LIFX Smart Light Bulb

  • Spencer Pines, iReviews
  • August 01,2022
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With 16 million color options, the LIFX smart light bulb strategically illuminates your home and at the same time, connects to all the latest smart home apps. The custom controlled LED strips are suitable for both indoor lighting as well as the outdoors. Available in A19 and BR20 sizes, you can select a limitless spectrum of colors for eight individually addressable zones.

 

Whether it’s connecting to your Nest Protect smart home device or your Samsung Smart devices, LIFX is the easiest bulb to set up – it’s just a bit more complicated than simply screwing in a light bulb. After you pick a space for the light bulb and install it, you need to use the free app to connect the bulb to your home’s wifi, name it, and then you will be set.

 

If you’re interested in setting up a complete light show connected to your favorite devices, just add more LIFX bulbs and let your imagination run wild.

 

From intense color themes to creating lighting schedules, The LIFX light bulbs are designed to create a memorable ambiance whether it’s for home security or home entertainment.

 

If you connect your LIFX to Nest Protect, for example, you can program the bulbs to flash red when Nest detects CO2 or smoke. This can be used for an added level or protection whether it’s for a family of three or the hearing impaired.

 

If you’re concerned about home security while on vacation, LIFX connects to NEXT Thermostat. As soon as your Nest Thermostat switches itself onto Away mode, LIFX can make it look as if someone strategically timed lights being turned on and off.

 

As an extra level of home security, you can easily connect LIFX to Nest Cam Outdoor – just imagine an infrared sensor light shining on would be intruders as they approach your front stoop.

 

By connecting your LIFX to Samsung Smart Things, you’re able to seamlessly integrate all of your smart devices. From changing color to adjusting brightness, the LIFX bulbs communicate with your smart locks, cameras, motion sensors, etc.

 

One problem I had with the LIFX Smart bulb is that, if you only have 1 bulb, your options are very limited. LIFX Bulbs truly shine (pun not intended) when you place multiple throughout your home to create coordinated light patterns and color schemes.

 

With an endless color scheme and full connectivity with some of the leading smart home devices, LIFX is arguably one of the smartest light bulbs on the market today. If you’re someone interested in transforming your home into the smartest home on the block, LIFX will bring you to the next level.

PROS
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: $1.32
  • Life (based on 3 hrs/day use): 22.8 years
  • iOS and Android Compatible
  • Millions of Colors or 1,000 Shades of White
  • Compatible with Smart Home Devices (Nest, Google App, Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Samsung Smart Things
CONS
  • Availability
Spencer Pines, iReviews

By Spencer Pines, iReviews

Spencer Pines is a young artist and writer with a wide range of creative abilities. He is passionate about his friends, family, creative works, and retro video games.