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      Creator Michael LaBella 1 day ago

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      Creator saxnix 1 day ago

      I hear you Brendene. I am not on twitter, nor do I want to be, but am posting requests every few days on Facebook. It really is a shame that he/LIFX is taking such a duck and hide approach to the people who got them off the ground.

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      Creator Brendene 2 days ago

      @saxnix
      Without Phil stating it, his actions prove he has no intention to give the Kickstarter backers any more attention via this outlet. He hasn't replied here in a while, even though there are plenty of backers that helped fund this product still waiting. If I was waiting still, I would be putting my time and effort into Facebook, Twitter, and their blog page, not that you should have to, but lets face it, Phil is avoiding Kickstarter for a reason.

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      Creator saxnix 2 days ago

      You are correct @corporate3-6, I have been asking for a GU10 update for months. Which reminds me....

      @Phil, Can you please show some professionalism and either provide an update, or at the very least, reply to questions here?

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      Creator Maarten 3 days ago

      Expected timeline for the rest of 2014:
      Q2: no updates on GU10, continue selling regular bulbs
      Q3: update about how the GU10 is 'delayed' and that we can get our money back
      Q4: people asking on KS about their refund

      Would it be possible to get Kickstarter to put a banner on the LIFX page that they have not delivered everything yet, and a automatic counter that shows how long we have been waiting? It's just weird to hear how they are promoting their bulbs in other channels while ignoring the backers and turning their back on KS before delivering.

      @Phil: If you think you can't update us on GU10 without getting complaints about delays, don't put any timelines in but just tell us if there is any progress at all and if you plan to continue the projects. Thanks

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      Creator corporate3-6 3 days ago

      It's interesting that ALL of the 5-star reviews (I think with the exception of one?) are from non-verified purchasers and ALL of them only have a single review - of the Lifx bulb. Which suggests they are all shills pretending to be customers so enchanted with the product that they felt compelled to come to Amazon and give their first (and only) ever review.

      Contrast that with the negative (1-3 star) reviews, all of whom seem to have multiple other reviews, suggesting they are genuine users who tend to give feedback on products they buy.

      Honestly, Lifx should spend more time listening to the feedback and working on their product than trying to embark on a PR campaign of gaming the Amazon review system.

      Meanwhile, this poor guy Saxnix has been asking for an update on GU10 bulbs for months, it seems.

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      Creator saxnix 3 days ago

      When will we see the GU10 update?

      You have more than $2,000 of my money. Please show some professionalism and provide us with an update.

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      Creator Maarten 3 days ago

      I wonder if there is any progress on the GU10 at all or they're just trying to just get rid of all the bulbs they produced.
      @phil: the bulbs work great, most of us have the bulbs, so what's up with the radio silence about the GU10? Weren't they supposed to ship in Q12014?

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      Creator David Mikal Johnson 3 days ago

      @toby, 9 five-star Amazon reviews in the last week, all from 1st time reviewers, all whom are magically enchanted with the bulbs. i think it's time to post my honest opinion over there with a dishonest single star to combat the shills.

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      Creator Toby 3 days ago

      If you want any reaction from LIFX, go to Amazon.com and post a negative review. They will respond, both in the form of comments, and in the form of fake 5-star reviews.

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      Creator andres cardona 6 days ago

      are these bulbs ever going to get shipped to US backers ? like myself.
      or do we pick them up at Best Buy?

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      Creator Marcus Leng on April 17

      spend USD200 to back it .. wait for 2 years. go to the custom and pay the duty and collect the bulb. Tested it for few hour. 4 of the bulbs, none of it working. The bulb cant detect my wifi and one of it can detect.. but when i try to change the color, nothing happen. and it coz short circuit on the main switch. others 3 bulb cant even detect my wifi while setting up.. but only can detect my neighbour wifi.

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      Creator Maarten on April 16

      Came here to check on the GU10, but no updates.. @Phil any news?

      I see the blog is pretty active: http://blog.lifx.co

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      Creator MIKE KRILIVSKY on April 15

      Where's my lightbulb?

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      Creator Mark Wilson on April 15

      You'd expect a GU10 update to be posted on Kickstarter, where the people who have been waiting over a year and a half for news of the item - let alone the physical item itself - that they've already paid for in full have been waiting with their patience slowly being eroded by the continuing wall of silence.

