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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
Dec 17, 2022

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13.1K reviews
Kodiak Darling
January 30, 2023
I've never had a worse user experience with any app. The fundamental problem is that this app can't keep connections. Bulbs are constantly "missing" and unresponsive. Can hardly connect. Requires extremely particular network to and environmental conditions to work perfect. And when it does work, you have to navigate a UIX nightmare to use most of the features of a bulb. I hate this app and I resent the company that made it for letting it stay this bad this many years. Amateurs.
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Kai Laakso
December 8, 2022
Ive had it for a while and its had its issues but been solveable, now the app just crashes constantly. Edit 2 years later(2.5 star): still pretty much the same issues, lots of restarts is the key to using this but I just like this when it works so much I won't drop em Edit again: Wow. Finally had some firmware updates and things are feeling better and working better. Pretty sure I heard a new company took over, and I have to say I'm impressed
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Feit Electric Company, Inc.
December 14, 2022
Thanks for the updated review Kai. The team are working hard on improving the stability and adding new features. Great to see it paying off :)
October 21, 2022
This app needs a complete overhaul. There are 4 major problems: (1) the UI is confusing & unintuitive. Things are misplaced! Example, it's nearly impossible to find the menu to create new groups. (2) When I move lights to a different group, they revert back to the original group after a few minutes. (3) Scenes are confusing — what even are they anyway? (4) Last but not least, the colors are often inconsistent between lights! For example, 45 degrees or 2000 kelvin very between most of my lights.
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What's new

- New Effect: Twinkle
- Added option to settings to vote on upcoming features
- Special New Year's Eve experience incoming...
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements