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Model:
LHB30E26US
SKU:
6450048
Your price for this item is $37.99
The previous price was $39.99

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 551 reviews

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    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars

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91%would recommend to a friend
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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Bright. Extremely reliable. Amazing Colors

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These have some of the best color saturation of any bulbs we've used and we've tried a lot of them. Perfect for our recessed cans in the basement ceiling. The bulb is long enough to screw in and sit flush with the ceiling. I know the price seems high when compared to some of the competition but I have 7-8 year old LIFX bulbs that are still functioning perfectly. They're extremely reliable and hold up for the long haul. Definitely worth the money if you're trying to get the most band for your buck.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Lifx light

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I put this light up In My room the day I got it. It has been the best bulb o have ever bought the light can be so bright but in the app you have so many choices between colors how bright the light is you can turn the light off from your phone they have so many cool presets for what the light can do i love it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, No hub required

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great choice for HomeKit Users

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bright and responsive HomeKit light, no hub needed and perfect as a floodlight in the living room

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Alexa, Brightness

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome smart lights!

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I did my research on several smart light bulbs before purchasing lights for my recessed cans in my livingroom. These are easy to program, work great and respond to on/off commands or color changes in sync with one another with no lag. Works flawlessly with Alexa which I use to turn them on and off, dim to certain brightness and change colors. You can use the color wheel to make any color. There are different color themes as well as warm and cool whites to choose from. Well worth the investment!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Almost great!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The Lifx bulbs are very bright. Which is why I would recommend these over the philips hue bulbs. The connectivity and light dimming issues is the reason for the 4 stars. It seems that I am constantly losing connection with one of the many Lifx bulbs that I have purchased. When the bulb stops working, it goes dim. This has become very frustrating, I do not have this problem with the philips hue bulbs that I have, which are dimmer. The difference is there is a hub that controls the philips hue bulbs and the Lifx bulbs are strictly wifi. I have had to return more than one Lifx bulb and had to contact Lifx customer service due to the reasons mentioned above. In my opinion, when all the Lifx bulbs are working, there the best smart bulbs for brightness and color control. Philips hue bulbs are more durable, but dimmer. I rarely have any issues with the hue bulbs. Modem and Wireless router: I am using the Orbi ax6000 Tri-band wireless router with the spectrum modem and receive over 300 Mbps. Example of Connectivity Issues: I have can light fixtures. And when one of the lifx bulbs stop working, I have to remove the light, find another light fixture to screw the bulb in, and start the process of adding the bulb. If I leave the bulb in with the other can light fixtures, I would have to reset all the bulbs in the can light fixtures. This repeatedly happens. In conclusion: Would I recommend this bulb to a friend, yes. I would tell them to buy a few at a time (1-5). As of right now, only one Lifx bulb is not responding. That is good due to the many Lifx bulbs that I have purchased. I will need to remove the light from the can light fixture and reprogram it. If the Lifx bulbs had a hub or stronger wifi connection, and kept the same brightness and color control, I would give the light bulb 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, cumbersome setup, they don’t last.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have 7 of these and 2 of the standard size A19. They are extremely frustrating. 1. Setup is slow and cumbersome 2. Setup needs to be redone periodically, not sure why but I assume if they don’t get powered for a while they reset (for example if you go on vacation) 3. For the cost they just don’t have the longevity they should have. In my case beyond the setup and use troubles. At least 3 of my lights are now garbage and are either very dim or won’t match the color of other lights even know they are set the same in the app.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent smart lights

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great lights, very bright easy to setup and manage. They do not require a hub with makes the price even more attractive. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    LIFX has best smartlights

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    Posted . Owned for 6 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have around 15 LIFX lights in my home and love everyone of them. The LIFX customer support is also excellent. These lights are great for big floor lamps. I use them in my meditation room and it provides the perfect environment to exercise, meditate or just play video games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lights

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works great but the app isn’t as straight forward and intuitive as others. Happy with the product and would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Just bought a house and changed my living room light and i love them!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very bright light useful for outdoors

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The light is very bright with white light and useful for outdoors.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    App, Brightness

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    These Are The Best..Better Than Philips HUE

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The app is so much easier than HUE. Colors are better and brighter. However, not as soft as the HUE's colors. What I like about the LIFX is that on the app you can pick a pure color like Blue or Purple and tone it down on the app by adding a little white to the color. The bulbs from LIFX are much brighter than HUE's. And, I have a few light strips which are great and a couple of rooms of the BR30 bulbs in my existing Hi Hat fixtures. The only thing is that unless everyone in your house has the app, it's a pain to control the lights as they have no way to turn them on or off. There is a switch from Logictech that is a 3 way press switch which also works with IFTTT technology. You can easily wirelessly program this click switch (which is very small and thin) to turn the lights on and off. Or, to control a number of other wireless things in your house. For now, the other members in my family can use Echo (Alexa) and speak to turn the lights on or off. The BR30 sized bulbs also state on the package they can be used indoors or outdoor locations (with the HUE you can't do that). Also, as mentioned in many reviews, no hub needed to buy with LIFX system. Installation took all of 3 minutes to screw in the bulbs and download the app. Took longer for me to decide what names to give the bulbs. Grouping them is easy so in my room with four hi hats I can turn all on in a group or turn each one off or on individually. Color rendition is great. Even the shades of white are amazingly true. Soft white, daylight, Flourescent light....you name it, it covers the whole temperature spectrum. Whereas before with regular bulbs you had to choose a temperature and stick with it, you just dial up what you like with these bulbs. Love them so far. And, oh yes...one more thing. If you are going to buy a few, buy the multi packs on Best Buy's website as a pack of 4 is $196 rather than buying 4 bulbs individually at $60/each for a total of $240 (much cheaper). If you still feel you need to compare them after my review, buy one of each brand and a hub for Philips HUE and try them out for yourself. I think if LIFX had better marketing and more product on the shelves in Best Buy they would be the clear winner of which bulb sells more. However, Philips is killing LIFX on marketing and using the fancy packaging in stores. Go for the LIFX over Philips...you won't regret your decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to add and fun

