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LIFX - LIFX + 1100-Lumen, 11W Dimmable A19 Smart LED Light Bulb, with Infrared Technology, 75W Equivalent - Multi Color-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular and stunning vibrant colors!

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    NetworkEngineer
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    LifX products are BY FAR the most vibrant color bulbs on the market. I have several other brands of color lighting (i.e. Hue and others). Hue are ok but absolutely dull compared to LifX. Hue does have LifX beat in reliability though. Hue are set and forget with little interaction after setting up. They just work and work all the time. LifX on the other hand need a little more interaction because the have more complex internals (i.e. IP hardware). I have Hue as my normal non color bulbs (about 20 bulbs throughout the house). The negative (and a positive) aspect of Hue is it needs a bridge device (comes with in a kit or separate) but that is why its so reliable. Both these brands works with Samsung console and Amazon Alexa. As stated, LifX has a wireless IP connection built into the bulb itself (no bridge required). The setup is easy on bot, but LifX needs a little more maintenance as you have to re-connect the bulb to your wifi about 3 or 4 times a year. Not too bad, but LifX are totally worth the occasional extra effort due to their incredible and very bright colors. I think that is mostly for those bulbs that are on the out fringes of your Wifi reception. Another benefit of the LifX is they are very configurable. There is a very nice free LifX app that allows you to have special effects that synchronize between ALL your bulbs. Really cool feature. One of my favorite third party iPhone app is a $2.00 app that simulates rain and lightning... this is a dark blue interactive and changing hue with bright white strobes of lighting on multiple bulbs at the same time triggered by external sound that your iPhone microphone picks up. I set this up as I play a games on PS4. In call of duty, there is are a couple boards that have lightning scenes... every time it lightnings on the game, my LifX system picks up that sound and lightings on the LifX system of bulbs... the whole game room lights up... very very cool. The other feature that you can do in the free LifX app is simulate TV lighting. This is handy when you go on vacation. You can have it turn on and off at a certain time and it looks like someone is watching TV in a room. Similarly, you can schedule lights to come on or off with the Hue when your on vacation. You can also turn on and off remotely with your phone. Combined with a cameras like Arlo, Circle Cam and Ring, with a security monitoring system with SimpliSafe - this all makes an incredible home security solution even fort knox would be jealous of. All of these components can be purchased at Best Buy. Highly highly recommend purchasing them from Best Buy... consider the 2 year warrantee...if taken a few back probably due to power surges and brown outs. ... ok... back to Lifx... The LifX strip lights are in my onion the coolest. They can have simulated motion and other effects. Great to put on top of your kitchen cabinets... Christmas parties - Green and Red effects... St. Patricks day - Green lighting... 4th of July - Red, white and blue... NFL team colors... High School colors before a friday night game... endless uses. All in all, I have about 14 LifeX bulbs and 4 light strips (9' each). 2 of those bulbs I have outdoors (the floodlight LifeX bulbs) and have been working flawlessly for 2 years. I also have several that have the night time infrared option. These make a huge difference with my Arlo, Ring, Logi Circle system as they can see in the pitch darkness like its daylight. All in all, you need to make a choice of which bulb "eco system" you want and what application. In my case I went with both LifeX (color) and Hue (plane old white bulbs) because they have different applications. For general use in lamps and house lighting, I want something that is reliable and always works flawlessly. That would be the Hue. For fun stuff and my game room I wanted the brightest most vibrant color bulbs with tons of effects. That would be the Lifx. Lastly, if you have a vacation house that you would like to monitor from afar, the ATT mobile cellular router combined with Simlisafe, a few LifX bulbs and some Ring cameras makes a very inexpensive security system to check on things when you can't physically be at your other home. All of this you can purchase at Best Buy (in my opinion the best on only store to buy electronics)... and no - I do not work for Best Buy or have an unusually large amount of stock. Note: wrote this in a hurry and did not have time to proofread... my apologies for any grammar mistakes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well. LED directional vs full room light.

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    ChicagoScott
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    After buying an Apple HomePod, I picked up the LIFX + A19 Wi-Fi LED Smartbulb - Multicolor and Infrared put it in a contemporary lamp. It's nice to be able to say, "Hey Siri, turn on/off the bedroom light," from the comfort of my bed without messing with any switches. The technology was very easy to set up and has worked well. Fun to set different colors/moods (see images). My only complaint is that I would like to see more powerful "room filling" light (diffused light). This is LIFX's highest power light at 1100 lumens and I'd like something that lights the room more fully. Not sure I needed the infrared which is more helpful for outdoor locations where one might use a security camera. Bought a second smart bulb (same one without the Infrared) to replace a 1500 watt compact fluorescent bulb (CFL) and it provides much less lighting for the room than the former. Researched the limitations of LEDs: LED, which stands for "light-emitting diode," is a lighting technology that is long-lasting and extremely energy-efficient, but they're not ready to supplant all other bulbs yet. For one, they provide only directional light, not diffused light, making them ideal for under-counter task lighting, but not general room illumination. To overcome this, new models consist of large arrays of LEDs clustered together, but at prices from five to six times higher than CFLs, the bulbs are not for everybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably Happy (and I've accumulated a lot more)

