HELLO IKEA!

Friends,


We were pretty upset when Sweden first kicked out the US team and then won over Switzerland in the finals of the Ice Hockey World Championship last week. They were strong though and absolutely deserve it. One thing that sweetened the deal for us last week was knowing that soon we are the ones celebrating in Swedish colors anyways. Ladies & Gentlemen - I’m pleased to announce our official support for the IKEA smart lighting products.  

It's not only one of the most sold smart bulb systems worldwide, it's also one of the top voted wishes from the Planet NEEO idea voting: IKEA TRÅDFRI. 

I am therefore super-excited to let you know that you can now control all TRÅDFRI Lights and TRÅDFRI Groups directly from NEEO. All you have to do is update your NEEO to the latest release, which we have just announced, and add the devices to your NEEO. 

 

Getting started

First step, make sure your NEEO Brain and NEEO Remote have been updated to the latest release (at least 0.50.5). 

All you need to get started is a TRÅDFRI Gateway and any TRÅDFRI products. Make sure fist you connect all your TRÅDFRI lights to your TRÅDFRI Gateway using the official TRÅDFRI App from IKEA. Once that is done the process to your lights to NEEO is very easy: In the NEEO App, open the Settings, navigate to "Devices" and choose "Add a device". Then simply search for "Tradfri", click on it and follow the instructions on the screen. 

 

We were joking at the office in regards to the little circle above the Å in the word TRÅDFRI - concluding that this circle is actually is a tiny little NEEO brain. Since then I cannot read that word anymore without thinking of this. Just sharing. Do you see the tiny brain also? Of course, no intention that you will have to live with the same curse from now on 😉

 

Win a complete Kit of IKEA TRÅDFRI lights!

To celebrate IKEA TRÅDFRI support we are giving away 5 TRÅDFRI Kits, including 2 bulbs, a controller and the gateway!  

Winning is easy: 

  1. Make sure you have a complete profile here on Planet NEEO (profile picture, name and device list)      
  2. Post at least 1 comment on Planet NEEO within the next 48 hours. It does not have to be IKEA related - anything counts. 

Among all eligible posts, we will pick the 5 winners and announce them here on Planet NEEO during the next week. 

 

Enjoy!

Raphael

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  • Great to see this! I'm looking to expand my Neeoverse beyond just the usual TV/speakers/consoles. I'd like to replace my cheapo smartplugs with these - so I don't have to have yet another remote around the sofa. 

    p.s. oh hey, this post means I'm entered in the draw. Yay! 😉

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  • Great Update:)

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    • Bhushan Ahire
    • Photographer, Software Engineer
    • Bhushan_Ahire
    • 6 mths ago
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    Wow, nice update adding more automation. 

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  • Fantastico aggiornamento, possiedo 14 lampade IKEA TRÅDFRI ed aspettavo solamente questo aggiornamento per possedere questo stupendo telecomando.

    Saluti dalla Svizzera

    Andreas

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  • Super, would love to give TRÅDFRI a try! 😆

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  • I kind of regret that I gave my trådfri away 😂

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  • This worked really great from the get go. Great. Can’t tell you happy I am to see speedier updates.

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  • Very nice to hear it's ging foreward with NEEO. 

     

    Me and my Wife are big Ikea Fans, Our complete House is full of Ikea Products and nothing else. 

    So it will be the best to get some new products of them. 

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  • This is cool stuff!

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  • Kinda bummed - an IKEA was suppose to be built very near to us but they just pulled out due to 'change in their corporate direction'.  :(

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  • Not owning any TRÅDFRI  (or any smart lighting). What does this expose to Neeo brain to leverage? Looking around I see that they have their own app, would the neeo replace the app or leverage the existing setup? 

    Also, how does it work with all sensors and switches as well?

    On a more personal opinion note, would you say that Hue (or other brand of smart lighting) is better supported currently? I know the Ikea ones are pretty basic.

    Thanks!

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  • Nice! I was waiting for Ikea Tradfri support! 🎆

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  • Realy nice only Homekit left😉

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      • Darren Greenberg
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      • Darren_Greenberg
      • 6 mths ago
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      Jacob Wiqvist You mean Bluetooth, right? :)

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    • Darren Greenberg ha ha.... Yeah and that!

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    • Jacob Wiqvist And the list is very very long ....

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  • Curious how this works with Neeo

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  • I guess I'll hold off on buying this then.

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  • Awesome!!! been waiting for this awhile!!

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  • Great addition, if only you'd consider Belkin Wemo too :-)

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    • Mikkel Petersen Did you allready place your vote for it (over on the Idea section) don't know how much votes there are currently, but i would say it is definitly on their Lists of implementations!

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    • Mikkel Petersen

      I would love to see WeMo support too. I wrote an experimental driver for WeMo which needs a bit of rewriting to make use of the new SDK functionality. I hope NEEO can consider including it. Raphael ? Patrick ? Patrick Fiaux ?

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    • Pär
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    • 6 mths ago
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    Sweden here, very curious how this would work out! :)

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  • Great news.  Keep up the good work guys!

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  • Great integration, would love to see a more detailed blog/movie on how to use this!

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    • Mark de Waard Don't have a video for you, but as far as i understand it works the following way:

      Add the Driver and let him discover the Gateway, then u need to put in the Secret Code from your System into the NEEO App / Driver that would allow registration from Neeo at the Tradfri Gateway, and then you can add the Lights and Scenes the same way as it is with HUE

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  • Great to see.

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    • Frederik Vancoillie as written from Jeff over at the Release notes soon™

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  • This IKEA Trådfri support is truely great, now I will make a trip to the nearest IKEA store and pick up some lights for my living room that I can control from my Neeo. 👍

    Regarding the Ice Hockey game, it was a well directed thriller that could have swung any way.

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    • Peter Granlund don't forget the gateway else it will not work ;-p

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      • Peter Granlund
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      • Peter_Granlund
      • 6 mths ago
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      Markus Mahr But of course, though it's the illumination devices I am after 😉

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  • Running downstairs to reboot my brain... ;-)

    In order to get the update, and I just have noticed that it has crashed for the first time in half a year (no ping reply, no LED, no nothing).

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  • Really good update! 👍🏼

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  • Raphael

    Two updates in one month. Well done ! Can’t wait for 0.51.x ;-)

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