Why should you have a LIFX Wi-Fi LED smart bulb?

Imagine yourself coming home after a long a day and your home being ready to greet you with your favourite lighting and colours automatically. This is easily achievable by using LIFX bulbs to replace the standard bulbs around your house. You can upgrade your home with smart lighting that can easily be customised to match your moods and preferences perfectly. These simple WiFi connected bulbs could be your first step in automating your home.


Before getting into the details of theses bulbs, here are some important things you need to know about the smart bulbs you will install in your home.

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1. EASY INSTALLATION:

 Most people may think that installing a smart bulb will be a lengthy process, or that it will take a lot of effort and equipment, but the truth is, you don’t have to do very much at all. A smart bulb is installed in a matter of seconds. Just take out your previous bulb and install the new smart bulb and then configure the bulb with the simple LIFX app. 

The full LIFX manual can be found here

2. INCREASES SECURITY LEVEL:

Having smart bulbs installed in your smart home can be a great advantage to your security system. LIFX bulbs allow you to schedule their off and on times, that means if you are away from your house, you will be able to give the impression that you are present by scheduling bulbs to turn on and off at different times. 


ABOUT LIFX WI-FI LED SMART BULBs:

An LIFX smart bulb would be a great addition to your house. They offer many benefits in both energy saving and improving the look and feel of your home, the best part is they are very easy to install. You can change the colours whenever you like to what ever you like. Having a party at your place? Change the lights brightness to change your homes atmosphere. Want to sleep? Dim the lights as per your requirement. These bulbs work like a charm to completely change the atmosphere within your home.

  • 16 million colors and warm to cool whites
  • Works with Alexa for voice control
  • Easy to set up, built in wifi - no hub required
  • Bright - equivalent to 75W bulb
  • Works with Nest and SmartThings

 


EASY HANDLING WITH SMART APPLICATIONS:

The bulbs can be operated via the LIFX app, an application that will allow you to change the colour and brightness of all of the bulbs available in your home. LIFX can also be controlled by IFTTT (if this, then that) an online free automation service. You can find a lot of different options within the default LIFX app to make these bulbs work for you. The app  also provides you with an option to connect different smart home gadgets directly to your LIFX bulbs.


The LIFX application can be installed on both Android, iOS, and different Windows OS devices. Just install it into your device and start controlling the world around you. you can connect every bulb present in your house with the application, and then you can turn them off or on, adjust the brightness, colours and the intensity of the colour. You can also control the temperature of the selected colour with the use of a colour wheel available with the app. There are two colour wheels you can use within the application. The first one contains all the colours and the second one only has different shades of white. The important part is that the range of colours these bulbs can produce is much better than Philips Hue.

 

CUSTOMISE THE BULBS TO YOUR TIME SCHEDULE:

The best part is, you can customise the timing of these bulbs i.e. you can set a specific time at which the bulb will be turned on and a specific time at which it will be turned off. You can also select a period for fade colours. All this will help you in getting the light pattern you like that will also go best with your daily routine.


A GREAT INVESTMENT:

Although these LED lights are not cheap, each bulbs costs around $50 and that's a lot of money for a bulb, but you have to consider the fact that these are a one-time investment. Once you have installed all these in your house, you will be able to get all the advantages LIFX has to offer. Moreover, they utilise only 11 watts, that will help you in saving about six or seven dollars in just one year on your energy bills.


CONS:

These lights work very well to both reduce your energy bills and to improve the look and feel of your home. There are no downsides to owning these bulbs other than the initial cost of implementing them. But once they are in place, some of this cost may be recovered from your reduced energy bills. 

It is quite hard to argue against the benefits these smart bulbs can provide to you and your home. They are bright, efficient in the way they work and they help you to add a new mood to the environment of your home, which means you will never get bored with a single colour scheme of your house. Control these bulbs with the help of IFTTT and the LIFX app. Both of these apps are quite easy to use. Have fun and make your home, a smart home by installing the LIFX smart bulb.