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How to Use TP-Link Smart Bulb with Kasa Smart App

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Introduction

Within this guide you will learn how to use your TP-Link Kasa Smart Light Bulbs using the Kasa Smart app. Turn your lights on and off remotely or schedule them to turn on and off automatically at desired times, set their brightness and color you prefer, and configure the light bulb settings to best suit your needs.
Before You Begin:
Your light bulb needs to be set up
TP-Link Logo.

1 Control TP-Link Kasa Light Bulb with the App

Available features and options may vary slightly based on the bulb's model number.The mobile app layout may also vary based on the installed version or mobile operating system.

  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. When you launch the app, it will show all your smart home devices including your bulbs. From this view you can turn the bulbs on or off by tapping the toggle button to the right of their name.
    Bulb toggle button highlighted in Kasa app.

Customize Brightness and Colors

  1. Tap a bulb's name to bring up the lighting customization options.
  2. From there you can change the brightness level with the horizontal slider.
    Bulb brightness level slider highlighted in the Kasa app.
  3. And choose a different color from the color picker area.
    Color picker highlighted in Kasa app.
  4. For advanced color customization tap More Colors.
    More Colors option highlighted in Kasa app.
  5. On the White tab you can select a pre-defined color temperature.
    White tab highlighted in color picker screen of Kasa app.
  6. Switch to fine tuning by tapping the circle in the top right corner.
    Fine tuning option highlighted in color picker of Kasa app.
  7. Or tap Auto-White to let the bulb change its color automatically based on the time of the day.
    Auto-White option highlighted in bulb color picker of Kasa app.
  8. On the Color tab you can select from a multitude of pre-defined colors.
    Color tab highlighted in bulb color picker of Kasa app.
  9. Or you can switch to fine tuning by tapping the circle in the top right corner.
    Fine tuning option highlighted in bulb color picker of Kasa app.

Use and Customize Color Presets

  1. Back on the bulb options screen you can also choose or configure Presets.
    Presets option highlighted in bulb options in Kasa app.
  2. You can switch between preset colors or recently used ones from the tabs at the top.
    Tabs highlighted on the color presets screen in Kasa app.
  3. Or customize the presets the way you prefer by tapping the pencils to the right of the color swatches.
    Pencils highlighted next to color swatches in Kasa app.

Schedule Automated Events

  1. To automate events tap Schedule on the bulb options screen.
    Schedule option highlighted in bulb options of Kasa app.
  2. You can choose to let your lighting operate automatically at any time and on any day:
    • Turn the light on with the color automatically matching the time of day
    • Turn it on in the last state the light was set to before it was turned off
    • Turn it on in a preset or custom color
    • Or even turn it off.
    Event scheduling customization screen in Kasa app.

Check the Energy Usage

  1. To check your bulb's energy usage tap Usage on the bulb options screen.
    Usage option highlighted on bulb options screen in Kasa app.
  2. You'll be able to see the daily, weekly and monthly usage as well as a yearly usage prediction.
    Bulb energy usage screen in Kasa app.

Configure the Light Bulb

  1. To access the general bulb configuration, tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Device settings symbol highlighted in Kasa app.
  2. From here you can configure bulb settings, such as:
    • Remote Control - Choose whether you want to be able to control the light while you're away from home
    • Device Name - Set the bulb name and location
    • Device Icon - Set a custom icon for the bulb, to recognize it easier in the app
    • Default States - Set the states in which the light should turn on, when it's turned on from the app or the main power switch.
    Device settings screen in Kasa app.

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Within this guide you will learn how to use your TP-Link Kasa Smart Light Bulbs using the Kasa Smart app. Turn your lights on and off remotely or schedule them to turn on and off automatically at desired times, set their brightness and color you prefer, and configure the light bulb settings to best suit your needs.
Before You Begin:
Your light bulb needs to be set up
TP-Link Logo.

Available features and options may vary slightly based on the bulb's model number.The mobile app layout may also vary based on the installed version or mobile operating system.

  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. When you launch the app, it will show all your smart home devices including your bulbs. From this view you can turn the bulbs on or off by tapping the toggle button to the right of their name.
    Bulb toggle button highlighted in Kasa app.

Customize Brightness and Colors

  1. Tap a bulb's name to bring up the lighting customization options.
  2. From there you can change the brightness level with the horizontal slider.
    Bulb brightness level slider highlighted in the Kasa app.
  3. And choose a different color from the color picker area.
    Color picker highlighted in Kasa app.
  4. For advanced color customization tap More Colors.
    More Colors option highlighted in Kasa app.
  5. On the White tab you can select a pre-defined color temperature.
    White tab highlighted in color picker screen of Kasa app.
  6. Switch to fine tuning by tapping the circle in the top right corner.
    Fine tuning option highlighted in color picker of Kasa app.
  7. Or tap Auto-White to let the bulb change its color automatically based on the time of the day.
    Auto-White option highlighted in bulb color picker of Kasa app.
  8. On the Color tab you can select from a multitude of pre-defined colors.
    Color tab highlighted in bulb color picker of Kasa app.
  9. Or you can switch to fine tuning by tapping the circle in the top right corner.
    Fine tuning option highlighted in bulb color picker of Kasa app.

Use and Customize Color Presets

  1. Back on the bulb options screen you can also choose or configure Presets.
    Presets option highlighted in bulb options in Kasa app.
  2. You can switch between preset colors or recently used ones from the tabs at the top.
    Tabs highlighted on the color presets screen in Kasa app.
  3. Or customize the presets the way you prefer by tapping the pencils to the right of the color swatches.
    Pencils highlighted next to color swatches in Kasa app.

Schedule Automated Events

  1. To automate events tap Schedule on the bulb options screen.
    Schedule option highlighted in bulb options of Kasa app.
  2. You can choose to let your lighting operate automatically at any time and on any day:
    • Turn the light on with the color automatically matching the time of day
    • Turn it on in the last state the light was set to before it was turned off
    • Turn it on in a preset or custom color
    • Or even turn it off.
    Event scheduling customization screen in Kasa app.

Check the Energy Usage

  1. To check your bulb's energy usage tap Usage on the bulb options screen.
    Usage option highlighted on bulb options screen in Kasa app.
  2. You'll be able to see the daily, weekly and monthly usage as well as a yearly usage prediction.
    Bulb energy usage screen in Kasa app.

Configure the Light Bulb

  1. To access the general bulb configuration, tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Device settings symbol highlighted in Kasa app.
  2. From here you can configure bulb settings, such as:
    • Remote Control - Choose whether you want to be able to control the light while you're away from home
    • Device Name - Set the bulb name and location
    • Device Icon - Set a custom icon for the bulb, to recognize it easier in the app
    • Default States - Set the states in which the light should turn on, when it's turned on from the app or the main power switch.
    Device settings screen in Kasa app.