There are a few ways to press the button, and so many things it can do!


Button Press/ Function

Description

Page-Click

/Navigate pages

~0.3 seconds or less. 
A quick click, like when you double-click a computer mouse or touchpad.
Multiple clicks will access different pages.
→ 2 clicks for page two, 3 clicks for page three, and so on.
  • The light will blink during each click and then flash the page number e.g. 3 flashes for page 3

Tip: If you’re having trouble with high click numbers, you might be trying to click too fast!

Pro-tips:
  • To get to Page1, click 6 or 7 times.
  • You can navigate to a page with clicks at any time: from off, in any mode or adjust, even during an indicator. 
  • You do not have to wait for the page indicator to stop, you can “press” to go to the next mode immediately after getting to a page, or even enter adjust or jump to another page.

Press

/Turn on, change mode, & select adjustment


~0.3-0.75 seconds. 
The classic button-press - this is what feels “normal” to most people.
  • The light will blink during button presses. 

  • If you are adjusting a mode or setting, a “press” will select the adjusted setting, but the light will revert to the previous adjustment/setting the next time the light turns off unless you "hold to save” it first.


Long-press

/Adjust mode & Check battery level

~0.75-1.5 seconds. 
Hold until you see the appropriate indicator, then let go before the next indicator:
  • From OFF → The battery charge level color flashes for about 3 seconds while you hold the button: green is good, orange is ok, red is dead.

  • From ON → An indicator flash lets you know you can let go. This puts you in the “adjust” state and the mode or setting you are in goes through its adjust cycle. 
  • From “adjust” → double-adjust: long-press again and every light in a group will go to a random adjustment in that mode → this is a great quick way to make every light a different color!


Hold to off

/Turn off

~1.5-4 seconds. 
From ON → Hold past adjust, the light will fade to off, let go.
  • The light remembers your mode & adjustment. 
  • When you press the button again, the light turns on in the same mode & adjustment.
  • You can let go as soon as the fade-off indicator begins.


Long-hold

/Solo on, solo off 

~4 seconds. 
Hold until you see the appropriate indicator, then let go before the next indicator:
  • From ON → Hold past the adjust and off indicators, a third indicator (fade-off #2) lets you know you can let go. If the light is grouped with other lights, it alone will turn off and the rest of the group will stay on.
  • From OFF →  hold past charge level, until light is on - the rest of the group will remain off.
  • You can let go as soon as the fade-off/on indicator begins.

Hold to save

/Save mode or setting


~7 seconds. 
From ON → Hold past adjust, off, solo-off, until light is on again. let go.
  • If the light is in one of the mode pages (p1-p4), and you "hold to save", you will save your pattern to the first slot in “Favorites” (p4m1).
  • If the light is in page 5/settings, you’ll save the current setting adjustment.
  • If the light is in favorites autoplay it will create a show page.

Pro tip: if your mode is in adjust, it will save in adjust, and start at the same color/adjustment it was in when you saved it. also you can save page autoplays to favorites, including adjusted intervals!

Quick-group

/Connect multiple lights wirelessly in a group


~10 seconds. 
From OFF hold past charge indicator, past solo-on, until light turns white. Let go.
  • Automatically creates and saves a group with any other light within range and in quick-group mode at that time.
Tip: If you were previously in a white mode, it may appear like you’ve reached quick-group early, change to a colored mode for a better indicator.

Hold to delete

/Delete mode or setting


~15 seconds. 
From ON → Hold past adjust, off, solo-off, on/save until light flashes red 5 times. let go.
  • On the favorites and show pages, this will delete the mode you’re on.
  • To delete ALL your favorites or a show page, “hold to delete” when you are in autoplay.
  • On the settings page, you can delete any single saved setting to set it back to default, or delete P5M10 to delete all settings and favorites/shows. careful: this works as a group, and sets your whole light back to factory defaults!


Pro tip:
 The default bold-red favorite mode makes a great landmark for the end of the page/when you’ve reached autoplay. Don’t delete it, if you don’t need to!


Notes on button presses: 

  • If you turned the light off in a specific mode/adjustment, you will return to that mode/adjustment when you turn on.
  • Timings are ~ approximate and for reference only, look for the indicators instead of trying to count seconds.
  • “Hold to save" and “hold to delete” functions are fairly long to prevent accidental saves or deletes. The current “hold to save” delay feels like the minimum appropriate cushion, maybe we could shorten it by 5-10%, but it would still feel similarly long, and much more likely to hit accidentally.
  • End of page behavior in a group:
  • When one light gets to the end of a page and turns off, the other lights remain on - they do not turn off. This prevents accidentally turning off all the lights, e.g. if your friend is pushing buttons to control your flowtoys while they watch you play.
  • When you turn the light back on, it will go to p1m1, and the others in the group will join it.
  • To make all lights turn off together, hold to off.