How to Add a Wireless Dimmer to Ikea Tradfri Gateway

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Trådfri device 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 small flathead screwdriver

1 Prep 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. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to detach the dimmer body from the base.
    Dimmer body being removed from base.
  3. Flip the dimmer body on the other side and insert the provided battery with the positive side outward.
    Battery being inserted in dimmer body.
  4. Re-attach the dimmer body into the base then press and release the Link button 4 times within 5 seconds.
    Link button highlighted on dimmer body.
  5. Wait for at least 10 seconds since you released the button for the wireless dimmer to be reset.

2 Add Wireless Dimmer

On Your Mobile Device

  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 Wireless dimmer.
    Wireless dimmer 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.
    Double pointed arrow showing scrolling direction on instructions screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

With the Wireless Dimmer

  1. Place the wireless dimmer within an inch of the gateway then press and hold the Link button (1) for at least 10 seconds until the topmost indicator light (2) on the gateway becomes solid.
    Linking the wireless dimmer with the gateway.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the wireless dimmer was found. Tap OK to finish.
    Device found confirmation message in Ikea Tradfri app.

With the Wireless Dimmer

  1. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
    Dimmer cover being replaced.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Add an Ikea Trådfri device 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 small flathead screwdriver
  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. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to detach the dimmer body from the base.
    Dimmer body being removed from base.
  3. Flip the dimmer body on the other side and insert the provided battery with the positive side outward.
    Battery being inserted in dimmer body.
  4. Re-attach the dimmer body into the base then press and release the Link button 4 times within 5 seconds.
    Link button highlighted on dimmer body.
  5. Wait for at least 10 seconds since you released the button for the wireless dimmer to be reset.

On Your Mobile Device

  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 Wireless dimmer.
    Wireless dimmer 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.
    Double pointed arrow showing scrolling direction on instructions screen in Ikea Tradfri app.

With the Wireless Dimmer

  1. Place the wireless dimmer within an inch of the gateway then press and hold the Link button (1) for at least 10 seconds until the topmost indicator light (2) on the gateway becomes solid.
    Linking the wireless dimmer with the gateway.

On Your Mobile Device

  1. You should get a confirmation message on the mobile device that the wireless dimmer was found. Tap OK to finish.
    Device found confirmation message in Ikea Tradfri app.

With the Wireless Dimmer

  1. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
    Dimmer cover being replaced.
  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.
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