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How to Use the Sylvania Smart Home App

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Introduction

Pair and control your Sylvania Smart+ Bluetooth lighting, and connect it to your Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or directly from your smartphone when in-range.
Before You Begin:
Install Sylvania Smart Home App
Sylvania

Supported Devices

Sylvania offers a number of different products, each with a slightly different way they are used.

Bluetooth Products
BluetoothThe Sylvania Smart Home App can be used to control the Bluetooth line of Smart+ bulbs.
Zigbee and Lightify Products
ZigbeeZigbee bulbs in the Sylvania Smart+ line depend on your Zigbee hub which is a separate product, and do not use the Sylvania Smart Home App.
Zigbee Home Hubs
We offer guides for the following hubs to add your Zigbee bulbs to directly.

Supported Apps

This guide covers using the Sylvania Smart Home app. It is entirely possible to use your bulbs without Sylvania's app. If you are using one of the other major systems to control your bulbs, we have guides available to help with those apps, instead.

HomeKit IconApple HomeKit
If you setup or use Google Home automation most often, you may want to use the HomeKit app instead.
Sylvania Smart+ App
Smart+This guide will focus on the app provided by Sylvania.

1 Add a Group

The Sylvania Smart+ app is group-based, meaning it relies on you setting up groups, or rooms, to control your devices together in each room you setup.

  1. Open the Sylvania Smart+ app, and select + Add A Group at the top.
    Smart+
    My groups with Add a Group highlighted.
  2. Either enter a name for your new room, or select one from the list.
    Add a group with group custom name and list of groups highlighted.
  3. Once added, you'll be taken to your now empty group, ready to add a light.
    Empty Bedroom Group.

2 Add a Light

Once you have your groups, or rooms, setup, you can add your lights.

  1. Open the Sylvania Smart+ app, and select Devices for one of your groups.
    Smart+
    Group list with Devices for Living Room group highlighted.
  2. Screw in your light bulb, and turn on the power.
    Screw in bulb Light Switch On
  3. Your light should flash to indicate it's reset, and ready to pair.
    Color Bulb
    Multicolor Light ResetColor bulbs will flash blue, red, green, then white to indicate it's ready to pair.
    White Bulbs
    White LED Light ResetWhite bulbs will flash dim and bright a few times to indicate it's ready to pair.
    If your lamp doesn't flashReset your bulb by turning it off, then on again five times rapidly.
    Turn power off then on five times.
  4. Select + Add A Device.
    Living Room group with Add a Device highlighted.
  5. The app will scan for your new bulb. Follow the instructions on screen to complete adding your new bulb.
    Scanning for device.

3 Control Lights

The Sylvania Smart+ app allows you to adjust a whole room of lights, or each light individually.

Smart+Adjust Entire Room
On / Off
Directly from the home screen are on / off switches for each of your room.Home screen with on and off switches highlighted.
Brightness / Color
Each room has a brightness and color control to the bottom right of its tile.Home screen with brightness and color control highlighted.
 
Smart+Adjust Individual Light
  1. Select Devices in the room where your light is located.
    Group list with Devices for Living Room group highlighted.
  2. Select the device you'd like to adjust.
  3. Use the color diamond, brightness slider, on and off to adjust your light. The toggle on the top-right lets you choose between a full color diamond and a white balance diamond.
    Device control with each section highlighted.

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Pair and control your Sylvania Smart+ Bluetooth lighting, and connect it to your Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or directly from your smartphone when in-range.
Before You Begin:
Install Sylvania Smart Home App
Sylvania

Supported Devices

Sylvania offers a number of different products, each with a slightly different way they are used.

Bluetooth Products
BluetoothThe Sylvania Smart Home App can be used to control the Bluetooth line of Smart+ bulbs.
Zigbee and Lightify Products
ZigbeeZigbee bulbs in the Sylvania Smart+ line depend on your Zigbee hub which is a separate product, and do not use the Sylvania Smart Home App.
Zigbee Home Hubs
We offer guides for the following hubs to add your Zigbee bulbs to directly.

Supported Apps

This guide covers using the Sylvania Smart Home app. It is entirely possible to use your bulbs without Sylvania's app. If you are using one of the other major systems to control your bulbs, we have guides available to help with those apps, instead.

HomeKit IconApple HomeKit
If you setup or use Google Home automation most often, you may want to use the HomeKit app instead.
Sylvania Smart+ App
Smart+This guide will focus on the app provided by Sylvania.

The Sylvania Smart+ app is group-based, meaning it relies on you setting up groups, or rooms, to control your devices together in each room you setup.

  1. Open the Sylvania Smart+ app, and select + Add A Group at the top.
    Smart+
    My groups with Add a Group highlighted.
  2. Either enter a name for your new room, or select one from the list.
    Add a group with group custom name and list of groups highlighted.
  3. Once added, you'll be taken to your now empty group, ready to add a light.
    Empty Bedroom Group.

Once you have your groups, or rooms, setup, you can add your lights.

  1. Open the Sylvania Smart+ app, and select Devices for one of your groups.
    Smart+
    Group list with Devices for Living Room group highlighted.
  2. Screw in your light bulb, and turn on the power.
    Screw in bulb Light Switch On
  3. Your light should flash to indicate it's reset, and ready to pair.
    Color Bulb
    Multicolor Light ResetColor bulbs will flash blue, red, green, then white to indicate it's ready to pair.
    White Bulbs
    White LED Light ResetWhite bulbs will flash dim and bright a few times to indicate it's ready to pair.
    If your lamp doesn't flashReset your bulb by turning it off, then on again five times rapidly.
    Turn power off then on five times.
  4. Select + Add A Device.
    Living Room group with Add a Device highlighted.
  5. The app will scan for your new bulb. Follow the instructions on screen to complete adding your new bulb.
    Scanning for device.

The Sylvania Smart+ app allows you to adjust a whole room of lights, or each light individually.

Smart+Adjust Entire Room
On / Off
Directly from the home screen are on / off switches for each of your room.Home screen with on and off switches highlighted.
Brightness / Color
Each room has a brightness and color control to the bottom right of its tile.Home screen with brightness and color control highlighted.
 
Smart+Adjust Individual Light
  1. Select Devices in the room where your light is located.
    Group list with Devices for Living Room group highlighted.
  2. Select the device you'd like to adjust.
  3. Use the color diamond, brightness slider, on and off to adjust your light. The toggle on the top-right lets you choose between a full color diamond and a white balance diamond.
    Device control with each section highlighted.