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How to Set Up a Sengled Motion Sensor Bulb

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Sengled Smartsense bulbs are a weatherproof outdoor security light that have a built-in motion sensor which can detect motion within 30 feet. Bulbs like these can help offer extra security in areas without having to replace or rewire an entire light fixture. This guide will help you set up any one of the four different kinds of Smartsense bulbs that are available for the first time.
Sengled Smartsense

Bulbs Covered by this Guide

The Sengled Smartsense line are not controlled by an app. Rather they act like a normal light bulb that automatically turns off when there's no movement in the room.
Smartsense A19
Sengled Smartsense A19
Smartsense BR30
Sengled Smartsense BR30
Smartsense G2
Sengled Smartsense G2
Smartsense PAR38
Sengled Smartsense Par38

Other Sengled Bulbs

We have the following guides available for other Sengled bulbs.

? Which Smartsense bulb do you have?

  1. Smartsense A19
  2. Smartsense BR30
  3. Smartsense G2
  4. Smartsense PAR38

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Sengled Smartsense bulbs are a weatherproof outdoor security light that have a built-in motion sensor which can detect motion within 30 feet. Bulbs like these can help offer extra security in areas without having to replace or rewire an entire light fixture. This guide will help you set up any one of the four different kinds of Smartsense bulbs that are available for the first time.
Sengled Smartsense

Bulbs Covered by this Guide

The Sengled Smartsense line are not controlled by an app. Rather they act like a normal light bulb that automatically turns off when there's no movement in the room.
Smartsense A19
Sengled Smartsense A19
Smartsense BR30
Sengled Smartsense BR30
Smartsense G2
Sengled Smartsense G2
Smartsense PAR38
Sengled Smartsense Par38

Other Sengled Bulbs

We have the following guides available for other Sengled bulbs.

  1. Turn off the power to the lamp or light fixture where you want the smart light.
    Light switch off.
  2. Remove your old bulb.
  3. Carefully screw in your new Sengled bulb.
    Screw in bulb
  4. Turn your light on.
    Light switch on.

Automatic Operation

Make sure the power remains on to your bulb. It cannot function without power!
  • Your bulb will automatically turn on when it senses movement.
  • After 90 seconds without movement, your bulb will automatically turn off.

Always On Mode

If you need to keep your light on for longer than 90 seconds, it has a built-in "Always On" mode available.

  1. Turn off, then back on your light for a brief moment.
    Diagram showing light switch tured off then on.
  2. Your light will remain on from now on.

Disable Always On Mode

  1. Turn off, then back on your light for a brief moment.
    Diagram showing light switch tured off then on.
  2. Your light will go back to turning off after 90 seconds without movement.
Do not open the settings cover on the side of the bulb while the bulb is plugged in! Always make adjustments before screwing in the bulb.
  1. Use a phillips-head screwdriver to open the small settings cover on the side of the bulb.
    Settings cover on Sengled Smartsense G2
  2. Select how many minutes you want your light to remain on for (1.5, 3, 6, or 15 minutes).
  3. Set Daytime to On to let the light turn on when there's daylight, or set Daytime to Off and your light will only come on at night.
  4. Replace the cover when done setting up your bulb.
  1. Turn off the power to the lamp or light fixture where you want the smart light.
    Light switch off.
  2. Remove your old bulb.
  3. Carefully screw in your new Sengled bulb.
    Screw in bulb
  4. Turn your light on.
    Light switch on.

Automatic Operation

Make sure the power remains on to your bulb. It cannot function without power!
  • Your bulb will automatically turn on when it senses movement.
  • Your bulb will turn off automatically after however long you set in the small settings panel on the bulb.
  1. Turn off the power to the lamp or light fixture where you want the smart light.
    Light switch off.
  2. Remove your old bulb.
  3. Carefully screw in your new Sengled bulb.
    Screw in bulb
  4. Turn your light on.
    Light switch on.

Automatic Operation

Make sure the power remains on to your bulb. It cannot function without power!
  • Your bulb will automatically turn on when it senses movement.
  • After 90 seconds without movement, your bulb will automatically turn off.