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How to Set Up an IKEA Tradfri Wireless Dimmer

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Introduction

This guide will show you how to set up an IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer right out of the box and link it to an IKEA smart light.

You can link a variety of IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri wireless dimmer. This guide only focuses on how to link bulbs.

What You'll Need:
  • A small Philips screw driver.
IKEA Logo.

1 Set Up IKEA Tradfri Wireless Dimmer

There are two types of IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmers:

Wireless Dimmer (Old)
IKEA Tradfri Wireless Dimmer.This dimmer appears to have been discontinued and replaced by the Wireless On/Off Switch.
Wireless Dimmer (New)
IKEA Tradfri On/Off Switch.You may see this dimmer also called a Wireless On/Off Switch on some packaging, in certain documentation, or in the IKEA Home Smart app, prior to being renamed a Wireless Dimmer.

Select the type of dimmer that you want to set up:

Wireless Dimmer (Old)
  1. Press the wireless dimmer against the palm of your hand and turn the cover counter clockwise then lift it to remove it.
    IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer cover being turned counter clockwise to be removed.
  2. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to detach the dimmer body from the base.
    IKEA Tradfri wireless 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 IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer body.
  4. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  5. 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 IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer.

    You can add up to ten IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri wireless dimmer. Make sure you power off any products in the vicinity that you've already added to the wireless dimmer to avoid removing them while you add new ones.

  6. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
    Dimmer cover being replaced.
Wireless Dimmer (New)
  1. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screw from the back of the wireless dimmer.
    Screw being removed from rear of IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.
  2. Remove the battery cover.
    Battery cover being removed from the IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.
  3. Insert the provided battery with the positive side outward.
    Battery being inserted IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.
  4. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  5. Place the wireless dimmer 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 IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.

    You can add up to ten IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri On/Off switch. Make sure you power off any products in the vicinity that you've already added to the On/Off switch to avoid removing them while you add new ones.

  6. Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.
    Cover being secured on rear of IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.

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This guide will show you how to set up an IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer right out of the box and link it to an IKEA smart light.

You can link a variety of IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri wireless dimmer. This guide only focuses on how to link bulbs.

What You'll Need:
  • A small Philips screw driver.
IKEA Logo.

There are two types of IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmers:

Wireless Dimmer (Old)
IKEA Tradfri Wireless Dimmer.This dimmer appears to have been discontinued and replaced by the Wireless On/Off Switch.
Wireless Dimmer (New)
IKEA Tradfri On/Off Switch.You may see this dimmer also called a Wireless On/Off Switch on some packaging, in certain documentation, or in the IKEA Home Smart app, prior to being renamed a Wireless Dimmer.

Select the type of dimmer that you want to set up:

Wireless Dimmer (Old)
  1. Press the wireless dimmer against the palm of your hand and turn the cover counter clockwise then lift it to remove it.
    IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer cover being turned counter clockwise to be removed.
  2. Use a screwdriver or a similar tool to detach the dimmer body from the base.
    IKEA Tradfri wireless 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 IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer body.
  4. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  5. 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 IKEA Tradfri wireless dimmer.

    You can add up to ten IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri wireless dimmer. Make sure you power off any products in the vicinity that you've already added to the wireless dimmer to avoid removing them while you add new ones.

  6. Replace the cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
    Dimmer cover being replaced.
Wireless Dimmer (New)
  1. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screw from the back of the wireless dimmer.
    Screw being removed from rear of IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.
  2. Remove the battery cover.
    Battery cover being removed from the IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.
  3. Insert the provided battery with the positive side outward.
    Battery being inserted IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.
  4. Install the light bulb and power it on.
  5. Place the wireless dimmer 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 IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.

    You can add up to ten IKEA smart lighting products to the Tradfri On/Off switch. Make sure you power off any products in the vicinity that you've already added to the On/Off switch to avoid removing them while you add new ones.

  6. Replace the cover and secure it with the screw.
    Cover being secured on rear of IKEA Tradfri On/Off switch.