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How to Use a Sengled Smart LED Smart Plug

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Introduction

This guide will take you through the basics of using the Sengled Home app to control your Sengled Element Smart Plug.
The Sengled Home app can also be used to control a wide variety of other Sengled Element devices, and all will work similarly to your smart plug.
Before You Begin:
Have the Sengled Home App Installed
This guide assumes you have the Sengled Home app installed on your smartphone or tablet, and already have your smart plug setup.
Sengled Element Smart Plug

Other Ways To Control Sengled Element Devices

Sengled has chosen a very standard Zigbee communication method for many of their products. Because of this, their devices will work with other 3rd party smart hubs.

Other Smart Hubs
If you're using another smart hub not provided by Sengled, we offer the following guides for using them.

1 Safe Use of Your Sengled Smart Plug

Sengled Smart Plug Maximum Ratings
Input 110-130 VAC, 60Hz
Maximum Load 15 Amps
Maximum Power 1800 Watts
Operating Temperature 4°F ~ 104°F
Operating Humidity 8% - 80% non-condensing
Overloading any electrical circuit or improper use of any electrical device can cause fire and other damage to your home, your devices, and the Smart Plug itself.

Please consult the information that came with the device you intend to plug in, or a certified electrician if you are not certain.

Your smart plug is designed for lights and small appliances to allow you to turn them on or off remotely, and set timers for any small devices you plug in. There are plenty of other devices that would fit, but would end up going over the load, power, or temperature.

While not extensive, this list can help you gauge if a device you have would work well with your Sengled Smart Plug.

Acceptable
  • Lamps
    Almost universally, lamps will work fine. An incandescent bulb in most homes takes about 100 Watts, and LED lights take a lot less.
  • Radios and Speakers
    A small radio, speaker, or related small audio device will be fine.
Problematic
  • Coffee Makers
    Coffee makers draw around 800 to 1000 watts for basic models. While this is within the ratings, a coffee machine generates heat. Be sure your Smart Plug does not get warm, and that your coffee machine does not draw above the ratings listed.
  • Space Heaters
    A space heater draws around 1600 watts, and the entire purpose of one is to get warm. If it doesn't draw over the maximum listed power, it would most definitely exceed the operating temperature of the Smart Plug.
  • Anything In A Bathroom
    It is highly cautioned against using the Smart Plug in the bathroom, as the humidity from showers and baths is both higher than 80% and it condenses.
  • Anything Outside
    The Smart Plug is not water- or weather-proof.
You do not need nor want to connect a lamp that already has a Smart Bulb installed into a Smart Plug.

A smart plug is for use on simple devices to give you the ability to turn them on or off remotely. A smart bulb already gives you that control, and does not need a second device to turn it on or off.

2 Control All Devices or Specific Rooms

While the following images depict smart lights within the Sengled Home app, the controls for your smart plug will look very similar.
  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Home at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Home Icon
Control All Devices
To turn all of the devices connected to the Sengled Home app on or off, select All On or All Off.Sengled Home Dashboard with All On and All Off highlighted.
Control a Specific Room
To turn all of the devices assigned to a specific room within the Sengled Home app on or off, select the smaller All On or All Off for the room you want to change.Sengled Home Dashboard with On and Off for a room highlighted.

3 Control Individual Devices

While the following images depict smart lights within the Sengled Home app, the controls for your smart plug will look very similar.
  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Home at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Home Icon
  2. Select the small arrow > on the room of the devices you'd like to control.
    Sengled Home Dashboard with room options link highlighted.
  3. Select the Single tab. A list of available devices will be displayed. Smart plugs within that room can be turned on or off from here.
    Room options with Single, brightness slider, and on off switch highlighted.

4 Set Up Schedules

  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Routine at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Routine
  2. Select Light Schedules.
    Routines with Light Schedules highlighted.
  3. From here, schedules can be created that will automatically turn your smart plug (as well as other specified Sengled devices) on and off at specific times.
    Sengled Home Light Schedules

5 Set Wake Up Schedules

"Wake Up" scheduling typically works much better with Sengled lighting products due to their ability to adjust brightness. Using a smart bulb instead of a smart plug will allow wake up schedules to wake you up by slowly increasing the brightness in the room gradually, much like a sunrise would gradually fill your room with light.

  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Routines at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Routine
  2. Select Wake Up.
    Routines with Wake Up highlighted.
  3. From here, special schedules can be set for your devices that are designed to help you wake up more naturally.
    Sengled Home Wake Up Schedule.

