Note: Before getting started, do not power the bulbs on first. This may cause them to fall out of their three-minute pairing mode.
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 2.4 GHz 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”.
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, you will be on a screen that shows you a picture of the bulb, the model number of the bulb and the MAC/ZID number of the bulb.
Power the Smart Wi-Fi bulb on. The bulb will blink two times.
Note: The Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED 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, the Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED bulbs are not meant to be used in fully-enclosed fixtures.
Additionally, the Sengled Smart Wi-Fi LED bulbs are not meant to be used outdoors or in restrooms due to concerns of humidity damage.
After the bulb is powered on, press “Next”.
Your iOS device will let you know that the Sengled Home app wants to join the Wi-Fi network created by the Sengled Wi-Fi bulb.
After the iOS device is connected to the Wi-Fi bulb, you will be redirected to a new page.
From this page, select the Wi-Fi network to which you would like to connect your Wi-Fi bulb.
Double check your Wi-Fi password before continuing as Wi-Fi passwords are case-sensitive.
Press "Next" after confirming the Wi-Fi password is correct.
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 2.4 GHz WiFi so it can only be used in an area where your 2.4 GHz 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”.