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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.

Production ramping up.


Production is progressing well and although the line capacity isn't optimised at the 1500 unit per day target, we're now well underway with a new batch of 3,500 units leaving today with the remaining 14,000+ units over the next two week period as capacity doubles. Below is a quick snapshot of the ex-factory schedule. 

Here's a quick shot of the 3,500 units that left today bound for regions all across the world, in no priority order after our UK and Sweden stock. Speaking of, if you're within these two regions, you'll all have tracking numbers by Friday if you haven't already received. 

In the meantime, you might have noticed we soft launched the iOS app and sent the Virtual Bulb live. We hope they're fun to play with and give you a sense of how LIFX works. The Android app also goes live Thursday. There are limited features in both versions of the app, but a steady stream of things coming in the next few weeks as we roll in the big features - and integrations. Here's a quick demo for the virtual bulb if you'd like to have a play! 

In the meantime we're also shooting a new video with Sandwich video to show the bulb in action. Keep an eye out for that on our website in the next few weeks.

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    1. Chris Khouri on December 27, 2013

      This is pathetic!!! Virgin here in Dubai , UAE, already sells the lamps and I have not even received mine???
      What kind of reward is that?? Don't we even get the privilege of enjoying the product first as funders?? I feel cheated.

      I have

    2. Levent Erim on December 8, 2013

      the tech changed but i dont have my lamps yet !! shame

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      Hector Silva
      on December 7, 2013

      I am not sure why the majority of questions aren't answered straight up... The answers often dance around with a lot of digital 'hems and haws'. Has anyone in the United States of America received a bulb yet?

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      Marco Lopez on December 7, 2013

      When are you shipping US order and are you giving us a tracking #?

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      Hector Silva
      on December 6, 2013

      True true Jamie.... I would be willing to as well

    6. Conor Hagan on December 6, 2013

      Just got my bulbs in Brisbane. Trust me guys they are worth the wait. Great job LIFX, can't wait until these get into retail stores so I can fill my house with them!

    7. Willy Lin on December 5, 2013

      When will US orders go out ? Just wondering

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      Jamie McCarthy on December 5, 2013

      "We fully understand this and our policy to offer refunds on pre-orders prior shipping still stands."

      I'll totally buy out anyone who doesn't want to wait anymore.

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      Hector Silva
      on December 5, 2013

      Did any US orders go out this week? I've seen multiple people ask that question without any clear and definitive answer.

    10. Phil Bosua 3-time creator on December 5, 2013

      Just to clarify that email was for batch two. I.e. If you're a KS backer it only applies to your second order via which is batch two.

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      Hector Silva
      on December 5, 2013

      Looks that way RRising. After seeing so much of the initial pictures, besides having white as my preference I had a feeling that whites would be the ones produced first.

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      RRising on December 5, 2013

      So what is the turnaround of the globes leaving the factory and the email/ tracking being sent? I suppose because i have 2 gun metal grey, bayonet cap Lifx globes i will be one of the last to get my globes probably sometime close to christmas.

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      Hector Silva
      on December 4, 2013

      That "after Christmas" date is for folks that pre-ordered after the Kickstarter campaign ended. You should get all the bulbs you 'backed' here on Kickstarter.

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      Mark Jacob on December 4, 2013

      I'm not sure if it will actually be in February but it is after the new year and it came from an email from lifx. There have been so many brush offs I'm a little perturbed about the many delays since their first projection of last march. Here is the content of it.
      "You're probably aware that our Kickstarter backers (Batch 1) are now starting to receive their LIFX orders. Your Batch 2 bulbs are due to ship directly after these have all been sent out.

      Our manufacturing process has a testing stage to ensure your bulbs meet the highest standards. Our custom test hardware and software automatically checks no less then 138 different parameters for each light bulb (versus the industry standard of just a few tests). We rely on this so you can experience high quality, consistent results from your LIFX bulbs.

      During the initial manufacturing run, this testing process has taken longer per bulb than we anticipated. This has resulted in slower production output than we had hoped. As a result, we have been working hard to improve the manufacturing output while maintaining our quality testing.

      The downside is that the bulk of our Batch 2 orders are likely to ship soon after Christmas.

      We hope that you support us in this decision to maintain quality over speed but understand that there may be some of you that are not prepared to wait any longer. We fully understand this and our policy to offer refunds on pre-orders prior shipping still stands.

      We appreciate the confidence you placed in us by pre-ordering LIFX and we are doing everything we can to get the bulbs into your hands as soon as possible.


      LIFX Support

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      Jamie McCarthy on December 4, 2013

      @Mark Where is this Feb date coming from? Something official?

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      Mark Jacob on December 4, 2013

      Ok so what is this news about having to wait until after Xmas into February to get our bulbs? I don't understand how some were shipped out and now we have to wait even longer to get the rest of our bulbs. Someone is not being honest here!

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      JCC on December 4, 2013

      I'm so tired of waiting for my bulbs!!

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      Tony Norlin on December 4, 2013

      @Hector: Thanks! I gave up searching there yesterday. Finally an app for Android! The app does not have so many features yet, but most importantly - I can now control my bulb and it works great for what it currently offers!
      Just waiting for batch #2... :-)

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      Hector Silva
      on December 4, 2013

      Search Google Play for 'lifx'

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      Hector Silva
      on December 4, 2013

      Search Google Play for 'lifx'

    21. mike smith on December 3, 2013

      @Wabice: Where do you download it from? The link I used merely says 'coming soon'

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      Larry on December 3, 2013

      Hoping to hear that bulbs will be getting delivered to US soon.