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    MTN2600
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    These bulbs are not glitch-free. I have bought many (too many) of 4 different varieties of the LIFX bulbs including some of the color strips. Just doing a quick count in my head, I got to a number well over 2 dozen. I guess I have about 30 LIFX lights now. There is the occasional annoying issue with needing to reset or 'unfind' and then 'find' some of the bulbs again, but not too often. Ultimately, for me, the convenience and life improvement of having these outweighs the slightly less than perfect operation, though admittedly I am not wealthy enough to justify the expense. - Lastly, after using these a good long while and gaining some experience with other 'smart home' products, I will mention that I feel confident that the 'no bridge or hub required' LIFX choice was the right one for my needs compared to the Hue option. However, I should also share that I have no firsthand experience with the Hue lights. Oh yeah... I will add that the infrared feature on the 'Plus' bulbs is indeed somewhat effective with security cameras. Of course, if the area receiving the additional infrared light is in the distance from your security camera, you are still faced with the limited detail that provides. 'Bad guy closer to camera' equals 'bad guy with more pixel detail'. While it is true that there is the effect of a 'brighter' image when your lights are off (IR still on) and your camera is in Infrared mode, in my scenario I'm not sure I am gaining a great deal more visual clarity at the far end of the room where the bad guy is more likely to be recorded before all my other security measures engage and he or she runs off. Slightly off-topic... my newer outdoor camera installations are probably a more effective security step than my indoor cameras, and the outdoor LIFX + bulbs should help with infrared outdoors as well. (I haven't started using any LIFX bulbs outside yet.) - Hope all that rambling helps somebody. :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Supereasy Extra Bright

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    Sall
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    Bought this the replace a standard bulb on our porch.Looked first at the Phillps Hue bulbs, but did not have a spot for a hub and this was going to be outside. Setup was extremely easy, screw in the bulb, download the app, flip the light switch and connect via app to the bulb, once connected you set anything on the bulb you want, change to whatever color, hue, brightness, shade you want. Set a schedule, add an effect (cant wait for the next holiday!) or turn on or off on a whim. No more having to flip a switch and remember or to shut it off. Absolutely great for those nights we come home late and don't want to leave the light on for a long period of time. Did i mention you can control it from anywhere? Exactly what i wanted, and works exactly what i need it for!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easiest smart lights available

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    FoxyTechThings
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    I researched smart lights for a bit before and found that if you don't want to spend an extra 100$ on some stupid kit that the other brands require in order to use them, then Lifx is the lights you want. Rather than using some expensive kit set that requires extensive setup, Lifx is plug in and go with any WiFi network. Every light can be grouped into areas using the App and everything is straight forward set up at a cheaper price. Just screw it in and go through the walk through on the app. NO APPLE Garbage to buy, no Google required just a free light fixture and your PC iPhone or Android. You can adjust lights abroad and set schedules or smart schedules to follow the flow of time. Definitely a smart light worth investing in without the hassle of installing some useless kit that's required by other brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Spotty connectivity

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    Observer
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    Went for the Lifx brand since it has no hub required unlike the Philips hue. Setup was fast - Was very happy with the brightness, colour range and functionality (scheduling) including IFTtt integration. And then the interment connection dropped. Both the phone app and Alexa echo reported the device as offline over and over. Only way to get it back on seemed to manually power cycle it. Then again it would drop off in a bit. Also next day evening the schedule worked well as it came back on at sundown - but then again the connection failed on its own. It's not the wifi since all other devices work well in the room. Returned it within 48 hours. No time to troubleshoot this with the tech support. Will wait for a better /cheaper next gen version I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad.

    Posted
    dbas
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    Not bad.. just Meh.... I've had this over a month with no real issues. App works really well, no connectivity issues. What kept me from giving it a higher rating was the high price and what seems to me as not as bright as i hoped. I purchased this to assist my surveillance cameras in outdoor recording. The IR brightness is very underwhelming. You are way better off sticking with incandescent light bulbs. I ended using it in my office instead. It takes 2 of them to light up my office properly which makes this expansive.. Would i recommend this? yeah not bad... My small kids love playing with the different colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best LED WiFi color changing bulb - EVER

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    HeyBob
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    We now have 9 of these bulbs and they are great! - No problems. Easy to set up. We don't always change the colors but being able to adjust the colors slightly to create a very warm and cozy lighting is great. We have them set to come on a specific time in the morning and then slowly fade off about an hour after sunrise and fade on about an hour before sunset. We almost never turn on lights anymore - because they are already on! It is fun to play with the colors and they are handy when trying to change the mood - especially when entertaining and have them rotate through colors or themes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really really like the LIFX

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    fortunate32
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    Started with the Phillips hue, which needed a bridge to support. Meanwhile, i upgrade my router to the new eero router which only has one port (which i use for my desktop computer. When I purchased the phillips hue, i realized that I either had to unplug my desktop or use the bridge. Easy decision, phillips had to be returned, which made me look at the LIFX. The LIFX is awesome! No bridge needed, easy to connect, works with my homekit! I went out and bought three more for other areas of my home. It's great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lifx Gets better with time!

