Should I use a 4 pole switch on my chandelier that has a three pole switch to synchronize 9 Smart bulbs to all pair for dimming and changing color. I can get 5 out of the 9 Smart bulbs paired but cannot get all 9 to work.
I am not sure if this helps but i use a temporary lead with light socket to pair individual Zigbee bulbs (that are in inaccessable locations) in close proximity to my V2 SmartThings hub. Then i move them to the desired location.
Are you saying you programmed them each individually in a single lamp close to the wifi router name them then move them to the chandelier. Not tech savvy with some items you are talking about.
The bulbs are sengled Bluetooth with the ability to dim and change colors.
Thanks for your help and any further explanation you can provide.
Hi @mmarconis ,
That is exactly what I did, but my bulbs were not bluetooth, they were Zigbee (Ikea Tradfri GU10) and my hub was a SmartThings V2.
I am not sure what hub you are using with bluetooth bulbs, but the technique should still be applicable. Putting a large number of bulbs into pairing mode at the same time may confuse your hub. (are you using a hub or your phone?)
Anybody else have ideas?
Using my phone, no hub required, works Thru Bluetooth and wifi. I will try that setting up individually in another single lamp that I have another type of smart bulb in. The single lamp smart bulb works with no problems.
Thank you, I will let you know how it works out.
Would my hub be considered my router/modem then?
From what i can see on youtube, your phone is the ‘hub’ but others use Amazon Echo (not sure which models).
What knowledge I have is limited to SmattThings Zigbee and ZWave. You are really on the wrong forum. Good luck
As @jaidank mentioned, this forum was set up a number of years ago so that customers could help other customers with the Samsung SmartThings ™ home automation platform, so all of the questions and answers are assumed to be in that context.
While some Sengled models do work with SmartThings, the Bluetooth versions do not, so I’m afraid we’re not going to be of much help to you here and many of the answers you do get might just be confusing, because they will assume that you are using SmartThings products when you are not.
You might get more helpful answers if you try the Reddit home automation subforum, which covers all brands. Make sure you specify the exact model numbers of your smartbulbs so that you can get the most helpful answers.
I do use Amazon Echo I have 3 models, I asked Alexa to discover my new devices and she discovers some but not all. I think I may still try to set up individual in a single lamp that I know works with the smart bulbs.
Thank you so much for your help.
Assuming the bulbs themselves are not defective, which you can test by switching the position of a bulb that works with a bulb that doesn’t and see if that makes any difference, one probable cause of what you’re seeing with any home automation platform, or any RF (radio frequency) protocol, is that something about the design or location of the fixture is causing signal to be blocked to some of the bulbs.
The solutions to this issue for the model bulbs that work with smartthings are different than for the Bluetooth models, though, so again, I’m not sure how much we can help you here.
You might also try the Amazon help forum, it looks like other people have had similar issues with those bulbs
Hi, I set up bulbs individually and found three of the bulbs didn’t work. So I believe I have 3 bad bulbs. Will get 3 new bulbs and see if they work. The 5 paired that way are in the Chandelier working. I could not get 1 out to try and pair on single light, the socket keeps spinning, need to work on that on later.
Thanks for your help.
I was able to get 6 lights to work by setting them up in a single lamp then moving to the chandelier. The 3 that did not work I am sending back and getting 3 new bulbs and hopefully they will work. The bulbs came in a box of 3, so one whole box of 3 may have been bad. I will let you know when they arrive if I get all to work. If a problem 6 lights are the first tier and 3 second tier, I will just use the first tier of lights
Thanks everyone for all your help.
Assuming the bad bulbs are identical (markings identical) to the good bulbs, they may be either faulty or returns that were already paired by the original customer.
There may be a way to reset them (maybe by switching them on and off rapidly a number of times). Might be in manual or google. Reset them one by one in your single lamp.
To reset a Sengled Bluetooth bulb
- Start with the bulb in the on position.
- Turn it off/on five times in quick succession where off/on counts as one time.
- If done properly, the bulb will flash three times—pause—then blink once.
- If it does not flash three times—pause—then blink once, you will have to try again.
- Reconnect the bulb and try the pairing process again.
It was suggested on here to set up bulbs individually sengled Bluetooth, Amazon smart compatible bulbs. They felt I was on the wrong site for help, but guess what? It worked setting them up individually and also showed me I had three faulty bulbs. I ordered new ones and they work. I could not get 1 bulb in my 9 light chandelier but it is the socket keeps twisting and is not the bulb. Will have my son hopefully fix that socket for me next weekend. I think your name was Aiden, Thank you for your help! Maggie Marconis