Design the lighting you want in any room, for any mood, at any time.
It’s easy and affordable with the IKEA Home smart app. Choose a light for early mornings, another for late evenings and a third for cooking or working at home.
Dim, turn off, turn on, change colours and switch from warm to cold light using the remote controls or app. Connect to the Apple Home app and change your lights with Siri—or at the touch of a button. Through the app, you can also connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and control your lights with your voice. It’s simple and easy to install—and lets you choose light for every mood.
What you’ll get:
• The ability to control your lights and blinds from the app
• Customisable settings, including changing colours and choosing warm or cool light
• Timers to make everything even easier
• Maintenance release
Ratings and Reviews
A bit of a pain to setup, but works great after that
It takes a while to setup and get everything to pair correctly (3-4 tries per item), but once everything is connected, it works well. Would like to see it add HomeKit compatibility, but that's not a deal-breaker for me. The setup does require a different controller for each set of lights you connect if you want to control them separately (one for living room, one for bedroom, etc).
A previous reviewer mentioned that they couldn't pair their lights The to the gateway. I ran into this problem at first, but figured out that you have to connect the remote to the gateway first, before you can connect the lights. The setup wizard skipped that when I first tried to set it up but the Help section sent me in the right direction. I also had to reset the gateway before I could get the remote to successfully pair. Just keep trying. Hope this helps!
Room for improvement
These lights are clearly marketed as a more affordable alternative to Phillips Hue. I’ve tried both and Hue has shortcomings of its own, not least of which is the lack of cooler tones and fewer lumens. I’m also ambivalent about both apps. I think Hue has some advantages but the widget and room schemes seem awkward. TRÅDFRI has this as well, but it feels incrementally better.
The obvious areas for improvement for TRÅDFRI are HomeKit compatibility and more choices when selecting color temperatures. Once those features are added in, this will be a formidable product. I assume that since ikea is not a tech company first, they are not developing their tech products as quickly. It would be refreshing if their team was more receptive and proactive about putting these changes into action.
Unable to pair gateway with remotes
I'm having trouble setting up the Trådfri Gateway kit and the app is currently unusable for me.
Everything worked for a couple days after my initial purchase and setup. However, sometime in the past few days the system became unresponsive and subsequent attempts to factory reset the gateway and reconfigure the network have not been successful.
Specifically, when following the instructions to pair a remote with the gateway the app never displays the dialog that the new device has been found nor does the network LED on the gateway flash 4 times as described.
The remotes and bulbs function as expected standalone, without using the gateway and app.
Customer support and troubleshooting have been nearly non-existent. In-app (and App Store) support directs me to the general Ikea customer support page. The Trådfri support page FAQ does not describe this scenario and offers no resolution. Phone support did not have knowledge about this product and directed me to the retail store. The co-workers at the retail store were understanding but mentioned that the product is new and they don't have much experience with it and were unable to solve the issue and offered an exchange.
I'm submitting this review in the hopes that *someone* with a technical background associated with the product and/or app can contact me to help troubleshoot.
- Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
- 73.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Inter IKEA Systems B. V. 2017-2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.