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      jeremy carrier on December 3, 2013

      About when will US backers get our bulbs

    24. Wabice on December 3, 2013

      Just downloaded and installed the Android App! Currently waiting on a shipping notification still, but I'm not in any hurry on that this week. Once I'm back home next week, I'll be eagerly awaiting those bulbs!

    25. Bryan on December 3, 2013

      So next week should see the end of the production run for the kickstarter bulbs?

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      Hector Silva
      on December 3, 2013

      Excellent news!

    27. Phil Bosua 3-time creator on December 3, 2013

      ~7500 this week out as described. Should clarify the above table is week beginning of usually these are ready toward the back-end of the week sometimes sooner though. Factory's doing x3 shifts 6 days p/w at the moment.

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      Hector Silva
      on December 3, 2013

      So we've heard nothing about the other 7000 bulbs... this doesn't sound good.

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      Hector Silva
      on December 3, 2013

      They are killing the bugs, Mike Smith.

    30. mike smith on December 2, 2013

      I've got the bulbs - but where's the app for Android? (or, which Thursday are you talking about it being released? (or can we get a beta version from somewhere?))

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      Jamie McCarthy on December 2, 2013

      Is the Android app coming? I'd hate to finally get the bulbs and have no way to control them

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      RRising on December 2, 2013

      Nope no tracking yet, maybe this week will be the week and fingers crossed i get them before christmas.

    33. Ulf Wittl on December 2, 2013

      Hi, is there any bill included in the package? By German law, it has to be on the outside of the packet. If not I have to show them a bill - so this brings me to the question what exactly did I pay for? I have to pay $50 for shipping - but how much worth are the light bulbs - how much did I invest in the assembly line and get the light bulbs in return? ;)
      Can I get an "official" bill for customs?


      ps: I don't have any tracking numbers, but I will wait patiently ;)

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      Hector Silva
      on December 2, 2013

      It's December 2, 2013... we can only hope that capacity has indeed doubled and that 7750 more bulbs are gonna be on their way soon to their new owners.

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      James C King on December 2, 2013

      I'm in Perth, Australia. Got my tracking email on Friday - AND MY GLOBES TODAY!
      4x White Bayonet fittings. I can't wait to get home and plug them in.

      Now all I need is the Android App so I can turn them off to sleep :)

      Thanks for a great project Lifx, was fun being along for the ride.

    36. Rakhee Patel on December 1, 2013

      Just been shipped email received Wed 27 Nov, I'll probably receive the unit some time next week. The Android app that was to go live on 28 Nov is still not up. I certainly hope it goes up before I receive my unit.

    37. Bryan on December 1, 2013

      In my experience, it takes between 2 and 12 hours to get a response from Fast turn around time, especially for a startup.

    38. Phil Bosua 3-time creator on December 1, 2013

      Hi guys all change of addresses and tracking number enquiries to if that's ok. Creates tickets that our guys work through to resolve :)

    39. Evyatar Amitay on November 30, 2013

      I need to update my shipping address, and I sent a message via Kickstarter, but haven't gotten a response yet... Please get back to me so I can change the shipping address!

    40. Paul Edmonds on November 30, 2013

      No tracking code or comms. I see I'm not alone. C'mon guys... friend at the office already has his.

      Paul, UK

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      Ben Buchloh on November 30, 2013

      Phil, please update with some Information about shipping to germany.

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      Paul Watson on November 29, 2013

      Still haven't received a tracking number, please help.

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      Paul Watson on November 29, 2013

      Still haven't received a tracking number, please help.

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      Tony Norlin on November 29, 2013

      I suspected that the android app wouldn't be available as of yesterday (Thursday) but its a shame as I want to play with my bulb. Hope the app will be available real soon.

    45. Toby Burkill on November 29, 2013

      Hi there, I'm in the UK and still haven't received a tracking number or anything? Just wondered when I should expect this as you posted that UK residents would have this by Friday (today).


    46. Andrew Hingston on November 28, 2013

      Claes Ström I will buy some off you if you don't want them.. I only ordered 1 initially because I thought they would be released ages ago, so i could get more for xmas this year. But now I can't get any more for xmas. If anyone else is willing to sell some to me let me know. Thanks

    47. saxnix on November 28, 2013

      @Claes, if you check out the comment (in the last 24 hrs) from Phil on the Comments page you will see that they have committed to refunding the difference in tax that should have been charged, vs what is being charged.

    48. Claes Ström on November 28, 2013

      Did I understand it right, I've bought 10 pieces for $49 each but your customs agent have wrote $79 in the customs paper for all customers in UK and Sweden!? What exactly is going on and how are you going to compensate us for this (if it's true)? Is it possible to get all money back (if I not pick them up)?

    49. Vagelis Fragkos on November 28, 2013

      Can the LIFX team inform us how they are going to ship to Europe?I have seen the comments below that the ship from Hong Kong with DHL Express and everybody is paying customs and VAT.In that case having pledged $392+40 for shipment I may pay over €150 in customs and VAT! If you don't ship within Europe to European backers PLEASE INFORM US so that we can ask for a refund!!!We have mentioned about shipment methods but you haven't heard us or reply in detail!

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      Tony Norlin on November 28, 2013

      Hector Silva, yes! It shines really bright, but is not too fun without an app to control it with. I did expect the delay to be a bit higher when powered on but it powers in in 1-2 seconds using the power switch.