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      Creator Jeremy C. on April 14

      If you follow their twitter or blog you will get updates and everything you're looking for..

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      Creator Robert on April 14

      What's going on guys? How about an update?? A kickstarter business can't afford to take this long to deliver because established businesses and big manufacturers will leap frog you pretty quickly. LG and Phillips already have already released similar products with better features, which will make things very difficult for you. It won't be long before cheap Chinese versions flood the market - when that happens you may as well pack it in completely. You had a great idea but have missed the small window of opportunity to capitalise on it by taking too long.

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      Creator saxnix on April 13

      Check out what Nathanael has done with LIFXtend v7. Here is the video. Great work Nate.

      http://blog.striking.ch/archives/196-LIFXtend-0.7-LIFXshows-and-AmbientLIFX.html

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      Creator saxnix on April 13

      Sorry, that should read "...there is no reason to recommend LIFX over its competitors.".

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      Creator saxnix on April 13

      I see on the website that you are expecting to be shipping the GU10 bulbs "from Q2 2014". Had you thought of actually updating backers here - where we backed the project, or do you expect us to crawl through your site, facebook and twitter to be informed on what is happening?? Your lack of business acumen concerns me for the future of the business. Physically the product might be great but at this stage there is no reason to recommend LIFX compared to its competitors.

      http://store.lifx.co/products/downlight

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      Creator saxnix on April 11

      PS. It has been 4 months since the last update! This lack of communication is so frustrating.

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      Creator saxnix on April 11

      Can we please get a propper update for the GU10 bulbs?

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      Creator Jeremy C. on April 11

      Well I bought lightbow... lol. After reading a sarcastic comment about lightbow being expensive for my $100 light bulb. I do like it, heaps better then the lifx app..

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      Creator Charles Clutter on April 11

      It's nice to know that others have gotten their bulbs and that LIFX is soliciting orders and has stock of the Edison mount bulbs. But for those of us that funded this project and ordered Downlight (GU10) bulbs, waiting without any update on expected delivery is beyond frustrating. At the very least, Phil Bosua should communicate with his stakeholders.

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      Creator Tamas Biro-Morgenstern on April 11

      Hello

      Just would like to let you all know that I got my bulbs and because I´m so excited about it I already ordered and got another one. I can recomend these bulbs.

      From my side a big BUY

      Best regards, Tommy

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      Creator Hector Silva on April 11

      New LIFX Android app is out.

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      Creator Max on April 6

      @delpu

      Thank you very much for the information! Lightbow is much more responsive and up to know it did not lose connection to my bulbs like it happens with the LIFX app.

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      Creator delpu on April 5

      Thanks saxnix...

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      Creator Jeremy C. on April 5

      $5.. I will hold out for whatever the days is, that the app gets updated to do these things for what I already paid for.

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      Creator saxnix on April 5

      Here is their English website;

      http://lightbow.net/

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      Creator Jeremy C. on April 5

      Ich weiß nicht Deutsch lesen

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      Creator delpu on April 5

      Hi guys! I bought the following app from the german Applestore: lightbow.

      It now supports lifx as well. Not really beautiful and no sfx, but it is fast, reliable and it even lets you set the saturation... So now low brightness without color overdose is possible. I really started liking this and don't use the LIFX app anymore.

      Just want to share this with you.

      https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/lightbow-fur-philips-hue-lifx/id695235159…

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      Creator Robert Rendos on April 4

      Looks like BestBuy no longer carries these and Amazon has 9
      In stock. I think the party is over for LIFX.
      Waiting on the Belkin WeMo ones now. I know no colors but what home automation products I have of theirs are fantastic and work flawlessly.
      So glad I got refunds on all but one of my LIFX Bulbs.

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      Creator Jamie McCarthy on April 2

      Thanks, @Cody- I'll try that tonight! Crossing my fingers...

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      Creator Cody L on April 2

      @Jamie, try rapidly turning the lights on and off about 10 or 20 times. *Should* fix them.

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      Creator Jamie McCarthy on April 2

      So we had a brief power outage in middle of the night, since which the bulbs can't be found by the app on any device. They still turn on and off via switch, but resetting them multiple times hasn't done anything. Got one canned troubleshooting response from support, but no reply since. No response on Twitter. Has anyone got any ideas?

