The following are commonly asked questions about the Blink Floodlight.
What is the Blink Floodlight?
The Blink Floodlight is a combination wire-free Mount and floodlight for our latest Blink outdoor camera (XT, XT2 not supported). It uses LED technology and provides 700 lumens of light via 4 D cell alkaline batteries. Detailed specifications can be found here.
How does the Blink Floodlight work?
When connected to your Blink Outdoor camera, the Floodlight will operate with your camera when it is armed for motion detection in your Blink system. When the camera senses motion, the Floodlight will activate as well. Additionally, you can manually turn the Floodlight on or off from the Blink app home screen or while performing a Live View.
Can I use the Floodlight with any Blink cameras?
No, the Floodlight is only to be used with the new Blink Outdoor camera. Click here to learn how to add an Outdoor camera to your account. Other Blink outdoor cameras (XT or XT2) are not compatible with Floodlight's micro-USB connector to provide a weather resistant seal. See setup instructions for detailed information.
Can the Blink Floodlight act as a power source or battery backup for my Outdoor camera?
No, the Blink Floodlight cannot act as a battery backup for your Outdoor camera. The Outdoor camera will need to have its own set of 1.5 V AA Lithium batteries to function properly. You will still be notified via the battery indicator in the Blink app when your Outdoor camera batteries need to be replaced.
What type of batteries does the Blink Floodlight use?
The Floodlight uses 4 alkaline D-cell batteries to operate. Your Blink Floodlight will come with its first set of batteries already installed. You will need to remove the pull-tab in the battery compartment to activate power to the Floodlight. To access or replace the batteries, you will need to unmount the Floodlight and twist the back cover open to expose the battery compartment. See setup instructions for detailed information.
Will I be notified when the batteries are running low on my Blink Floodlight?
Yes, you will be notified via the Blink app if the batteries are running low on your Floodlight. A Battery indicator can also be found in the Floodlight settings or on the Blink app home screen. See setup instructions for detailed information.
What is the expected battery life?
The Blink Floodlight will run for up to two years on the included batteries.
*Battery life is based on default settings and will vary based on device settings, use, and environmental factors.
Are there configurable settings for the Blink Floodlight?
Yes, you have the ability to adjust the light brightness as well as the auto-shutoff duration for the Floodlight in the Floodlight settings page within the Blink app. Additionally, you can set ambient light sensitivity and daytime light activation for your Blink Floodlight. See Floodlight app settings for detailed information.
Can I install the Blink Floodlight in different positions?
Yes, the Blink Floodlight can be mounted on a wall, tree or on a ceiling such as on a patio. See Blink Floodlight Mounting instructions for detailed information.
What type of light panels are used on the Blink Floodlight?
The Blink Floodlight uses LED technology and provides 700 lumens of high quality light by Beams.
Are the light panels on the Blink Floodlight adjustable?
Yes, the light panels on the Blink Floodlight can be adjusted up or down, as well as away from the Blink Outdoor camera, to provide maximum light coverage. See Installing the Blink Floodlight for detailed information.
How high should I install my Floodlight?
Twelve feet off the ground is the optimal height to get the best range for the Blink Outdoor camera’s motion detector. See Blink Floodlight Mounting instructions for detailed information.
Can I use the Floodlight without a Blink camera connected?
No, the Floodlight will only function if a Blink Outdoor camera is connected via the micro-USB cable. Blink XT and XT2 cameras are not supported.
Is the Blink Floodlight Weather resistant?
Yes, the Blink Floodlight is IP65 certified weather resistant.
What are the temperature range of the Blink Floodlight?
The Blink Floodlight has an operating temperature range between -4°F (-20°C) to 113°F (45°C).
Will the Blink Floodlight work with Alexa?
Yes, the Floodlight is compatible with Alexa. You can use commands such as:
“Alexa, turn on/off the <outdoor camera name> light”
“Alexa, dim the <outdoor camera name> light.”
“Alexa, set the <outdoor name> light to fifty percent.”
“Alexa, brighten the <outdoor camera name> light”.
See Blink Floodlight Alexa functionality for detailed information.
Does the Blink Floodlight have a warranty?
Yes, the Blink Floodlight has a 1-year limited warranty (2 years for EU/UK). Click to learn more about Blink's Limited Warranty.