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OSRAM LIGHTIFY Smart Home Lighting System

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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - App Store Download
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – App Store Download

After installing the app and launch the application you will be prompted to get started.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Welcome App
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Welcome App

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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Signup iOS App
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Signup iOS App

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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Gateway Installation
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Gateway Installation

The application will then attempt to connect to your Gateway by going over a WiFi connection between your phone and the Gateway.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Gateway WiFi Connection
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Gateway WiFi Connection

Once your phone is directly connected to the Gateway you will be prompted for your Home WiFi network name and password.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Gateway WiFi Connection
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Gateway WiFi Connection

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).

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Gateway Cloud Registering
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Gateway Cloud Registering

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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Connect Devices
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Connect Devices

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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Devices
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – 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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Create Groups
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Create Groups

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.

OSRAM LIGHTIFY - Modify Color
OSRAM LIGHTIFY – Modify Color

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.

OSRAM Lightify - Scheduler
OSRAM Lightify – Scheduler

Read on to the next page to see us configure the OSRAM LIGHTIFY Bulbs to the Samsung Smartthings v2 Hub!

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James Anderson

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