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IKEA is attempting to lower the price of smart lighting with its TRÅDFRI range. But does smart lighting and home automation need to be expensive to work …
I bought IKEA cabinets with inside and undermount lighting. The remote has never worked. No one at IKEA can tell me why. They don't have anyone at customer service, nor the sales people know how to help. Very frustrating. Apparently they only sell stuff but dont know how anything works. I was able to pair the remote but nothing else works.👎
You should do an update on this. The system has had a few (firmware) upgrades since this video was released, and is actually a pretty decent alternative to the more complicated (expensive) smart light systems. The "buffering" is probably due to the fact that it uses the ZigBee protocol, wich is pretty slow/high latency (actually the same protocol as that big brand that everyone else uses).
I imagine “trawd free” would be somewhat similar to trådfri.
Here is the first one of the three extra vowels in Swedish (they come in the end of the alphabet by the way, in this order: å, ä, ö). The challenge is to really distinguish them as separate vowels, and not just muddled versions of A and O. The Å can be thought of as the ‘au’ sound in (British accent) ‘Paul’. Indeed, some Swedish Pauls actually spell their names Pål. The sound is long, as in a long ‘Pååål’, or ‘poor’.
and you say "fri" as "free"
you can just type IKEA in google home instead of scrolling forever
These are brilliant when linked to Alexa or Google assistant
You didnt explain it correctly. With the ‘On-off switch’, you can dim lamps too, by long pressing it on or off. I have 6 bulbs paired to one remote, works perfectly. And the ‘dimmer switch’ that you are talking about, its made for speakers and not for lamps. Although they do work.
Remote worked for a year. Replaced battery. Now remote only works without rear cover installed… Makes ZERO sense. It appears that the cover is pressing the "pair" button. ????
Can I just say, this video was literally perfect. very friendly vibe, amazing studio and explained it perfectly! I was so confused before this video! I appreciate you!
I feel like the Ikea warm white colour isn't quite right. Seems different to other warm whites. More of a peachy white.
Is it possible to put lights into different groups in HomeKit or the app even though they are all connected to the same remote?
You can tap the search icon in the upper-right corner of google home app, why scrolling down five minutes? And please, stop saying hey google, you messed up all the lights in my home 🙂
When you have enabled the device with your phone (then added to google home) do you still need the original switch?
Flicking the switch on and of resets the bulb
can I set timer?
there is a search icon; you don't have to scroll through all items 😉
Why test $25 per bulb when there are wyze and others bulbs for $8 ?
Hi Gary. Very informative video. Question: Can the steering the device still work after I've paired a bulb with the bulb/Google ?
As someone who is learning danish, trad-fry made me legit laugh
Using remote is a deal breaker for me i will look for a unit that uses hub only to control with homekit. I'm leaning towards aqura.
So we can add multiple devices to a single steering device [remote]?
Hi Gary! Trådfri is pronounced Trodfri, and the comment by another person saying it translates as "Wireless" is correct 👏. IKEA (pronounced i-key-a not eye-key-a by the way, if you ever hear an IKEA advert they always say it as it should be pronounced, i-key-a.) Great review and set up video, really enjoyed it… You can wave your arms around as much as you like Gary, we humans don't have the power of flight! 😊👏👍
If one switcher hooked up with two or more light bulbs, could the app control each individual light bulb ?
I coded small script for my linux router to control the light gateway. Now when I come in with my phone wlan connected it will trun on the lights. 😛
Hm, could you sync the montion sensor with the mains plug?
You did a good job at pronouncing it – the best way to say it for you would be "Troadfree"
I use TP-LINK smart plugs and bulbs, one of the first on the market but dont require a hub but do cost more money. The software used to control them is very nice though.
Read it like o tro… etc
Have you tried Xiaomi led bulbs? No need for hubs, they just directly connect to Google Home/Alexa.
Do a speed test of Poco phone F1 running on Oxygen OS ported ROM
Good review. Maybe you want to add Home Assistant to your setup. This can hub every smart device in your home 🙂
Do you really have to keep saying "Ok Google" in these videos 🤦♂️ most people edit that out
This is the closest way to pronounce it for those who dont speak any scandinavian language – trodfree
A very complicated process to work
Lmao Yeelight has been out for years and you don't need a gateway. How much for a colour bulb? 20USD.
And it works with Google Assistant.
Just got Blitzwolf colour LED strip again for 20USD, again works with Google assistant.
Is your phone xz3 or Note 8?
I too had some trouble "finding" the hub. But I easily connected all my devices to one switch. The manual says 10 devices per switch.
Hope these can be hacked to work with Home Assistant sometime soon. Ideally running something like Tasmota on the bulb
This video is definitely proved to me I bought the best system Philips Hue without a doubt, Philips Hue is very expensive it works very well and is a much better idea than this, this proves to do get what you pay for in life…
Nice video! Thank you 🙂
C'mon man. Never use the hotwords.All my devices are dancing.Nice video tough 😉
So you really need the remote to connect the lights to the hub?
It's interesting as I've set up some IKEA lights with a Conbee stick (and a Raspberry Pi) without needing the remote.
bröther….I want some lämp
Hello Dr. Gary! Can you make a video to explain is it possible to spy smartphone users by OEM, like FBI charged to HUAWEI? If it possible, how can we detect those behavior? Can't Android system detect that?
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