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Installing the OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Flex RGBW

The OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Flex RGBW is a light strip that you can use for your home interior’s lighting.  This article will guide you on how to install this device.
 
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There are a few basic requirements that you need to have before you can start:
  1.   A working Wi-Fi with internet connection
  2.   A Wemo® Link (Included in starter set)
  3.   Wemo App 1.18 or higher installed on your smartphone or tablet
NOTE:  You can download and install the free Wemo App from the App Store® for iOS devices or Google Play™ for Android™ devices.
 

Installing the light strips to your desired location
 
Step 1:  Measure the area where you want to place the light strips.  Each strip is 2 feet long, maximum of 20 feet per power supply.
 
NOTE:  Make sure the surface is free from dust and debris.
 
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Step 2:  If the light strip is too long, you can shorten the end by cutting at one of the points indicated by the scissor icon. 

NOTE:  Each light strip has two connectors, one on each end.  Once you cut the light strip, the cut section can no longer be rejoined together and extending or adding more light strips to the cut ends is not possible.  If you wish to add more light strips in the future, you can detach the shortened light strip and connect new ones. 
 
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Step 3:  Remove the paper covering on the back of the light strip. 
 
NOTE:  The self-adhesive light strip is permanent so make sure to carefully place each light strip.
 
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Step 4:  Make sure that each light strip is tightly connected to the other before continuing to mount the next light strip.  The RGWB on the end match must match the connecting light strip.
 
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Step 5:  Connect the controller to the light strip.  Connect the AC / DC adapter then plug into the wall outlet.
 
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Setting up the light strips with the Wemo App

The OSRAM LIGHTIFY Flex RGBW requires a Wemo Link to operate on your Wi-Fi.  If you have the starter set, it is already included in the package.  If you already have an existing Wemo Link in your Wi-Fi, you can also connect your light strips to that.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 1:  Plug in the Wemo Link in a center location of your home.
 
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Step 2:  Unplug your OSRAM LIGHTIFY Flex RGBW for a few seconds then plug it in again.

Step 3:  On your smartphone or tablet, tap Settings > Wi-Fi > WeMo.Link.xxx.

NOTE:  The default Wi-Fi name of the Wemo Link has this format, WeMo.Link.xxx.  The xxx represents the last three digits of its serial number.

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Step 4:  Launch your Wemo App.

Step 5:  Select your Wi-Fi when prompted.

Step 6:  After the Wemo Link is set up, it will start scanning for the light strip.  Make sure the light strip is turned ON.  Once detected, it will appear on the list with a checkmark.


QUICK TIP:  When a light strip has been detected, it will flash for a few seconds.  Also, by default, they will appear in order as detected by the name, Osram Lightify Flex RGBW 01, Osram Lightify Flex RGBW 02 and so on.
 
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NOTE:  The light strips must be on default settings (not paired to any other Wemo Link).  If they were previously connected to a Wi-Fi and you need to set them up again, you will need to reset the light strips so they can once again be detected.  To learn how to reset the light strips, click here.

Step 7:
  Tap Add to pair the light strip to the Wemo Link.  You should then see the success screen in the Wemo  App.

NOTE:  Any light strip discovered on this screen will appear with a checkmark.  If you do not want to add a light strip, just tap it to uncheck it.


Step 8:
Rename your light strip or change its picture field and then tap Save
You can also leave them as is and change it next time.
 
 
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You have now successfully installed your OSRAM LIGHTIFY Flex RGBW. 
 

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