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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Android App Needs Updated

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    This is an amazing light bulb, however the software engineers need to work a little more on the android app as there is a lot of potential here. First the creation of zones, I have 2 bulbs in one room and a 3rd bulb in another. I plan on adding more bulbs throughout my home and the creation of zones would help instead of having to change individual bulbs or "all" at the same time. Timers/schedules would also be nice, to be able to have the app control timed events, auto dimming into a night light at night time, etc..

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

    Incredible Bulb

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    This is a beautiful bulb and has great features. The colors are vivid and easily controlled by app on my iOS device. However, I cannot give a 5 star rating because you cannot control bulb when outside the local wifi network. I use a dropcam and would like to be able to turn the bulb on remotely if the camera alerts me to any activity. An upgrade via the cloud is supposed to be coming to allow this, however, at this point there are other bulbs that you can purchase which are truly remote (don't have to be on same wifi network to operate from app). Those bulbs aren't as dynamic as this one but, again, today you should be able to control a bulb like this from anywhere in the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    They need to add functionality for the lights.

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    I would probably recommend the Phillips Hue product, over these. Or wait a few months to see if they update their user program and allow for added functionality. The colors and range are wonderful, but they do nothing more than turn on and off. Timing, scheduling, programming through the user program will be better supported by Phillips Hue (larger company) If they add that to these (no guarantee), these could be a better product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    These lights are good and getting better

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    These lights put out much better light and colors than the Philips hue lights, I know I have 19 of the hue lights. The tick off of one star was for integration with other home control devices, which as stated in other reviews can be overcome with some hoop jumping and using IFTT. Though in the past few days the have added integration with the Logitech harmony hub based remotes, which is a very good thing. I can now control my LIFX lights with my remote or add them to a scene. My main problem area was my back porch, with my wi-fi I have a difficult time getting anything to stay connected out there, and these bulbs were the same. Without wi-fi these bulbs act pretty much as normal lights, you have to turn them on and off at the switch. The good thing about these bulbs vs the hues, when you use the switch they come on as you had last set them. So if I had them green and at 50% they would come on that way. But if I want them to come on as the default white 100% I just switch them on, off for 2 seconds then back on. This is a big deal if you don't want to go looking for your phone. The last firmware update seems to have fixed my wi-fi issues though and haven't lost connection to the back porch bulb in 4 days.

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

    Effective but costly

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    Has some interesting qualities as most of the smart bulbs are, and encouraging that the bulb is set for upgrades regarding sound and temperature. Nothing practical at this point, but has reaction settings to sound to give a strobing effect. Includes a "blinking" effect which is limited to 5 blinks before stopping which isn't apparent as to why at the moment. And combined with Nest Protect will flash/blink if a smoke or CO2 problem. What would be helpful if a continuous flash to provide as an outdoor light for help with Fire and Rescue locating. 17W continuous is slightly higher than most. Constantly drops off WIFI and has to be reset by turning off and on. Running a local router and extended routers so LIFX and App must be on the same router it appears for light to function. So it doesn't serve any practical smarthome function for me as yet for reliable setting of commands, such as turning Nest Thermostat on or off. Just experimental and fun is all at this point. No complaints as to potential and perhaps finding functional workarounds. Along with hoping upgrades come.

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

    Almost there

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    I have 8 of these bulbs scattered about the house. The setup although easy could use some fine tuning. Techies don't write good instructions as they think everyone has the same product knowledge. The bulbs function very well with remote access and scheduling as the highlight. Occasional quirks happen but generally power cycling the bulb will resolve the issue. I've noted more issues with the new 800 bulbs. I've seen several firmware updates to resolve connectivity issues and the product stability has improved greatly. My experience with LIFX customer care is very good. They seem to be interested in resolution and keeping their customers happy.

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

    Bright bulb with room to grow

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    Overall, this bulb is impressive. The IOS app is lacking but it does have a simple user interface that at least allows you to separate (group) bulbs together and control them, create different light scenes and link it to Nest. I think there's plenty of room to grow and certainly i'd like to see integration with other vendors like Logitech. They support HUE as well. But ultimately the Phillips bulbs are weak in the Lumen category so they are really almost half what the Lifx bulbs are. Overall i'd say if you're ok with a pretty basic application and no real 3rd party integration but want a really bright bulb that can offer a wide range of colors then Lifx is for you. But if you don't mind a duller bulb but really want the integrations and features then the HUE is probably your bet.

