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@Minh, have you contacted them directly? What type of bulbs are you waiting on? GU10 have all been shipped I think??
Still no bulb, 2 years later
It sucks... both of my original Lifx bulbs have stopped working properly, the first i have already replaced under warranty and the second one is now nearly unuseable, it turns itself off after about 5 minutes and turning it off and back on at the switch does nothing for about half and hour. I guess it was a bug in the original hardware as i now have two new ones (one replaced under warranty and one bought 6 months ago) and they are working perfectly.
Not too sure how i would go getting the second one replaced as well.
wow no bulb yet?!!!
Protocol documents have finally been released after all this time.
Maybe I'll dig out the bulbs and look at them again when I get a chance. It's amazing to think what would have happened if they had done that to begin with two years ago.
Yes - http://developer.lifx.com/.
REST interface sounds good. Is there any documentation available?
LIFX has evidently started providing a REST interface. It has some limited functionality through the cloud interface with their ability to kill it any time they want.
So, it's about 25% of the Kickstarter promise at almost exactly 2 years after the delivery date. I always promised I'd give credit where credit was due.
So it looks like we'll get the full kickstarter delivery only 8 years after they promised. :-(
I wanted to say thank you to the team at LIFX. The production of the GU10 bulbs went well overdue, but the wait was worth it. My order arrived yesterday and have now installed most of them. So the house will have a total of 47 LIFX bulbs.
I must say that I am very impressed with the GU10 bulbs. The packaging is very good and bulbs were very well protected for shipping. These things are BRIGHT! I replaced the LED bulbs that were there and was surprised by how much brighter they are. I wasn't sure what to expect as they are in a smaller form factor than The Original, but the brightness took me by surprise. We will run most of them at 50% or below, and just the ones in the kitchen will be as high as 80%.
Having multiple bulbs in the same room using the Random feature is fun for the kids. And briefly tested the Candle flicker and was happy to see that all the lights in the group (although in the same shade), flicked with varying shades/brightnesses, and were not doing so in unison with each other. I can't wait to get my WigWag home automation system as I will be able to make some great rules.
Well done LIFX.
I didn't receive my bulb yet. I'm not talking about the Downlight version, but the regular Edison bulb. Also, The Lifx customer service never answered my questions. Finally receiving either my bulb or a refund would please me.
wooaahhh! great news!
Woohoo! GU10 bulbs are shipping! Just received an email including this info......
"After more than two years in the making, the LIFX GU10 downlight is shipping.".
They start shipping on Monday and should be all shipped out in a 2 week period.
Kids and I can't wait to have all 40+ lights in the house LIFX! Bring it on :)
Thought I'd post here and see if anyone wants to buy my grey 4 pack. I've been using these since I received them, and they work fine. I've got them mixed in with a bunch of Hue bulbs though, and I want to simplify things and just start using Hue instead.
If you're interested, send me a message at first name dot last name at gmail dot com. I paid $196 plus shipping on Kickstarter. How does $100 plus shipping sound?
found a comment on facebook: "current White 800 production is low voltage. We are building out high voltage soon. "
Sadly we all know what it means when LIFX says "soon" :-\
The new bulbs are sold out since I noticed them on the website.
derCobold, website says that they are sold out... were they in stock when you saw the page 2 days ago?
LIFX announces new warm-white bulbs (without colors) for only $39,90. Available in ... let's see http://www.lifx.com/products/white-800
I knew this was a huge mistake, these things are garbage. After I got yelled at by a "founder" that told me to F off and die. I hope they lose everything since what they sold is junk.
Thanks Chuckles, I will try them at the addresses provided.
@Ken's Lil' Sister - standard questions & suggestions for those still missing lightbulbs:
Are you awaiting GU10 (downlight) lightbulbs? These have not yet been released.
Are you awaiting E27 and/or B22 lightbulbs? You should have received these already - you should contact LIFX via their website, Twitter or Facebook.
LIFX haven't been active here for quite some time, but they are active on their website ( http://www.lifx.com ), Twitter ( https://twitter.com/LIFX ) and Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/lifxlabs ).
I never got my lightbulbs.
@Jens, @derCobold, yes, I keep having the problem recur as well. The last feedback I've received from LIFX (26th February) was "...the firmware team have looked at your ticket, and are investigating to find a fix".
Isolating the cause is probably made difficult by the nature of the issue, only occurring after a few days; more promising is the fact that quite a few people are experiencing it, so hopefully LIFX have seen it first hand by now.
same here :-(
@Chuckled, LIFX: cloud / IFTTT failed again with one bulb. 15sec without power and it works again for a few days. :(
Anyone seeing this issue since the last app update? Say I have a bulb or set of bulbs set to red, and then I open the app up again later and 1. switch to the white wheel, 2. change brightness without touching the "color/white" wheel.
It use to be, messing with the dimmer would also switch the lights to whichever wheel you were on. But lately, I'm seeing it just dim the current settings without switching from the color to white palette.
Tell me if this description makes any sense - anyone else seeing it happen?
