FAQ

Quick and accurate answers to your questions

HomeBrite - Set Up and Operation

How Do I Use the Timer?

Within the HomeBrite® App you can count down by setting a specific amount of time to turn a bulb or group on or off.

To set a timer:

1) In the HomeBrite app, go to wheel view. Use the top right Context Menu to change views.

2) Touch the “Start Timer” button located directly under the dimming wheel.

3) 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 down to turn the bulb or group on

How do I Connect my HomeBrite Bulbs?

HomeBrite bulbs connect to your tablet or mobile device via our app. To start, download the HomeBrite® app

Apple iOS (direct link apple store).

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, Wi-Fi, or cellular signal is required to control your lights!

How do I Delete a Bulb or Group?

Deleting a light bulb or group is the same procedure. To delete bulbs, make sure the app has light bulbs opened. To delete groups, make sure the app has groups opened.

1) Open the HomeBrite app.

2) Go to ‘Light Bulbs’ or ‘Groups’ from the top left ‘Main Menu.’

NOTE: Be sure the app is in wheel view. To toggle between wheel and list views use the top right ‘Context Menu’ (the 3 dots).

3) Swipe left and right to the desired bulb or group.

4) Press the top right ‘Context Menu’ and select ‘Delete Bulb’ or ‘Delete Group’.

This will remove the bulb or group from the app allowing it to be set up again. If deleting a group, the group will be deleted and all bulbs tied to that group will have the deleted group removed.

Note:  If this is the only HomeBrite bulb set up, you would not be able to delete the bulb, due to the app must be connected to a HomeBrite bulb to be opened. If you are looking to reset a single bulb that is the only one set up, you will only need to hard reset the bulb and reinstall the app.

How do I Delete a Schedule?

Swipe the schedule to the left and a red delete button will appear to the right. Press ‘Delete’ and confirm the deletion.

What is the Best Way to Close the HomeBrite App?

By pressing the phone or tablet’s back or home button once, this will only minimize the app to run in the background, meaning the Bluetooth will still be connected to the bulb.

To Force Close the App:

Android Devices

Towards the bottom of the device you will see either a square or 2 over-lapping rectangles. Pressing this will bring up all recently used apps.

To Force close:

1) Swipe up and down to scroll through the apps.

2) Swipe an app either left or right to force close it.

Apple Devices

Double-press the home button. This will bring up all recently used apps.

To Force close:

1) Swipe left or right to scroll through the apps.

2) Swipe the HomeBrite app Up to force close it.

How Do I Configure Scenes?

1) Go to ‘Groups’ from the top left main menu.

NOTE: Be sure you are in ‘Wheel View’ – a big wheel in the middle of the screen. If you are in ‘List View’, where it shows all your groups in a list, then press the top right context menu (the 3 dots) and select ’View as wheel’.

2) Select ‘Configure Scene’ (bottom of the screen).

This shows all light bulbs in that group. The power icon to the right needs to be green for the bulb to power on for that group, and the slider to the left is the dimmer.

3) Set the dimmer level for all bulbs within the Group.

4) Press ‘Save’ or ‘Done’ on the top right.

Once the configure scene has been set, every time this group is powered on either via the group or a schedule, it will always power on at the dim level set.

How Do I Group HomeBrite Light Bulb Products?

1) Open HomeBrite app.

2) Select ‘Light Bulbs’, (top left menu button).

NOTE: Be sure you are in ‘Wheel View’ – a big wheel in the middle of the screen. If you are in ‘List View’, where it shows all your groups in a list, then press the top right context menu (the 3 dots) and select ’View as wheel’.

3) ‘Add to Group’ (bottom of the screen).

4) Select ‘Create New Group’.

5) Select any of the preset groups already created, or make your own group. Tap the top line and enter a group name. (You can select more than 1 group if desired).

6) Select ‘Done’ (top right).

NOTE: Be sure the desired group or groups are highlighted before pressing ‘Done.’

A message ‘Saving to Groups’ will appear. It will save that light bulb to the group.

To change to next HomeBrite bulb in ‘Wheel View’ swipe the screen right and left.

How Does Scheduling Work?

After saving a schedule, your information will be stored directly on the bulb(s). You can close the HomeBrite app and turn Off Bluetooth. Your bulbs will now power on and off according to your schedule.

NOTE:  Device does not need to be within Bluetooth range for the schedule to operate.

