LIFX

Firmware updates

Use the latest iOS and Android apps to update the software in your LIFX bulbs and unlock our latest features and improvements.

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Tips for updating | What's New | Desktop Updaters


Tips for updating your LIFX

  1. The latest LIFX iOS and Android apps will automatically offer to upgrade your firmware when a new version is available. Just launch the LIFX app and make sure you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your lights, then follow the prompts to update your lights.
  2. Updates should take less than a minute per light. If you have many lights to update, try switching some lights off at the wall and updating them in smaller batches.
  3. If you do not have one of the new Generation 3 LIFX or LIFX + lights you may also use the Desktop Updaters to update your lights from a computer.

What's new

LIFX Firmware release 8 January 2017

This update to the new Generation 3 LIFX and LIFX + products resolves a connectivity issue with DHCP on Cisco Wi-Fi access points, fixes a visible flash when dimming lights over long durations and lays groundwork for future product integrations.

LIFX Firmware release 29 November 2016

We have released a firmware update for the new LIFX Z light strip, the Color 1000 and all our tunable White-only products. This improves network connectivity and installation, especially on crowded Wi-Fi networks with patchy internet connections. We have also improved color calibration on the LIFX Z, for richer and more consistent colors across the light strip and our other color products.

LIFX Firmware release 20 July 2016

New update for the White 800/900 and Colour 1000 that provides further stability improvements. Further improvements for compatibility with 802.11n.

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.

Desktop updaters

Generation 3 LIFX or LIFX + customers must use the LIFX iOS and Android apps to update their lights:

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If you do not have one of the new Generation 3 LIFX or LIFX + lights you may use the below downloads to update your lights from a computer:

OS X download

Mac OS X 10.7 or newer [18MB]

SHA256 1fab5a7e42648b66dc8921f341a9b525db8cfa13ac2594eccaf22116783882f5

Windows download

Windows XP or newer [18MB]

SHA256 addbfd24346074f3164f16251d6350b0013e952b0cb32650d91b3c2a9f23822f

Linux download

Debian Linux x86_64 [1.4MB]

SHA256 95405ab02f7257c79942de87f0c9f74606565e8e948e1986a9d831af147990f8