By the end of this article you will have successfully added a Sengled Hub to your home.
Whether this hub is your first Sengled Hub, or your third; the instructions are the same after step 2!
- If this is your first time using the Sengled Home app after downloading it, you will be prompted to read and accept the Terms of Service. From here, press “Add Device” as indicated by the red circle.
- From here, press “Smart LED 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.
Note: As indicated from the example photo, if your router broadcasts two WiFi signals with one of them named “[your wifi name]” and the other one named “[your wifi name]_5G”, make sure your phone is connected to the 2.4 GHz WiFi, or the one that just says “[your wifi name]”. In this example, we can tell the WiFi apart due to the name of the WiFi. Since the Sengled Smart LED 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.
Note: You can press "Skip This Step" at the bottom of the page to the right. This will allow you to setup your hub without connecting the hub to your router's WiFi. If you choose this option, you hub will not work in wireless mode and will have to be used in wired mode.
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.
At this point, you will have successfully set up your first Sengled hub. Next will be connecting the included bulbs from your kit.