If you’re looking for tips to fix Wi-Fi connection problems with your LUMIMAN smart bulb, you’re on the right page.
In this post, I have outlined the possible reasons behind this issue and what you can do to fix the problem yourself. Let’s get started.
If your LUMIMAN smart bulb won’t connect to your home Wi-Fi, here are some reasons this might be happening:
- The bulb is not in pairing mode.
- The app can’t access your phone’s location data.
- Your router is operating on a 5GHz frequency.
- Your Wi-Fi signal strength is poor.
- Incorrect/outdated app.
- The bulb is malfunctioning.
With that in mind, let’s look at what you can do to fix your smart bulb.
Tips to Troubleshoot LUMIMAN Smart Bulb Connectivity Problems
1. Ensure the Bulb is in Pairing Mode
This smart light bulb has two pairing modes—EZ Mode and AP Mode. Before you start the setup, you need to first put the bulb in one of the pairing modes and ensure your setup method corresponds with the current pairing mode.
Normally, the EZ Mode is recommended, and here is how to put your LUMIMAN smart bulb in EZ Mode:
Switch the bulb on and off three times in a row. The bulb will start blinking rapidly and that shows it’s in EZ Mode—ready to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
If the connection fails with EZ Mode, switch it to AP Mode. To put the smart bulb in AP Mode, switch it on and off three times. The bulb will start blinking rapidly, then switch it on and off again three times. The bulb will blink slowly and that means it’s in AP Mode.
Now return to the app and select AP Mode, then try connecting it again.
If this doesn’t help, continue to the next step.
2. Allow the App to Use Your Phone’s Location Data
For some reason, the app (PlusMinus app) needs access to your phone’s location data to scan your Wi-Fi list.
If you haven’t allowed the app access to your device’s location, it can’t scan/connect to your home Wi-Fi. Check and ensure the app can access your location.
If you’re not sure how to do this, follow the steps below:
- Open the PlusMinus app on your phone and tap Add Device.
- Tap “Lighting” and then tap “Go to Settings”.
- Tap “PlusMinus” and then open “Location”.
- Select “Allow only while using the app”.
That’s how to allow the app access to your phone’s location data. Now try connecting again to see if it works.
If the problem persists, continue to the next step.
3. Check and Change Your Wi-Fi Frequency to 2.4GHz
Your LUMIMAN smart bulb can only connect to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. What this means is, the smart bulb doesn’t support the 5GHz Wi-Fi band—so if your router is operating on this frequency, you can’t get the bulb to connect to it.
Check your router and ensure you set the Wi-Fi band to run on 2.4GHz. If you’re not sure how to do this, refer to your router’s user manual or try googling the model to find the instructions.
More so, ensure your Wi-Fi password is correct. And if you’ve recently changed your Wi-Fi name and password, reset the bulb and start the connection process again.
4. Reboot Your Router
If you’re still unable to connect your LUMIMAN smart bulb to Wi-Fi, the next fix to try is rebooting your Wi-Fi router. This usually helps to fix some unseen glitches obstructing the connection process.
To reboot your router, simply unplug it from power and plug it back in after 30 seconds or turn it off and wait 30 seconds before turning it back on.
Next, try connecting your bulb again to see if the problem is fixed. If not, check whether your bulb is receiving strong Wi-Fi signals from the router, as low signal strength can also cause connection issues.
A simple way to check if your smart bulb is receiving strong Wi-Fi signals is to go closer to the bulb and try to open a webpage on your phone. Ensure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the bulb.
If the webpage opens slowly or doesn’t open at all, then chances are the bulb isn’t getting strong Wi-Fi signals. You can fix this by moving your router closer to the bulb or getting a Wi-Fi booster to extend your Wi-Fi network.
5. Update the App
You should keep the app updated, as not running the current version of the app can cause some problems.
Depending on your phone, check Google Play Store or Apple App Store to see whether there are new updates to the app and update it.
More so, ensure you’re using the correct app. LUMIMAN smart bulbs work best with the PlusMinus app. If you’re trying to set it up with another app (like the Smart Life app), switch to PlusMinus app and try to set it up again.
6. Reset the Bulb
The fixes above should help solve the Wi-Fi connection issues with your LUMIMAN smart bulb. However, if none of them works, your last resort to resolving this issue is to perform a factory reset on the bulb. This will return it to its factory default settings and possibly fix the connection issues.
To perform a factory reset on your LUMIMAN smart bulb, follow the steps below:
- Open the app on your phone and select the bulb you want to reset.
- Tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap “Restore manufacturer mode”.
- Follow any other instructions in the app to complete the reset.
You can also manually reset the bulb by turning it off and on three times.
Now try connecting your bulb again to see if the issue is resolved. Make sure you put the bulb in pairing mode before you start the setup.
If none of the fixes work, contact LUMIMAN Support for help.
Why is my LUMIMAN smart bulb not responding?
If your LUMIMAN smart bulb isn’t responding to the app, chances are it’s not turned on or disconnected from your Wi-Fi network.
To fix this, check that the bulb is turned on. Next, check that it’s connected to Wi-Fi. If it’s still not responding, restart your router, check and update the app and ensure the bulb is not located too far from the router.
This should fix the ‘not responding’ issues.
LUMIMAN smart bulb offline; what to do?
Check and ensure the app is allowed access to your phone’s location data. If it still shows offline, turn the bulb on and off three times, then restart your router and try again.
How do I change the Wi-Fi on my LUMIMAN smart bulb?
A simple way to change the Wi-Fi on your LUMIMAN smart bulb is to factory reset the bulb and then set it up again and connect to the new Wi-Fi. See how to perform a factory reset above.
Does LUMIMAN smart bulb work with Alexa?
Yes, LUMIMAN smart bulb is compatible with Alexa. To get it working, you’ll need to connect it to Alexa with your PlusMinus account information. Once successfully paired, you can control the bulb hands-free.