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This guide will take you through the basics of using the Sengled Home app to control your Sengled Element Smart Plug.
The Sengled Home app can also be used to control a wide variety of other Sengled Element devices, and all will work similarly to your smart plug.
Before You Begin:
Have the Sengled Home App Installed
This guide assumes you have the Sengled Home app installed on your smartphone or tablet, and already have your smart plug setup.
Sengled Element Smart Plug

Other Ways To Control Sengled Element Devices

Sengled has chosen a very standard Zigbee communication method for many of their products. Because of this, their devices will work with other 3rd party smart hubs.

Other Smart Hubs
If you're using another smart hub not provided by Sengled, we offer the following guides for using them.
Sengled Smart Plug Maximum Ratings
Input 110-130 VAC, 60Hz
Maximum Load 15 Amps
Maximum Power 1800 Watts
Operating Temperature 4°F ~ 104°F
Operating Humidity 8% - 80% non-condensing
Overloading any electrical circuit or improper use of any electrical device can cause fire and other damage to your home, your devices, and the Smart Plug itself.

Please consult the information that came with the device you intend to plug in, or a certified electrician if you are not certain.

Your smart plug is designed for lights and small appliances to allow you to turn them on or off remotely, and set timers for any small devices you plug in. There are plenty of other devices that would fit, but would end up going over the load, power, or temperature.

While not extensive, this list can help you gauge if a device you have would work well with your Sengled Smart Plug.

Acceptable
  • Lamps
    Almost universally, lamps will work fine. An incandescent bulb in most homes takes about 100 Watts, and LED lights take a lot less.
  • Radios and Speakers
    A small radio, speaker, or related small audio device will be fine.
Problematic
  • Coffee Makers
    Coffee makers draw around 800 to 1000 watts for basic models. While this is within the ratings, a coffee machine generates heat. Be sure your Smart Plug does not get warm, and that your coffee machine does not draw above the ratings listed.
  • Space Heaters
    A space heater draws around 1600 watts, and the entire purpose of one is to get warm. If it doesn't draw over the maximum listed power, it would most definitely exceed the operating temperature of the Smart Plug.
  • Anything In A Bathroom
    It is highly cautioned against using the Smart Plug in the bathroom, as the humidity from showers and baths is both higher than 80% and it condenses.
  • Anything Outside
    The Smart Plug is not water- or weather-proof.
You do not need nor want to connect a lamp that already has a Smart Bulb installed into a Smart Plug.

A smart plug is for use on simple devices to give you the ability to turn them on or off remotely. A smart bulb already gives you that control, and does not need a second device to turn it on or off.
While the following images depict smart lights within the Sengled Home app, the controls for your smart plug will look very similar.
  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Home at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Home Icon
Control All Devices
To turn all of the devices connected to the Sengled Home app on or off, select All On or All Off.Sengled Home Dashboard with All On and All Off highlighted.
Control a Specific Room
To turn all of the devices assigned to a specific room within the Sengled Home app on or off, select the smaller All On or All Off for the room you want to change.Sengled Home Dashboard with On and Off for a room highlighted.
While the following images depict smart lights within the Sengled Home app, the controls for your smart plug will look very similar.
  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Home at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Home Icon
  2. Select the small arrow > on the room of the devices you'd like to control.
    Sengled Home Dashboard with room options link highlighted.
  3. Select the Single tab. A list of available devices will be displayed. Smart plugs within that room can be turned on or off from here.
    Room options with Single, brightness slider, and on off switch highlighted.
  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Routine at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Routine
  2. Select Light Schedules.
    Routines with Light Schedules highlighted.
  3. From here, schedules can be created that will automatically turn your smart plug (as well as other specified Sengled devices) on and off at specific times.
    Sengled Home Light Schedules

"Wake Up" scheduling typically works much better with Sengled lighting products due to their ability to adjust brightness. Using a smart bulb instead of a smart plug will allow wake up schedules to wake you up by slowly increasing the brightness in the room gradually, much like a sunrise would gradually fill your room with light.

  1. Open the Sengled Home app and select Routines at the bottom.
    Sengled Home
    Routine
  2. Select Wake Up.
    Routines with Wake Up highlighted.
  3. From here, special schedules can be set for your devices that are designed to help you wake up more naturally.
    Sengled Home Wake Up Schedule.