Pathlights aren\u2019t the brightest light bulbs out there, not as bright as, say, Philips Hue White 4-Pack, but they shouldn\u2019t be. These Ring pathlights produce 80 lumens, which is plenty to light your path without blinding the neighborhood. They\u2019re motion activated, so you\u2019ll need to come within 15 feet to set them off.\r\n\r\nThe battery life for the Ring Smart Lighting Solar Pathlights is entirely dependent on how much sun it got that day. But since they turn off by themselves, they can conserve energy from another day, provided they aren\u2019t used frequently. To make any kind of changes to their behavior, you\u2019ll need the Ring app and a single Ring Bridge. You can then set schedules, timers, mobile notifications, and more. It does lack colors, unlike the Peteme 4-Pack 60W.\r\nDesign\r\nEverything the Ring Solar Pathlight offers is tucked into a dimension of 16.8 in x 4.33 in x 4.33 inches. It should only take you five minutes to install one, with the help of a mounting stake. The light can be inserted into dirt or gravel, which makes it versatile. Once installed, you can control it with select Alexa enabled devices (like Echo Dot) or Google Assistant (with a Ring Bridge).\r\n\r\nSince the Ring Solar Pathlight is solar-powered, you never have to change any batteries or charge them. There\u2019s a variation of the smart lighting pathlights that are battery powered, making use of 4 D batteries and are rechargeable.\r\nValue\r\nWhere the Ring Solar Pathlight stumbles is with pricing. For only one light, you pay $35. That\u2019s even steeper than the price of a single TP-Link Kasa Tunable. To make matters worse, most of the smart home features are only available if you link your Ring Smart Lights to a Ring Bridge, and that\u2019s sold separately. Thankfully, you only need one Ring Bridge.\r\n\r\nTo get the most value, go with a Ring Bridge and Solar Pathlights bundle. From there, you can use your Ring Bridge to connect other Ring devices such as Ring doorbells, additional motion sensors, step lights, and Ring\u2019s smart home security system. Through the Ring app, you can string your security system and lights together to create a \u201cRing of Security.\u201d\r\nRing Solar Pathlight Review Wrap Up\r\nNeeding a hub to control the Ring Solar Pathlight is a real bummer\u2014but it\u2019s through the Ring Bridge that sets you up for Ring\u2019s other smart devices, and voice assistant support. Without it, you just have really good solar-powered outdoor lights that activate with motion. It\u2019s an investment that\u2019s worth it, if you plan to integrate more than just outdoor lights.