Installation & Lightify App Configuration
So you have your new Lightify bulbs installed somewhere around your home and you are ready to start configuring them and automating them! To do this, you have two options; Sync them up to your existing smart home hub like a Wink or Smartthings OR alternatively, you can install the Lightify Gateway and then download the Lightify app. We’ll do both so you can understand what features are available for both the Lightify and also the Samsung Smartthings hub.
First things first, since I have an iPhone I went to the App Store and searched for the Lightify app like shown below.
After installing the app and launch the application you will be prompted to get started.
After filling out some details like an email and a password for a new account, you’ll be prompted for an activation code which will be sent to your email. You’ll need to enter that here before you can continue.
Once activated, you’ll be prompted to install your Gateway if you have not already done so. Plug your gateway into any available power socket and then you can click the arrow on the app to continue.
The application will then attempt to connect to your Gateway by going over a WiFi connection between your phone and the Gateway.
Once your phone is directly connected to the Gateway you will be prompted for your Home WiFi network name and password.
Once it establishes a connection with your network, it will attempt to reach out over the Internet to register the device with the cloud (OSRAM).
After a few seconds, you’ll be ready to begin adding Lightify devices to your Gateway. If these devices are already turned on, they should show up in the list like shown below.
The LIGHTIFY App itself gives you the ability to see all of your devices under the Devices tab. From here ,you can see the power status and turn devices on or off easily. You can see from the image below, you can also name your bulbs or devices.
Another way to organize your devices is by Groups. Groups can be created to keep like devices together or perhaps devices in the same room together, which is what I like to do.
Clicking on one of the devices, you can then control the color and brightness of the device which is very easy and the bulbs are very responsive almost instantaneous.
The scheduler allows you to turn devices on or off based on a time scheduled. I found it to be a little difficult to utilize and lacking in features.
Read on to the next page to see us configure the OSRAM LIGHTIFY Bulbs to the Samsung Smartthings v2 Hub!