Before getting started, do not power the bulbs on first. This may cause them to fall out of their three-minute pairing mode. Make sure your phone is connected to the same 2.4 GHz WiFi that your hub is on.
Additionally, ensure the following prerequisites are met:
- The Sengled Home app is updated to, at least, version 1.1.42; to check your app's version, tap on the "Settings" tab and then tap on "About Sengled".
- Your hub's firmware is updated to, at least, 4.3.9 with coordinator 0.0.5007; this article shows how to do that.
The first thing you would want to do is open the Sengled Home app and press the three dots in a circle symbol located in the top-right of the screen. Then, press “Add Device”.
From here, press “Smart LED Lights”, then select the hub you wish to add the bulb to and press “Next”.
In the provided example, there is only one hub associated with the account.
From here, power the bulb(s) on.
Please note that Sengled Smart LED Bright White PAR38 bulbs cannot be used on dimmer switches. This would include wall dimmers, ceiling fan fixtures and 3-way lamps (lamps with low, medium and high-power settings built-in).
Furthermore, they will not work as intended if they are being used on fixtures with built-in motion detectors or if the motion sensor is exposed to direct sunlight.
Additionally, Sengled Element PAR38 bulbs are not meant to be used in fully-enclosed fixtures
Note: If your bulbs were powered on previously for more than three minutes, you would want to: power your bulbs off, wait at least 15 seconds, power your bulbs on, and then press "Next" to proceed.
Once the bulb(s) are found, they will flash three times and appear on the screen.
Once the Sengled Home app has indicated it has found all of your bulb(s), press "Next".
In this case, we were only adding one bulb, so we pressed "Next" after it was found.
From here, the bulb will be added to your hub.
From here, the scanned bulbs will add to your hub.
They will flash three times during this process to indicate they are being added to your hub.
In the provided example, we are only setting up one Sengled Smart LED Bright White PAR38.
Once added to your hub, you will see a green checkmark next to the bulb. Press “Next” to proceed.
Once you are on the “Congratulations” screen, you can assign a bulb to a room.
To identify which bulb you are assigning to a room, press the power button a few times until you can see the physical bulb, not the icon representation in the app, power off/on.
Once you know which bulb you are assigning to a room, we can assign the bulb to a pre-existing room by scrolling rightward on the “Assign the device to a room bar” or a new room by pressing “Add Room”.
In the provided example, the bulb is set to be assigned to the “Bedroom” by default.
The Element PAR38 bulb will physically be in the backyard.
So, by tapping on “Add Room” in the Sengled Home app, we can create a room named “Backyard”.
Now, in the “Add a New Room” pop-up, we can tap on where the red arrow is and type in “Backyard”.
Once you are done naming the room or selecting the room of your choice, press “Ok”.
As you can see the bulb is now in the “Backyard” room in the Sengled Home app and has automatically been renamed “Backyard Bulb 1”
If you want to change the name of the bulb, press “Backyard Bulb 1” and type in a new name.
The Sengled Smart LED Bright White PAR38 can function as a motion detecting bulb. To have the bulb function as a motion detecting bulb, you would want to turn the light off with the Sengled Home app and enable motion detection.
For more information about this, please see our “Enabling the Sengled Smart LED Bright White PAR38 bulb’s motion detection feature:”
Otherwise, if you are happy with the room and name of the bulb, press “Done”.