To operate LEDVANCE SMART+ WiFi products, you require the following:
1. A LEDVANCE SMART+ WiFi product, easily recognizable thanks to its gray packaging with the WIFI Symbol printed on it.
2. A WiFi router connected to the internet. The LEDVANCE SMART+ WiFi products support the 2.4 GHz band only.
3. The LEDVANCE SMART+ WiFi app, available from the Google Play Store (for Android) or the Apple App Store (for IOS). The QR code printed on the packaging takes you directly to the app in the Play Store or App Store.
4. An Android or iOS smartphone for controlling the WiFi products. Android smartphones must be running version 6 or later, and iOS devices version 10 or later.
3 connection methods are available for setting up a connection to the LEDVANCE SMART+ WiFi products: EZ mode, AP mode and QR code. The EZ and AP modes are used for lamps, luminaires and plugs. A QR code is used for floodlight cameras. In EZ mode, products are directly connected to the WiFi router, and the product can then directly exchange data via the internet. In AP mode, the product acts as the access point. In this case, data is exchanged via the smartphone. With lamps and luminaires, the mode (EZ or AP) can be identified by the frequency with which the lamp or luminaire flashes. In EZ mode, the lamp or luminaire flashes rapidly (around twice per second). In AP mode, it flashes slowly (around once every two seconds). You can switch modes by performing a reset (switching off and on again 5 times). The EZ mode is the default for lamps, luminaires and plugs. Use the AP mode if the connection can’t be established using the EZ mode.
1.3.2. LEDVANCE SMART+ WIFI PLUGS
A new plug is in EZ mode when you first switch it on, flashing around twice per second. To connect up the plug, tap “Home” in the app, and then select “All Devices” or an existing room. If the screen doesn’t list any devices yet, you can tap the “Add Device” button, or the + icon at the top right of the screen. Now select the device category Plug (WiFi). On the following screen, select the router’s 2.4 GHz network, enter the required password and then tap the “Next” button at the bottom. On the next screen, confirm that the device is flashing rapidly and tap the “Next” button. The plug has now been connected to the network. Tap the “Done” button to start using it via the app.
If connection isn’t possible in EZ mode, you can try establishing a connection in AP mode (slow flashing). Presuming the lamp or luminaire is in EZ mode, first perform a reset to change to AP mode (press the button on the plug and hold it down for 5 seconds). Then, as already described above for EZ mode, tap “Add Device” or the + icon at the top right of the screen. Now select the device category Plug (WiFi). On the following screen, select the router’s 2.4 GHz network, enter the required password and then tap the “Next” button at the bottom. On the next screen, change to AP connection mode at the top right. Now confirm that the device is flashing slowly and tap the “Next” button. You are now requested to connect the smartphone to the hotspot (LDV SMART+-XXXX) provided by the plug. Once you are returned to the app, a connection to the plug has been established and you can tap the “Done” button to start using it.
Tap one of the plug icons to display the device screen used to control its functions.
Different functions are displayed depending on the particular model of plug: such as monitoring of voltage, current, plug’s electrical output and electricity consumed. There is also a timer function that switches the plug off automatically after a defined period of time has expired. You can also program sequences of on/off times (even just for specific weekdays). It’s also possible to program both specific one/off intervals as well as random one/off intervals for defined time periods.
1.3.3. LEDVANCE SMART+ WIFI FLOODLIGHT CAMERAS
QR code is the default connection mode for the app. When the device is switched on, the green signal LED flashes rapidly to indicate that the booting process has started. After around 10 seconds, the green signal LED flashes slowly to show that the floodlight camera is now ready to be connected to the network. The device also emits an acoustic signal. To connect up the floodlight camera, tap “Home” in the app, and then select “All Devices” or an existing room. If the screen doesn’t list any devices yet, you can tap the “Add Device” button, or the + icon at the top right of the screen. Now select the device category Floodlight Camera. On the next screen, confirm that the device is flashing slowly and tap the “Next” button. On the following screen, select the router’s 2.4 GHz network, enter the required password and then tap the “Next” button at the bottom. The next screen displays a QR code that needs to be held around 15 to 20 cm in front of the floodlight camera. Once the QR code has been detected, the floodlight camera emits an acoustic signal. This needs to be confirmed by tapping the “I Heard a Prompt” button. The floodlight camera has now been integrated into the network.
If connection isn’t possible via QR code, you can try establishing a connection in AP mode (slow flashing). You may need to perform a reset beforehand. The reset button is located at the rear of the floodlight camera and needs to be pressed down continuously for around 3 seconds. Then, as already described above for the QR code, tap “Add Device” or the + icon at the top right of the screen. Select the category Floodlight Camera. On the next screen, change to AP connection mode at the top right. Now confirm that the device is flashing slowly and tap the “Next” button. On the following screen, select the router’s 2.4 GHz network, enter the required password and then tap the “Next” button at the bottom. You are now requested to connect the smartphone to the hotspot (LDV SMART+-XXXX) provided by the floodlight camera. Once you are returned to the app, a connection to the floodlight camera has been established and you can tap the “Done” button to start using it.
