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Firmware updates

Use the latest iOS and Android apps to update the software in your LIFX bulbs
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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.

 

WHAT'S NEW

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.

 

DESKTOP UPDATERS

Generation 3 LIFX or LIFX + customers must use the LIFX iOS and Android apps to update their lights: 

 

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Desktop Updaters for LIFX Generation 1 and 2 Products

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:

 

OS X Download

Mac OS X 10.7 or newer [18MB]
SHA256 529060df21c8516230d12ba43c2a56cc61a2120165e82104234ca0078cb421f

 

Windows Download

Windows XP or newer [18MB]
SHA256 9cc2c240dcf4d2d6b87328f2cf67d3d46b76fba98214ddc1527f7a27c09e67fc

Linux

Debian Linux x86_64 [1.4MB]

SHA256 850ba896d5d102a4025e363ece0643de5b3d714b955f75ad7993d7f8690e4aec


 

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 fd0e717af3782e5a5e4d053db1e00bf54d8bbbc41e0afa5d3466bc16799b0f3d

 

BETA: Windows Download

Windows XP or newer [1.2MB]
SHA256 abaaf4fd93e32ab5fdbd78acb6c896b1dd0c6322d543b229c8b77fcd1ab02858

 

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