After logging in for the first time, please read and accept the Terms of Service. From here, press “Add Device” as indicated by the red circle.
From here, press “Element Starter Kit” on the screen. Once you are on the “To get started” screen, as shown below, make sure you have everything as depicted on the screen. If you do, press “Start”.
Plug the hub into a wall outlet and ensure it is receiving power. Plug the provided Ethernet cord into your router and your hub. Please make sure the Ethernet cord is securely plugged in on both ends. From here, wait thirty seconds. While you are waiting, please make sure the phone you are doing the setup from is connected to the same 2.4 GHz WiFi that your hub is plugged into.
As indicated from the example photo, if your router broadcasts two WiFi signals with one of them named “SUPPORTTEAM” and the other one named “SUPPORT_5G”, make sure your phone is connected to the 2.4 GHz WiFi. In this example, we can tell the WiFi apart due to the name of the WiFi. Since the Sengled Element hub cannot be setup on the 5.0 GHz and since the “SUPPORT_5G” WiFi broadcasts the 5.0 GHz as indicated by the “_5G” part of its name, we will connect to the 2.4 GHz WiFi broadcast from our router—“SUPPORTTEAM”. In this example, our hub is already connected via Ethernet cord to the router that broadcasts the 2.4 GHz WiFi.
Depending on your router, it may broadcast the 2.4 GHz band and the 5.0 GHz WiFi band under the same name. In this case, you may need to go into your router’s settings to split the band. If you are having trouble with this, please contact your router’s manufacturer, so they can walk you through splitting the band.
After your phone is connected to your router’s 2.4 GHz WiFi and your hub has been powered on and connected to your router via Ethernet for at least thirty seconds, press “Next” to proceed.
Look at your hub and make sure the power light and the Ethernet light on your hub are on, press “Next” to proceed.
From here, the Sengled Home app will search for the hub.
After the hub is found, press “Next”. From here, you will be on the “Please select a router Wi-Fi network to connect your hub to…” screen within the Sengled Home app. Select your router’s 2.4 GHz by tapping on it. If you do not see your router’s 2.4 GHz WiFi, press “Search Again” until you see your router’s 2.4 GHz.
In the provided example screenshots, we will connect to our router’s WiFi—which is “SUPPORTTEAM”. At home, be sure to connect to the 2.4 GHz WiFi that your router broadcasts.
After selecting your WiFi, type the password for your WiFi when prompted.
After inputting the password for your WiFi, confirming it with the eye icon and pressing “Connect”, you will see a screen that says “Please wait…” as the hub connects to your router.
The following two pages show the hub connecting and the “Congrats!” page. After your hub is connected, you can change the name of the hub if you wish. Once you are happy with the name of your hub, press “Setup Light Bulb”
Power on your Sengled Element bulbs that came with the hub.
Please note, if you have Sengled Element Classic A19 bulbs, Sengled Element Classic BR30 bulbs or Sengled Element Color Plus bulbs, they cannot be used on dimmer switches. This would include wall dimmers, ceiling fan fixtures and 3-way lamps (lamps with built-in low, medium and high power settings).
Once the bulbs are powered on, press “Next”.
From here, we can organize the bulbs into rooms via the Sengled Home app. To identify which bulb we are naming, we would press the power button near the middle of the page. In the provided screenshot, the power button has been circled in red to make it easier to identify. Press it to turn off a bulb. The bulb that responds to this command is the one that is being named and assigned to a room. Press the “Add Room” button, circled in blue in this example, to add the bulb to a room.
In the provided example, “Bedroom” is selected by tapping on it. Then, to finalize this choice, we pressed “Add’.
Now the bulb has a new name. Once a bulb is assigned to a room, it will be given a new name. The Sengled Home app will automatically generate names for the bulbs based upon the number of bulbs in that room. Since this bulb is the first bulb to be added to the Bedroom, it has been given the name “Bedroom Bulb 1”. You can change the name of the bulb to something else.
If you go through the setup for an Echo device or Google Home device, the names of the bulbs will transfer over when the hub is connected to the voice-assistance service; the rooms the bulbs are put in with the Sengled Home app will not transfer over. If you decide to use the names assigned to the bulbs in the Sengled Home app after they have been placed in a room, it will make the bulbs easier to identify and organize in the Alexa app and/or Google Home app respectively.
You can, of course, give the bulbs unique names. As long as you can identify them by name, integration with Alexa and/or Google Home will be much easier.
For example, if you have 5 bulbs in the living room, you could name them:
Living Room Bulb 1
Living Room Bulb 2
Living Room Bulb 3
Living Room Bulb 4
All of the above names would be transferred over to Alexa and/or Google Home when installing the Sengled Skill.
Once you are done with naming the bulb, press “Next” to name the second bulb. After pressing “Next”, you will see a message that says “Saved Successfully”; press “OK” to proceed.
In our example, the second bulb has been named as previously demonstrated. Once you have assigned both bulbs to a room and named them, press “Done”. From here, the room information will refresh, and you will be redirected back to the “Home” page.
Once everything is synchronized, you can control the bulbs from the “Home” page. You can turn all your bulbs on or off from the top of the page. To control all the bulbs in the Bedroom group, press the smaller “All On” or “All Off” to the right of the “Bedroom” group. You can also dim the bulbs through the Sengled Home app by dragging the circle in the brightness bar below “Brightness”.