Wireless Bridge and App for iOS OWNER`S MANUAL

Congratulations on the purchase of your Zylight ZyLink Bridge.
Wireless Bridge and App for iOS
sure to read this manual in its entirety before using your Zylink as this
document contains information and important notes regarding the use
of this product. Please refer to this manual for any questions you may
have in the operation and care of your new fixture.
Each package contains the following:
26-04002 - ZyLink Bridge and Lanyard Assembly
Customer Support: Zylight provides customer support via phone and
email for any questions you may have during your set up or
initial operation. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. You may also visit us on the web
at www.zylight.com with any comments or suggestions.
Voice/Fax (In English): (978) 244-0011
E-mail: support@zylight.com
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. In the
unlikely event your unit may require service please contact Zylight
customer support. Do not attempt any repairs yourself; doing so will
void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Store your ZyLink away from direct heat and vibration. After use, make
sure your ZyLink is turned off. Do not place your ZyLink near
combustible or volatile solvents to avoid the risk of fire.
Your ZyLink can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth. In case of heavy
soiling, moisten a cloth with soap solution, then dry the unit with a dry
The ZyLink Bridge works in conjunction with the ZyLink App for iOS,
which can be downloaded for free on the App store.
Charging the ZyLink Bridge:
For proper operation, be sure to fully charge your ZyLink Bridge for a
full 6-8 hours for the longest battery life. The included Micro USB
cable will insert into the Bridge and can be charged with any 5 volt
USB charger. A green LED on the Bridge will illuminate when the
device is charging. When the device charges to around 90%, the
green LED will turn off. The device can be used wirelessly or while
plugged in to a USB charger. Battery run time for the device is
between 10-14 hours depending upon usage and the level of initial
charge. When the battery reaches 20% capacity, the USB socket will
glow orange.
The ZyLink Bridge is very simple to operate, simply hold the Bridge
with your thumb and forefinger and gently squeeze the rubber button
on the device and hold it in for approximately one second. The device
will power up and a green LED will gently blink every few seconds.
To power the device off, again, squeeze and hold the button in for
one second and the device will power down and indicate its off state
by signing off with 4 short flashes. Anytime you plug in the power to
charge, the device will automatically power on and remain on until you
turn it off.
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This fixture is not waterproof and cannot be exposed to heavy rain,
moisture, or be submerged in water. Please take care to avoid
prolonged exposure to moisture or water.
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Each Zylight fixture may be connected to another Zylight fixture
using the integrated ZyLink wireless control. There is no network to
configure, no routers to set - it’s wireless, it’s automatic and it’s built
into most Zylight fixtures. Zylight instruments linked together on the
same channel act in concert as if they were one unified source.
Adjustments made to one light will change all lights in the group. A
group can support as many Zylight ifixtures as you wish.
Some Zylight fixtures may be operated independently and others
operated in one or more groups. Any independent Zylight fixtures may
be associated with a group. Wireless settings are saved when power
is removed from an fixture allowing breaks during filming or lighting
plan changes without losing settings.
The effective range for ZyLink varies on specific conditions, but will
reliably work within about 60 feet (about 20 meters). Because the
Bridge works with your iOS’ Bluetooth system, it should remain within
10-20 feet (about 5 meters) of your iOS device.
Most Zylight fixtures have ZyLink already included in the hardware of
the fixture. At the time of this manual printing, the following fixtures
have ZyLink built in: All F8-100s, All F8-200s, All F8-300s, Beem
Retro, All IS3/c, Z90, and Z50. Zylink can be used from fixture to
fixture, with the Zylight Remote or this ZyLink Bridge and App. The
App does not work without the presence of a charged and powered
Bridge in it’s vicinity.
FIXTURES with ZyLink:
Press and hold in the wireless button on your fixture for 3 seconds.
The display will show the ZyLink wireless icon when it is active.
ZyLink enabled fixtures can be connected to one of 10 ZyLink
channels. To set or change the ZyLink channel, press and quickly
release the wireless button to toggle through channels 1-10 or rotate
the dial depending on the fixture.
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ZyLink Bridge/App PAIRING:
In order to use your iPhone or iPad with ZyLink, after launching the
ZyLink App, a screen will prompt you to link to any ZyLink devices
within the vicinity. If ZyLink does not appear, be sure that your Bridge
is charged and powered on with a green indicator light gently flashing
next to the large power button. Press CONNECT to pair your iOS
device with the local ZyLink Bridge.
After you pair with a ZyLink Bridge, the App will automatically present
one of several MODE screens:
so. For example, if an F8 LED Fresnel and an IS3 fixture are linked to
the same ZyLink channel, manipulating color on that channel will only
affect the IS3 with it’s built in color mode. However, manipulating the
brightness level on that same channel, will change the brightness on
both fixtures. For the greatest control, select a different channel for
each fixture you are using. If you have more than 10, then thank you,
you own a lot of Zylights! You can set up multiple lights on the same
channel and control them at the same time. ZyLink is meant to give
you greater control and flexibility on a set, but it does have it’s
limitations, and is not meant for live event switching. If you need to
have specific cued controls over your fixtures, we
recommend using DMX as a more robust way to control your set
White mode allows you to control BRIGHTNESS, and on some fixtures,
actually control color temperature and/or PLUS/MINUS GREEN for
color correction control.
Color mode allow you to not only control
the ability to dial in a color on the COLOR
WHEEL. The approximated color is shown
in the center of the COLOR WHEEL.
In both WHITE and COLOR MODES, you
have the ability to SAVE PRESETS so you
can recall them at a later time or for
multiple takes on a given scene.
Start by creating a matrix of individual lights or groups of lights. Every
light can be on one of 10 individual ZyLink channels with each control
change affecting every fixture on that channel within each fixtures
ability to do so.
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The ZyLink App also give you the ability to create special effects
with your Zylights. Create FADES, CROSSFADES, STOBES, POLICE
LIGHTS, and FLAME FLICKERS. Each of the EFFECTS allow for
different variables such as duration, resets, replays, brightness, and
other variables specific to that particular effect. We will continue to
improve and add to the amount of special effects your Zylights can
2.0” x 2.3” x 1.2” [50mm x 58mm x 30mm]
2 oz [56g]
Power Requirement
5VDC via USB Mirco
Operating Range
-20 – +40 C
Wireless Frequency
Bluetooth, 2.45 GHz
Wireless Channels
10, User Selectable
Assembly Materials
Composite Reinforced Thermoplastics
IP Rating
40,000 hrs. min. Lifetime
2 Year Limited Warranty:
Zylight LLC warrants to the original end user customer of its products that its products are free from
defects in material and workmanship under normal use for (2) years from the date of purchase. Except
as provided herein, Zylight LLC makes no express warranties, and any implied warranties, including
those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the duration of the
written limited warranties contained herein. For full warranty details, go to
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux
appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions
suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre
le fonctionnement.
Register your instrument at - www.zylight.com/product-registration
Should your App become unlinked or out of range, the SETTINGS
MODE will allow you to reconnect with your ZyLink Bridge.
Registration has its benefits!
- Proof of Ownership– Create a record in case your product
is lost or stolen
- Receive Notifications – You’ll be notified of the latest firmware and
software updates and improvements to get the most out of your
Zylight product.
Zylight will not sell or share your information with anyone.
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