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How to Set Up an Ilumi Bluetooth Smart Light

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This guide will help you set up your ilumi smart lighting with the app on your phone or tablet.

What You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with Bluetooth 4.0 capability.
Before You Begin:
You Need to Have the App Already Installed
ilumi bulbs next to phone showing ilumi app.

? Choose the type of ilumi smart lighting you wish to set up

  1. How To Set Up an ilumi Light Bulb
  2. How To Set Up an ilumi Light Strip

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This guide will help you set up your ilumi smart lighting with the app on your phone or tablet.

What You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with Bluetooth 4.0 capability.
Before You Begin:
You Need to Have the App Already Installed
ilumi bulbs next to phone showing ilumi app.
  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.

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communication method, and can be turned on and off easily because it does take battery power.

Select your Operating System below to find the quick way to enable Bluetooth on your device.

AndroidAndroid
Every Android device is slightly different because of manufacturer and carrier customizations and launchers. While the icons and exact layout shown may be slightly different, they will be extremely similar.
  1. Open Settings, and select Connected Devices.
    Android Settings
    Android Connected Devices
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    Bluetooth Settings
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned On.
    Bluetooth Off
    Android Bluetooth Settings turned off with switch highlighted.
    Bluetooth On
    Android Bluetooth settings turned on with switch highlighted.
AppleApple iOS
  1. Open Settings, and select Bluetooth.
    iOS Settings.
    iOS Bluetooth
  2. Make sure the switch is turned On for Bluetooth.
    Bluetooth Off
    iOS Bluetooth Settings with Bluetooth off and highlighted.
    Bluetooth On
    iOS Bluetooth Settings with Bluetooth on and highlighted.
  1. Launch the ilumi app on your mobile device.
    ilumi app.
  2. When your new light bulb is detected, tap Pair at the bottom.
    Pair option highlighted in ilumi app.
  3. If the Pair option doesn't show up, tap Search For ilumi.
    Search For ilumi option highlighted in ilumi app.
  4. The outline 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 outline 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. 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.

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communication method, and can be turned on and off easily because it does take battery power.

Select your Operating System below to find the quick way to enable Bluetooth on your device.

AndroidAndroid
Every Android device is slightly different because of manufacturer and carrier customizations and launchers. While the icons and exact layout shown may be slightly different, they will be extremely similar.
  1. Open Settings, and select Connected Devices.
    Android Settings
    Android Connected Devices
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    Bluetooth Settings
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned On.
    Bluetooth Off
    Android Bluetooth Settings turned off with switch highlighted.
    Bluetooth On
    Android Bluetooth settings turned on with switch highlighted.
AppleApple iOS
  1. Open Settings, and select Bluetooth.
    iOS Settings.
    iOS Bluetooth
  2. Make sure the switch is turned On for Bluetooth.
    Bluetooth Off
    iOS Bluetooth Settings with Bluetooth off and highlighted.
    Bluetooth On
    iOS Bluetooth Settings with Bluetooth on and highlighted.
  1. Launch the ilumi app on your mobile device.
    ilumi app.
  2. When your new light strip is detected, tap Pair at the bottom.
    Pair option highlighted in ilumi app.
  3. If the Pair option doesn't show up, tap Search For ilumi.
    Search For ilumi option highlighted in ilumi app.
  4. The outline 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 outline 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.