How to Add a Light to an Ikea Tradfri Gateway

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Trådfri light bulb to the Ikea Trådfri gateway
You'll Need:
  • The Ikea Trådfri app already installed on your mobile device
  • The Ikea Trådfri gateway already installed in your home and set up in the app
  • A control device such as a remote control, wireless dimmer or motion sensor to be already added to the gateway
  • A small flathead screwdriver

1 Add Light Bulb

  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri app on your mobile device.
    Ikea Trådfri.
  2. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  3. Select Manage your devices.
    Manage your devices option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app settings.
  4. Then tap Add.
    Add button highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  5. And select Bulb.
    Bulb option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  6. You'll be shown a screen with instructions on what to do. We are already covering these steps but you can scroll up and down through them if needed. Choose the control device you want to link the bulb with.
    Double pointed arrow showing directions to scroll and control devices highlighted on instructional screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

? What control device do you want to link the light bulb to?

  1. Wireless dimmer
  2. Remote control
  3. Motion sensor

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Trådfri light bulb to the Ikea Trådfri gateway
You'll Need:
  • The Ikea Trådfri app already installed on your mobile device
  • The Ikea Trådfri gateway already installed in your home and set up in the app
  • A control device such as a remote control, wireless dimmer or motion sensor to be already added to the gateway
  • A small flathead screwdriver
  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri app on your mobile device.
    Ikea Trådfri.
  2. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  3. Select Manage your devices.
    Manage your devices option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app settings.
  4. Then tap Add.
    Add button highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  5. And select Bulb.
    Bulb option highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  6. You'll be shown a screen with instructions on what to do. We are already covering these steps but you can scroll up and down through them if needed. Choose the control device you want to link the bulb with.
    Double pointed arrow showing directions to scroll and control devices highlighted on instructional screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

To complete the following steps, you will need the light bulb, wireless dimmer and mobile device handy.

With the Wireless Dimmer

  1. Press the wireless dimmer against the palm of your hand and turn the cover counter clockwise then lift it to remove it.
    Dimmer cover being removed.
  2. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  3. Place the wireless dimmer within an inch of the bulb then press and hold the Link button on the front for at least 10 seconds until the bulb stops pulsing.
    Linking bulb with dimmer.
  4. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
    Dimmer cover being replaced.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the bulb was found. Tap OK to continue.
    OK option highlighted on confirmation prompt that the device was found.

To complete the following steps, you will need the light bulb, remote control and mobile device handy.

With the Remote Control

  1. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to remove the battery cover of the remote control.
    Back cover being removed from remote control.
  2. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  3. Place the remote control within an inch of the bulb then press and hold the Link button next to the battery for at least 10 seconds until the bulb stops pulsing.
    Linking bulb with remote.
  4. Replace the battery cover.
    Back of remote with cover in place.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the bulb was found. Tap OK to continue.
    OK option highlighted on confirmation prompt that the device was found.

To complete the following steps, you will need the light bulb, motion sensor and mobile device handy.

With the Motion Sensor

  1. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  2. Place the motion sensor within an inch of the bulb then press and hold the Link button on the back for at least 10 seconds until the bulb stops pulsing.
    Linking bulb with motion sensor.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the bulb was found. Tap OK to continue.
    OK option highlighted on confirmation prompt that the device was found.
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