Shipping, reviews and other updates
It's been a pretty exciting couple of weeks at the LIFX office. As more and more backers start to receive their bulbs and share some (awesome) pics of how they... Read more
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... Read more
Mini-update: 3000 units ex factory. iOS app approved.
Just a quick update on shipping progress. The initial batch of E27 Whites are ex-factory and being picked and packed in our Hong Kong fulfilment centre ready for Airmail deliveries... Read more
Say hello to my little friends!
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... Read more
Production motoring along!
A quick update because it’s a flurry of activity at the moment between finalizing and submitting the apps; testing the bulbs on almost every router we can get our hands... Read more
Just wanted to let you know the good news that the certification wrestle is over!
All tests are now passed (pending paperwork) and manufacturing has begun! Thousands of heat sinks... Read more
Ticking the boxes.
Just wanted to let you know that things are travelling smoothly on the certification and manufacturing front. We’ve since passed the factory’s in-house UL testing which has also been lodged... Read more
FCC pre-test passed. 70 bulbs on mesh [video].
Certification marches on, and we’ve happily passed the FCC pre-test. For clarity: FCC testing covers broadcast spectrum issues (wifi, mesh, etc) and UL covers more fundamental electrical safety... Read more
Certification, mesh networking and a video update.
Thanks for your patience while we've put this update together. It's been a busy few weeks with the certification underway.
As in the last update the CE, UL... Read more
Here we go!
We're nearing the final bend now, and it's hugely exciting to be at this point. Yesterday the production line fired up and produced the first full batch of C-Samples and... Read more
C-Samples in hand!
Hi folks, it's been a busy four weeks since we've posted, with the team spread across the world and everyone working their buts off but we have some good news... Read more
The arm wrestle as we inch closer.
We've been back in Shenzhen for the past few days, and as always it's a stressful but exciting time. The factory is humming along as the tooling continues and we... Read more
Firmware, packaging, logistics... all the fun stuff ;)
It may appear that things are quiet at the LIFX HQ at the moment but there's no shortage of stuff happening! Tooling is nearing completion with 500 units being readied... Read more
Good to be back
We touched down Saturday in Hong Kong, made our way back to Shenzhen and have been diving right back into production since Monday. It's fun to be back, and you... Read more
Developers, Developers, Developers
[Guest post by Guy] If you're a non-programmer then you may want to skip this update- keep your eyes out for some cool, third party apps in the future though!... Read more
Final design, factory prototype and 900+ lumens!
We arrived back in Melbourne over the weekend, bleary eyed, tired, but incredibly excited with how close we now are to production. I took the weekend off, spent time with... Read more
Guest post by Jake: Design iterations.
After completing a few more tests on the temperature simulations it was time for Phil and I to take another look at the design of the lightbulb.
Ben and Nathan... Read more
It's been a busy few days here on the ground. Marc (and the control boards) arrived here on Monday and we've been working on aspects of the development with the... Read more
Nice to be here
Thanks for the response to our first instalment and appreciate the questions and support!
I arrived at the factory this afternoon and after some local cuisine (McDonalds) got stuck into... Read more
Off to Shenzhen
We touched down in Hong Kong this morning, and I'm off to Shenzhen now while Jake organises his Visa. We decided yesterday to post snippets of the updates, and the... Read more
Factory prototype journey begins.
So after a lot of hard work this month head down in the firmware and finalising the bulb design, Marc (our electrical engineer) Jake (operations) and I are now heading... Read more
It’s been a great few weeks as we’ve moved through Europe and now Hong Kong and China; with the highlights attending LeWeb, which has become one of the world's best... Read more
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... Read more
Living with Color
This week some of the tech guys and I got away to the country for a couple of days of undistracted LIFX work in the country.
Things are progressing smoothly... Read more
Not standing still...
It’s been a little while since our last update so we wanted to give you the rundown on what's been happening at LIFX HQ. We certainly haven't been... Read more
For the Geeks in the House
Just wanted to give you some insight into the underlying scripting commands that control the LIFX smartbulbs. As you can see, you will have total control over your LIFX smartbulbs... Read more
What a month!
It's hard to believe it was only one month ago that the LIFX project launched to the world and we were promptly told "yes, go create the next generation of... Read more
Let's do this!
We just wanted to let you know that we've made a team decision to limit additional LIFX pledges. There are still some pledge opportunities available so tell your friends... Read more
Where we're at
Well that blew up quickly :)
In the last 48 hours we've been hit by a tidlewave of enquiries by
press, VCs, manufacturers, distributors, fans and sceptics alike.... Read more
You have blown our minds!
WOW! We were hoping LIFX would resonate with you guys but never ever imagined you would fall in love with our smartbulbs as much as we have and so quickly.... Read more