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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 color 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 colors with just a quick voice command. First, you will need to setup your LIFX OPTIMIZED 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 OPTIMIZED 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 AUTHORIZE.     Once the account is linked, the Alexa App will...
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German engineering has never looked this good.

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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Gantri Brings a New Twist to Manufacturing

Who? Gantri offers high-quality 3D printed modern designs. We empower creative designers to turn their original ideas into products and share them with design lovers worldwide.     When? Gantri is excited to be exhibiting at Renegade Brooklyn (6/17-18) and hosting an exclusive studio tour during SF Design Week (6/14-22). They’ll be showing off a selection of five table light designs powered with LIFX lights from a range of international designers. Mark your calendars for June 17th when these lights are made available for purchase on gantri.com along with plans to roll out new designs weekly.     Why? Most original product design ideas are never realized because bringing them to the market is too difficult for designers. This is...
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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 motion sensor that works with LIFX

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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The new look LIFX app is here.

  WE'VE GIVEN THE LIFX APP FOR iOS & ANDROID A FRESH LOOK. Your lights now appear as power icons. To toggle on and off select the power icon. Take complete control when you touch the light's caption. Here you will be able to navigate 180 degrees of color, shades of white, themes and effects. More than just a pretty face. We've added extra night vision control. Tap your lights name, head to edit and then Night Vision. From here you can toggle the invisible light on and off as needed.   You can now save scenes on your light strip. When you've finished painting colored light on the LIFX Z tap "+" and select New Scene. Here you can...
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