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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 [16.8MB]

SHA1 7576e18e394a0183ea4d0bb0e8bf6d2c89c1bdbc

Windows download

Windows XP or newer [18.6MB]

SHA1 05f69d599de26709d649ddbc67f7b00f17e7bd12

Linux download

Debian Linux x86_64 [1.5MB]

SHA1 3b657eba9006ce1fd244a3223b64ce3a4102d460

What's new

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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