Getting Started with SYLVANIA SMART+
Lights and Accessories

Our SYLVANIA SMART+ products work with a variety of smart home automation systems. Each system has its own unique features and benefits. Whether you’re looking to get started with your first bulb or replace every light in your home, it’s important to understand the features and benefits of our products and the systems they integrate with.

ZigBee Smart Lighting Products and Accessories


A ZigBee smart product will require a ZigBee hub (also known as Gateway or Bridge) to operate and control. Your smart home hub is the "control" system for your light bulbs and accessories, allowing you to control not only SYLVANIA SMART+ products, but other products also compatible with your ZigBee hub including thermostats, cameras, and more. Examples of popular systems our SYLVANIA SMART+ ZigBee products integrate with include SmartThings, Wink, and Amazon Echo Plus. Your SYLVANIA SMART+ products will pair directly to your compatible ZigBee hub. The OSRAM LIGHTIFY Gateway is not required unless you are using this as your main ZigBee hub.

To use voice control, you will need to link your hub to your Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker. After pairing your hub to your voice assistant, you can ask to control specific groups, scenes, and more that you have created.

What you need to get started with a ZigBee system:

  • SYLVANIA SMART+ ZigBee product
  • ZigBee Hub
  • Smartphone
  • Optional: Voice control device such as Google Home or Amazon Echo

Bluetooth Lighting Products


Our Bluetooth line of SYLVANIA SMART+ products are compatible with Apple HomeKit via your iOS dev. Because it uses Bluetooth on your compatible iOS device, there is no hub required for set up. Simply power on your light, open the Apple Home App, and follow a few simple steps to connect your bulb in minutes. Look for the Home app on your Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPad to ensure your device is compatible. Similar to a ZigBee smart hub, Apple HomeKit allows you to connect accessories from other manufacturers to create a complete system and gives you similar features such as creating schedules, automations, groups, and voice control through Siri.

Apple HomeKit Users:

  • SMART+ Bluetooth Product
  • Apple iOS device with HomeKit capability
  • Optional: Apple TV, iPad, or HomePod for away from home control

Android Smartphone Users:

  • SMART+ Bluetooth Product
  • Android smartphone using Android 6.0 or higher
  • Optional: Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker for voice control

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