Your Lux Lavalier should automatically play a playlist of pre-selected patterns endlessly (well, until the battery runs out and needs recharged).

For more control, you can connect to it via wi-fi.

Note: Wi-fi is disabled, by default, to conserve battery power.

To turn on wi-fi:
  1. Ensure your Lux Lavalier is powered on with a freshly charged battery.
  2. Press and hold the button on the back for 5 seconds. The status LED on the back will flash twice.
  3. Wi-fi is now enabled until power is disconnected.

To connect your Lux Lavalier to a wi-fi network:
  1. If not already connected to a wi-fi network, your Lux Lavalier will create its own network named Pixelblaze_XXXXXXX, where XXXXX is a code unique to your Lux Lavalier. You should see it in the list of wi-fi networks available on a computer or mobile device:

    Note: If you can’t find the Lux Lavalier’s wi-fi network, it may not be in setup mode.

    To put it in to setup mode:

    1. Press and hold the button for 5 more seconds.
    2. If the status LED on the back flashes 5 times, it’s now in setup mode.
    3. If the status LED on the back flashes once, press and hold the button for 5 more seconds. The status LED on the back should now flash 5 times,
    4. It should now be in setup mode and its wi-fi network should now appear in the list on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Connect to this network from a computer or mobile device.
  3. You should see a pop-up and/or automatically get redirected to configure the Lux Lavalier’s wi-fi settings. If not, open a browser and go to

In WiFi Settings you an configure your Lux Lavalier to run in one of two modes:

Client Mode - Connect to a network

In this mode your Lux Lavalier can connect to an existing wi-fi network. Use this mode while at home or another location with an existing wi-fi network that you can connect to.

  1. Choose the wi-fi network to which you’d like to connect, or enter the SSID (Name) if you know it, it’s hidden, etc.

  2. Enter the password for the wi-fi network.
  3. Leave Enable Discovery Service enabled to use the Pixelblaze Discovery Service, which makes it much easier to find your Pixelblaze on your wi-fi network later.
  4. Click Submit to connect.

  5. Once it has connected, it will have an IP address on your wi-fi network.
  6. The computer or mobile device you’re using should automatically re-connect to its previous network (your home wi-fi, mobile data, etc).
  7. If you left it enabled, use the Pixelblaze Discovery Service to find your Lux Lavalier.
  8. If you’re unable to find your Lux Lavalier’s IP address, you can use these instructions for finding a Raspberry Pi.

AP Mode - Create a stand-alone network

In this mode your Lux Lavalier will create its own wi-fi network that you can connect to from another device. Use this mode when outdoors or away from other wi-fi networks.

If you’ve already chosen Client Mode and followed the instructions above, skip down to Next Steps

  1. Enter an SSID (Name). This is the name of the wi-fi network that you will connect to from other devices to configure your Lux Lavalier.
  2. Enter a password at least 8 characters long. Passwords with fewer than 8 characters will not work.
  3. Now you should be able to use a computer or mobile device to connect to the wi-fi network with the SSID (name) you entered in step one above.
  4. Once connected, open a browser and enter the address

Congratulations! You should now be able to connect to and configure your Lux Lavalier!

Next step: Settings