the latest from LIFX.

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.


LIFX now plays with Yonomi

Your LIFX lights now play with Yonomi, the free app that offers you a way to connect the smart devices in your home and control them from one simple interface. With over 17 brands and many more products already enabled, Yonomi is a great introduction anyone looking to take the first steps into the world of IoT without spending big. Yonomi sits in your phone and the cloud. Just like LIFX, there is no hub, no controller or any additional hardware required. This means that getting started is simple, just download the app and you’re ready to enjoy the benefits connected living has to offer you, such as saving time and energy. When you use LIFX with Yonomi you can...
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Imaginations rule when kids connect with LIFX

LIFX lights offer a great introduction into the world of home automation and smart lighting. But one of the things we enjoy most is hearing from you, our users, with the exciting and creative ways you are using them in your homes. One thing that keeps coming up is not only how fun having LIFX in your home is but how much your kids LOVE LIFX lights and we couldn’t agree more. So today we thought we’d share some of the great ways parents & children alike are using LIFX in their homes.
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How we increased our team’s effectiveness with smart lighting

Part of our culture at Rushfaster is to focus on effectiveness. This is why we can operate with such a small close-knit team. Recently we’ve started looking at “the internet of things” to help us become more effective. As unlikely as it sounds, we realised that smart lighting could actually really help us achieve more from each day.
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5 exciting ways to trigger LIFX scenes

Scenes are quickly becoming one of the most loved features for LIFX owners. They give you the ability to tailor your lights for your space, save the look, and then return to that moment with just a tap on the LIFX app. 
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LIFX in Bloom

The vivid colors generated by the LIFX Original have a mesmerizing effect when they interact with different textures. We are often asked what light fixtures best compliment LIFX so we took up the challenge to see what combination produces the best results.
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Father's Day Gift Guide

It's that time of year again, Father's Day is just around the corner and time is ticking away for you to find your dad the perfect gift. But don't worry, we're here to lend a hand. We've done the hard work for you by rounding up some great gift ideas we think your Dad will love. And Dads, if you're reading this it might be time to start dropping hints to your loved ones!
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Inspiration from the LIFX community

We’ve pulled together a collection of fan photos that prove you don’t need a professional to create stunning interior lighting when you’re working with LIFX. Here are some unique ideas that will help bring out your inner designer. Check them out and get inspired.
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Halloween LIFX-o'-Lantern

  With Halloween fast approaching, we’ve created a simple ‘How To’ guide for making your very own spooky, WiFi-controlled Jack-o’-Lantern…or what we like to call a LIFX-o’-Lantern! We bet your neighbors and friends have never seen a Jack-o’-Lantern that pulses to your music and changes colors – welcome to next level Halloween party decorations. Step 1 – Get your materials ready.– 1 Large pumpkin– 1 Carving Kit (kitchen knives and spoons are also okay)– 1 Goo (brains) bowl– 1 Light fixture– 1 LIFX bulb   Step 2 – Time to get-a-slicing! Not sure about how to sculpt yourself a super spooky lantern face? Trying printing out a template (like this one we used), place it over your pumpkin and away...
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Goodbye, Incandescents! Hello, LEDs!

While halogen incandescent bulbs are still being made, 40W, 60W, 75W, 100W, and 150W bulbs – the lights you grew up with – are gone forever. Unless, of course, you were one of the few who paid attention to the “lightbulb law” that Congress passed in 2007 and stockpiled your own private stash because you knew you’d miss their warm glow.
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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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