@Saubatzen - it is apparently fairly common for people with multiple bulbs to have one or more bulbs fail to update (I had one fail and had to retry it individually - it then succeeded). Turn off (i.e. remove power) from the ones which have successfully updated and try updating the others again. Some people have resorted to updating their bulbs one by one.
@Jamie McCarthy - You can set your lights to turn on at sunrise by using the Weather channel in IFTTT. However, the drawback is you can't also specify that this only happen on weekdays - they will turn on at sunrise on every day of the week.
As you've found, using the Date & Time channel on IFTTT to turn the lights on at a particular set time will also allow you to restrict this to weekdays - preserving any weekend sleep-ins you may want :-)
I know the bar was in initially VERY low in the software department, but these bulbs have made leaps and bounds since the last firmware update. Now with this latest app update, I'm psyched to be dipping my toes into the IFTTT world. Fading up to 50% orange at 5:45 each weekday morning. I'll tweak as necessary.
I'd love it if someone (@Chuckles?) could school me on using the dynamic sunrise time.
had anyone Problems with the FW-Update? 2 Bulbs are failed within the update process, with the Windows Tool and the androidapp. Maybe someone had similar experience?
@Chuckles Thanks! That did the trick. All my lifx are now availavle via lifx cloud again.
@Chuckles Local wlan is fine. I will report if your advice fixes my issue.
When you have trouble with IFTTT, are your bulbs still working via the local LAN (e.g. using the phone app locally)?
Try turning the affected bulb off, wait 15 seconds and then turn it back on. Try IFTTT now.
I've reported a bug where individual bulbs lose connectivity with the LIFX cloud. It seems to happen after several days. Turning the bulb off, a short wait and then turning the bulb on again has always fixed this for me. When the problem occurs, other bulbs will continue to work correctly with the LIFX cloud (and IFTTT) and all bulbs continue to operate correctly via the local LAN (e.g. with the iPhone app, etc.).
A number of other people have confirmed these symptoms and the fix with me.
Apparently the LIFX engineers are looking at my bug report - hopefully we'll see a fix sometime soon.
Has anyone else experienced problems with IFTTT the last 2-3 days?
Themes are back with App Version 2.0.3 :-)
Hector, doesn't work with betas.
PhilWheat... you can update your bulbs using the PC/Windows or Linux updater. http://updates.lifx.co/
At this point, I have no clue what's on either client. I funded for the Fast Tracked Windows app - so IFTTT channels are what I'm working with until that happens and those are still lagging massively.
I THINK my sideload of the Android app on Bluestacks updated one of my bulbs but not the other. Behavior is intermittent on both - my positive statements earlier are retracted as I can't predict what either will do for anything.
But they did manage to launch the Blue Light Coffee replacement lamp.
Scenes are still here on Android :-D I haven't updated LIFX on iOS... appears that you need to update to iOS 8 to get 2.0
@Hector: http://support.lifx.co/hc/en-us/articles/204138170-What-s-new-in-LIFX-2-0-apps (Last entry in the "Features" list.
I miss the scenes. The themes are nice but can't replace them. :(
Scenes are STILL there.
Firmware 2.0 removes bulb mesh networking capabilities... so every single bulb has now an IP adress and is connected to the wifi, right?
The LIFX 2.0 App is now available for iOS and Android:
- secure Remote Access
the removal of Scenes is just thoughtless. why would you eliminate the only thing that allows you to "favorite" a specific color?
The new app and firmware are really fast, light control is instant with no perceived latency. Works really great!
IFTTT integration is really cool too.
The Scenes seem to have been removed though, that's a pity. Hopefully there will be some way to save a color configuration of a group of lights again.
@PhilWheat - agreed.
I'm using the IFTTT Weather Channel to trigger at sunrise. My LIFX lights in the bedroom then slowly fade up to 50% yellow over half an hour (courtesy of the LIFX channel).
(A second IFTTT recipe automatically turns the lights off at a set time later in the morning if I haven't already done so. This way, when I'm away, the lights aren't left on all day).
My actual wake-up alarm is at a specific time (thanks Sonos), but I'm finding that having the lights fade up beforehand is making the mornings much more tolerable (I'm NOT a morning person). The IFTTT time variability isn't important in this scenario.
OK - for a rare note of semi-positivity from me, the latest beta update is definitely a step in the right direction. The IFTTT integration allows SOME level of automation for some limited inputs, and that's going to be enough for a lot of people. I've noticed that the polling from the bulbs puts a 2-25 minute delay in the responses, but you can actually work with that for most things. Note - don't use the bulbs are your alarm clock unless you set it for at least a half hour before you want to get up (just in case the bulbs don't catch it for 20+ minutes.)
If they had the software at this state this time last year, I would have been able to deal with things - even though I'll never get the product the Kickstarter promised. But at a year after release (and almost two years after estimated delivery) it's just too little too late.
Have attempted contacting them several times. Since I am not active on twitter, this is the one place where on a daily basis I can log in and ask for a refund... Which reminds me.
I suspect you are just shouting into the void, I'm afraid. LIFX haven't posted here since February 2014.
You'd have more success on their website or Twitter - the latter is likely to get you a faster response.