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How to Add IKEA Tradfri Light Bulbs to Echo Plus

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Introduction

IKEA Tradfri light bulbs are Zigbee compatible which means they can be connected to other branded smart home hubs that are also Zigbee compatible. The Echo Plus hub is one of them and this guide will show you how to add an IKEA Tradfri light bulb to it.
Before You Begin:
Your Echo Plus must be already set up.
IKEA Logo.

1 Add IKEA Tradfri Light Bulb to Echo Plus

To complete the following steps, you will need both your IKEA Tradfri light bulb and Echo Plus in close proximity of each other.

You can set up multiple light bulbs at the same but they all need to be within close proximity of the Echo Plus.

Prepare the Light Bulb for Setup

For easier setup, install the light bulb in an easy to move lamp first. Once it has been connected to your Echo Plus, the light bulb can be relocated into the fixture you prefer.

  1. Make sure your lamp is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing light bulb.
  3. Install the IKEA Tradfri light bulb.

    If the light bulb was already linked with a smart home system before, you will need to reset it by turning the light on and off six times in a row.

  4. Place the light bulb within an inch of the Echo Plus.
  5. Switch over to your phone or tablet.

    Only turn your lamp on after you start discovering devices with the Alexa app.

Add the Light Bulb to Echo Plus

  1. Launch the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
    Alexa
  2. Go to Devices in the bottom right.
    Devices icon highlighted in Alexa app.
  3. Tap the plus sign in the top right to add a new device.
    Plus sign highlighted in Alexa app.
  4. Select Add Device from the pop-up menu.
    Add Device option highlighted in pop-up menu of Alexa app.
  5. Select Light from the device list.
    Light bulb highlighted in device selection list of Alexa app.
  6. Tap Discover Devices to continue.
    Discover Devices button highlighted in Alexa app.
  7. Turn on your light bulb and wait for it to be discovered.
    Alexa app showing progress bar while discovering new devices.
  8. Once your light bulb is discovered, tap Set Up Device.
    Set Up Device button highlighted in Alexa app.
  9. Tap Choose Group.
    Choose Group button highlighted in Alexa app.
  10. Choose the room where your bulb is located in then tap Add to Group.
    Room names list and Add to Group button highlighted in Alexa app.
  11. Tap Done to complete the light bulb's setup in the Alexa app.
    Done button highlighted in Alexa app.

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IKEA Tradfri light bulbs are Zigbee compatible which means they can be connected to other branded smart home hubs that are also Zigbee compatible. The Echo Plus hub is one of them and this guide will show you how to add an IKEA Tradfri light bulb to it.
Before You Begin:
Your Echo Plus must be already set up.
IKEA Logo.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your IKEA Tradfri light bulb and Echo Plus in close proximity of each other.

You can set up multiple light bulbs at the same but they all need to be within close proximity of the Echo Plus.

Prepare the Light Bulb for Setup

For easier setup, install the light bulb in an easy to move lamp first. Once it has been connected to your Echo Plus, the light bulb can be relocated into the fixture you prefer.

  1. Make sure your lamp is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing light bulb.
  3. Install the IKEA Tradfri light bulb.

    If the light bulb was already linked with a smart home system before, you will need to reset it by turning the light on and off six times in a row.

  4. Place the light bulb within an inch of the Echo Plus.
  5. Switch over to your phone or tablet.

    Only turn your lamp on after you start discovering devices with the Alexa app.

Add the Light Bulb to Echo Plus

  1. Launch the Alexa app on your phone or tablet.
    Alexa
  2. Go to Devices in the bottom right.
    Devices icon highlighted in Alexa app.
  3. Tap the plus sign in the top right to add a new device.
    Plus sign highlighted in Alexa app.
  4. Select Add Device from the pop-up menu.
    Add Device option highlighted in pop-up menu of Alexa app.
  5. Select Light from the device list.
    Light bulb highlighted in device selection list of Alexa app.
  6. Tap Discover Devices to continue.
    Discover Devices button highlighted in Alexa app.
  7. Turn on your light bulb and wait for it to be discovered.
    Alexa app showing progress bar while discovering new devices.
  8. Once your light bulb is discovered, tap Set Up Device.
    Set Up Device button highlighted in Alexa app.
  9. Tap Choose Group.
    Choose Group button highlighted in Alexa app.
  10. Choose the room where your bulb is located in then tap Add to Group.
    Room names list and Add to Group button highlighted in Alexa app.
  11. Tap Done to complete the light bulb's setup in the Alexa app.
    Done button highlighted in Alexa app.