Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 14, 2012.

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      Creator Maarten about 21 hours ago

      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 1 day ago

      Where's my lightbulb?

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      Creator Mark Wilson 2 days ago

      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. 2 days ago

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

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      Creator Robert 2 days ago

      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 3 days ago

      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 3 days ago

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

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      Creator saxnix 3 days ago

      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 5 days ago

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

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      Creator saxnix 5 days ago

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

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      Creator Jeremy C. 5 days ago

      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 6 days ago

      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 6 days ago

      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 6 days ago

      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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      Creator saxnix on March 25

      I am doing pretty much the whole house, which will be controlled by WigWag. WW isn't out just yet so I am ok about the delayed delivery, but the lack of news and updates just plain sucks.

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      Creator Hector Silva on March 24

      41, good laaaaud... no wonder you are so anxious... I'd be pulling my hair out by now.

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      Creator 404error on March 24

      please post software updates

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      Creator Brendene on March 24

      I would love some software updates. Hardware is nothing without software features. I'm being honest, I used my bulbs for about two weeks more out of novelty. Now I have to force myself to use them. If they had sunset/rise dimming, notifications, and more integration with 3rd party apps I would have more of an excuse to use them. It's sad really, I was really pumped for these bulbs, knew it would take a while for it to come together but I think lifx isn't going to deliver on the fully conceptualised idea they promoted at the start of all this...

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      Creator saxnix on March 24

      Hector...waiting for 41 (between KS, batch 1, and batch 2 orders)

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      Creator Hector Silva on March 24

      saxnix... how many GU10s you are waiting for?

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      Creator saxnix on March 24

      Yeah, that is a significantly cheaper option.

      @LIFX, congrats on getting the SDK's out.

      Does this mean that now you have that out that we can expect the GU10 update in the next couple of days?

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      Creator Hector Silva on March 24

      $32 per bulb... whoaaaaa

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      Creator Jonathan Hurst on March 24

      Interesting.... LG are getting in on the act, and imagine if they produce an app that works as described with the bulb!

      LIFX was a great idea but am afraid that the hardware/software vision will never arrive in time before the market is flooded by more serious players with a lower price of entry.

      http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/03/lg-led-smart-bulb-has-a-party-rave-lighting-option/

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      Creator Cody L on March 24

      Hopefully that means an app and firmware update are coming soon.

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      Creator PhilWheat on March 24

      Just a note - they released an SDK for Java, Ruby, and Objective-C. An API would be documentation of the interface so that it could be implemented in any language.

      It is good to know we had figured out correctly that you have to wait 200ms between packets.
      public static final long LFX_TCP_MESSAGE_SEND_RATE_LIMIT_INTERVAL = 200;

      Digging through now to see if there are clues as to why the duration parameter has been so buggy.

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      Creator derCobold on March 24

      every update is taking long here on kickstarter

      But woooaaaahhh it's true: https://github.com/lifx - the api has been lanched.

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