bought yesterday some Ikea bulbs and a hub, but no remote. In the manual is written, that it is not possible to connect bulbs without a remote, dimmer or pir… That’s not correct!
I made it this way and it works:
- Put the bulb near to the hub (max 1m away)
- power on the hub and wait until the third LED starts to flash
- power the bump
After some seconds the LED went from flashing into steady on. Now you can find the device in the Tradfri app and by Device discovering from pimatic.
I was as well able to connect a bulb without powering the hub off by pressing the connect button for some seconds (~3 sec) and powering the bulb in the next step, but this works not every time. The above described variante works always.