LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

The soft­ware part is where the fun lies, but make sure you get the hard­ware right be­fore it lives on your wall

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01

HOOK THEM TO­GETHER

Pull your LIFX Tile set out of the box and wire it to­gether, con­nect­ing the power ca­ble to the unit with the green dot. Ar­range the set in the same way as you’re in­tend­ing to have it on your wall and plug it in. The tiles should blink in uni­son. Now down­load the LIFX app and fire it up.

04 TILE LAY­OUT

When con­nected, each Tile node lights up with a dis­tinct colour. You’ll see the same colour ar­range­ment on your phone’s screen. Drag them around un­til they match the lay­out you’re go­ing for. You can also leave small gaps (though these will have wires trail­ing through them) and mis­align tiles if you wish.

02

CON­NECT YOUR PHONE

Open up the LIFX app and tap the plus but­ton, fol­lowed by ‘Con­nect Light’ to be­gin the process of adding a new LIFX de­vice. Af­ter a short pe­riod of grind­ing and whirring – it can take a while, de­pend­ing on your spe­cific net­work con­di­tions – the app should find your new Tile setup.

05 TRY A THEME

Be­fore you stick your Tiles on your wall, use the themes sec­tion in the app to see them in ac­tion. If you’ve played with the or­der of things a lit­tle too much, you’ll no­tice that the themes don’t quite line up. If this is the case, it might be worth re­ar­rang­ing your tiles to get the best ef­fect from the ooz­ing colours.

03

CON­FIG­URE YOUR NET­WORK

In­di­vid­ual LIFX de­vices use Wi-Fi to com­mu­ni­cate, though you’ll only need to con­fig­ure your mas­ter de­vice once. Select your wire­less net­work, cough up your pass­word, name your Tile set so that it’s less baf­fling in the LIFX in­ter­face, then as­sign it to a room in your home.

06 STICK ’EM UP

With ev­ery­thing now set up, dis­con­nect your tiles from the power and at­tach them to your wall, mak­ing sure you keep the same ar­range­ment and ori­en­ta­tion. Once they’re in­stalled, power back up, head to the app again and try us­ing the colour sec­tion, high­light­ing tiles at the top to con­trol each unit.

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