Anatomy of the App
Groups, Scenes, Timers and Schedules
Save and Share Configuration
HomeBrite® is currently the only Bluetooth Smart Mesh light bulb available in retail stores. Bluetooth Smart Mesh offers the ability to control bulbs from longer distances because each bulb communicates with other bulbs also in the mesh. It’s low-power and energy-saving by using the latest in both Bluetooth and LED technologies.
HomeBrite® is an entire family of bulbs in the shapes you need to light every place in your home. HomeBrite® includes the first smart chandelier bulb to be used with indoor or outdoor fixtures. That’s a solution for the dining room to the entryway for added safety and security.
HomeBrite® puts light switches in the palm of your hand. With a single push or swipe, now you can control lights in and around your house, using only a Bluetooth-enabled smart phone or tablet.
Yes, HomeBrite® bulbs are dimmable via the HomeBrite® App only. Do not install bulbs into a fixture or socket that uses a dimmer. Bulbs may not work properly, may prematurely fail, or operate erratically.
Every HomeBrite® bulb has all the "smarts" built right inside. You can easily:
Download the HomeBrite® App made for your Apple iOS (direct link apple store) or Android device (direct link Google Play). Install your HomeBrite® bulbs. Turn on your HomeBrite® lights (your lights will blink one time when they are ready to connect). Open the HomeBrite® app, choose a secure PIN key and the app will begin to pair with your HomeBrite® bulbs. No hub, remote, gateway, wifi, or cellular signal is required to control your lights!
The HomeBrite® App is available for free on the Apple App Store (direct link apple store app location) and on the Google Play store(direct link Google Play app location).
Our Bluetooth-enabled bulbs last for at least 25,000 hours. That’s more than 22-years based upon the average use of 3-hours per day.
HomeBrite® bulbs range from 4.5 to 15-watts. Because HomeBrite® bulbs exclusively use LEDs, you can expect to see savings of up to 84% when comparing a HomeBrite® A19 to a traditional 65-watt incandescent light bulb.
Within the HomeBrite® App you can count down/up by setting a specific amount of time to turn a bulb or a group on and off. To set a timer for a bulb or group, go to the Wheel View, touch the “Start Timer” button underneath the power button and select the amount of time you desire. If the power is on, the timer will count down to turn the bulb or group off. If the power is off, the timer will count up to turn the bulb or group on.
Add Schedules from the Main Menu and Select “Schedules”. Each Scheduled event can have up to 4 on/off “Intervals”. You can even set the days of the week you want a schedule activated. The HomeBrite® App allows you to activate and deactivate schedules on-the-go.
No. After the schedule has been set-up, the information is then stored directly on the HomeBrite® bulbs. Once the schedule is set-up how you want it, you can then close the app and turn off the Bluetooth and the schedule will power the bulbs on and off at the specified times. The mobile device does not need to be within Bluetooth range for the schedule to operate.
When the schedule is saved to the bulbs, it will power on and off the bulbs at the specified times. You can still use the scheduled bulbs through the app to power the bulbs on, off and dim, and it will not interfere with the schedule. Once your schedule is created, you can turn off the bulbs using the app, then the bulbs will power on again when the schedule on time arrives.
Every user can personalize their HomeBrite® App. You can rename your bulbs, choose Groups and Scenes, set Timers and Schedules, and even add pictures and personalized icons to remind you of your specific rooms and light.
First the bulbs will need to be placed into a group, even if it is a single bulb. Then use the configure scene setting located at the bottom of the app when under groups and are in wheel view. Once the scene settings are saved, create a schedule to this group and it will now power on dimmed through the schedule. Check out our how to guides for creating groups, configure scenes and scheduling.
Yes. You have to put the single HomeBrite® bulb into a group by itself, then use the configure scene settings to set the dim level. Then when a schedule is set to that group with a single bulb, it will power on at the dim level set. Check out our how to guides for creating groups, configure scene and scheduling.
HomeBrite® is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled smart devices operating on iOS 8.0 and newer, or Android 4.4.4., 5.0, 5.1 and newer. Target devices include: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6+, iPad Air, Samsung S4, S5, S6, Samsung Galaxy Tablet 4-7” & 10.1”, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Google Nexus 5 & 7, HTC One M8, Motorola Moto G, Motorola Moto X, LG G3, and Sony Xperia Z.
Yes. In order to use multiple devices you will need to create a HomeBrite® account then save the configuration. Check out our how to guides for the steps to create an account and share the configuration.
You can have the app downloaded on an infinite amount of devices, however you can have 1 app running per HomeBrite® bulb set-up. For example, with 1 HomeBrite® bulb you can have 1 app running at a time. If the app is closed on the first device, it will then allow the second device access to the bulb. If you have 2 HomeBrite® bulbs then you can have 2 apps running at the same time, 3 HomeBrite® bulbs can have 3 apps running at once and so on.
Yes. You can still use the light switch to power on and off the bulbs. With the light switch off however you will not be able to use the app to control those bulbs, but you will still be able to control all other bulbs on the mesh. If the light switch is in the off position, the schedule will also not work until the light switch is powered back on.
When power is restored, the light bulbs will be on, since the light switch is on. Any schedules programmed to the bulbs will remain, it will however lose track of time. To resync the time to the bulbs, give the bulbs any command such as power off and the bulbs will then resume the programmed schedule.
1) Schedule does not follow on and/or off times.
2) PIN was used on a second device to access the mesh, then lost control over some or all of the bulbs.
3) Uninstalled the app and tried to use the same 4-digit PIN number and then receive either no mesh found, no bulbs found, or all the bulbs will pair together as 1 bulb.
4) After a soft-reset (App Settings > Reset all devices and bulbs) and you receive no mesh found, or no bulbs found.
5) Initial Set-up, out of box receive no mesh found, or no bulbs found message.
6) Bulbs randomly power on.
7) Two or more bulbs are paired together initially, so the Light Bulb 1 power button will control 2 or more bulbs at once.
8) Lost all access to all the bulbs suddenly. Receive no bulbs found or no mesh found message constantly.
9) A single bulb or 2 out of several bulbs stopped responding to the app.
10) Bulb powers on dim when powered on from the wall switch.
To hard reset a HomeBrite® bulb, place the bulb on a single power supply such as a light switch or a table lamp. Turn the bulb on for 18 seconds then turn it back off for 1 second. Repeat the process 4 times.
Use the Force Close feature on your mobile device. By just backing out of the app, it will minimize the app to the background, so it is constantly running. For Apple devices, double press the Home Button at the bottom of the device. All recently used apps will show up in a windowed format. Swipe to the left and right to search through the apps. Once you find the desired app to close, swipe it up to completely close the app so it does not run in the background. On Android devices use the button that has 2 over-lapping rectangles. From here, swipe up and down to scroll through the apps, then swipe to the side to close the desired app.
Any Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes :