How do I configure my Switch buttons?

Before you start, you’re going to want to know if you are configuring your Button to control a LIFX Light or a Non-LIFX light. Here’s a simple chart to help you understand 

 


LIFX LIGHTS


Non-LIFX Lights

If you’re using Switch to control your LIFX lights then you’ll easily be able to find them under Button Target.

You can set a Button to control a single LIFX light (wired or not), a Group, a Location or even a Scene. 

 

If you’re not sure or can’t remember whether you have a LIFX in that socket then it’s likely a NON-LIFX light if it doesn’t already exist in the app.

These lights will always be controlled by a wired connection to the Switch itself.  Fun fact: You can also wire it up to other items controlled by a light switch (like a fireplace, for example).  

 

Ok, have an idea what light type you’ll be configuring? Then you’re ready to go.... 

 

If a LIFX Light... 

  

  1. Tap on the Button you wish to configure 

  2. Name your Button (Hint: If you’re installing more than one Switch, try to make it recognizable to the room.) 

  3. Flip the toggle to highlight LIFX Light  

  4. Select what the button will control by clicking on Button Target. 

  5. Select if your LIFX Light is Wired to the Switch 

  6. Choose YES if you would normally want to control your LIFX lights by switch (I.e., in the case of downlights)  

  7. Choose NO if you want your button to control a Group, Scene, or Location. Also select no if your LIFX bulb is plugged into a light fixture that is not controlled by a light switch 

  8. Hit Save  

 

If a Non-LIFX Light... 

  1. Tap on the Button you wish to configure  

  2. Name your Button (Hint: If you’re installing more than one Switch, try to make it recognizable to the room.)  

  3. Flip the toggle to highlight Non-LIFX Light   

  4. Hit Save 
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