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      Creator Cody L on April 2

      Q2 begins and API's are released. To be fair, LIFX is on track with their promises regarding software development. If you check FB they said they were focusing on getting the API's released then App development and Firmware updates would start up early Q2. So hopefully that means we see some good progress this month.

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      Creator Mark Wilson on April 2

      You're also assuming backers will get bulbs from the first batch.

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      Creator saxnix on March 31

      I was hoping that tweet was a bad April Fools' joke but realised it was posted prior to April 1.

      Well that sucks that they are that far behind and completely unprofessional of Phil to not post that information here. I personally don't use twitter and as this is the place I backed the project, this is the place I should be informed of the progress.

      It is now April here in Australia and I did not receive my GU10 bulbs yesterday. LIFX you have now missed your 2nd shipping estimate. I don't know how many times I can keep asking this question but can you please post here with an update on what is happening with the GU10 bulbs?

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      Creator corporate3-6 on March 31

      So if they are waiting for prototypes for the downlights before they can send them for certification, that puts them around the sam point as they were in May of 2013 (their May update was about waiting for prototype parts which they needed to get certification).

      They started manufacturing on October 4th and started shipping in mid November, so about 6 weeks from when they started until units began shipping.

      Based on that schedule, it would be about 6 months from now that they would begin shipping the downlights. If one assumes they can achieve some economies of scale and can do things quicker the second time around, they are still at least 3-4 months from shipping any downlights.

      Phil has a history of not delivering bad news until he's absolutely up against the wall - which is why there has been no update here about lights that are due to ship in April.

      It will likely be 4-6 weeks until prototypes are delivered and sent for certification. Another 8-10 weeks until the certification process concludes (or longer, if changes are required), and another 6 weeks or so for production to proceed to the point where units can ship. So that's 18 to 22 weeks... or 4.5 to 5.5 months, which correlates to guesstimates based on the previous units.

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      Creator derCobold on March 31

      on Twitter LIFX said: "Still waiting for final prototypes before Certification begins. Will be putting an update out as soon as we receive them"
      https://twitter.com/LIFX/statuses/450443382699986944

      don't know why Phil can't post any status here by himself. :-(

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      Creator saxnix on March 29

      @LIFX, On March 12 you stated, "we'll be putting an update together soon on the progress of GU10 production...". Are you meaning to mislead on purpose, or do you not understand the meaning of the word soon?

      Can we please get the update for the GU10 bulbs, or have you in fact posted them and we will all magically get them tomorrow, the end of Q1?

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      Creator Robert Faulkner on March 28

      Depending on how much larger I might be willing. Essentially I have the lights in my toddlers room, and she thinks they are really fun, but then she always wants my phone to use them. LOL.

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      Creator PhilWheat on March 26

      Robert - to use the official SDK's you'd need something running iOS, Ruby or Android. There are some embedded boards that run C# and Javascript, but they're going to be larger than your standard remote.

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      Creator Robert Faulkner on March 25

      Any more engineering minded people out there want to tell me if I can make a neat LIFX remote control yet? My little one loves these, but I'd rather get some preset buttons on a remote for her.

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      Creator saxnix on March 25

      Hector, that is my planned combo as well. Team Ubi said they are expecting their LIFX to arrive shortly so they will start working on integration. I sent them a link to the API so hopefully it won't be too long until we can at least turn on off the bulbs with voice.

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      Creator Cody L on March 25

      http://blog.lifx.co/2014/03/24/announcing-the-lifx-api/

      I know others have already posted it here, but it's nice to know they're still updating their blog.

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      Creator Jake Gertjan Hofwegen on March 25

      Can i get a GU10 update and a new IOS update, the app is kinda/sorta basic borderline disappointing, doesn't have 25% of say, the HUE. I stopped using the 3 bulbs i have altogether as well because of lack of functionality. Also i got three screw-ins, they get pretty hot, even if they are not illuminating, anybody else has that problem?

      Will it be the same w/ the GU10s cause i can see that being an issue since they have no venting, just wondering if that coule be a fire hazard since they are "on" all the time in essence. I am planning to do my entire ceiling with the GU10s without it burning down the house or maybe i should just turn them off completely?

      You guys are probably working hard....be great to get a response though.

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      Creator Hector Silva on March 25

      WigWag + LIFX+Ubi = :-D

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