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LIFX Pairing Troubleshooting

Throughout march to june 2020 I spent days struggling with getting our lifx bulbs paired with the app and homekit via a eero router.

The support and troubleshooting steps on the router were useless, so below is all the things I tried for each bulb in case it helps others.

I would have posted this earlier but even this forum is hard to find.


B6E Plus
Homekit code from app
Entrance
:white_check_mark:

LIFX Pls A19 24EA94
Homekit code from app
Window
:x::x: app
:white_check_mark: wifi :white_check_mark: app join :white_check_mark: app code generate :x: app pair timeout :x: off on app pair timeout :white_check_mark: device delete, power reset, then rejoin

LIFX Pls A19 252BC8
Homekit code from app
Guest room
:x: app
:white_check_mark: wifi :white_check_mark: app join :x: app code generate, says "homekit status not found :x: home app join with old code timeout) :white_check_mark: power cycle, home app join with old code

LIFX Pls A19 646
Homekit code from App
Kitchen
:white_check_mark:

LIFX Pls A19 24FE37
Homekit code from App
Bedroom Omega
:x: app
:white_check_mark: wifi join :white_check_mark: app join :white_check_mark: app code generate :x: power cycle, home app join (cant find device), lifx pair (timeout) :x: power cycle, lifx pair retry, code enter, connecting… :x: close lifx on retry prompt, power cycle, home app sees so add, fail to add :x: power cycle, lifx code gen, home app pair, fail
:white_check_mark: power reset, delete from lifx, wifi add, home add (fail says incorrect code), subsequent attempts auto fail, lifx add, code gen, pair (fails instantly), power cycle, lifx retry, enter code, fail, software reset, homekit pair, wifi network join prompt, enter code, accessory added

LIFX A19 2E69D0
Homekit code from pamphlet device
Bedroom Alpha
:white_check_mark:

LIFX A19 2E94B3
Homekit code from pamphlet device
Office
:white_check_mark: wifi join :x: home app pair :white_check_mark: power cycle, home app pair

LIFX A19 2E82CE
Homekit code from pamphlet device
Laundry
:x::x::x: app
:white_check_mark: wifi :white_check_mark: app join :x: app pair (incorrect code, then error) :x: power cycle, app pair (timeout) :white_check_mark: power cycle, home app pair

LIFX Candle Color 5960F9
Homekit code from pamphlet device
Candle Right
:white_check_mark:

LIFX Candle Color 595355
Homekit code from pamphlet device
Candle Left
:white_check_mark:

LIFX Candle Color 5953FE
Homekit code from pamphlet device

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I had a really simliar experience, the HomeKit “security” on eero made it nearly impossible to add the devices back once they were removed from the home.

I think they’ve worked to make this better since then, the other thing that helped on eero was temporarily disabling the 5Ghz network during the pairing process.