If power is lost, you will need to resync the bulbs time by simply giving it any command such as power On and Off via the app. Once a command is given, the bulbs will resync to its current schedule. The bulbs can also be controlled via the app and it will not interfere with the schedule.

How Do I Configure Scenes?

To Configure Scene:

1) Go to ‘Groups’ from the top left main menu.

NOTE: Be sure you are in ‘Wheel View’ – a big wheel in the middle of the screen. If you are in ‘List View’, where it shows all your groups in a list, then press the top right context menu (the 3 dots) and select ’View as wheel’.

2) Select ‘Configure Scene’ (bottom of the screen).

This shows all light bulbs in that group. The power icon to the right needs to be green for the bulb to power on for that group, and the slider to the left is the dimmer.

3) Set the dimmer level for all bulbs within the Group.

4) Press ‘Save’ or ‘Done’ on the top right.

Once the configure scene has been set, it will always power on at the dim level set.

How Do I Group HomeBrite Bulbs?

 

To Group HomeBrite Light Bulb Products:

1) Open HomeBrite app.

2) Select ‘Light Bulbs’, (top left menu button).

NOTE: Be sure you are in ‘Wheel View’ – a big wheel in the middle of the screen. If you are in ‘List View’, where it shows all your groups in a list, then press the top right context menu (the 3 dots) and select ’View as wheel’.

3) ‘Add to Group’ (bottom of the screen).

4) Select ‘Create New Group’.

5) Select any of the preset groups already created, or make your own group. Tap the top line and enter a group name. (You can select more than 1 group if desired).

6) Select ‘Done’ (top right).

NOTE: Be sure the desired group or groups are highlighted before pressing ‘Done.’

A message ‘Saving to Groups’ will appear. It will save that light bulb to the group.

To change to next HomeBrite bulb in ‘Wheel View,’ swipe the screen right and left.

How Do I Add New HomeBrite Bulbs to Bluetooth Mesh

1) Install bulb into fixture.

2) Turn On wall switch.

3) Active Bluetooth on desired device.

4) Open the HomeBrite app and press the top right Context Menu (the 3 dots).

5) Select ‘Discover New Bulb’ and the app will add the new bulb(s) to the mesh with the other bulb(s).

6) If a HomeBrite account is set up already, go into the app ‘Settings’ and press ‘Save Configuration’. This will update the account with the new bulb(s).

7) On all other devices go to the ‘Settings’ and press ‘Restore Configuration’

How to Create a HomeBrite Account:

To Create an Account:

1) Open the HomeBrite app.

2) Go to ‘Settings’ on the top left main menu.

3) Select the ‘Log-In.’

4) Select the blue ‘Register’ button.

5) Create the account with an active email, enter a password and confirm password.

6) Hit the blue ‘Register’ button

7) Verify account within 7 days, an email will be sent to your account email address.

NOTE: The password must be a minimum of 8 alphanumeric characters long, and is case-sensitive, but does not require a capital.

Can I Control Multiple Bulbs with Multiple Devices?

To share the bulb configuration between multiple devices, you will need to create an account first, then you can share the configuration.

One important key note is there is a limit to the number of apps that can run at once and it is equal to the number of bulbs set up. While you can have an infinite number of devices with access to the HomeBrite account, if there is only 1 HomeBrite bulb set up then only 1 app can run at a time. If the app is fully closed (force closed), then it will allow a different device access.

If there are 2 HomeBrite bulbs set up then 2 apps can run at once, 3 HomeBrite bulbs can have 3 apps running at once and so on. The proper way to close any app that controls hardware (in this case the HomeBrite bulb) is to force close the app. This will completely close the app and stopping all signals going out from the app. At the end of this email will also be the force close procedure, this is how any app can be closed on a smart-phone/tablet.

How to Force Close the HomeBrite App on Apple and Android Devices:

Android Devices

Towards the bottom of the device you will see either a square or 2 over-lapping rectangles. Pressing this will bring up all recently used apps.

To Force close:

1) Swipe up and down to scroll through the apps.

2) Swipe an app either left or right to force close it.

Apple Devices

Double-press the home button. This will bring up all recently used apps.

To Force close:

1) Swipe left or right to scroll through the apps.

2) Swipe the HomeBrite app Up to force close it.

 

Can I Control 1 Bulb with 2 Devices?

Yes, however the bulb can only be controlled by one device at a time. To allow another device control, the app on the first device must be forced closed. To share configuration, you will need to sign into the same HomeBrite account.

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