Frequently Asked Questions
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Why should I connect Twinkly to my home Wi-Fi network?
Connecting Twinkly to a local network is beneficial on many levels: firstly, you will have a wider coverage and you will be able to use the app from any place in the house. In addition, if your device automatically connects to the network, as soon as you get home you are ready to start using Twinkly.View page
How should I place the lights?
You can place your lights as you prefer, there is not a rule!
Decorate your tree, than, thanks to the mapping procedure you can create a precise map of your LEDs and apply effect with the maximum impact.
A good advice to obtain a good visual is to place the LEDs on the surface of the tree.
Some LEDs may be hidden to the camera, worry not, the algorithm will estimate their position, allowing a precise application of the effects.View page
- Can Twinkly strings be extended?
Can I use Twinkly outdoor?
All Twinkly are IP44 certified. They are weatherproof and they can resist to rain and snow, but the can’t be plunged into the water.
Generation 1: from 0 °C to 40 °C or 32°F to 104°F
Generation 2: from -15 °C to 40 °C or 14°F to 104°F
In any cases they should be protected from strong atmospheric agents and drastic changes in temperature/humidity.
IMPORTANT NOTE: always keep the controller and the plug in a proof place, away from waters and snow.
The most part can be used outdoors or in a sheltered area. Other can only be used indoors.
Check the icon that describes type of use supported on the website or your Twinkly product pack:
- [Indoor icon] – Product for indoor use only
- [Outdoor icon] – Product for indoor and outdoor use (*)
- [Patio icon] – Product for outdoor use, sheltered from rain and snow.
(*) please always store the controller and the plug in a safe place.View page
- Can I remote control Twinkly?
What is the controller?
The controller is an essential part of every Twinkly product.
It’s the control box you can find between the plug and the lights and it manages the lights.
Is composed by:
Status light indicator
Please refer to these table for the controller status indicator light index.
Round buttonView page
The button allows to swipe through and set basic effects, preset on your Twinkly.
And reset the product to the factory setup.
Why connect Twinkly to the local Wi-Fi network (home or office)?
Connecting your Twinkly products to a local Wi-Fi network at home or in the office will give you an
even more incredible experience!
- You can create groups linking a number of products and you can apply spectacular
- Connect Twinkly to other devices like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
- Increase the operating range of the connection with your smartphone and Twinkly
and use the entire range covered by your Wi-Fi connection.
- Avoid having to change network every time you want to use Twinkly.
- You can create groups linking a number of products and you can apply spectacular
How do I connect Twinkly to my smartphone?
Twinkly connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. It can actually create its own network that you can detect on your device.
If you are using Twinkly for the first time, download the Twinkly App AppStore and Google Play Store which will guide you through the procedure and help you get the best out of your smart decoration.
You can also read this online guide to:View page
- I can’t remember what network Twinkly is connected to
What are Pre-lit products?
Pre-lit products are pre-assembled products. They are Trees, Wreaths and Garlands pre-assembled with Twinkly lights for perfect illumination and incredible effects.
They’re ready in minutes and link up to form groups, the perfect touch to make your Christmas even more magical.View page
- Can I install Twinkly on more than one network?
- How can I install Twinkly on a new network?
I can’t see the Twinkly_XXXXXX Wi-Fi network in the Wi-Fi network list on my smartphone
If your product is connected to the power supply, check if the lights on the controller are on.
- On the controller a steady green light is on.
- If the Twinkly_XXXXXX list doesn’t come up in the available Wi-Fi lists probably something is causing an interference.
Please try to move your Twinkly to another room/building and try to exclude or confirm this kind of issue.
- On the controller a blinking green/blue (Generation 1) or red/blue (Generation II) light on.
- Twinkly is trying to connect to the local wifi network: reset your Twinkly and try again.
if this doesn’t help, please contact us at [email protected]
Where can I buy Twinkly?
You can buy Twinkly in the best technology, home automation and garden stores, both online and in your Country.
Discover Twinkly stockists in your Country.
Select a Country to see the list of e-commerce shipping there, a list of multistore or local store.
To browse local store add your ZIP code and define the distances.
If your Country is not on the list, here the list of e-commerce shipping worldwide.View page
How many LEDs do I need to decorate my Christmas tree?
If you are going to decorate a Christmas tree with Twinkly, please consider that the number of LEDs suggested depends on more factors:
- The size of your tree,
- If you want to decorate only the front or 360°
- … And on your taste!
Play with our Christmas tree Led calculator!
Please consider these options as a general guideline to a Christmas tree decoration with Twinkly, then adjust the total amount based on your taste.
Happy Decorating!View page
Which are the differences between Regular, Special and Gold Collections?
The regular multicolor collection is our widest collection: all the lights part of this collection has RGB LEDs.
RGB LEDs can play over 16mio colors, blending together the Red, the Blue and the Green color source.
The concave lens and the matte bulbs to enhance the colors and the brightness of each lamp.
RGB colors includes the wihtes: from cold to warm. In these case they are te result of the blend between the 3 RGB color sources.
You can group together multiple RGB products: Strings, Icicles, Wall, Curtains, Prelit trees … As long as they have the same LED profile.
The Special Edition
For those who love colors, but get crazy also for the Warm White, we created a special LED, composed by 4 color source channels:
Red, Green, Blue + Warm White.
In addition to the 16 million colors developed by the 3 RGB channels, this special LED can play an amazing PURE Warm White. Alone, or blended together with the other colors.
The concave lens, half clear and half matte, enhance the general brightness, the color blend, and the brilliance of the warm white.
You can group together multiple RGBW products: Strings, Icicles, Curtains… As long as they have the same LED profile.
Special edition in 2018 was introduced with a RBW LED profile (Red, Blue, Warm White). This color profile is discontinued but still supported and can be grouped only with other RBW LED strings.
