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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.

Say hello to my little friends!

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As you'd know manufacturing has been powering along, and today I'm about to finalise my QC, and approve the manufacturing of 19,158 light bulbs. 1000 (Edison Screw) have been made already and I'm really happy with the end result. We finally get our FCC ID Thursday too, and with that, we have all the certifications needed in the key regions. Version one of the iOS app is complete and has been submitted for approval and the Android app early next week. We'll let you know once they're ready to download! The core functions will be in both apps, with an update to follow shortly after with whole kit and caboodle ;) 

Our focus now shifts to the logistics: sequencing, line capacity, packaging, tracking numbers and delivery. At this stage it looks like the line is capable of producing 1,500 units per day. So during the course of the next two to three weeks - all items should be manufactured (less the GU10's) and on their way. I'll report back on accurate figures as they start rolling off - as I'm keen to see the day-to-day output and targets being met and providing each of you tracking numbers as your bulbs are ready. If you need your address changed, now's the final chance to let us know! (By emailing: support@lifx.co). 

In the meantime the over whelming feeling is one of relief and excitement. From Friday we're shipping, and it's a massive thank-you to each and everyone of you for your patience, support making this happen and the encouragement, questions and comments along the way! 

Whilst this is a big day, it's certainly not the last update from us by any means, there's still lots of work to do on shipping, customer support, manufacturing the GU10's and getting those to you, and of course batch two ships in the not too distant future. We're also finishing off and releasing the hacker kit and SDK so we can start engaging with all the smart and eager developers that want to build cool stuff! So, no rest for the team just yet, but we're all excited and have a fresh sense of purpose and energy now with this big box about to be ticked! 

Some of the first from the MP run.
Some of the first from the MP run.
Edison Screw Caps
Edison Screw Caps
Off the line to be packaged.
Off the line to be packaged.
More end of line testing.
More end of line testing.
Testing at 600 lumens.
Testing at 600 lumens.
Testing at 1000 lumens ;)
Testing at 1000 lumens ;)
Been so busy I can't even remember what this machine does.
Been so busy I can't even remember what this machine does.
Packaging sample. After a few iterations including a triangle, decided to keep it simple. Note: another box goes over this one called a shipper to add extra protection.
Packaging sample. After a few iterations including a triangle, decided to keep it simple. Note: another box goes over this one called a shipper to add extra protection.
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    1. Yasin Bulbul on November 29, 2013

      I too need to change my address but can't see any way of doing that. Also, when are these likely to ship out because if it's going to be longer than 6 months, my address is going to change again!

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      Stuart Hill on November 25, 2013

      You say to let you know if my address has changed - but I haven't seen a survey asking for it in the first place!

      I'm sorry if I'm missing something - please point me in the write direction if I've missed it

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      craig on November 10, 2013

      Jason, instructions for updating your address are in the update.

    4. Jason Bradshaw on November 10, 2013

      I need up to update my delivery address how do I do that?

    5. Jamie Rytlewski on November 7, 2013

      How is the API/SDK looking? Are you looking at IFTTT? I'd really like to integrate this with my SmartThings/Lockitron/Ninja Blocks.

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      Hector Silva
      Superbacker
      on November 6, 2013

      Wait until you get the lights and then you can all throw a light party together...

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      Mikie on November 5, 2013

      Anyone else in Melbourne? We should throw a party somewhere to celebrate :)

    8. Morten Iversen on November 5, 2013

      I'm so super exited. Do you know anything about the shipping times?

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      Sterling Johnson on November 5, 2013

      Really looks like some of you guys don't even read the update. He says you can update your delivery address by emailing them at the address he gives. SEE end of the second paragraph.

      And we are ALL excited for the Lifx team! Thank you for finishing this out!

    10. Looch Muñoz Sessarego on November 5, 2013

      Hey Guys, awesome work !!!
      i have a question though i need to change my delivery address, where/how do i do that?

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      Maarten on November 5, 2013

      Thanks for the update! Great news :D

      +1 on E14 fittings.
      @Phil: How easy would it be for me to replace a E26 with a E14 (small fitting)? It seems that placing a E26->E14 converter on it would make the lifx bulbs a bit too tall.

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      Chuckles on November 5, 2013

      @Hector Silva - The 1000 lumen photo actually looks like it is underexposed - this becomes apparent if you compare it to the 600 lumen photo above it where the the top plate and lamp holders are much better exposed. This suggests the camera was struggling with the brightness of the bulbs and had insufficient dynamic range to capture both the lamp fitting and the lit bulb in the latter photo, which bodes well for us.

