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LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android.
LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android.
9,236 backers pledged $1,314,542 to help bring this project to life.

Thank you!

Here’s a quick update to say a huge thanks to all the Kickstarter backers for making the LIFX smartbulb Kickstarter project such a huge success. It’s been an amazing ride and we’ve enjoyed every minute.

Truly revolutionary products don’t come around very often and we are taking the task of creating the LIFX smartbulb very seriously. The passion for LIFX has been evident with the spirited and overwhelmingly supportive comment stream, social media and private messages we have received over the last 60 days. It is our aim to make LIFX everything you want it to be, and who knows, maybe a little more too.

Our team continues to grow and we have a passionate group of us all working on LIFX full time including electrical engineers, software engineers, business people and creatives (some of whom you’ll meet in a video update next week!) The team comprises some of the most talented and passionate people I have ever met and its true to say that the team is way more than just the sum of its parts.

At LIFX HQ it’s now time to double down and get these smartbulbs into your hands and houses as soon as we can.

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up to date information as we journey together in this new era of innovation.


Here's a shot just after the campaign closed. Thanks again everyone! 

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    1. Wabice on

      Finally got around to checking out the latest videos and updates. Congratulations on officially being funded! And thanks to the demo video showing off the LIFX bulb responding to audio spectrum analysis, I guess that means all of us early adopters get to be the cool kids in the workplace with the capability of throwing a rave party wherever we want. ;P

    2. pclabtech on

      oh... the Hue is Zigbee (bad engrish) but the LIFX has yet to be announced what they are using for the Mesh 802.15 protocal.

    3. pclabtech on

      @Roland, if you want in depth on the Philips Hue, read the main comments section here. But in a short list:

      The Philips Hue light controller works with IOS (android support is not as robust, they specifically focused their software to work with IOS) according to a reviewer, it takes 4 phone icon clicks to get to a button to turn the lights on. The android version doen't have any sort of "turn lights on at a certain time" feature.

      The bulbs themselves don't use RGB but 3 pastel looking colors that are incapable of showing all of the color spectrum. (deep greens and blues were the discussion of what the Hue could not do)

      It uses a hub, LIFX creators are trying to promise hub free bulbs that are all independent and not relying on a hub or master bulb.

      50w Lumens is what their bulb is advertised at. The LIFX will start at 60W lumens as a default and go up or down from there. They are controlled by a Zigbee mesh communication circuit.

      I hope that answered some questions

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      roland on


      I've seen Philips Hue bulbs advertized recently
      what is the difference with LifX ?


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      Chris B on

      Steve.. what da you mean irrational backers? I've never heard of such a thing! Kickstarter Backers are nothing is not totally rational, infinitely patient, right?? :)

    6. Steve Nicholson on

      Congratulations and best of luck on your progress (and on weathering the storm of irrational Kickstarter backers). I'm very excited to get the LIFX bulbs. My wife and I are in the middle of a big remodel/addition and I've already got the spot picked out for them.

    7. Brian Holme on

      if you are thinking the same way about the light bulb when it was invented then you are calling them witches!
      lol people where so superstitious back then

    8. pclabtech on

      Here's to hoping we see your brand being sold across America in WalMarts ;)

    9. Rob Ånderson on

      Very Awesome! Congratulations on a great product and campaign...

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      Mark Jacob on

      Congratulations! I'm celebrating with you. I can only imagine that I feel the same way everyone felt back when the very first light bulb was invented.

    11. Salvador Ejarque on

      I encourage you to keep up your wonderful work.

    12. Phillip Haydon on

      OMG they are using pledged money to fund their beer and pretzels! I want my $$ back!