The Gold Edition
The Gold Edition is the perfect choice for the lovers of the Christmas’ traditional colors. With their special LED profile, made of three color sources: Amber, Warm White and Cold White, they can express these three colors with a super brilliant finish.
The brilliancy is enhanced by their concave transparent lens.
Can I group Twinkly Generation I with a Twinkly Generation II ?
Yes, you can group together Twinkly Generation I devices and Twinkly Generation II devices, but they must have the same LED profile.
Generation I can be RGB and RBW
Generation II can be RGB, RGBW and AWW
Please verify to purchase only lights with the same LED profile.View page
Which are the differences between Twinkly Generation 1 and Generation 2 ?
They have a new controller, with a smart and sleek design that features:
– Bluetooth connectivity for a easier connection to your home wi-fi
– Enhanced performances
– Expanded memory
All the App features are available also for Generation I products.
We also renovated the lamps, thinner and longer in the Regular and Gold Collection for a more elegant final effect.
For a detailed list of new features have a look here https://twinkly.com/whats-new/View page
Why should I create an account?
The account creation is now due to support enhanced product features like:
- Alexa and Google Assistant integration
- Access shared settings
- New effect download
- Advanced support in case of needs
- Important communication on the service status
We’ll do not use your personal information for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.View page
Can I use Twinkly without an external WiFi network or without internet access?
Connect Twinkly to a local Wi-fi network is crucial to make the most out of your Twinkly but is not strictly necessary.
Twinkly will work as a stand alone product or in direct communication with your smartphone.
Also will work on routers that has not internet access, this solution can be great to manage larger group of Twinkly on their own network (more than 5) without interference of other connected devices.View page
Can I share a Custom Layout?
No, but you can use the same custom Layout and Settings on another Smartphone or Tablet by accessing with the same Twinkly Account credentials. Be sure to be connected to the same Wi-fi network to which your Twinkly are connected too.
How to use the same Custom Layout on another Smartphone or Tablet:
Verify if you have already connected your Twinkly to your home Wi-fi network. Execute the mapping procedure to obtain a custom layout of your Twinkly.
You can use the same Layout and Settings on another Smartphone or Tablet by accessing with the same Twinkly Account credentials. Be sure to be connected to the same Wi-fi network to which your Twinkly are connected too.
Remember you can share your Custom Twinkly Layout but not the personal Effects.
This features is not available for groups.
You can share the device’s layout among multiple smartphones: just access the app with the same user and connect the phones to the same wi-fi network and then use the appropriate function.
The Layout is the result of the mapping you did for your installation (you can find it in the dedicated section of your App)
Remember that you can share the Layout, but not the saved effects and that this function is not available for groups.
What are drivers and how do they work?
As explained on our dedicated website, like Twinkly has effects, Twinkly Music has drivers.
A driver includes an effect and a special algorithm to give a unique shape to the sound. Choose a driver that best suits your mood, your music, and your Twinkly lights!
- Driver Description
Each driver recreates a different effect on Twinkly Leds and it is important to deeply know all the drivers in order to choose the one that best suits your soundtrack to the rhythm of which you want to synchronize your lights.
Vu meter: Make your lights become a super colorful VU meter! Let them move with your favorite song – or with your own voice!
BPM Hue:You can definitely see the rhythm with this driver! All your lights follow the beat of any song – or even just clapping your hands – with vivid and beautiful colors.
Psychedelica: Really fill the room with this beautiful driver! All your lights will flash to beat and dance to all the intricacies of your music with psychedelic colors.
Red Vertigo : Get in the holiday spirit with this red and white themed driver that will bounce along to your music!
Dancing Bands: Enjoy all the power of Twinkly Music with this happy driver as colorful lines dance to the rhythm of your sound!
Diamond Swirl: Be amazed as diamonds dance, distort and change size right along with your music!
Joyful Stripes: Really fill the room with this beautiful driver! All your lights will flash to beat and dance to all the elements of your music with psychedelic color stripes!
Angel Fade: The colors really pop with this driver before slowly fading away!
Clockwork: Time will seem to fly by with this driver which combines vivid color changes with rhythm based movement!
Sipario: Draw back the curtains on this driver which sweeps across your led space with the rhythm of music!
Sunset: Get in rhythm with the sun’s rays as they peek over the horizon in sync with your music!
- Driver Summary Table
Below there is a summary table with the main characteristics of the 12 drivers available.
Driver Name Mapping need? Beat dependent? High LEDs? Gen 1 equivalent? VU meter E 1 2 Yes Beat Hue No 3 1 Yes Psychedelica E 2.5 2 Yes Red Vertigo Yes 1 2 No Dancing Bands Yes 3 2 No Diamond Swirl Yes 2 3 No Joyful Stripes E 2 2 No Elevator E 1 2 Yes Angel Fade E 3 1 No Clockwork Yes 3 2 No Sipario Yes 3 2 No Sunset Yes 2 3 No
- No = No mapping required
- E = mapping is not required but recommended for an enhanced experience.
- Yes = Comment: Mapping required.
- 1 = Perfect for any type of music or live song.
- 2 = Recommended for songs with a rhythmic section but can fit all types of music.
- 3 = beat/rhythmic section required, best with songs that have a strong rhythmic section like dance or pop music, or rock, really anything with drums or some sort of rhythm track]
High number of LEDs needed?
- 1 = Number of leds does not matter, it works great with any number of lights.
- 2 = Will look better with more leds, but not necessary
3 = Needs a high number of LEDs (Recommend 250 or more LEDs.)
Gen 1 equivalent
- Drivers for Gen 1 products (The same drivers appears on Gen 2 devices when you group together Gen 1 and Gen 2 devices)