CandiStick - RGB Floor Accent Lighting FAQ and Howto.
Setting up your CandiStick for the first time.
Plug your CandiStick into power, it will first attempt to connect to WiFi. During this time, the stick will gradually light up blue, from bottom to top.
When it fails to connect, it will flash Red briefly, then begin it's default light scheme.
From your mobile device, scan for new WiFi networks. And connect to the network that starts with CC-#####, the last set of characters is unique to each stick.
example below. Your mobile device may warn you that there is no Internet, that is fine, go ahead and connect.
Once connected to the network, open a web browser and connect to the following address
From here, you can enter your WiFi name (SSID) as well as the associated password. You MUST use a 2.4ghz WiFi network, a 5ghz network is not supported by the ESP module in the CandiStick.
When you hit send, it will save your settings and automatically reboot. You will know the CandiStick has successfully connected to your WiFi as it will flash green briefly once connected. You may reconnect your mobile device to your WiFi at this time as well.
From here, you can then load up the CandiStick Mobile app, in the top right select the settings gear.
On the settings page, you should see a Scan button at the bottom, pressing this will start the scanning process to detect devices on your network.
Once scanning completes, it will refresh the page showing the devices it found on your network. If for some reason it fails to detect your network settings or any devices, you will be prompted to enter your network range. (i.e. 10.0.0)
From the settings menu, you can also rename or remove a device by selecting the desired device. Their initial names will reflect their current network IP address.
You can also clear all settings, network range as well as stored devices, by pressing the red trash can in the top right of the settings screen.
Notes on your device and the Mobile app.
Some effects must complete their cycle before the light will change to a new effect, be aware of this if the speed is set low and you are attempting to change to a new effect or color.
If an effect page has a save button, this means changing the effect or color via the color wheel, you need to press save to apply the changes. This is the same for renaming a device, modifying speed or brightness and other settings.
If your device does not respond or is slow to respond, verify WiFi signal strength is good where the lights are, as well as your mobile device. Remove power from the light and plug it back in, verify it flashes green meaning its connected to WiFi. If it flashes Red, go back through the setup process to reconfigure the WiFi details on your light.
You can turn the light off and on by pressing the power icon in the top right of the device page. If the icon is white the light is on, black the light is off and red the light is inaccessible.
If the values for Brightness, Speed or other settings are blank, this also means the device is inaccessible, please check your settings and reboot your light.
Allow the CandiStick to fully startup, it will flashy Red briefly. Now retry scanning for WiFi and connect to the CC-#### network to configure the CandiStick for your home network.
Unplug power from your CandiStick and plug it back in, the CandiStick will try to connect to WiFi (lighting up blue as it does) if it flashes Red it means the CandiStick cannot connect to your WiFi network. Make sure it is in range of your router, or redo the initial WiFi configuration and allow it to connect.