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If you want smart lights in your house, but aren’t a fan of adding yet another smarthome hub to the mix, these Eufy Lumos smart bulbs use Wi-Fi and don’t require a hub. Here’s how to set them up.
Granted, smart bulbs that rely on a hub aren’t that difficult to install and set up either, but with Wi-Fi smart bulbs like the Lumos series, all you have to do is screw in the bulb and it’s ready to be set up—there are no hubs to deal with.
To begin, download the EufyHome app to your phone. It’s free and available for iPhone and Android devices.
After it’s installed, fire up the app, swipe through to the right, and then tap the “Experience Now” button.
Tap “Sign Up” to create an account (or select “Log In” if you already one).
Type your email address, create a password, and then type your name. Hit “Sign Up” when you’re done.
After signing up, tap the “+” button in the top-right corner to add a new device.
Find and tap the type of smart bulb you’ll be setting up. Here, we’re setting up a Lumos White bulb.
On the next screen, tap the “Set Up a New Lumos White” button (or whatever product you’re setting up).
You’re instructed to screw in the bulb and turn the switch on to that light fixture. Do that and the bulb blinks three times to let you know it’s ready. Hit “Next” in the app.
Now it’s time to connect the bulb to your Wi-Fi network. If you’re on an iPhone, tap “Go to Wi-Fi Settings” at the bottom. On Android, tap “+Add” next to the bulb.
On iPhone, tap “Wi-Fi” and then connect to the Eufy Lumos Wi-Fi network. Once connected, go back to the EufyHome app.
On Android, just select the Wi-Fi network to which you want the bulb connected.
On both iPhone and Android, confirm your home’s Wi-Fi network name and password, and then hit the “Next” button (you may have to enter in the password manually).
Give the app a few moments to connect the bulb to your Wi-Fi network.
On the next screen, give the bulb a name, and then hit “Save” in the top-right corner.
Confirm the details, and then hit “Done” at the bottom.
Tap the “OK” button.
Your smart bulb now appears on the main screen of the EufyHome app, and you can tap the power button to its right to turn it on and off.
When you tap on the bulb name or icon itself, you might be presented with a firmware update. If so, hit the “Update Now” button.
On the next screen, tap the “Update” option.
When the update is finished, hit the back arrow in the top-left corner.
From there (and whenever you click the name or icon for the device in the future), you can adjust the bulb’s brightness, create Favorite settings (which are like scenes on other devices), set schedules, and group different bulbs together.
And there you have it. Setting up a Eufy Lumos Wi-Fi smart bulb is reasonably straightforward—no hub required.