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Already had in-house lights in Living and Family rooms. Was easy to add two of these for the porch and enable a new location. Use with Alex and have programed all lights to auto on and off. Having ability to change color is good fun during evening activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smart bulbs!

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    Posted . Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Other smart lights I've used are disappointingly dim when you switch to a fun color, but the LIFX bulbs stay bright no matter what color you choose. Plus, they're easy to install, the app works well, and they're relatively affordable compared to other high-end smart lighting options on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, No hub required

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bulbs

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Pros: Great mood lighting Make and save your own themes Dimmable (but don't use with a dimmer switch) Rich colors Some cool pre-canned effects, i.e. Flicker, Color Cycle, Spooky, etc. (these are customizable) consume very little power I like the simple app No hub needed Convenient to turn on and off all lights in the house at once. Geo fence. Lights will come on for you, or the kids, just by pulling into the driveway. Safety feature. Keep your phone by your bed. If you hear a bump in the night you can very quickly turn on any light, room full of lights or all lights. At 25% power, in color mode, they are burning less that a watt each. I like that you can turn the I.R. mode off. With I.R. on, below around 9 watts your power consumption will jump from 0.5 watts to 7.6 watts. Even when you believe the light are off - they aren't really. They are giving off I.R. light and burning 7.6 watts each. Grouping lights by room and by house. Great for entertaining. You can put up some soothing, cozy colors. They really set the atmosphere - when you have enough of them. Decorate your room, or house, with light. Best with white or off-white walls. Cons: They are heavy. I can see the horizontal arms, under the lamp shades, holding the sockets sagging under the weight. Most light sockets were designed for an incident bulb that weighs next to nothing. These Lifx bulbs replaced normal 40 watt equivalent or 4 watts LED bulbs that also weighed next to nothing. They can often loose connection, although I haven't noticed as much of that lately. I probably returned at least a dozen that would never connect or stay connected even after bulb resets. (Turn on and off 5 times) They get pretty hot for an LED bulb. The 4 watt bulbs barely got warm and that's good for your AC. For best signal the router manual says: "Place the router away from large glass surfaces." If your light bulb is enclosed in a ceiling fixture, chances are it's behind glass. But that's not why mine are only in table and floor lamps. Also not due to the builder-grade ceiling lights with weak, flimsy assembly between the socket and the light fixture. Although if I tried installing one in a ceiling fixture - that might become a reason. When you turn on a light switch, your probably doing it because you need light. My Lifx light would come on set to Red or Blue, etc. at 25% power. This does not work if you turned on the light to look for something. So you have to go find your phone and open the app, set it to White, turn up the brightness. That's not convenient. So ceiling lights are for actual light and table and floor lamps are for mood lighting. With the weird shape, they won't work with every fixture. They barely fit under some of the Tiffany shades. Some of the shades had to be raised a small amount to accommodate the squared off corners. If you have a lot. They take up a lot of spots on your router. The BR30 version doesn't not completely turn off unless you cut the power. Once your eyes adjust to the dark room, you'll see a very faint glow - even through a translucent lamp shade. It's very dim and not a big deal but it is definitely not fully off. The A19s are all in Tiffany lamps with cut glass shades - so they are behind glass, mostly. Something the router manual says to avoid. The BR30s are in floor lamps with either Alabaster style or cut glass shades. Again, behind glass. The metal arms on the table lamp sockets are metal tubular steel and built solid - yet because these arms are horizontal I can see the arms sagging under the weight. Some of the bulbs are sort of peeking out from under these shades - not so with the LED bulbs that were in these lamps. The socket on one arm actually broke under the weight. I have yet to try and fix that.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Will definitely continue to use.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best smartlight out there. I have them throughout my house and have up to 24 for 1 year and only had to replace 4 since then and able to control with amazon echo. I could have kept using the lights because the only issue was the color was not matching all the others. Easy to add and control from smartphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool lights

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These lights are awesome! I love having smart lights, and the app works really well. I love being able to set up custom themes, and the colors are so bright and vibrant!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Brightness, No hub required
    Cons mentioned:
    Pricey

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, but expensive!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I’ve used a few different brands of smart bulb, and LIFX is the best. They’re the brightest, have the best app, and the best color gamut. Best of all, no hub required! They are the most expensive, and you may find yourself needing an upgraded wireless setup (I went mesh) to handle all of the devices, but it’s worth it to me. Only knocked off a star because of the price. They do go on sale semi-regularly; I recommend waiting for a sale unless you’re made of money :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Light 4 ur home

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love it is very easy to costume just download the app. Eezzzzz

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    If you like the technology this is the perfect light .

    I would recommend this to a friend