Installation

The full user manual is available for download at the bottom of this article. We'll be showing screenshots below from both iOS and Android.  In some cases, we'll only show one or the other, if similar.

Downloading the App

To get started, search for “emberlight” in either the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. It will look like this in their respective stores: 

      

Account Creation

Make sure you have all of your emberlight sockets installed with the light switches ON. The lights will be pulsing up and down which just means that they have not been setup yet and given their first command. Click the app icon to open up the app.  You will first see the account registration screen:

      

If this is your first time using emberlight, click the square “Register” button.  Please enter your email and create a password. These will be your emberlight cloud account credentials which will allow you to login on any device (e.g. family members Android or iOS phones, coffee table iPad). You’ll also use these credentials to connect with 3rd party products like IFTTT.

If you already have an account, you can click “Sign into your account” at the bottom, which will take you to the login screen:

     

Setup

After signing into your account, the app will walk you through the process of setting up your emberlight sockets.  We’ve streamlined this process to 3 simple steps. This will setup all emberlight sockets within bluetooth range at the same time.  If you have a very large house, you may need do this process for separate floors, wings, etc., but for most people, you’ll just need to do this once for all of your emberlight sockets.

 

You’ll first see a friendly reminder to make sure your emberlight sockets are screwed in with the light ON. Go ahead and click the button on the bottom once you have confirmed this.  Also make sure you have Bluetooth enabled on your phone. If the Bluetooth on your phone is not turned on, the app will prompt you to turn it on.

     

Step 1: The app will have found all of the emberlight sockets to set up. The number shown in the socket is the number of devices that the app sees. In this example, we are just setting up 1.

 

Step 2: The app will list the WiFi networks (SSIDs) in range.  Scroll to select yours.  Then in the “WiFi Password” field, type in the WiFi password. Then click “Connect Emberlights to WiFi”.

 

            

Alternatively, you can manually enter the WiFi SSID and password by clicking “Manually enter WiFi credentials”, although we don’t recommend this approach unless you don’t see your WiFi network listed. If ssid is not hidden and provisioning fails it could be the socket is too far from router, try moving router closer to socket or install a repeater.

Step 3: Once each emberlight is successfully set up, you’ll see a checkmark like the one below for each emberlight. Normally, this process is 30-60 seconds, but can take longer sometimes.

      

At this point, you are all setup and can click, “Great, Onto my Lights” which will take you to the home screen.

 

If there is an error in the setup process, you will see these screens:

      

Click, “Let’s try that Again”. In most cases, the error comes up due to a typo in the WiFi password. Delete the password and try retyping.  If the error continues, please consult the troubleshooting guide.

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    Amit Manocha

    How about for folks with MAC address filters on their wifi? I was unable to find the MAC address on or around the socket.

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