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Compatibility & protocols

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Is TRÅDFRI an open platform?

No. However, IKEA continues the journey towards a smarter home by making the products work with others on the market.


Can I develop the TRÅDFRI system by getting access to the systems API?

Not in the first release. But IKEA is working towards an open system.


What protocol do the IKEA smart lighting products use?

IKEA smart lighting products use the ZigBee Light Link, which is an open standards protocol aimed at remote control. The lights create a mesh network with each other, enabling each light to pass on messages to the next. IKEA Smart Lighting products are compatible with other products according to the ZigBee Alliance. You can find more information at: zigbee.org


Are IKEA Smart lighting products compatible with other ZigBee products?

The IKEA Smart lighting products are certified as ZigBee Light Link and are compatible with other products according to the ZigBee Alliance. You can find more information at zigbee.org


How does IKEA Smart lighting work with my existing wired lighting system?

IKEA Smart lighting works in any standard electrical light outlet suitable for the bulb sizes provided. TRÅDFRI smart lighting can not however be used with a wired dimmer connection. You can always turn the light on and off using the wall switch connected to the lamp using TRÅDFRI light sources, or the lamp switch itself. This should not affect the bulbs’ pairing with any steering device.


Can I purchase more TRÅDFRI products over time and integrate them with my existing IKEA Smart lighting system?

Yes. You can purchase additional solitary and pre-paired kits from IKEA. They will work with the IKEA TRÅDFRI app and gateway system.


Can I use other IKEA light bulbs in the Smart lighting system?

No, only TRÅDFRI light bulbs will work.


Can I add another TRÅDFRI light bulb, SURTE door, JORMLIEN door or FLOALT panel to my system?

Yes, you can expand your Smart lighting system.

What happens if you try to use a TRÅDFRI light bulb with an analogue dimmer?

The light bulb will not work with a wired dimmer. It will flicker, buzz or shut off when it is connected.


Do the IKEA smart lighting products work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant?

All the IKEA smart lighting products are now compatible with Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa (if available in your market). With our devices, it’s possible to voice control the lighting through Amazon Alexa, as well as set up and adjust the lights using Apple’s Home app and Siri voice commands. Google Assistant is not supported at the moment, but we’re working to release a software update for our smart lighting products that will make them compatible as soon as possible.


How do I make my IKEA smart lighting products work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant?

We have now released software updates for the TRÅDFRI gateway and the TRÅDFRI app that let you voice control your IKEA smart lighting products through Amazon Alexa (if available in your market), as well as set up and adjust the lights using Apple’s Home app and Siri voice commands. Google Assistant is not supported at the moment, but we’re working to release a software update for our smart lighting products that will make them compatible as soon as possible.


Am I able to use my IKEA smart lighting products with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit in all markets?

You can use our smart lighting products with Apple HomeKit in every market. Regarding Amazon Alexa (if available in your market), we have launched the Alexa Skill for IKEA smart lighting products.


Will I be able to use my smart lighting products with Google Assistant on all markets?

Yes. However, Google Assistant does not currently support all languages.


Will Amazon, Apple and Google get access to my data when using their products with my IKEA smart lighting products?

Yes, Amazon will get access to the data you generate when using Amazon Alexa to control your lighting. Google will get access to the data you generate when using Google Assistant, and Apple will get access to the data you generate when using Apple’s Home app and Siri voice commands.


Do the IKEA smart lighting products work with the Philips Hue Bridge?

Yes, we have recently released a software update that lets you use the IKEA smart lighting products together with the Philips Hue Bridge.


How do I connect my IKEA smart lighting products to a Philips Hue Bridge?

If the software version of your IKEA smart lighting products is 1.2.x or later, you can connect them directly to a Philips Hue Bridge.
Simply follow these steps:
– First of all, make sure that the light sources you want to connect have an updated software version (1.2.x or later).
– Keep the light sources close to the Philips Hue Bridge.
– Search for new devices with the Philips Hue app.
– Do a factory reset of the light sources by toggling the main switch 6 times.

If the software version of your products is not 1.2.x or later, you need to update it by using a TRÅDFRI gateway and the TRÅDFRI app.

 

How do I check which software version I have in my IKEA smart lighting products?

If you’d like to know which software version is running in your IKEA smart lighting products, you can either check it in the TRÅDFRI app or ask an IKEA co-worker for help.


Which devices are compatible with the IKEA smart lighting products?

For the time being, our smart lighting products work with Amazon Alexa (if available in your market) and Apple HomeKit. Also, since the IKEA smart lighting products use the ZigBee Light Link protocol, they are compatible with other ZigBee certified products. Google Assistant is not supported at the moment, but we’re working to release a software update for our smart lighting products that will make them compatible as soon as possible.


Does TRÅDFRI work with other non-ZigBee Smart home products or IFTTT (“If This Then That”)?

Today, the TRÅDFRI devices do not support IFTTT. However, IKEA continues the journey towards a smarter home for the many people.