Anyone that is into smart homes or smart technology has heard of Sengled light bulbs. So, how to fix a not responding Sengled Light Bulb at home? Please read on.
The Sengled light bulbs are smart light bulbs, available to use without a hub or attached to other smart devices, but much more powerful with another device.
With a hub, a user can use up to 64 Sengled lights and devices at the same time and all connected to do as the user pleases.
These light bulbs and devices allow an individual to control the lights to turn them on and off, the brightness up and down, and sometimes even the color.
When paired with a phone and the Sengled mobile app, or the user’s hub app of choice, these can all be controlled remotely as well.
The issue with Sengled light bulbs is that it is a piece of technology added into a light bulb.
When dealing with a not responding Sengled Light Bulb, there are only a few issues that can be in the way, and a lot of times, it is easier and cheaper to install a new bulb.
With added technology, however, it may be easier, but definitely not cheaper.
Not only can the workings of the light bulb go wrong, but the technology itself can start to have issues, just like a phone or a television.
These technological issues are typically a little more frustrating since everyone is not an IT expert, but not everyone wants to lay down the cash for a whole new bulb either.
This article will be covering the most common issues with a Sengled light bulb and the best ways to fix them.
Sengled Bulb Not Responding
1. Ensure Your WiFi Connection Is Working Properly
One of the most common issues with any unresponsive piece of technology is the connection the receiver (the technology) holds to the sender (often your phone, a remote, or smart hub).
The connection line that strings these two together is going to be cell service and your Wi-Fi (wireless internet) or just your Wi-Fi if you are home.
The connection can be caused by an issue in the receiver or sender, but if they both work in other places or with other devices, then the issue may be in the connective service itself.
It is possible that your Wi-Fi is not strong enough or fast enough to hold many passive devices on it that constantly drain just a little bit of power from the bandwidth of your network, slowing down your entire house.
If you suspect this may be the case, run a speed test on your internet. If the speed and bandwidth are the problems, a new router, better internet plan, or better internet provider are your go-to options to finish your transition to a smart home.
2. Naming Confliction
Another common issue with tech and Sengled light bulbs also has to do with the connection, but more so with what the connection is actually connecting.
Naming conflicts are common in pieces of tech and can cause issues in where the signal is supposed to go.
For example, if you have multiple Sengled bulbs in a room, you might name them all “Light Bulb – Living Room” so you can easily tell where the bulbs are.
The issue is that without a central control for all of the “Living Room” bulbs, the signal is not sure which bulb to activate, causing it just not to activate any.
Make sure that all of your light bulbs are either grouped onto a central system like a hub to control an entire room at once or make sure that they all have their own unique name.
3. Reset Your Sengled Light Bulb
Even though you probably are not in IT, you have most likely worked with one and heard the hated response of “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
While this is extremely annoying, sometimes it is the best path to take (at least to try) and can end up fixing a lot of problems that would cause you to pull your hair out when you could have just listened to the person on the phone and hold in the power button.
Sengled bulbs fall in this category, and when there is no obvious issue and solution, sometimes a reset might be what it needs.
- To reset a Sengled bulb, turn the light off and on 10 times (best to use a light switch or power strip for this).
- When successfully reset, the light should blink close to 5 times, letting you know you have reset the bulb.
4. Replace Your Bulb/Contact Support
The last resort to fixing a bulb is the same last resort to any other thing that breaks down: call support.
If the above steps did not do anything for your light bulb, there is a good chance it is out of your scope of work to fix it.
Someone on a support line may have a quirky fix for your scenario, but there is even a good chance that they will not know what to do.
At this point, you may have to recognize and admit that the bulb is defective, and you will probably have to get a new one.
Before laying the cash down, however, make sure to test that your Wi-Fi connection is good, the bulb is named correctly, the phone or hub is recognizing the bulb as a connected device, and try turning it off and on again (ten times).
Again, if none of these work, expect to cough up some money again.
Conclusion: Sengled Bulb Not Responding
Overall, a Sengled bulb is just another piece of tech and falls under the same troubleshooting rules as just about any other piece out there.
To skip the hassle of trying to play Sherlock Holmes with an inanimate object, call support from the get-go and have them walk you through the troubleshooting steps.
Maybe if you are on the phone with them as you test it, you can get lucky, and the company can give you some refund or send you another bulb if yours is defective. Keeping you happy about your smart home and not having to crack your wallet back open.