How to Set Up a TP-Link Smart Light

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb to your home network.
  • Enable remote control to control your smart lights when you're away from home.
You'll Need:
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
  • A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect the smart bulb to.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb to your home network.
  • Enable remote control to control your smart lights when you're away from home.
You'll Need:
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
  • A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect the smart bulb to.
  1. Make sure your lamp or light fixture is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing bulb.
  3. Carefully install your new TP-Link Kasa smart bulb.
  4. Turn your lamp or light fixture on.
    TP-Link light bulb installed and turned on.
  5. Wait about 5 seconds for the light bulb to blink 3 times.
  6. Your mobile device will need to be connected to the smart plug's setup network in order to proceed.

    The Wi-Fi setup network will have TP-LINK_Smart_Bulb in its name.

  1. Open Apps on your mobile device.
    Android Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in Android settings.
  4. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.
  5. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains TP-LINK_Smart in the list below and tap it to connect.
  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add icon highlighted in device list of Kasa app.
  3. Scroll through the list of devices and select the Smart Bulb type.
    Smart Bulb types highlighted in device selection list of Kasa app.
  4. We've already powered up the smart bulb earlier. Just tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device power up screen in Kasa app.
  5. And we've already connected to the smart bulb's Wi-Fi and we're ready to proceed, so tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  6. Name your smart plug then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device naming screen in Kasa app.
  7. Choose an icon that best represents the type of lamp or fixture the smart bulb is installed in and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on icon selection screen in Kasa app.
  8. Confirm your home Wi-Fi name is correct and enter the Wi-Fi password, then tap Next to connect.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  9. Tap Done to complete the setup.
    Done option highlighted on setup completion screen.

    After setup, your smart bulb can only be controlled locally, meaning only when you are connected to your home's Wi-Fi network. Remote control, or controlling your lights when you are away from home must be manually enabled.

To Enable Remote Control

  1. Tap the name of your newly installed smart bulb.
    Smart bulb name highlighted in devices list of Kasa app.
  2. Then go to Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings highlighted out for selected device in Kasa app.
  3. And enable Remote Control.
    Remote control toggled switch highlighted in device settings of Kasa app.
  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains TP-LINK_Smart in the list below and tap it to connect.
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