Update, December 19: A Ring data breach exposed the personal details of over 3,000 customers, according to reports. And wouldn't you know it, that's exactly what the Amazon-owned video doorbell startup Ring brought to Las Vegas for CES 2019. Everything is available for preorder today on Ring's website and on Amazon, and is expected to ship in May of this year.
It's designed to replace older transformers to enable smart control of existing landscape lighting.
Those start at around $200 each, so the new, camera-free versions will do quite a bit to lower the cost of entry to a Ring-lit home. No word yet from Ring on just how long those batteries will last between charges, but I'll be sure to visit them here at CES and update this space if I get an answer.
Ring does say that it expects to sell its smart lighting products in select countries outside of the US later this year -- that $18 to $100 price range for the lights and accessories converts to about £14 to £80 in the UK, or AU$25 to AU$140 in Australia. CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET's coverage of the year's biggest tech show.