Tap one of the floodlight camera icons to display the device screen used to control its functions.
The floodlight camera features a range of functions. You can monitor what is taking place in front of the camera, and control the brightness of the floodlight. The app permits recording of snapshots and videos via the camera. An acoustic alarm can be activated when motion is detected. The floodlight camera can also be used as an intercom via the app. You can also program sequences of on/off times.
1.3.4. LEDVANCE SMART+ WIFI REMOTE CONTROLLER
A new SMART+ WiFi Remote Controller is normally ready for connection to lamps, luminaires and plugs. If this is not the case, it may be necessary to perform a reset of the remote (press the OFF button and hold it down for 5 seconds). The remote can be connected up to a maximum of 15 WiFi devices (lamps, luminaires and plugs) simultaneously. Lamps and luminaires must be switched off and then on again before connection. Plugs must be removed from the power outlet and then plugged in again. Within the next 60 seconds or so, bring the remote into the close vicinity of the devices you want to connect it to and hold the ON button down for approximately 5 seconds. The signal LED on the remote flashes rapidly while the connection process is being carried out. Once a connection has been established, the signal LED on the remote will flash briefly three times. The connected lamp or luminaire or the signal LED on the connected plug will also flash briefly three times.
The remote can be used to switch lamps and luminaires on and off and adjust the brightness. Plugs can be switched on and off via the remote. The remote operates independently of the app.
To reset a device, hold down the reset button or ON switch for longer than five seconds – in the case of lighting products, switch on and off five times (on-off-on-off-on-off-on-off-on) – until the indicator lamp starts to flash rapidly or slowly. In the case of rapid flashing, the EZ mode should be chosen to configure the network. In the case of slow flashing, the AP mode should be used to configure the network. Note: The device can be connected to a 2.4 GHz WiFi network only.
To create a group, tap “Home” in the app, select “All Devices” and then the first device to be added to the new group. On the device screen, tap the edit icon at the top right and then select “Create Group”. On the following screen, select the other devices to be included in the new group. Once you have tapped the “Save” button at the top right, you can change the default group name and save the group. The new group will appear in the list under “All Devices”. The devices in the group can now only be controlled in combination with all others in the group.
Yes. Settings such as brightness and color are saved whenever they remain unchanged for a period of around 5 seconds or more.
To share a single device:
1. In order to access the device settings screen, tap the icon at the top right of the device control screen.
2. Select “Share Device” followed by “Add Sharing” and then enter the account belonging to the other user.
For common use of family devices:
1. Under Profile, select “Home Management”.
2. Families can be created here using “Create a home”. Select a family (having created one beforehand if necessary) and then tap “Add Member” to add family members and friends. All personal devices can now be shared with the family. Individual devices don’t need to be shared again.
No, LEDVANCE SMART+ WIFI devices work with a 2.4 GHz WiFi network only.
The following steps are useful for troubleshooting:
1. Make sure the device is connected to a power outlet and is switched on.
2. Ensure there is a strong and stable WiFi network signal. Troubleshooting: Bring a smartphone that is connected to the same LAN into close proximity with the device. Then open a website to check whether you have a strong and stable internet connection.
3. If the device cannot connect to the network despite a good network connection, your router may be overloaded. Try deactivating the WiFi function on one of your other devices in order to free up the channel.
4. Check that you have entered the correct WiFi password for the router. Check that the name of the WiFi network doesn’t contain any superfluous blanks and you have entered letters in the correct upper or lower case.
5. Ensure that the device has been added to the router’s 2.4 GHz frequency band. Check whether the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands share the same name. If this is the case, configure different names for the two bands in the router.
6. Check your router’s WiFi settings to make sure you have selected WPA2-PSK as encryption method and AES as authentication standard (or “Auto Select” is specified in both cases). Ensure that 11n has not been set as WiFi mode.
7. If MAC filtering has been enabled for the WiFi network, remove the device from the MAC filter list so that a network connection is allowed. Alternatively, you can disable MAC filtering entirely.
8. Make sure the router’s DHCP service is enabled. If not, the device’s IP address may already be in use.
Yes, this can be done with the aid of third-party services such as Amazon Alexa or Google. You simply need to integrate the respective smart speakers or apps (Amazon Alexa or Google Home). A connection to the desired third-party service (Alexa or Google Assistant) can be set up under Profile and “Third-party Access Service”.
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