How-To

How to Reset Merkury Smart Bulb (Step by Step Instructions!)

If your Merkury smart bulb isn’t turning on, is blinking slowly or quickly, you’ll need to reset it.

Resetting it takes about 60 seconds or less. Here’s how…

How to Reset Merkury Smart Bulb

Follow these steps to reset your Merkury Smart Bulb:

  1. Make sure your smart bulb is getting power and is switched ON
  2. Connect your smart phone to a 2.4GHz WiFi network (5GHz won’t work)
  3. Open the Geeni app on your smart phone
  4. Click the “+” symbol in the upper right hand corner
  5. Click on Smart Lighting
  6. Click either “Yes, it is blinking quickly” or “No, it isn’t blinking quickly”
  7. Confirm your WiFi password and the smart bulb will start to reset

Make sure your smart bulb is switched ON

Even though your Merkury smart bulb may not be working, you’ll still need to make sure that it’s switched on and that it is at least receiving power.

This is easy enough, just flip the light switch that controls it on.

That way, even though it may appear that the bulb is broken, it can still connect to your home WiFi network.

Open the Geeni app

If you have not already downloaded the geeni app, go ahead do so now.

Simply type “Geeni” into the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and find the app that says “Smart Home & Smart Health”.

The app is free and only takes a few seconds to install.

Once you have it on your phone you need to setup an account. You can use their Google or Apple integrations to make the sign up easier.

Make sure you’re on the “My Home” tab and then look for the “+” symbol at the upper right have corner of the app and click on it.

From here select “Smart Lighting”.

A screen will appear that asks whether your smart bulb is blinking quickly or not. Choose the applicable answer and then confirm your WiFi password.

geeni app yes its blinking quickly

Your smart bulb will automatically start to reset and reestablish a connection with your WiFi network and your Merkury smart bulb should be fixed!

Merkury smart bulb resetting in geeni app

Note: Most Merkury smart bulbs will only work on your 2.4GHz band. If you try connecting to the 5GHz band the bulb will not properly connect.

To avoid this issue make sure your smart phone is connected to your 2.4GHz network

No smart hub required

Merkury smart bulbs are great because they don’t require a separate smart hub, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, in order to work properly.

These WiFi bulbs work simply by connecting to your home internet and can be controlled through the free Geeni app on your phone.

But, if you’re looking for additional functionality, you can control it with your voice by linking it to an Echo Dot or Google Home, for example.

If you are using a smart hub with your Merkury bulb you probably will need to reconnect your smart bulb to it after you reset the bulb…

Reconnect Merkury smart bulb to Alexa

Unfortunately, since you had to reset your smart bulb it most likely disconnected from your Alexa app and will need to be set up again.

Luckily this only takes a minute.

Start by opening your Amazon Alexa app and click on the “+” symbol at the upper right hand corner and then select “Add device”.

Under “All Devices” select “Light” and then “Geeni” and finally “Discover Devices”.

Alexa will work its magic and reconnect to your Alexa device!

Reconnect Merkury smart bulb to Google Home

Similarly, when you reset your Merkury smart bulb it will need to be reconnected to your Google Home device.

To do this open up your Google Home app and click on the Settings gear icon.

Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Works with Google”.

From here you can either scroll down until you find Geeni or simply search for “Genni”. Choose to “Reconnect your account” and then provide your Geeni account login details.

Conclusion

Merkury smart bulbs are easy to reset, just use the Geeni smart phone app and make sure your smart bulb is powered on and that your phone is connected to your 2.4GHz WiFi band.

After you reset your smart bulb you need to reestablish connect with your respective smart hub.

Simply open up either the Amazon Alexa or Goolgle Home app and start the reconnection process.

That’s how to reset your Murkury smart bulb! Let me know in the comments below if this worked for!