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Keep up to date with the latest news from LIFX. Learn about new app features and product releases. Find out what new IOT connected devices LIFX connects with.

Invisible to the human eye

The LIFX + is a unique light, combining all the control and colour capability of the LIFX lights, with the addition of IR LEDs to the hardware. IR adds a very unique feature to the LIFX + A19 and BR30 lights. It uses 950nm IR LEDs for light that is invisible to the human eye, but can be seen by many security cameras on the market. Most night vision cameras will have IR LEDs built in, for allowing the camera to see at night. What the LIFX + can add in value, is to illuminate those areas that the camera LEDs cannot reach. To setup your extended night vision, simply place your LIFX + in a place where it can...
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It’s “Back to the Future” with Alexa voice control for your lights

Alexa just keeps getting smarter! She can now control your LIFX lights in custom groups as well as let you control your scenes and colours with just a quick voice command. First, you will need to setup your LIFX OPTIMISED FOR SMART HOME skill. To get started, open the Alexa App. Tap the MENU icon in the upper left hand corner. Find SMART HOME and tap SMART HOME SKILLS. Click ENABLE SKILLS then search for the LIFX Skill. ENABLE the LIFX OPTIMISED FOR SMART HOME skill. This will require you to enter your LIFX account name and password to link your LIFX lights to your ALEXA app. Tap AUTHORISE.     Once the account is linked, the Alexa App will...
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German engineering has never looked better.

What? LIFX Partner and creators of Nuimo, Senic are returning to Kickstarter to launch COVI. COVI is a speech-enabled light that also includes an open-source based smart home hub. Senic has taken the feedback of their early users and channeled it directly into their ambitious second product. COVI will work together with LIFX bulbs and also be compatible with Nuimo. https://www.senic.com       How? COVI is a speech-enabled designer light and open-source hub that supports speech services like Amazon Alexa. COVI can connect smart home devices to enable home automation with an awareness of your activities. Unlike many larger companies who build closed automation platforms, COVI is built on an open source platform includes 500+ contributors. This allows COVI...
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Set the Scene

Forget about fumbling for perfect lighting thanks to the one-touch magic of LIFX SCENES. Set multiple custom presets and let SCENES efficiently illuminate any situation; warm white for a dinner date or a groovy green when spirits are high.   Ready to set the SCENE? Start with a lighting situation you want preset for future use. Next, go to HOME, hit the “+” symbol in the upper right corner, select “New Scene” from the pop-up menu.     Give your new scene a unique name, assign it to your connected LIFX lights or a group, tap SAVE, and you’re done!     Scroll down to access your presets on the HOME screen, press SCENES, and your preferred illumination options appear...
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Rise & Fall with the Sun

Naturally ease your transition into the waking world or dip yourself to sleep, with Solar Schedules. This GPS-enabled feature pairs the LIFX lights in the home with the rising and setting of the sun. Schedule your preferred time to light or dim the household while keeping in a natural rhythm with the Sun’s movement across the Earth. To set your Solar Schedule, tap the “+” button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Choose NEW SCHEDULE on the following menu then tap START TIME. On the following screen, choose WITH THE SUN, then allow the LIFX app to pinpoint your GPS location. LIFX Tip 37: Be home when setting your solar schedules, so they are accurate to your...
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Press to Fade: Fading On and Off

When you’re soundly snoozing in the morning or gradually drifting off at night, your LIFX light offers a quick and convenient fade feature to ease the transition. It’s a spontaneous feature useful as a convenient sleep timer in the morning or a reminder to reign in an all-night brainstorming session. Go to the HOME menu, then press and hold the power icon above the selected light name for one second. A menu will appear, select the time frame you’d like the light to fade on or off. Remember, the current power state dictates whether the light fades off or on; if powered down, you’ll be prompted to set how long the light takes to fade on, and vice versa.  ...
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Feature Highlight: LIFX Z Move

Elate your senses with a palette of colors and express your personality on to your space with LIFX Z. The LIFX Z has 8 color zones per meter strip. This allows for a multicolor strip instead of just a single solid color.
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Meet the inventor of a smart motion sensor

LIFX has become an important part of many people’s lives. Every day we see appreciation from our users for making their homes smarter, brighter and more automated, with more people connecting bulbs and making their spaces more fun, expressive, unique and responsive. We’re so grateful and proud to have an army of supporters, makers and creatives around us that see and use our lights in unique ways. It is the clever, surprising and novel ways you all interact with our lights that allows LIFX to challenge and reimagine what lighting should be. It’s for these reasons we’re starting a monthly blog series about our secret to success - you! Presenting #inventedforlifx - featuring awesome people who do great things with...
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Extended Night Vision for your Nest Cam Outdoor™

Looking after your home is important, but is it looking after you? With the release of our Generation 3 LIFX + Bulb we have introduced a new way to enhance the ability for your home security camera to see in...
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LIFX + Named As CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

We are excited to announce that LIFX has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for the LIFX + : Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Bulb with Infrared.  Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent
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