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Tips for updating | What's New | Desktop Updaters


TIPS FOR UPDATING YOUR LIFX

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

DESKTOP UPDATERS

Desktop Updaters for LIFX Generation 1 and 2 Products

Compatible products : LIFX Original, Color 1000, White 800, LIFX Z 

OS X Download

Mac OS X 10.7 or newer [18MB]
sha256: 71935384d7a1eeec8c507ea56dc326752aec4b51705a5009b830924e315cfb16

Windows Download

Windows XP or newer [18MB]
sha256: 46e550e77d76e0927d64bc3d7891bd8a535d86e7350a532dfc39e81ef9b0f640

Linux

Debian Linux x86_64 [1.4MB]
sha256: 22846c19b0736b40a138c7df0b6a78d4a1059eae01a3f9b5365d44dec06f9b63

BETA: Desktop Updaters for LIFX Generation 3 Products

Compatible Products: LIFX Generation 3 (A19 and BR30) and LIFX + Generation 3 (A19 and BR30)

BETA: OS X Download

Mac OS X 10.7 or newer [5.9MB]
SHA256 54f1de3f169de4134bf7d1f3f07ad6b7bbada744d001ba972d6a123aaacf21ef

BETA: Windows Download

Windows XP or newer [1.2MB]
SHA256 482e5e69c9d5bc98de9f77c103a0860166c136c6194f2d1a715e823f82ae2fa6

BETA: Windows Download

WHAT'S NEW

Update 5 Dec 2017

Generation 3 LIFX and LIFX+ (v2.72) - Fixed an issue with onboarding lights to a Wi-Fi network in Open security mode. Also fixed a bug with the HomeKit implementation that was stopping it from changing the color and brightness at the same time.

Update 6 Nov 2017

Generation 4 LIFX Mini Color, Mini Day and Mini Day/Dusk (3.28) - Onboarding and HomeKit connection stability improvements. Includes patch for the Krack vulnerability

Update 20 Sept 2017

Generation 3 LIFX and LIFX+ (v2.69) - Added HomeKit support and improvements to connectivity.

Update 16 August 2017

Generation 2 LIFX Color 1000, White 800/900, LIFX Z (v1.22): 
This update is focused on improving connectivity for the affected lights. It also resolves a bug where some legacy messages were causing the light to reset.

Update 19 July 2017

Generation 3 LIFX and LIFX + (v2.14): This update to the LIFX and LIFX+ products contains connectivity improvements, a fix for an issue with the LIFX+ where the IR brightness was not being saved correctly after it was disconnected from the power and resolved an issue where the firmware update process was aborted.

Update 30 May 2017

Generation 3 LIFX and LIFX + (v2.13): This update to the LIFX and LIFX+ products contains connectivity improvements and a fix for an issue with the LIFX+ where the IR brightness was not being saved correctly after it was disconnected from the power.

Update 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.

Update 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.

Update 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.

Update 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.

Update 15 March 2016

New update for the White 800/900 and Colour 1000 that provides further reliability improvements.

Update 15 February 2016

New update for the White 800 and Color 1000 that introduces the White Restore feature, and further reliability improvements.

Update 19 October 2015

New update for the White 800 and Color 1000 that improves connectivity in firewalled environments and also improves AllJoyn performance. 

Update 7 August 2015

Fast firmware update for White 800, reduces connectivity drop-outs on 802.11n Wi-Fi networks. 

Update 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.

Update 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.