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!!! I would like to have improvements in zwave & Bluetooth.... but this new is definitely a good one.

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  • I'm looking forward to trying this release and seeing what it can do.

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  • I like having one remote control that does it all.

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  • Wuuhuu, I'm excited to try this out!

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  • Great news, Good job!

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  • It will be great, when Ikea finaly releases the TRÅDFRI globes into their stores in Australia! Until then...

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  • Finally!! I was waiting so eagerly for this one. Lighting is the next step, followed by blind opening/closing...

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  • Well done!

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  • Nice!

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  • Happy to see this as I have a few TRÅDFRI bulbs, but PLEASE can we have Hue scenes? The current Hue functionality is useless to me without scenes (HomeKit scenes would also work).

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  • Great update. My NEEO seems to have trouble finding the IKEA gateway though.

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  • We are very happy to announce the winners of the IKEA TRÅDFRI contest. 

     

    The winners of a complete Kit are: 

     

    Ray1987

    Bhushan Ahire

    Doug Mosher

    Markus Zehnder

    Petter Nygård

    Each winner will receive one TRÅDFRI Kit which includes 2 bulbs, a controller, and the gateway!   
    We'll get in touch with you to make sure the prices are shipped to the right place.


    Thank you all for being part of Planet NEEO. More contests and chances to win will come.

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    • Ingrid congratulation to the lucky five 

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    • Bhushan Ahire
    • Photographer, Software Engineer
    • Bhushan_Ahire
    • 1 yr ago
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    Wow, lucky me. Thanks

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    • Bhushan Ahire Congratulations! 🙂

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  • Very cool, thank you very much! 

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  • just bought some TRÅDFRI Lamps and all stuff to connect to NEEO.
    Pretty well. excat what i was lookin' for.

    Thanks for that

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  • Hello!

    so i ran out to the nearest IKEA and picked up 10 lights with gateway and controller. I guess IKEA’s way of setting this up is a bit of a process. Anyway, on my NEEO app I add new devices and it works as announced. Taping my “movie” icon on my NEEO remote now runs the recipe and adjusts my lighting, sweet!

     

    BUT! Now it doesn’t work any more😒

    there was a small power black out, and all my stuff in NEEO works, except my TRÅDFRI lamps. 

    It works great in my IKEA app, I can control them trough Alexa... but not NEEO anymore..

    so, anyone have some suggestions on what to do? Before you ask, everything has been rebooted and NEEO app gives me this message.

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    • Oskar Haldemar Did you try a delet and readd of the IKEA Gateway? If not, i would give this a try. Else you need to wait until one from team neeo is back in charge and will provide feedback. Therefor i will mention Jeff Ingrid (Jeff located in US California and Ingrid in Swiss Office) maybe someone of them still work or is willed to help on weekend. Else they will respond at least at Monday.

      With Hue it was neccessary to reboot the Hub first, and then NEEO to get a new connection, but this is gone. Also it can have something to do with a corupted Security code or something.

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      • Jeff
      • Head of Customer Experience
      • Jeff
      • 1 yr ago
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      Oskar Haldemar Thanks for posting this! Have you tried to delete and re-add them via the IKEA native app? Please try that, be sure to delete them from NEEO and then re-add. We look forward to your response!

      Thanks!

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    • Jeff 

      i have tried your suggestion and it looks like this has solved the issue of finding the lights, I only removed one light from the Ikea app and re-added it and NEEO then found all lights, after a couple of tries - progress!

       

      i have some feedback though.

      1) when adding the Ikea bridge in NEEO, it asked to put in the “security code”, I’m sure this code is included in the QR-code on the bridge, would nice to just scan it like the Ikea app instead of writing this long and strange combo of symbols. 

      2) THIS IS MY BIGGEST REQUEST for NEEO integration with TRÅDFRI. In the NEEO app, I want to create a group and then add lights to that group. Now I need to create the group in the Ikea app, and NEEO finds them. The problem is that the groups I have and arrangement in the Ikea app are somewhat forced to be in a way to work with the Ikea controller. So the setup I want on NEEO, does not match  the one in my Ikea app. 

      I don’t know if this is a huge problem to solve but THIS would make it great for me! Please ask if this is unclear and needs better explanation.

       

      3) *nice to have* it would be nice if I could say to my NEEO recipe that the Lights should dim to desired power setting during X number of seconds. 

      Tapping on recipe “movie time” and it goes through all the stuff dims down the light during the duration of the recipe. Instead of jumping from 100% to 20% in a flash. 

       

      4) clicking the off button on my NEEO remote with the option to also include lights in that action. 

       

      5) adding lights to my devices in the NEEO app would be much faster if I could select multiple lights at a time, instead of adding one light and then click “add another light from this bridge”. I have 10 lights and this was a bit annoying.

       

      I recommend TRÅDFRI to others that are thinking of getting lights to their NEEO system. It works fine for the purpose and the price of TRÅDFRI is a complete steal compared against other competitors. Sure, it’s maybe not the most advanced smart lights, but for on/off, dimming and awesome integration to NEEO, this is the one to get in my opinion.

       

      Thanks!

      /Oskar

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      • Jeff
      • Head of Customer Experience
      • Jeff
      • 1 yr ago
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      Oskar Haldemar Awesome! Glad it worked. I have sent your great feedback to our team too. Do let me know if you have any other questions. For future suggestions, I highly recommend you create a new post under our “Idea Voting” section. 

      Thanks!

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