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

    Super spiffy :)

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    So, to start with I definitely love this product! It's very easy and fun to use. I've only had minimal issues with the connection issues that others seem to of had, but overall it's been very smooth to use. I did have to return my first one when it totally stopped connecting for some reason, but the second has been doing great. I would like it to be a bit more secure though, I've been able to operate the lamp when I'm not even connected to my home wifi. The colors are spectacular though! They are very faded if run at full power, but if you cut back to around 50%, they're very vibrant.

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

    Coolio

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    These lights are very cool. They work like expected and are easy to use. The only downside is that they don't work with as many third party home automation systems like Phillips Hue does.

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

    Great Intro to Home Automation

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    I wanted to experiment with a multicolored led wirelessly controlled light. This was the perfect choice. It gets nice and bright, great range of colors and easy to set up. The Phillips Hue bulbs look great, but I didn't want to invest in a whole system. The only drawback is that you need a lighting fixture that can handle a maximum 80 watts. I hadn't planned on using it in a ceiling fixture, so I had a hard time finding a lamp.

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

    Have several of these

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    They're large and heavy but put out great light. The app keeps getting better too. I have these set to come on dim at sunset and gently brighten over time. In my opinion they put out better color light than my hue lights, but are not nearly as well integrated with other home automation devices as the hue lights. No Amazon echo or smart things integration. You can overcome this with IFTT, but it takes some work.

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

    Awesome Bulb

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    When I first saw this bulb coming out I thought it was an awesome idea however I wasn't able to justify the price. I finally broke down and purchased one when I saw it on sale and absolutely love it. When I can set aside the money I'll definitely be picking up more for the rest of the house. First initial setup was suppose to be "easy". However, it kept giving me some issues sending the wifi information to the bulb and then magically it was working even though it said "failed". When I tried creating and setting up my account it wouldn't let me create a password with the link saying that it was already expired even though it just sent it to me. After a couple of tries I was able to create my account and the bulb was listed. Other than those two things it didn't take long to have it up and running. The amount of flexibility for a light bulb is really nice. The ability to turn on and off at certain times, blink when getting notifications, connectivity with nest equipment, and so on. I opted for the color bulb mainly because of the light for sleeping and waking up which so far I really like.

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

    Fun light for teens

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    This light is a favorite of my daughter. It was a little hard to get it connected to her phone but once done it is a blast. You can set it to your phone alarm for a sunrise awakening! We chose this brand to keep innovation going-it's a kick starter brand.

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

    The more the merrier

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    These truly have more value the more bulbs they replace. I had just 1 for awhile and enjoyed the novelty of it; but once I replaced more bulbs, the convenience and practicality really became apparent. The schedules and integrations with IFTTT create a really smooth, futuristic experience and the software is regularly being updated

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Does not work well

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    When it works it's a really cool bulb to have but for me it hasn't worked very good at all, it constantly keeps losing the signal and I can't control it from the app on my phone. When I reset the bulb it doesn't see my wifi network and I'm unable to link to it and turn the bulb on or off. This is the second bulb that I purchased and it has happened to me again and it has been very frustrating, I would not recommend this bulb. btw I have a super fast wifi network with cable company and all my other wifi devices work well on my wifi network so I know it's not my wifi connection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works almost perfectly

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    I have three of these in my home and they are party favorites. There are third party apps that can drive them to strobe, make effects etc. there are a few small glitches but overall they perform very well.

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

    Lacks functionality

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    I had high hopes for these LIFX bulbs but the reality falls short. Most of the functionality advertised is not available yet. It's all going to be available in the future through app updates, but WHEN? For the price (expensive) I would expect a complete product. For now all that's possible is on/off, dimmer and colors. Not at all worth the money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Lightbulb

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    Works through wifi. App is free and has some really neat features like color rondomization and scheduling to turn off or on. Only thing I wish the app had was geofencing, which turns the light on whenever your phone is in a certain range of the bulb. I heard of third party apps but have not actually tried any.

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

    Very wide array of lights

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    Very cool concept of being able to control lights wirelessly and to connect to your Nest system, but the app is not the best and oftentimes requires you to reset the bulb at the light.

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

    Excelent, feature packed, easy tonuse

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    Wonderful bulbs work with both 110 (US) and 220 (international) voltages. Simple instructions and setup however they do drop off the wifi periodically about once a week and require reconfiguration which takes about 5 minutes. Went back & bought 3 more... On sale as the full price is a bit hefty.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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