Most of the Sengled bulbs are Element bulbs—which require a hub in order to be used. The Sengled WiFi bulb does not require a hub.
First, make sure you have a Sengled WiFi bulb as depicted below.
The Sengled WiFi bulb is on the left. The Sengled Element Classic bulb is on the right.
Before getting started, make sure your phone is connected to your home’s 2.4GHz WiFi.
If you do have a Sengled WiFi bulb, open the Sengled Home app to add the Sengled WiFi bulb.
From here, press the three dots in the circle in the top right corner.
Tap on Wi-Fi bulbs. From here, power your Sengled WiFi bulb on in a location that is about 10 feet from your router and your phone to ensure a smooth setup.
From here, you will be on the “Enter the password for your Wi-Fi…” page.
The top bar, as indicated by the red arrow, allows you to pick your WiFi. Our router broadcasts the “Support_2.4G” WiFi; this is the same WiFi to which our phone is connected.
The bottom bar, as indicated by the blue arrow, is where we type in the password for our WiFi.
Once everything is correct, press “Next”.
This will take you to the “To pair your bulb with mobile device…” page. From here you would navigate to the WiFi settings page of your phone. You can navigate to the WiFi page as you normally would when you would like to connect to WiFi or you can press “Go To Wi-Fi Settings”.
Once you are on the WiFi page of your phone, you would identify the WiFi broadcast from the WiFi bulb. The Sengled WiFi bulb will have a name like so “Sengled_WiFi Bulb_XXXX” where the “X” stands for a letter or a number. In our case, the bulb is named “Sengled_WiFi Bulb_0042” as indicated from the photo.
Tap on the WiFi that the Sengled WiFi bulb is broadcasting as indicated by the red arrow.
Please note: The WiFi page, as indicated by the right screenshot, will differ based on the phone you are using.
Once you connect to a WiFi, most phones will indicate that you are connected to said WiFi. As indicated from the leftward screenshot, the phone is connected to the “Sengled_WiFi Bulb_0042” but that WiFi is not broadcasting internet. This is completely normal.
The WiFi the Sengled WiFi bulb broadcasts is WiFi in the sense of radio waves; it does not carry internet like the WiFi that is broadcast from a router. It is for setting up the Sengled WiFi bulb.
After connecting to the WiFi the Sengled WiFi bulb broadcasts, navigate back to the Sengled Home app. The Sengled Home app will connect to the Sengled WiFi bulb as indicated by the rightward screenshot.
Once the bulb is added, you will be on a page that says “Congratulations”. Feel free to move the bulb to the desired location of use; keep in mind that the range of the bulb from the router is based in 2.4GHz WiFi so it can only be used in an area where your 2.4GHz WiFi signal reaches.
Note: The Sengled WiFi bulbs cannot be used on dimmer switches. This includes wall dimmers, ceiling fan fixtures and 3-way lamps (lamps with a built-in low, medium, and high-power setting). These bulbs are not meant for outdoor use or use in enclosed fixtures.
From the “Congratulations” page, we can assign the bulb to a room in the Sengled Home app. In this example, the bulb is physically in the dining room, so we will assign the bulb to the “Dining Room” in the Sengled Home app. To do this, since that room has not been created yet, press the “Add Room” button.
In the “Add a New Room” pop-up, we tapped on “Dining Room”; then, we tapped on “Ok”.
After that, the bulb will be renamed based upon the room it is in. The automatically generated names make it much easier to identify and organize the bulbs if you wish to connect them to your Echo/Alexa or Google Assistant.
If the location and name of the bulb are to your liking, press “Done”.