      In any event, at this point they are what they are - we'll all hopefully be seeing for ourselves in a few short weeks time (except those who have only ordered GU10 bulbs - they have to wait a little longer).

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      Hector Silva
      Superbacker
      on November 4, 2013

      Well, this most recent update is quite a nice surprise to read. Finally it looks like we're all seeing the finish line

      I am, however, still concerned about the area that these bulbs can light up. I'd like to see a photo of one bulb in a 8x8 room with only a single LIFX doing the lighting to get an idea of what these lights can really do.

      As it stands it's not encouraging based on that '1000 lumens' photo. Sure looks like the light is being choked at the head of the bulb.

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      Larry on November 4, 2013

      Great news, I can't wait for these bulbs

    15. Mathias Boesen on November 4, 2013

      Awesome work guys! I can't wait to try it out for myself, once they are ready and shipped. :)

    16. Lavell on November 4, 2013

      Beautiful, great work guys

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      NERI on November 4, 2013

      great good Job phil and the team! Yes i am going to be the first to get it here in TAHITI ;-) can't wait!!!

    18. Aymerick Dupouey on November 4, 2013

      Funny thing, i keep looking for spots to use those, i found nothing in E21 but all are in E14... Let's hope ill find something before i get them !

    19. Mat Barrie on November 4, 2013

      @Ross, the point of LIFX is that there IS NO HUB - they connect directly to your wifi, and there will be an SDK released that will let anything talk directly to a bulb.

    20. Ross Mason on November 4, 2013

      Great news! Does anyone know what protocol is being used between the bulbs and the hub?

    21. Morgan Schapiro on November 4, 2013

      Is it possible to change my shipping address to international? I moved over the span of this project :)

    22. pclabtech on November 4, 2013

      way to go Phil!

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      Matthew Fernandes on November 4, 2013

      Are the bayonet caps being manufactured after the edison screws or along side? Just wondering if the same 2-3 week shipping guide goes for them too?

    24. Sarawuth K on November 4, 2013

      Me too. I'm really excited to get and try with iOS apps.

    25. Anne Preston on November 4, 2013

      Congratulations on what you have achieved so far. Terrific effort!. Thanks for the updates and the photos. I'm excited that they are getting close to shipping.

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      jpdeb on November 4, 2013

      Great... The Light is on !
      Congrats

    27. Anthony on November 4, 2013

      Great, the future for us backers is looking bright. ;-)

    28. Adam Spencer on November 4, 2013

      Phil, congratulations on a momentous occasion! I am glad to have been able to help bring your vision to LIfx

    29. Robert Lambert on November 4, 2013

      Hey i'm really excited :)

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      Gremlin on November 4, 2013

      Congrats Phil, Looking forward to getting mine down here in NZ.

    31. Michael on November 3, 2013

      well my girlfriend will be happy now. (well I will seeing she wont be asking me "where are 'the' lights coming?")

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      Sterling Johnson on November 3, 2013

      Be still my heart... Did he mention shipping in this post?

    33. max goldberg on November 3, 2013

      Nice! Can you give us an idea of the requirements on iOS? Will those of us with older phones running iOS 5 still be able to use the app?

    34. Robert Rendos on November 3, 2013

      What's that I see? It's a LIFX bulb at the end of the tunnel!!!!

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      Steve on November 3, 2013

      I want these so bad I'll go pick mine up from Shenzhen!

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      Mikie on November 3, 2013

      WOOHOOOO! :)

    37. Wabice on November 3, 2013

      This is glorious! Congratulations on making the final production milestone! I also have to agree that the simple box container for the bulb is the best way to go. I'm really looking forward to putting these puppies to use!

    38. saxnix on November 3, 2013

      Wow. Fantastic news. Congratulations.

      Looking forward to receiving a few of this batch and then outfitting the rest of the house when the GU10's are ready.

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      Paul Walthers on November 3, 2013

      Great stuff! Only wish a couple of the other projects we have backed had kept us up to date so well!! Great communication efforts!

    40. Shane Poppleton on November 3, 2013

      Great work guys, can't wait to get my bulbs!!!

    41. Lee Cjin Pheow on November 3, 2013

      All I want for Christmas...

    42. Kick No Mo on November 3, 2013

      best update yet!!