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LIFX The Original LED Smart Light Bulb - B22

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Product overview

• LIFX Smart Bulb series give you control over your lighting, allowing multiple lights to be controlled through an App locally or from anywhere with an internet connection
• Simply plug in and use the App to personalise your environment and create the perfecting lighting for any décor
• Using only 17 W of energy, the LIFX Smart LED Bulbs produce a bright light similar to traditional 75 W incandescent bulbs
• Fits into a standard B22 connection, installation is as quick as screwing the bulb in
• Produces over 16 million colours and 1000 shades of white
• The LIFX App is available for Android, and iOS operating systems and works on multiple smart devices simultaneously
• Fitted with LEDs, the bulb can last up to 40,000 hours, with an A grade energy efficiency rating

What can you do with the LIFX?

The LIFX 'The Original' smart light bulb allows you to improve your control and customisation of your environment. An easy to use App, allows you to choose from over 16 million different shades of colour allowing you to visually redecorate your home. Producing stunning tones, the LIFX outshines the typical dimmer feature allowing you to scroll through 1000 shades of white. Create the perfect mood by waking up to a warm natural white, then brighten your home with cool white, the pallet of availability is perfect for whether you’re trying to focus or relax.

How can you control the LIFX Smart Light Bulb?

The LIFX range gives you control through an intuitive app, available for free, which can operate either on your local Wi-Fi or even 3G and 4G. This allows you to control your lights from anywhere with an internet connection, so you can always come home with one less thing to worry about. The LIFX App is compatible with any iOS 8.0 device or higher including iPhones, iPods and iPads; Android device running 4.0 and higher.

The LIFX also works great with the amazing service of IFTTT 'If This Then That'. This tool allows you to string together custom tasks from apps, websites and devices. Over 140 'channels' can be linked with the LIFX to produce personal rules and recipes, allowing you to integrate your lights into your lifestyle. An example of this would be setting your lights to react to a security event, or gently pulsing red when your compatible thermostat raises above 22°C.

What is the life span of the bulb?

The LIFX has been designed with attention to achieving amazing efficiency, it not only exceeds traditional light bulbs, and it stands out from other smart light bulbs too. Using only 17 W of energy, the LIFX Smart LED Bulbs produce a bright light similar to traditional 75 W incandescent bulbs, lasting up to 40,000 hours.

Is it difficult to install?

The retrofit design of the LIFX allows for quick installation without any need of an electrician. Fitted with a standard B22 bayonet cap, you just need to connect the bulb to an existing fitting and download the App.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing deep vibrant colours and bright whites, a fantastic bulb. I've been a big fan of led lighting for a number of years now. Having a number of Philips product such as the living colours lamp and a ambilight tv. I saw the Philips Hue starter kit and was very tempted to buy it but was put off by a number of things. First of all the Hue has a Edison screw fitting. Second, you need a hub which means another thing plugged into the wall and an Ethernet cable plugged into your router. And thirdly the brightness at 8.5 watts per bulb. The Lifx needs no hub, comes in both bayonet and Edison fitting and is 17 watts. I've had the Lifx a few days now and can say that I like the bulb very much. I tend to stay with just a few colours such as orangey red and I like the whites which dim to a out 20% to give the light in the room a nice glow to it. At the moment the app is limited to a number of features but more are promised. Looking forward to what smart features are implemented in the app. The iOS app works fine but I have not been able to get the android app to connect. And the bulb is a little heavier that a normal energy saving bulb but it feels very well made. After having this just a few day I would say this is a 5* product which is only going to get better and better.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good This is a great piece of kit, if a little expensive. The effects are excellent and the initial set up is easy. To get the most from the bulb you probably need some additional apps. I also had to use LIFX updater app which took a while to figure out. An app called Onswitch is worth looking at . This allows you to set alarms etc.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet as a nut. Was after these a long time ago, almost backed them when they were on kickstarter. Then i heard that Maplins were getting them in. So I went down to the store and they'd just got them in that day. Set up was pretty simple, can be a fiddle if you have mac filtering or a really long wifi password. Ј80 for a light bulb is expensive,.. but they are good! any colour light you want, they dim nice and low as well as bright white that replicates natural daylight. You can set the bulb to wake you -slowly dim on. You can set it to fade out from 2 seconds - 1 hour. You can set "moods" like "watching tv", "morning", "reading". And if you buy bulbs for the entire house - you can choose to turn everything off at once as well as certain groups of bulbs and obviously single bulbs. The Notification flash doesn't work the way you might think. It relies on sound picked up from the mic which is really my only gripe, as i tend not to use it. Worth noting this is a restriction from the OS not a LIFX issue. Overall I'm happy i bought it and would buy another!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fantastic device......but! I love this technology, the range of colours and their depth, the ability to control that colour from my phone. However, there is a big BUT. Even though I paid the full price for my device I'm now forced to look at an advert for new bulbs or the option to take a virtual tour before I can turn on my light.......and I mean every single time I want to turn my light on.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed! Great product. Was super easy to set up - downloaded the app, swapped it over with the one in my lamp and a minute later was done. Colours are nice and deep, with a nice range of whites too. Very happy and will be getting more.
Date published: 2014-04-11
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Fitting Type
Bayonet (BC) B22
Edison Screw (ES) N/A
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi Yes
LED Output Brightness 1017 lumens 17 Watt LED (75W equivalent)
Running Life 40,000 hours
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Energy  Consumption 0.017 kWh
Dimmable Software dimming
Audio Speaker No
App Compatibility
Apple iOS LIFX App
Google Android LIFX App
Device  Compatibility
Apple iOS iOS 8.0 or later
Apple Watch Yes
Android Android 4.0 or later
Operating Power AC 230 V
Operating Temperature -10°C -40°C
Dimensions  (H x W x D) 138.5 mm x 65 mm x 65 mm
Weight 302 g
Manufacturer’s Warranty 2-year limited hardware warranty
Package  Contents
1 x Lifx Bulb
1 x Instructions booklet

Is this item compatible with Nest?

Asked by: Ray57
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-10-09

What's the difference in functionality between the LIFX A84NL & A60WK?

Asked by: John
None , just the fitting.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-09-21

Can you set up on/off times so that they can be used for security lighting?

Asked by: scotty
You can set up schedules for activation and deactivation times, and set specific days and groups of lights.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-07-27

Does this work with the Nest thermostat? 

Asked by: Neilg
Yes, it has a cloud2cloud integration with nest devices, can react to auto away mode in nest thermostat and can visualise the fire and smoke alarms from nest protect
Answered by: Jonsey
Date published: 2016-02-10

Is this the LIFx Colour 1000 model ?

Asked by: CuriousJack
Nope, I'm afraid that's the previous version in an A21 firm factor - slightly bulkier, 20% heavier, less energy efficient and producing slightly less luminance. There is no functional difference as it has an upgradable firmware via the LIFx app
Answered by: Jonsey
Date published: 2016-02-10

Do u need to buy any other equipment for it to work like a special router box that connects to ur own personal internet router 

Asked by: Elliot
No the bulb will connect to standard WiFi and the phone can control it via that.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-08

Can you use these bulbs where a dimmer switch is wired into the circuit rather than a simple on off switch?

Asked by: John
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-01-15

is this the one with colours?

Asked by: nolo
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will change to a variety of different colours via the app.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-12-22
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