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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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Extended Night Vision for your Nest Cam Outdoor™

  Looking after your home is important, but is it looking after you? With the release of our Generation 3 LIFX + Bulb we have introduced a new way to enhance the ability for your home security camera to see in the dark. Engineered to include infrared technology the LIFX + blankets your space in invisible light that’s easily picked up by your camera, while also offering amazing colors and customizable whites, as you’ve come to expect from your LIFX. Our LIFX + BR30 is our first bulb that is dust tight and water resistant, making it suitable for use in outside setting (IP65 compliant). Use your LIFX + BR30 with the Nest Cam Outdoor to cover your porch and...
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LIFX + Named As CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree

  We are excited to announce that LIFX has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for the LIFX + : Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Bulb with Infrared.  Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. The LIFX + is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart lightbulb, capable of 16 million colors, thousands of shades of white and infrared illumination, invisible to the naked eye, but easily seen by night vision cameras to dramatically improve their visible range. "We're thrilled to have our LIFX + Smart Bulb with patent-pending Infrared Technology be recognized...
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2016 the year that was!

  Time flies - we can’t believe we’re almost through the first month of 2017! So, before we jump too far ahead into the excitement of the year, we thought why not take a moment to look back at some of the awesome ways you guys have been using your LIFX lights. From bright colors, crazy amounts of connections and some interesting use of Emoji’s, we’ve rounded up the very best of 2016. A lot of people love the color blue. No really. In fact, over 4,000 people set their lights to this exact color in 2016. Word association anyone? We hunted out the most common colors named with these keywords for the year. The results? For some, not what...
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Dress your home for the Holidays with Logitech & LIFX

  The holiday season is in full swing. Weekends are filling up with parties. This time can be so hectic and crazy. We get it. That’s why we’ve pulled together some handy tips with our friends at Logitech to make entertaining at your home, less stress and more success. So sit back, put your feet up and let us do the hard work for you. When you team your LIFX lights with Logitech’s Harmony hub based remotes and the new Logitech POP Home Switch, party planning is as simple as clicking your fingers. Here are some of our favorite ways to get started: Get your home in holiday mode Press your Logitech POP and instantly transform your home from functional...
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Let your tech do the haunting for you this Halloween

    How does a light bulb make your home extra spooOooky? Easy. We’ve come up with these quick and easy tips to help you cast fear in the eyes even the most experienced trick or treater.   Discover your sixth sense with Yonomi Take your Halloween game to a whole other level by connecting with the free app Yonomi, our friends there have set-up preset routines to give your home an edge above the rest, check them out here.   Conjure up some darkness Kick off your haunted home with motion detected darkness. All you need is a LIFX light, a smart camera, and IFTTT. From there create a recipe to fade your lights slowly into darkness every time the camera...
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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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