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About this app

Like you, LIFX wants smarter light. This means we care about the way you control your smart lights, as much as we do about the lights themselves. We make it easy to get started with WiFi-enabled, bright, colorful smart lights that need no hub. Yep, you can start with just one device.

LIFX App can not only help give you the best start, but will turn your experience “up to 11”. Automate your wake up Schedule, or set up your movie-watching Scene (then set up voice control so you don’t even have to leave the sofa), or play with Effects next time you’re entertaining.


The LIFX app is packed full of features like:

- The Basics: on/off, dim, change color, change white temperature.

- Groups: control all lights in a group easily, including on/off and dimming with one touch from the Home Dashboard.

- Group personalization: choose a LIFX illustration to suit or personalize Group cards with your own pictures.

- Schedules: automate your lights to fade, change color, and turn on/off, all visible in an easy calendar-style view.

- Effects: play with special effects like the music visualizer, fire, move, candle flicker, strobe, color cycle & more, all in one place.

- Scenes: set your lighting just the way you like it and save it for later.

- Themes: a library of one click color combinations for a Group, from ‘Proud’ to ‘Soothing’.

- Paint: with your finger in the app, paint color live onto your LIFX Z, Beam, Tile and Candle.

- Custom color palettes: add your favorite colors to a custom color palette.

- Discover Tab: find How To guides, learn about integration partners, or shop for LIFX

- Switches: configure switches to control your LIFX lights, groups and scenes, as well as other non-LIFX devices

- and much more.

Example uses from our customers:

- Ambiance: schedule warmer light in the evening - to calm - and whiter light in the morning - to energize.

- “Moccupancy”: set irregular schedules to make it seem like you’re home when you’re not.

- Sleep: set your bedroom lights to deep red just before bed to produce more melatonin which helps you get better quality sleep.

- Stay put: you’ve settled into the sofa for a streaming binge but left the lights on. No need to jump up to the switch, just ask your voice assistant.

- Pet owners: if you're unexpectedly late home from work, turn the lights on for your dog from wherever you are.

- Silent notifications: use partner apps to give you a light flash if… your car is arriving, or the forecast says it will rain, or you are mentioned on social media, and much more.


Best color-changing smart bulb for HomeKit - CNET

Pairing LIFX with Apple HomeKit is easy using the HomeKit onboarding QR code available in the product packaging.

Stay in touch.

Need a helping hand, or want to offer us some advice? We would love to hear from you about your LIFX experience. You can reach us at support@lifx.com.

LIFX lights are available at lifx.com
Updated on
Jun 2, 2024

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

13K reviews
Colby Murphy
May 25, 2024
Consistent connectivity issues, and the most recent UI overhaul that "fixed" animated lights made them basically useless. Stops animating when the app sleeps. This is a new problem, didn't happen with the old app. I like the lights (I have 10+), I like the integration, and I like the app (like 65% of the time), but it's a constant cause of headaches and frustration throughout my 8 years using them. Truly feels like functionality has only gotten worse over the years
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Derek K
June 15, 2024
Just spent an easy 45 minutes deleting, re-downloading, setting up, and then immediately re-encountering my issue of opening the app and it not having a clue where my light is, or it only being a beige scale. Meanwhile my room is stuck at a midrange red light, and I'm trying to go to sleep. Funny enough it works best if I disconnect my wifi. Product is decent, app is horrible.
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Feit Electric Company, Inc.
December 14, 2022
Hi, we are always looking to improve the experience for our users, and really appreciate the feedback. If there is anything specific we can look into, please contact us support at lifx.com.
Monica McDonald
May 6, 2024
Things are not going good. 4 weeks I've been unable to control this light bulb with Google. I unscrewed it left it out of the socket for several minutes, put it back in the socket and flipped the light switch five times. It went through its color changing cycle. I updated the software via the Play Store and now I can't get the app to open. It's just a black screen. Very disappointing. I've had so much fun with this light bulb and now nothing.
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What's new

Added granular zone control for LIFX Ceiling