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    Shade2074
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    I've been using Lifx bulbs ever since the very first generation. With Generation two they shrunk the bulb and now with this one, they made it so that my night vision cameras can see even better! The lights are very bright with vibrant colors. They integrate very well with Amazon Alexa (which is how we use them here most). Android and Apple and PC apps all work well. The only downside that I have seen so far is that there isn't as much support with 3rd party apps as there is for Philips Hue. I'd of like to have seen an app for lifx on my gear S3 watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple multi-color light. Nice app to use

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    imapilot
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    LIFX - LIFX + A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb - Multicolor This bulb was easy to network through my home's wifi router. The app is simple to use and is nice for fine tuning is your picky like me. There are some themes in the app too for quick settings too. I liked the price and no need for extra equipment such as a bridge. After 1 month of daily use... works great with no issues noted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to change the tone of the room

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    Funny
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    I was hesitant to get these light bulbs but I figured I'd try them and if they didn't do what I wanted I would return them. Well they do what I want them to do and they are pretty cool to change the room and listen to music with these color changing bulbs. The only thing that I don't like is the app and how it took a bit of manipulation to transition into my Home app on the iPhone. Once I finally got that it was pretty easy to follow. Try them out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Hue

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    Michael
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    I love my LIFX bulbs! I recently switched from Philip Hue and I’d prefer LIFX for starters you don’t need the pesky annoying bridge that has to be plugged into a Ethernet, just screw your LIFX bulb in and sync, easy as that. Another big plus is when turning the lights on/off and changing light colors you don’t need to be connected to the WiFi source the lights are on. If you only have a need for a few lights(3-5), LIFX is far superior than any competition

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very High Quality Smart Bulb

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    hasel001
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    This bulb was my first move into LifX products. With the inclusion of IR, it offered something none of my Hue bulbs did. The color range and brightness are fantastic. I have it mounted behind my aquarium and use the various colors to show when I've missed a call from a specific number (and to show what the outside temperature is first thing in the morning). I'm only giving 4 stars because of the very high price. For the price, it certainly meets my standards, but it hardly exceeds them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart lights FTW!

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    Jiggapoo
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    I was a but reluctant about getting these lights, but they're honestly so cool and can really help ser the mood for whatever kind of lighting you're looking for, you can select any color on the spectrum and adjust brightness/dimming settings to however you like! Highly recommend getting if you want to save energy and have a really cool functioning smart light!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless

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    ucinn
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    So far this light has been everything I expected. It works flawlessly.. I've had it about 4 months now and has always stayed connected to the wifi network. The light is as bright as a 60 watt bulb and the colors are brilliant. Setting it up was a breeze and using it with Alexa is also very simple. It's great that you can not only turn it on and off with Alexa, but also control color and brightness too. I'm extremely happy with this purchase though do wish they were a bit cheaper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool Technology, Somewhat expensive

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    Onefstsnake
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    I bought six of these bulbs for $59 each. Easy to install and link to your wifi through the LiFx app. Lots of color options and scenes available. The infrared is a great feature for security cameras at night. My only complaint is the price point. I think $59 per bulb is a little steep and $40-50 would be a more resonable price. I chose these over the Hue bulbs because they dont require a separate hub to work, just a wifi connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great light next to a camera

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    TheWolf
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    The infrared technology in this build is great next to a camera. When you see the room through the camera you can see it almost as bright as day keeping a good eye in what goes on in the room. Scheduling when the lights should turn on and off is a plus. Easy app to control them with and I also use it with HomeKit with Siri.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great colors, spotty connection

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    view3dtv
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    Colors even a bit better then hue gen 3, brighter than hue gen 3. however the wifi connection gets lost frequently, so not recommended for non-tech types or those with little patience. Everybody else will enjoy the capabilities while it's working. Infrared is am interesting feature. I see why hue went with a hub, way more reliable. Works great with Amazon Echo or Google Home. Perhaps may depend on your router's wifi capabilities and placement of bulb. YMMV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best WIFI Type Smart Bulbs

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    RetroAces
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    I've used many of the smart bulbs on the market, and LIFX makes what I would feel is the best amongst them. The app is well thought out, allowing for multiple bulbs in a room to be grouped as a room or area instead of having to individually control them. (like some other brands I shall not mention here) The light output is great and they aren't absurdly huge for a regular sized light bulb. Get this bulb if you need this socket type, you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend