Ikea Tradfri Smart Light Gateway £25 (Now Alexa and Apple Homekit Compatible)
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Ikea Tradfri Smart Light Gateway £25 (Now Alexa and Apple Homekit Compatible)

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Found 28th Nov
New Range of Smart Bulbs available @ £7.00 each

GU10 Bulb £7.00 ikea.com/gb/…70/

E14 Bulb £7.00ikea.com/gb/…71/

Gateway £25.00ikea.com/gb/…07/

With TRÅDFRI gateway and app you can control each light source individually, create different types of lighting settings - and control them by remote control or the app. You can turn off, turn on, dim, choose colours and change from warm to cold light.You can use TRÅDFRI gateway and app to create several groups of light sources and control them in different ways.TRÅDFRI gateway and app now work with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit.

Apparently the E14 bulbs have been withdrawn due to issues with them flickering when in standby. They're not available online or in store (same in Germany and Spain).

Setup without steering device (e.g. remote):

1. Install bulb
2. Using a portable micro USB charger power the tradfri gateway
3. Holding the tradfri gateway up against the bulb - press and hold the link button on the gateway for 15 seconds while turning the bulb off and on again seven times in rapid succession. (There will be no indication of success)
4. Plug Ethernet back into gateway and the bulb will appear in the tradfri app.
5. You may have to rename the bulbs in the tradfri app to make them discoverable by Alexa/homekit

I've yet to find a way to control the bulbs through the app like this but you will be able to control them using the likes of Alexa, homekit etc.
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Blimey, they've seriously dropped the prices on this kit. Apparently it kinda-sorta works with a Hue bridge if the bulbs have got the latest firmware on them. Could be a (relatively) cheap way of extending an existing smart lighting system where you're not bothered about colour or tunable white. I know I've held off replacing the 8x GU10s in our kitchen due to cost, but this could seal the deal for me at £7 each....
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It's a shame that they don't seem to do any bayonet fitting bulbs.

The only fly in the ointment is you have to have the dimmer remote to set the lights up with the gateway even though it may never get used again. Not a biggie but an annoying extra expense for first time set up.

shanedean2 m ago

It's a shame that they don't seem to do any bayonet fitting bulbs.


They do an adapter to change them to bayonet I think!

shanedean3 m ago

It's a shame that they don't seem to do any bayonet fitting bulbs.


They do (technically). They sell adapters to convert screws to bayonets. You get 2 for £1.

Blimey, they've seriously dropped the prices on this kit. Apparently it kinda-sorta works with a Hue bridge if the bulbs have got the latest firmware on them. Could be a (relatively) cheap way of extending an existing smart lighting system where you're not bothered about colour or tunable white. I know I've held off replacing the 8x GU10s in our kitchen due to cost, but this could seal the deal for me at £7 each....

WiteWulf5 m ago

Blimey, they've seriously dropped the prices on this kit. Apparently it …Blimey, they've seriously dropped the prices on this kit. Apparently it kinda-sorta works with a Hue bridge if the bulbs have got the latest firmware on them. Could be a (relatively) cheap way of extending an existing smart lighting system where you're not bothered about colour or tunable white. I know I've held off replacing the 8x GU10s in our kitchen due to cost, but this could seal the deal for me at £7 each....


A lot of their bulbs do have have tuneable white and they've never been the con that Hue stuff is

eddiekinghorn112 m ago

They do (technically). They sell adapters to convert screws to bayonets. …They do (technically). They sell adapters to convert screws to bayonets. You get 2 for £1.



Naralie12 m ago

They do an adapter to change them to bayonet I think!



teddy2paws10 m ago

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/lighting/light-bulbs-accessories/koppla-b15-to-e14-bulb-converter-art-70296574/http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/lighting/light-bulbs-accessories/koppla-b22-to-e27-bulb-converter-art-90295615/


But I don't want to have to buy an adaptor...

Isn't this all normal price?

somaKing4 m ago

Isn't this all normal price?


Yeah... Perhaps this is just for awareness? Dunno, no reduction/deal though.

guessing these wont work with the new alexa hub without the bridge?

Is it right you need to have one of the remotes to be able to set up the gateway? You can’t just buy the gateway and bulbs?

also as I’m pretty new to this is it possible to control using HomeKit and Alexa at the same time? So I could turn light on using my iPhone and off using an Echo?

Lastly I’m guessing if the actual wall light switch is used it’ll always turn on even if it’s switched off using app/Alexa?

Is this the lighting the Gadget show didn’t like?

This is literally the same price as it's been for months? I've bought a Gateway in that time and can confirm it was £25. My four white ambiance GU10s were £12 each, but I believe they're the souped up version of those £7 ones?

Not sure where the deal is in this?

cantonbean46 m ago

guessing these wont work with the new alexa hub without the bridge?


Depends if you've got Hue.

A2DY_36 m ago

Is it right you need to have one of the remotes to be able to set up the …Is it right you need to have one of the remotes to be able to set up the gateway? You can’t just buy the gateway and bulbs?also as I’m pretty new to this is it possible to control using HomeKit and Alexa at the same time? So I could turn light on using my iPhone and off using an Echo?Lastly I’m guessing if the actual wall light switch is used it’ll always turn on even if it’s switched off using app/Alexa?


It certainly used to be and if you look at the instructions on their website it shows the gateway and remote together pointing at the apps.

Yes, it should work seamlessly between Homekit and Echo, they don't do anything other than forward commands.

If you want it to work properly you can't use the wall switch, other than to kill it completely, it needs to stay turned on. Remote controlled bulbs are the wrong choice if you want that function, you should be looking at switches instead. I use Sonoffs so I can use the original proper wall switch along with full wifi control but they're not plug and play if you want that function.
Edited by: "b1g1an" 28th Nov

cantonbean53 m ago

guessing these wont work with the new alexa hub without the bridge?


Was wondering this myself could force the upgrade to the new Echo

Might be worth checking their damaged stock section in Ikea. I picked up a starter kit which included the gateway, remote and two bulbs for £45 as the box was damaged.

delboyd11 m ago

My four white ambiance GU10s were £12 each, but I believe they're the …My four white ambiance GU10s were £12 each, but I believe they're the souped up version of those £7 ones?


The £12 ones just have tuneable white which the £7 ones don't.

I've read that if the bulbs don't have the latest firmware, you'll need the hub to enable Hue connectivity. It's the only thing putting me off the bulbs, as I don't want to risk buying bulbs with the old firmware and having to buy the hub/bridge just to upgrade it.

b1g1an21 m ago

The £12 ones just have tuneable white which the £7 ones don't.


Yeah, that's what I mean by white ambiance Nice little perk for an extra fiver.
somaKing21 m ago

I've read that if the bulbs don't have the latest firmware, you'll need …I've read that if the bulbs don't have the latest firmware, you'll need the hub to enable Hue connectivity. It's the only thing putting me off the bulbs, as I don't want to risk buying bulbs with the old firmware and having to buy the hub/bridge just to upgrade it.


You could check the batch number before buying. I know it's sneaky, but anything above 1730 will have the latest firmware. At least I think that's the case. My 1728s came on old FW and the 1733 had new.
Edited by: "delboyd" 28th Nov

delboyd7 m ago

Yeah, that's what I mean by white ambiance Nice little perk for an …Yeah, that's what I mean by white ambiance Nice little perk for an extra fiver. You could check the batch number before buying. I know it's sneaky, but anything above 1730 will have the latest firmware. At least I think that's the case. My 1728s came on old FW and the 1733 had new.


Nice one. Is this printed on the box?

b1g1an55 m ago

It certainly used to be and if you look at the instructions on their …It certainly used to be and if you look at the instructions on their website it shows the gateway and remote together pointing at the apps.Yes, it should work seamlessly between Homekit and Echo, they don't do anything other than forward commands.If you want it to work properly you can't use the wall switch, other than to kill it completely, it needs to stay turned on. Remote controlled bulbs are the wrong choice if you want that function, you should be looking at switches instead. I use Sonoffs so I can use the original proper wall switch along with full wifi control but they're not plug and play if you want that function.


Thanks.
For it the wall switch I more meant for example wall switch is on but I’ve turbed the bulb off on my phone, if I’m out and someone else uses the switch and turns it off and on again will the bulb come on or remember it’s off? Ideally it would come on like normal as otherwise would be a pain but would be good to check.

somaKing20 m ago

Nice one. Is this printed on the box?


It's on the bulb itself which makes it a little more difficult. I didn't check the box though. It could be?

we have a light in our living room which has 3 bulbs in it any idea how we would get this to work with it?

adsthompson54 m ago

we have a light in our living room which has 3 bulbs in it any idea how we …we have a light in our living room which has 3 bulbs in it any idea how we would get this to work with it?


Most smart light systems allow you to group bulbs together and issue on/off/scene change commands to the group instead of individually to each bulb.

WiteWulf5 m ago

Most smart light systems allow you to group bulbs together and issue …Most smart light systems allow you to group bulbs together and issue on/off/scene change commands to the group instead of individually to each bulb.


Yep, exactly that and you can do it either with the hub/gateway software or in the Alexa app...or both!

This is an example of where you'd be better off with smart switches and cheapo dumb bulbs but unfortunately UK wiring is your enemy.

b1g1an1 m ago

Yep, exactly that and you can do it either with the hub/gateway software …Yep, exactly that and you can do it either with the hub/gateway software or in the Alexa app...or both!This is an example of where you'd be better off with smart switches and cheapo dumb bulbs but unfortunately UK wiring is your enemy.


Absolutely: 8 GU10s in my kitchen. I was never gonna do them at Hue prices but the Ikea stuff is starting to look the right price, so long as the Hue Hub integration works properly. I've heard it can be a bit flakey, though...

WiteWulf2 m ago

Absolutely: 8 GU10s in my kitchen. I was never gonna do them at Hue prices …Absolutely: 8 GU10s in my kitchen. I was never gonna do them at Hue prices but the Ikea stuff is starting to look the right price, so long as the Hue Hub integration works properly. I've heard it can be a bit flakey, though...


Do you need to dim them?

b1g1an1 m ago

Do you need to dim them?


Not necessarily, but would be nice. I'll be happy just to have the voice control. I guess I could put an inline switch up in the ceiling for them...

Exactly, then you're only looking at £1 a bulb for decent quality ones from Wickes (as long as you like warm white).

WiteWulf2 h, 38 m ago

Absolutely: 8 GU10s in my kitchen. I was never gonna do them at Hue prices …Absolutely: 8 GU10s in my kitchen. I was never gonna do them at Hue prices but the Ikea stuff is starting to look the right price, so long as the Hue Hub integration works properly. I've heard it can be a bit flakey, though...


I got 3 of the £7 GU10 a while back. All of the £7 GU10 have the firmware that works with Hue Hub. They work fine, only thing is pairing them is like pairing Osram Lightify bulbs, you need to turn the bulbs On/Off 6 times (I just flick the switch about 12 times to make sure) and then search for them.

No E14


"Not available online" and not in stock in any stores. I've had a notification setup to alert me when they're in stock since October 20th.

They were out for about week and then apparently pulled from sale and IKEA aren't talking about it. Not even replying to people who have them and concerned about why they were pulled.

delboyd5 h, 22 m ago

Yeah, that's what I mean by white ambiance Nice little perk for an …Yeah, that's what I mean by white ambiance Nice little perk for an extra fiver. You could check the batch number before buying. I know it's sneaky, but anything above 1730 will have the latest firmware. At least I think that's the case. My 1728s came on old FW and the 1733 had new.


My guess the batch number is YYWW where YY = year, and WW = week number. How did you guess week 30 was the change? Or do you have better evidence to illuminate weeks 31 32 being old fw?

So have we established that you need either a hue bridge and these bulbs with the latest update or the IKEA bridge to get these to work with Alexa hub then? Or do they work with Echo Plus if you have the latest firmware on the bulb too?

Bought some in Ikea about 3 or 4 weeks ago, and connected to my Hue Bridge just fine. Did not buy their gateway, and did not use the dimmer I bought. I have my Hue Bridge connected to a Samsung SmartThings, and all integrated to Amazon Alexa.

The Ikea RGB bulbs seem better than the Philips ones for colours, particularly green. Also, the Ikea bulbs return to their former configuration if you use the light switch causing power loss to the bulb, then turn it back on. The Philips bulbs return to a default setting instead of the previous used values.

What I want to know is if anyone gets the Ikea Dimmer to work with Samsung SmartThings (Or Philips Hue), this would be great!
Edited by: "Hearnia_2K" 29th Nov

cantonbean9 m ago

So have we established that you need either a hue bridge and these bulbs …So have we established that you need either a hue bridge and these bulbs with the latest update or the IKEA bridge to get these to work with Alexa hub then? Or do they work with Echo Plus if you have the latest firmware on the bulb too?


A quick Google would reveal the latest firmware works fine with Echo Plus but the app, rather than voice, doesn't give full colour control, same issue with Hue bulbs.

Geemac21 h, 19 m ago

Is this the lighting the Gadget show didn’t like?


They preferred Hue, partly due to the connectivity to Alexa etc. Google Assistant support is supposedly coming next month. But the Ikea bulbs work with Hue and are considerably cheaper. Maybe the Gadget Show should have mentioned that?

From reading the faq the Ikea hub only supports 10 items which is quite limited compared to the hue hub which supports 50 bulbs and 10 accessories.

b1g1an21 h, 12 m ago

It certainly used to be and if you look at the instructions on their …It certainly used to be and if you look at the instructions on their website it shows the gateway and remote together pointing at the apps.Yes, it should work seamlessly between Homekit and Echo, they don't do anything other than forward commands.If you want it to work properly you can't use the wall switch, other than to kill it completely, it needs to stay turned on. Remote controlled bulbs are the wrong choice if you want that function, you should be looking at switches instead. I use Sonoffs so I can use the original proper wall switch along with full wifi control but they're not plug and play if you want that function.


Hi can you point in the right direction for a dummies guide to using these Sonoff? Very interested in trying them out, however the Sonoff site is quite low level. Thanks

Hearnia_2K3 h, 53 m ago

What I want to know is if anyone gets the Ikea Dimmer to work with Samsung …What I want to know is if anyone gets the Ikea Dimmer to work with Samsung SmartThings (Or Philips Hue), this would be great!


Apparently the Ikea dimmers pair directly with the bulb, not the bridge, so can't be made to work with Hue hubs.

Ignore me, I have no idea what I'm talking about
Edited by: "WiteWulf" 29th Nov
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