SMART BULB CONTROL SYSTEM INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

ATTENTION: If you are currently running a 12V system you will need to disconnect your current transformer and use the Smart Bulb Control System. We recommend using a licensed electrician for installation.

STEP 1 Turn off the circuit breaker providing power to the pool light. Use a non-contact voltage tester to verify no power is going to the light.

STEP 2 (FIGURE 1 - Click HERE to download the smart bulb control system installation and wiring diagram) Mount the junction box and control box to the wall. NOTE: If the control box is over 50 feet from the Wi-Fi router an extender may be needed to enhance the signal.

STEP 3 (FIGURE 1) Cut the cable coming from your pool light fixture at the location where you will be mounting the control box.

STEP 4 (FIGURE 2) Run the cable marked 120V AC INPUT from the control box into an outdoor junction box. Run the cut cable coming from the main power source into the junction box. Connect the “HOT” wire (black) and “NEUTRAL” wire (white) from the control box to the “HOT” and “NEUTRAL” wires coming from the main power cable. Secure the wires with wire nuts.
ATTENTION: The control box contains an isolated transformer which does not require a ground. If using a metal junction box, your existing ground wire  from the main power source can be grounded to the box itself. Once all connections are complete, close the junction box(s) and seal all openings with silicone caulk to prevent rain, moisture and insects from getting inside the box.

STEP 5 (FIGURE 2). Run the cable(s) marked 12V AC LAMPS from the control box into an outdoor junction box. Run the cut cable coming from the pool light fixture into the junction box. Connect the “HOT” wire (black) and “NEUTRAL” wire (white) from the control box to the “HOT” and “NEUTRAL” wires coming from the pool light fixture cable. Secure the wires with wire nuts. ATTENTION: The control box contains an isolated transformer which does not require a ground. If using a metal junction box, your existing ground wire  from the pool light fixture can be grounded to the box itself.

STEP 6 (FIGURE 2) Replace your existing bulb with the Smart Bulb*. For a tight seal we highly recommend replacing the light fixture gasket when you change your light. Old gaskets can become dirty, brittle and develop small cracks which can cause water to seep into the fixture and short out the bulb.

*NOTE: The Smart Bulb Control System must to used in conjunction with our Smart Bulb pool and/or spa light. If you do not have a Smart Pool and/or Spa Bulb you can order the lights by scanning the QR codes below.

 

STEP 7 Turn on the circuit breaker and proceed to the “DOWNLOADING THE APP AND SYNCING THE LIGHT” instructions below.

 

SMART BULB CONTROL SYSTEM FUNCTIONS

ENTER BUTTON Press and hold for approximately 5 seconds to activate sync mode. Button will flash blue indicating you can now connect your device. To delete your device press and hold for approximately 5 seconds until the blue light flashes. You will receive a message “the device has been removed”.

Press and release to activate the app and/or remote control functions.

EXIT BUTTON Press and release to activate “switch control” mode. NOTE: When in the “switch control” mode the smartphone app and remote control will still respond to the light. However the light will not correctly respond to the color selected on the app and/or remote. To activate the app and/or remote to respond correctly to the light press and release the “ENTER” button once. The light will blink 3 to 5 times indicating you are now in app/remote mode.

REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS

Batteries NOT included. Uses (1) 23A battery

NOTE: Batteries have a lifespan and we cannot control how long our product will sit in inventory at Amazon. Therefore, we did not want a customer to receive a new product with a dead battery.

 

DOWNLOADING THE LIFE-BULB APP AND SYNCING THE LIGHT

Scan one of the QR codes below with your smartphone camera to download the Life-Bulb app.

Follow these steps to use the app and sync the light. Note: Both your smart phone and Smart Light Control System box need to be within Wi-Fi range to pick up the signal. If your router is greater than 50 feet  from the control box you may need a Wi-Fi extender to expand the signal.

STEP 1 Download the Life-Bulb app and then open it. Choose when to allow
Notifications and Agree to the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

STEP 2 Tap sign-up to register.

STEP 3 Enter your email address and check agree to Privacy Policy and User Agreement, tap Get Verification Code.

STEP 4 Enter the verification code that was sent to your email address.

STEP 5 Set your password then tap done.

STEP 6 Tap “Allow” when you see “Life-Bulb would like to find and connect
to devices on your local network”.

STEP 7 Tap “Continue” when you see “Life-Bulb app is requesting the
following access permissions”.

STEP 8 Tap "Allow" or “OK” when you see “Life-Bulb Would Like to Use Bluetooth”.

 

STEP 9 IMPORTANT - Power must be going to the control box and the control box needs to be in pairing mode before you tap “add device”. To set the light to pairing mode, press and hold the “enter” button on the control box until the blue light starts to flash (approximately 5 seconds). Once the “enter” button is flashing, tap “Add Device”.

STEP 10 Tap “Continue” when you see “Life-Bulb app is requesting the following access permissions”.

STEP 11 Tap “Allow While Using App” when you see “Allow Life-Bulb to use your location”

STEP 12 Tap “Add” to add device

STEP 13 Enter your Wi-Fi information and tap “Next”. NOTE: Please be sure your wi-fi router password is correct. The app will still try to connect the device even with an incorrect password but after a minute or so you will receive a "device adding timeout" message. You will not receive an "incorrect" password notification if entered incorrectly.

 

STEP 14 You will see the device being added. Once added successfully tap “Done”

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

LIGHT WILL NOT CONNECT TO WI-FI - Both your smart phone and Smart Light Control System box need to be within Wi-Fi range. If you receive one of the below messages, your control box and/or smart phone is too far away from your router and is not picking up your Wi-Fi signal. Since the control box is now mounted to the wall you will need to move the router closer to your control box until it detects the light (device). If you are unable to move the router closer you will need to add a Wi-Fi extender or Mesh Network to expand the Wi-Fi signal.

1) “Network is unavailable, please check the network”

2) ” Life-Bulb” is not showing up on the app

3) “Device Adding Timeout” NOTE: If you receive this message it could also be due to an insufficient password that was entered in step 13. The app will still try to connect the device even with an incorrect password. You will not receive an "incorrect" password notification. Exit out of the screen by clicking the "X" in the upper left corner of the screen. Click on "add device" again and enter the correct password".

If the error message continues you will need to do the following steps to verify that your password is correct.

1) Go to your Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone

2) Find your network name for the router

3) Tap on "forget this device"

4) Tap on your network name under "NETWORKS"

5) Enter your password to reestablish the network

6) Try adding the device (Smart Light) again through the Life-Bulb app

LIGHT IS NOT RESPONDING CORRECTLY TO THE COLOR SELECTED ON THE APP AND/OR REMOTE - If you previously pressed the “exit” button on the control box your light has switched to “switch control” which allows you to operate the light with the wall switch or with the “exit” button on the control box. You need to press the “enter” button to switch back to app/remote mode to control the light.

WHITE VARIATIONS ON APP ARE NOT WORKING - The white LEDs on the Life-Bulb Smart Bulb are designed to only function at the whitest and brightest output. Therefore the white variations are not available on the app. To change the light to white use the “color” tab in the app or the remote.

CANNOT GET COLOR MODES ON THE APP - Check to be sure you are on the color tab on the app.

 

 

CONTROLLING THE LIGHT WITH ALEXA OR GOOGLE HOME

Scan one of the QR codes below with your smart phone camera to download the 3rd party Smart Life app, follow the instructions to activate the app to control your light with Alexa or Google Home.