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—i.e. the Wi-Fi to which your wish to setup the Sengled Wi-Fi bulb.
If you do have a Sengled Wi-Fi bulb, open the Sengled Home app to add the Sengled Wi-Fi bulb.
From here, press the three dots in the circle in the top right corner. Then, press “Add Device”.
Scroll down and tap on “Smart Wi-Fi Bulbs”.
Now, press “Scan Code” to bring up the QR code scanner. This will allow us to scan the QR code on the bulb itself.
When scanning the QR code, hold your phone in one hand and the bulb in the other. Try to scan in a well-lit area. The bulb’s QR code should be about six inches to one foot away from the scanner. The camera will auto-focus in on the QR code and scan it automatically.
If you need more light, feel free to press the flashlight button below the QR code scanner. If you are having trouble scanning the QR code, you can press “Enter MAC Address” located on the bottom of the QR code scanning screen.
After you have scanned the QR code of the bulb, power the bulb.
Note: Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED bulbs, like most LED bulbs, cannot be used on dimmer switches such as wall dimmers, ceiling fan fixtures or 3-way lamps.
Furthermore, Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED bulbs, like almost all LED bulbs, cannot be used in fully-enclosed fixtures.
Due to humidity concerns, the Smart Wi-Fi LED bulbs cannot be used outdoors or in condensing environments such as restrooms.
After the bulb is powered on, press “Next”.
From here, your phone may show you a prompt which states the Sengled Home app wants to connect to the Wi-Fi broadcast by the Wi-Fi bulb. Press “Join”.
From here, your device will attempt to connect to the Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED.
Once connected, you will be on the “Enter the password for…” page.
The Wi-Fi to which the Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED bulb will connect to is determined by the Wi-Fi to which your device was connected to before setup.
Type in the password for the Wi-Fi displayed in the Wi-Fi name box. Use the “Show” button to ensure the password is correct. An incorrect password will cause setup to fail.
Once you have ensured the password is correct, press “Next”.
Your Wi-Fi bulb will proceed to connect to your router’s Wi-Fi.
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.
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 is to your liking, press “Done”.