How to Set Up an Ilumi Bluetooth Smart Light

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the New ilumi app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect your mobile device to an ilumi smart light.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with Bluetooth 4.0 capability.

    Most phones manufactured after June 2010 have Bluetooth 4.0 capability, including the iPhone 4S and above.

? The New ilumi app is required for the setup. Do you have it installed on your mobile device?

  1. Yes
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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the New ilumi app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect your mobile device to an ilumi smart light.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with Bluetooth 4.0 capability.

    Most phones manufactured after June 2010 have Bluetooth 4.0 capability, including the iPhone 4S and above.

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  1. Make sure your lamp or light fixture is turned off.
  2. Remove the existing bulb.
  3. Carefully install your new ilumi smart bulb.
    Install Bulb

    If you're installing multiple light bulbs at the same time, make sure they're placed within 50 feet of each other.

  4. Turn your lamp or light fixture on.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
  1. Launch the ilumi app on your mobile device.
    ilumi app.
  2. Tap Search For ilumi at the bottom.
    Search For ilumi option highlighted in ilumi app.
  3. When your new light bulb is detected, tap Pair.
    Pair option highlighted in ilumi app.
  4. The contour of the detected light bulb will be displayed on screen in a color that the light bulb will also be lit in. This is done to assist if you're pairing multiple light bulbs at the same time. Each one will have a different color to help distinguish them. Drag the contour of the light bulb onto the New Group area below.
    Light bulb contour highlighted and arrow showing drag direction in ilumi app.
  5. Name the group, then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on group naming prompt in ilumi app.
  6. The app can configure the light bulb's brightness and color based on the room it is installed in. Tap Next to select a location.
    Next option highlighted in ilumi app.
  7. Scroll up and down to browse through lighting presets. Select one that fits your light bulb's location.
    Light bulb location selection screen in ilumi app.
  8. Once you've chosen a lighting preset, tap Create Group.
    Create Group option highlighted ilumi app.
  9. Wait for the light bulb to be configured.
    Light bulb being configured in ilumi app.
  10. If you need to add more bulbs, you can drag them into the same group, or swipe the displayed group to the left to create a new one.
    Arrow pointing swipe direction to change group in ilumi app.
  11. Once you have added all the bulbs you need to, tap the Back button.
    Back button highlighted in ilumi app.
  12. You'll see the newly set up group and light bulb on the Dashboard.
    Dashboard showing new group and light bulb in ilumi app.
  13. You can now be control your smart bulb from here.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  1. Measure the area where you'd like to place your smart strip and ensure the surface is clean and dry.

    If you have multiple strips, it's recommended you lay them out and connect them together before cutting or applying them to the surface. If you are using one meter extensions they need to come first, before the two meter main strips.

  2. Once you are comfortable as to how you are going to install your strip, carefully remove the plastic film backing on the back of the strip to reveal the adhesive and place firmly on the surface where you are installing the strip. Use the provided brackets to help hold the strip in place if the strip doesn't stick well on it's own.
  3. With the strip in place, ensure it is not connected to the power supply yet and trim any excess strip at the far end as needed.

    Once cut, you can no longer use the excess strip.

  4. Connect the controller to the plug, the light strip to the controller, and connect the plug to your wall socket.
    Connecting light strip.
  5. The strip should illuminate through a red, green, blue, then back to white sequence indicating it is ready for pairing.

    If you are using more than two extensions on your strip, the colors may not reach the far end of your strip in this power on sequence. But don't worry, once you set the length in the ilumi app all colors will work fine.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
  1. Launch the ilumi app on your mobile device.
    ilumi app.
  2. Tap Search For ilumi at the bottom.
    Search For ilumi option highlighted in ilumi app.
  3. When your new light bulb is detected, tap Pair.
    Pair option highlighted in ilumi app.
  4. The contour of the detected light strip will be displayed on screen in a color that the light strip will also be lit in. This is done to assist if you're pairing multiple light strips at the same time. Each one will have a different color to help distinguish them. Drag the contour of the light strip onto the New Group area below.
    Light strip contour highlighted and arrow showing drag direction in ilumi app.
  5. Name the group, then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on group naming prompt in ilumi app.
  6. Next you have to confirm the length of your smart strip, since each color LED is addressable and you can cut or extend your strip to up to 160 different possibilities. Tap the plus + or minus - controls to adjust the length until the last two color LEDs on your strip are lit blue. Tap Next when done.

    Make sure to be patient and don't skip this step, otherwise it won't function properly.

    Plus and minus controls highlighted for strip confirmation length in ilumi app.
  7. Wait for the light strip to be configured.
  8. If you need to add more strips, you can drag them into the same group, or swipe the displayed group to the left to create a new one.
    Arrow pointing swipe direction to change group in ilumi app.
  9. Once you have added all the strips you need to, tap the Back button.
    Back button highlighted in ilumi app.
  10. You'll see the newly set up group and light strip on the Dashboard.
    Dashboard showing new group and light strip in ilumi app.
  11. You can now be control your smart strip from here.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
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