Use the latest iOS and Android apps to update the software in your LIFX bulbs and unlock our latest features and improvements.Get the app
Tips for updating your LIFX
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Firmware Release 8 March 2017
Generation 2 LIFX Color 1000, White 800/900, Z Strip (v 1.21): We have released a firmware update for the new LIFX Z light strip, the Color 1000 and all our tunable White-only products. This introduces the first effect especially for the LIFX Z, the Move Effect. It also improves connectivity for the LIFX Z and improves stability for the White 800 and Color 1000 products in certain circumstances.
Firmware Release 8 January 2017
Generation 3 LIFX and LIFX + (v 2.9): 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.
Firmware Release 29 November 2016
Generation 2 LIFX Color 1000, White 800/900, Z Strip (v 1.20): 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.
Generation 3 LIFX or LIFX + customers must use the LIFX iOS and Android apps to update their lights:Get the app
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:
Desktop Updaters for LIFX Generation 1 and 2 Products
OS X download
Mac OS X 10.7 or newer [18MB]
Windows XP or newer [18MB]
Debian Linux x86_64 [1.4MB]