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How to connect IKEA bulbs

Light up your smart home automatically or with the touch of a button using IKEA bulbs and SmartThings.

The following IKEA bulbs can be connected with SmartThings:

  

 

To connect the IKEA bulb with the SmartThings Hub

Note: IKEA bulbs previously connected to the IKEA Trådfri Gateway must first be disconnected from the Gateway before they can connect with the SmartThings Hub.

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap Add device
  2. Android: Tap Add Device Manually
  3. Select Light bulb
  4. Tap IKEA
  5. If you have more than one SmartThings Hub connected, select the Hub you would like to add the device to, then tap Done
  6. While the Hub searches:
    1. Turn ON the light quickly
    2. Turn OFF the light quickly
    3. Repeat this process 6 times (ON quickly + OFF quickly = 1 time)
      • Note: To turn the IKEA bulb on and off, turn it on and off with the wall switch, OR use a lamp switch.
  7. After the sixth power cycle, the light will blink to indicate it is ready to be paired
  8. When the device is discovered, a message will appear that the device was successfully connected to your SmartThings Hub
  9. Tap Edit to rename the device
  10. When finished, tap Done
  11. Tap Done again to confirm

 

 

To remove the IKEA bulb

If the IKEA bulb is not discovered or is not performing as expected, you may need to reset the bulb and/or remove and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the bulb via the SmartThings app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the red minus icon (-) next to the name of the device
  5. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)

 

 

To reset the IKEA bulb

To physically reset the IKEA bulb, run six power cycles as detailed below (a power cycle is the act of turning something on and off).

Note: To turn the IKEA bulb on and off, turn it on and off with the wall switch, OR unscrew it by hand.

  1. Turn ON the light quickly
  2. Turn OFF the light quickly
  3. Repeat this process 6 times (ON quickly + OFF quickly = 1 time)
  4. After the sixth time, the light will blink if successfully reset
  5. Repeat the process if the light doesn’t blink

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