Combining a modern finish with haptic feedback, the LIFX Switch is meant for daily use and is easily programmable in the LIFX app. Use the buttons on the Switch to trigger a lighting scene, dim smart lights, and of course turn off and on whilst always remaining in standby.
Make dumb lights smart
With LIFX Switch you can apply smarts to standard 'dumb' lightbulbs. Add lights to scenes, schedule on or off, or connect to Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control.
Keep smart lights connected
With the ability to keep smart lights in standby mode whether on or off means your smart set up won't be interrupted. And with 4 buttons, you have extensive control from the one device.
More than just on / off
The LIFX Switch can also be used to control standard lights. A button can control on/off so you can set a schedule or a scene to include the dumb lights.
Just ask Alexa or Google
If you're tucked up in bed, already nestled in the couch, or simply have your hands full, hands-free dimming, colouring, or 'on-offing' of your LIFX is a game changer.
This is an in-wall switch, so requires installation by someone with technical knowledge and experience. Do it once, do it well please folks.
Q. Can I install these switches myself?
A. It depends on your local regulations. In some countries, LIFX Switch requires installation by a licensed electrician.
Q. Can I replace any existing switch with them?
A. Not all switch wiring types are compatible, they require existing neutral wiring. Check with an electrician as to what type you have. If you're planning on a new build or renovation, request this type of wiring.
Q. Are these switches for outdoor use?
A. No, LIFX Switch is intended for indoor use only.
Q. Are other LIFX devices - like a bridge - required to use the switch?
Q. Can the switch control a group of LIFX lights?
Q. Can the switch control a group of traditional lights (not smart)?
A. Yes, the switch can control both LIFX Smart lights and traditional non-smart lights
Q. Can I control the switch via HomeKit, Alexa or Google Assistant?
A. At launch Alexa and Google Assistant will be supported. Homekit will be introduced in 2020.
Q. Will the switch work if my internet connection is disabled?
A. Your non-smart lights will still work, but controlling your smart lights via Switch will require internet connectivity.
Q. Can I dim my lights via the switch?
A. You can trigger a dimming of LIFX to a set level (scene). Non smart lights won’t be dimmable via the Switch
Q: Can I use the switch to control other smart devices (including smart lights)?
A: At the moment no, but stay tuned!
Q. Can my LIFX switch work with 5Ghz Wi-Fi routers?
A. No, the LIFX switch will only work on the 2.4Ghz Wi-FI band. Most home routers that support 5Ghz should also support 2.4Ghz.
For more information on wifi requirements, please see here.
Q. I’m running old halogen lights. How many can I run from one switch channel?
A. Each switch channel will support a total of 250W of lighting So 5x 50W bulbs could be connected to one channel. Simply sum up all the lights on the circuit and make sure it totals under 250W. If you’re not absolutely sure, consult an electrician.
Q. I have a 3 gang switch now. Can I replace it with this?
A. Yes, you can, plus you can use the spare button to control other LIFX lights.
Q. Does LIFX switch support 2-way control?
A. Conventional 2-way control using 2 wall switches isn’t supported. But you can control the lights both with the LIFX Switch and with the LIFX app, as well as other 3rd party integrations you have.
Q. Can I set a button to control another light in another room?
A.Yes - the buttons can be programmed to control another LIFX light somewhere else in the home. Or even in another location like your office, or holiday home.
Q. Can I set a delay from the Switch to turn the lights off?
A. Yes, only if it is a LIFX light.