LIFX Original A21 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, Multicolour, Adjustable, Dimmable, No Hub Required, Pearl White - Edison Screw E27 [Energy Class A]
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LIFX is a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-coloured, LED light bulb that you can control with iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet.;LIFX uses a free app to customise bulb, letting you remotely turn lights on and off, dim the brightness and change the colour, so you can set the mood whether you're waking up in the morning or entertaining a date in the evening.;LIFX automatically connects to wireless network, making set up easy and can be used in conjunction with multiple LIFX bulbs in one room.;This energy efficient bulb consumes between 0.2W and 17W, depending on brightness level and can last up to 40,000 hours, or 25 years based on 4 hours use a day. With 4 hours use per day, LIFX bulb will pay for itself in approx 4-5 years and will reduce green house emissions by about 80kg per year. It features a brightness level of 1,017 lumens, which is similar to a 75 watt incandescent light bulb but 4 to 8 times more efficient.;Please note: Wi-Fi features require an 802.11b/g/n compliant router in range of a bulb and either iOS 6.0+ or Android 4.0+ on tablet or smartphone. LIFX bulbs are not intended for use in weather exposed areas
From the Manufacturer
The Light Bulb Reinvented-Lasts 23 Years
LIFX is a WiFi enabled, energy efficient, LED light bulb you control with any smart device.
With an incredible life span of 23 years (based on 3 hours/day), LIFX allows you to see your home in a new light. From warm white to cool white and millions of colors at your fingertips, LIFX helps you match your mood, compliment your surroundings and synchronize with the time of day.
Welcome to Life in a New Light
Installing LIFX is as easy as screwing in a light bulb.
No need for electricians or a computer science degree, getting LIFX setup in your home or office is simple and takes under 3 minutes.
Unscrew your old bulb, replace it with LIFX, download the free app and you’re done.
23 Years of Light
You will need to replace 40x standard light bulbs before you replace a single LIFX bulb.
With an incredible life span of over 23 years (based on 3 hours/day) LIFX gives you back your time and effort so you can spend it on more important things.
The days of climbing a ladder and replacing your blown light bulbs, are over.
LIFX at a Glance
- Choose from warm white to cool white and millions of colors
- Control every light from your smart device, individually or in groups
- Simple, easy to set-up and fits into standard sockets
- Create scenes for arriving home, relaxing, watching movies, parties and more
- Minimum requirements are iOS 7.0 and Android 4.0
Cheaper than a Normal Light Bulb
Over its lifetime a single LIFX bulb will save you over $300 in energy usage and tons of greenhouse gas emissions as well as your valuable time with no ongoing maintenance.
With superior illumination, LIFX bulbs shine as bright as your standard 75w incandescent light bulbs but only use 17 watts. With a simple swipe you can choose from warm white to cool white, and millions of colors. LIFX uses the world's most advanced light dimming system from 100% brightness all the way to 0%, and anything in-between, with just a touch.
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Top Customer Reviews
+ *Incredibly* vivid colours in all hues, including green. Whether or not you'll actually find them useful is up to you. Does very good pastel colours too. Seriously, I can't emphasise this enough: pinks, reds, yellows, oranges, blues, greens, purples, cyans, and white tinted with all of those; they all look fantastic. I'd find it hard to believe that other similar bulbs on the market will give you that range; most won't reach to the greens.
+ Cloud allows internet control, timers etc. via IFTTT or via your own programming, if you understand how a REST API works. Programming your own dawn on a Raspberry Pi? Not a problem. If you're not a coder, IFTTT simplifies matters up to the point of being ridiculously easy.
+ Want your lights to notify you if you get an email, facebook post, tweet, etc? Not a problem.
+ I've had no connectivity issues whatsoever. YMMV, but they always connect reliably for me. (5 GHz not supported unfortunately).
+ Real whites. No, not the whites made by combining colours like on cheapy bulbs, but real ones. And they scale from the warmer whites to the colder ones pretty damn well.
+ Solid and well made.
The packaging for the bulb looks great, and the bulb is well protected. On opening, the bulb itself looks very stylish, being the well made high end item that the price indicates.
Setting up the bulb on WiFi was very straight forward, the only slight negative was that the bulb needed a firmware upgrade to use the newest features, and this took approximately 20 minutes.
The app itself is very intuitive. It allows your to add a bulb to a group and name it - for example, "living room", "Corner Lamp". You can next either keep the bulb on the white light spectrum, changing it's intensity and warmth / coolness or jump into the coloured features.
I chose this bulb over the others on the market, as in tests I've read, it had a much greater range and depth of colours compared to the other coloured LED bulbs. Setting the bulb intensity to 50% or lower produces vivid, rich colours, whereas above that, more white light is added to the colour, increasingly so until the luminosity is at 100%.
What makes the bulb extra special is it's ability to integrate with IFTTT. IFTTT (if this then that) is a free website which allows you to create events and responses. Within 10 minutes I'd hooked it up so that if my next protect smoke detector detects carbon monoxide, it will breath the bulb yellow 20 times. If it detects smoke, it'll switch the bulb on and set it to red.
For fun, I hooked it up to my wifes iPhone GPS, so when she leaves work at night, the bulb breaths 5 times, so I know to get things ready.Read more ›
Alas I was mistaken. Without us having access to an iOS device, and being constrained to just PCs and Android, it has turned out to be no better than just another LED light bulb for us. I hope that the software will be improved so that we can use it as intended; then I might give it another star.
1. Software problems with Android app.
While I could make the network recognise the bulb after assigning its MAC number (printed on the bulb base) to a Static IP address in the router, and I then managed to get the wifi WPA2 password into the bulb, according to the Android app on my Samsung tablet, thereafter the app merely sat and waited to verify, and then eventually said it had failed. I deleted the app completely (not just 'Uninstalled') and re-downloaded it from Google Play store. Same results. After a couple of hours browsing the LIFX website support and trying everything I've given up and hard deleted the app again, partly because I do not like the permissions it has assumed in being able to take over the tablet, and partly because 'Uninstalling' it does not remove it - and I don't trust badly written software.
The little reset switch on the side of the bulb case does seem to have an effect: nothing to start with out of the box but a three pass flick reset it into factory defaults which enabled it to talk with my router (TD-W8970). Subsequent resets merely take one around the same annoying loop of failure again, a small tool is needed because after a few minutes the bulb's back-shell is much too hot to touch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Over the years I've bought three of these making an early decision to go with Lifx rather than Philips Hue. Read morePublished 22 days ago by James Ryan
Very impressed with these LIFX lights.
Brighter than what I was expecting with a colour pallet that stays vibrant throughout the entire spectrum of available colours. Read more
Some info that may help setup. Those saying they disconnect or wont setup for them probably have issue with their setup or saying they don't work with a given ISP are not actually... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ten
I got this bulb and It connected quickly and the app was brilliant and very intuitive. After leaving it on in my bedroom for about 5 hours while I fixed a laptop with 669 viri (not... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reece Boddington
The product is expensive but I bought as I rent a house, I want dimmers and I ain't paying for dimmers then asking the landlords permission and paying his electrician. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jay
Great bulb, surprisingly entertaining considering its a lightbulb.
Great range of colour/warmth etc.
Put it in my basement music studio and can change the light to suit the mood. Fantastic.Published 2 months ago by Mr C E Ashton