How to use Smart lighting:


How to use moods

A mood is a set of colour and brightness that you can apply to a group of lights. For example, a living room can have a warmer light for dinner and a brighter/cooler light for working.
You can create your own pre-set moods and control them with your TRÅDFRI App. For example, one light setting for watching TV and another for having a cosy dinner.
Watch the video to learn how to create and manage moods with the TRÅDFRI App.

Watch these videos to learn how to set timers with the TRÅDFRI App.

Related questions:

What is a Smart lighting mood?
A mood is a set of colour and brightness parameters that you can apply to a group of lights. Many moods can be associated with a group. For example, a living room can have a warmer light for dinner and a brighter/cooler light for working.

Can I change my mood settings?
You can’t change the IKEA default moods, but you can create and change your own mood settings.

How many groups and moods can be created in the TRÅDFRI App?
There is no limit to how many moods or groups you can create in the TRÅDFRI App.However, you can connect up to 100 devices to TRÅDFRI Gateway and in each group you can have a maximum of 10 light sources and 1 input device (remote, wireless dimmer, etc.). Following this logic, if a person has the maximum of devices (11) in each group, the maximum number of groups will be 9.

How to set timers

You can set a wake up light, turn your lights on/off according to a schedule or set a timer so that the light turns on as you like – even when you’re away.

Watch these videos to learn how to set timers with the TRÅDFRI App.

Related videos:

Learn how to set a away from home timer

Learn how to set a on/off timer

Related questions:

Can TRÅDFRI wake me up in the morning?
Yes, by setting a “Rise and shine” timer to wake you up in the morning. The lights slowly brighten, starting 30 minutes before the time you set. During this time the light will change from warm to bright.

What are Timers and how can I set them?
In the TRÅDFRI App you have 3 different Timers: Rise and Shine to set your lights to wake you up, Away from home to set your lights to turn on and off as if you were home and ON or OFF to have your lights turned on or off exactly when you want them to.
You can also watch films on how to set them up: TRÅDFRI APP & GATEWAY

TRÅDFRI APP & GATEWAY Common questions:

Does the TRÅDFRI App cost anything?
No, TRÅDFRI App can be downloaded for free.
Download the TRÅDFRI App for iOS

How do I change the pre-set language on the app?
Go to settings (the gear icon in the upper right corner of the home screen). Then go to language settings and pick the language of your choice.

Where do I find the version number of the TRÅDFRI App?
In the TRÅDFRI App you can find the version number at the bottom of the settings page under “Clear all settings”.
In the App Store and on Google Play, there is a section called “Version” and you can find the version number there.

How many family members can simultaneously control the light sources from smart devices using the TRÅDFRI App?
The TRÅDFRI Gateway supports up to 10 smart devices connected at the same time.

If I have a non-Gateway system and want to add a TRÅDFRI Gateway, will my current smart lighting products automatically show up in the TRÅDFRI App?
No, you need to do a factory reset of your steering device and add it to your Gateway. After that, pair your light sources with that device. You will be guided step-by-step on how to do in the TRÅDFRI App.

How can I check whether I have a direct Wi-Fi connection with the gateway?
You will have an indication on the Gateway when it´s connected to your home Wi-Fi. You can watch the film “How to install TRÅDFRI gateway kit".

How do I install an update in the TRÅDFRI App?
The update is installed by accepting the update when prompted in the TRÅDFRI App.

I want to move to a new house and take my Smart lighting system with me. What can I do to reset and start over again?
There is an option in the App called “Clear All Settings” that can be used to erase all your personized settings from the system and have it go back to factory default settings.

When should I disconnect from the Gateway in the app settings and what will happen when I press it?
You would press “disconnect” from the Gateway if you want connect to another Gateway. Think about the scenario of having one Gateway at work and one at home. In order to jump from one to the other you need to “log off”. All settings (moods groups) will be stored in the Gateways, without the possibility to transfer them from one to another.

Can I control my light sources from the TRÅDFRI App when I’m not at home?
No, you can only control your light sources when you are within your Wi-Fi range (local network).

Which mobile devices are the TRÅDFRI App available for?
The TRÅDFRI App works with Android (KitKat 4.4, Lollipop 5.0 or later) and iOS (iOS 8 or later).

What is the Gateway?
The Gateway is a small hub that connects your light sources to your TRÅDFRI App via your home Wi-Fi network, so that you can control your lights from a mobile device anywhere in your home. The TRÅDFRI App will not control your IKEA Smart lighting without the Gateway.

What do I need to use the TRÅDFRI Gateway and TRÅDFRI App?
You need to have Wi-Fi, a cable connection, an IKEA Smart lighting light source and a steering device.

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