Thunderstorm for LIFX

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About this app

Summon a thunderstorm light show using your LIFX lights. Watch your lights pulse and flash to the sounds of a storm.*


• Strong Thunderstorm — Heavy rain with frequent lightning and thunder nearby

Lights pulse quickly to the sound of heavy rain. Booming sounds of thunder accompany bright flashes of light.

• Normal Thunderstorm — Steady rain with a full range of lightning and thunder

Lights pulse to the sound of rain. The sound of thunder can be heard from various distances. The closer the lightning, the louder the sound, and the brighter the flashes of light!

• Weak Thunderstorm — Light rain with occasional lightning and thunder far off

Lights pulse slowly to the sound of light rain. Dim flashes of light are followed by soft sounds of thunder.

• Passing Thunderstorms — Rain and lightning intensity changes as the storms pass

Lights pulse and flash at different rates to correspond with the current strength of the storm.


• Change the color and brightness of your lights
• Toggle rain sound effects
• Change rain audio (default, heavy rain, steady rain, light rain, rain on tin roof)
• Set rain volume
• Toggle rain light effects
• Change rain pulse rate (default, slow, medium, fast)
• Target lights for rain light effects
• Change rain transition effects (pulse, fade quickly, fade slowly)
• Change the color and brightness of the rain light effects
• Toggle thunder sound effects
• Set thunder volume
• Change delay lightning
• Toggle delay thunder
• Toggle lightning light effects
• Target lights for lightning light effects
• Change lightning transition effects (random, pulse, fade quickly, fade slowly, flicker)
• Change lightning/thunder occurrence (default, never, occasional, normal, frequent, unreal)
• Change the color and max brightness of the lightning light effects
• Change starting storm for Passing Thunderstorms (weak, normal, strong)
• Change cycle time for Passing Thunderstorms (15 min, 30 min, 60 min)
• Toggle background sounds (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
• Set background volume
• Change default end state (on, off, revert)
• Change sleep end state (on, off, revert)
• Auto-start, Auto-stop, and Auto-restart thunderstorm (auto-restart activates auto-start and auto-stop)


Select one or more lights for your thunderstorm light show on the Lights/Groups tab. Choose a group that you set up using your LIFX app, or create a new group in the Thunderstorm for LIFX app. To edit an in-app group in the list, swipe the item to the left and tap the pencil icon. When you add, remove, or change lights, pull down the list to refresh.


• Lightning on demand. Start a storm and tap one of the lightning buttons at the bottom of the page.
• Sleep Timer with audio fade out. Sleep End State setting lets you choose what happens to the state of the lights when the sleep timer ends.
• Bluetooth and Casting supported via Google Home app. Delay Lightning setting lets you choose how much time to delay the lightning to compensate for the wireless audio delay.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and appreciate you taking the time to rate the app. By leaving a review, I can continue to improve Thunderstorm for LIFX and create a great experience for you and future users. Thank you! —Scott

*Internet connection and LIFX Cloud account required
Updated on
Aug 29, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

16 reviews
A Google user
August 14, 2019
Love this app. But would like to see more customisation. For example. The ability to set the colour curve so at the start of the flash initially its light blue and as it comes to the end of the flash it turns crispy white. So in other words you can adjust the colour within a single flash so it transitions from blue to white in an instant. Also customisation for the duration and type of flash. It could start off with a series of minor very quick flashes and then a big flash at the end.
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Scott Dodson
August 15, 2019
Thank you for the rating and review! I'll try transitioning colors for the lightning effects. As for type of flash, please try changing Transition FX under Lightning/Thunder on the Settings screen. While this may not be exactly what you have in mind, there is a Random option. Please contact with your feedback.
charolott feldman
July 12, 2023
Works great while music is playing and love all the effects. It does have problems reverting all my lights to original colors/brightness levels when going to sleep. Half of them go back, have to fix the other half through lifx app after each storm.
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Scott Dodson
July 13, 2023
Thank you for the 5-star rating and the feedback! Please contact so we can troubleshoot the reverting lights issue.
A Google user
December 5, 2019
Great app overall. Best one on Google Play I could find. A couple of missing features that would be nice to have: 1. Media Controls i.e. play/pause via headset buttons and 2. The ability to choose to play without any lights being controlled.
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Scott Dodson
December 5, 2019
Hi Harry, sorry for the delayed response; I didn't receive a notification. Please contact me at regarding missing feature 2.

What's new

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- added more timing options
- fixed compatibility issue