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Lighting - Hue, LIFX, MIPOW

The first step with all lighting devices is to set them up with their own app - once done, nCube will be able to find them on your local network and start controlling them.

The only other time you will need to use the original apps is to apply software updates.  

Philips hue:

nCube supports the Hue lightstrips, bulbs (colour and white versions), Iris uplight and Bloom uplight.  The nCube connection is through the Hue bridge not direct to the lighting devices.  Both the original (circular) and newest ('squircle' kind of shaped - we made that word up) bridge are supported.

Within nCube you can set the colour (where relevant), brightness, set a schedule (through the Cubes feature) and more.

Once you have got the Hue lights working with the Hue app and the Hue bridge follow these three steps:

1. Go to the nCube Dashboard and next to the Device banner click on the “+” icon to the right then select “Hue Lamp” from the list. (The “+” icon can also be found on the Devices page too).

2. Press the pairing button on the Hue bridge just as you did to get the Hue app working.  This is necessary to prove you own the Hue bridge and lights.

3. After a moment the Hue light(s) will be listed; click on the  “+” icon and it’ll show “added” next to each and you can now go back to the Device list and start using the light(s).

For further information, please have a look at your model number and check the instructions given here: http://www2.meethue.com/en-us/support/faq-categories/product/hue-bridge/ 

 

LIFX:

nCube supports the LIFX white and colour changing lightbulbs.  

Within nCube you can set the colour (where relevant), brightness, set a schedule (through the Cubes feature) and more.

Once you have got the LIFX lights working with the LIFX app (so they're connected to your home wifi network) follow these two steps:

1. Go to the nCube Dashboard and next to the Device banner click on the “+” icon to the right then select “LIFX” from the list. (The “+” icon can also be found on the Devices page too).

2. After a moment the LIFX light(s) will be listed; click on the  “+” icon and it’ll show “added” next to each and you can now go back to the Device list and start using the light(s).  

For further information, please have a look at your model number and check the instructions given here: https://support.lifx.com/hc/en-us/articles/204074674-Setup-a-new-Bulb-for-the-first-time 

MIPOW

nCube supports the MIPOW white and colour changing lightbulbs.  

Within nCube you can set the colour (where relevant), brightness, set a schedule (through the Cubes feature) and more.

Once you have got the MIPOW lights working with the MIPOW app (so they're correctly available via Bluetooth) follow these two steps:

1. Go to the nCube Dashboard and next to the Device banner click on the “+” icon to the right then select “Bluetooth LE devices” from the list. (The “+” icon can also be found on the Devices page too).

2. After a moment the MIPOW light(s) will be listed; click on the  “+” icon and it’ll show “added” next to each and you can now go back to the Device list and start using the light(s).  Note, you will see various other Bluetooth devices you might have around the home too such as headsets - just ignore these.