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Firmware updates

Update the software in your LIFX bulbs to unlock our latest features and improvements. Find out what's new.

Before you start

Your first update to The Original LIFX bulb can take up to 30 minutes per bulb. After this, future updates should take about one minute per bulb. If you experience issues upgrading multiple bulbs, switch off some lights to update one bulb at a time. For further info, visit the Help Center.

iOS, iPhone download

LIFX iPhone app (includes updater)

Android download

LIFX Android app (includes updater)

Or update via your computer:

Mac download

Mac 10.7 or newer [18MB]

SHA256 04faa05d9a3e0d0328cfae4d932dcf2cd929b97b047452f585283621c484f96c

Windows download

Windows XP or newer [18MB]

SHA256 9ef16b9de90bd43064bcdb6a6fe9b497653c07e30eb1625a5cf716920b69c332

Linux download

Debian Linux x86_64 [1.4MB]

SHA256 bab875b6509526f4e3bcebc2ce1c83ce9f66c9429b159d7a54fca6fb00bcaf4e

What's new

LIFX Firmware release 15 March 2016

New update for the White 800/900 and Colour 1000 that provides further reliability improvements.

LIFX Firmware release 15 February 2016

New update for the White 800 and Color 1000 that introduces the White Restore feature, and further reliability improvements.

LIFX Firmware release 19 October 2015

New update for the White 800 and Color 1000 that improves connectivity in firewalled environments and also improves AllJoyn performance.

LIFX Firmware release 7 August 2015

Fast firmware update for White 800, reduces connectivity drop-outs on 802.11n Wi-Fi networks.

LIFX Firmware release 15 June 2015

New fast firmware updates for The Original, White 800 and Color 650 LIFX lights - adds connectivity and performance upgrades in just minutes per bulb.

LIFX Firmware release 1 February 2015

Added support for secure Internet-connectivity of your LIFX bulbs. Improved performance and reliability for on-boarding and lighting control. Paved the way for dramatically faster future firmware updates.

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