Lighting Reimagined


    • 3.8 • 6K Ratings
    • Free


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.

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What’s New

Version 4.11.4

Various bug fixes and stability improvements
Improvements to onboarding reliability and device discoverability

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

camsqu ,

Great lights, but unreliable setup

I really do love the lights offered by LIFX, I switched from Phillips hue and fitted my whole apartment with them since I needed smaller bulbs than what hue offered. I have nothing bad to say about their products *after* the setup process.
Trying to setup these lights was not fun, especially when you’re setting up 15+ at the same time, and it honestly made me miss the fact that Phillips hue uses a hub on Ethernet instead of connecting each individual bulb to WiFi and HomeKit. After around 8 bulbs were setup the process became extremely unreliable as if the network was saturated despite the fact I had the lights on a separate access point with a special IoT WiFi network.
This might be my fault or my router but hey the app asked for a rating after hours of googling and resetting bulbs over and over because HomeKit is really good at having “unexpected errors occur”

TL;DR these lights are great but be warned your experience may suffer with too many.

Brosephpaul ,

Good design, but often unresponsive.

I know a lot of people don’t like the new UI, but it’s honestly a bit clearer, and looks much better. I only fumbled for a few days, accidentally turning my room mates lights on because of the new swiping features. Once you relearn though, it feels like it was well thought out.

As far as functionality, it’s a bit wonky. To transition to a scene I want, I have to tap back and forth between two different scenes, as if I have to wake up the lights from a rest mode. Also, I’m aware tiles have been discontinued, at least for now, but the app tends to not have total control over them anymore. I have 3 connected in a straight line. Unless I use a premade scene (and even then sometimes), they will randomly switch to morph. No matter what color I set them to (aside from “off”), they always end up on morph after about 3-5 minutes of whatever I had just set it to.

Sometimes while browsing colors in the color wheel, you’ll experience the whole wheel spin around incredibly quickly, as if it’s attempting to catch up. Something about this version communicates with the lights much slower than before. This is all minor though, as it only takes a few seconds to troubleshoot and fix any problem.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, we are sorry to hear you haven't had a great experience yet. We know it's quite a big change and will take some time to getting used to. We are working on revising some UI changes to be more user friendly and working through a few bugs like you've seen with the color wheel. Thanks for your feedback and patience, and we hope you familiarize yourself with our app while we continue working on bringing a better experience. Best regards, LIFX.

JasperBlanket ,

Terrible app

The new app is a complete failure in functionality. What used to be a very straightforward operation in turning lights on or off has become twice as cumbersome with this revised app. The addition of fake line drawings of your different rooms is utterly pointless and only succeeds in filling up the screen so that you’re forced to scroll far too long if you have more than one room set up. The action of turning lights on or off is also much slower and unresponsive with the new app while adjusting individual lights in a group has become very difficult.

The new app has a greater emphasis on effects such as making all the lights in your house flicker like a candle or perform an epilepsy-inducing strobe. Pointless. Classic case of ‘can we do this’ instead of ‘should we do this’.

The app development team at LIFX should be ashamed at their lack of user testing. Clearly they’ve been given too much freedom to be ‘artistic’ without any checks on actual usability. I hate this new app and every loyal customer of LIFX will too. I wish I went with the Hue.

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