We use cookies to give you the best personal experience on our website. If you continue to use our site without changing your cookie settings, you agree we may place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do , you may lose some functionality on our website . More information can be found in our privacy policy.
Please provide more information.
Stylus no longer supports Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. Please upgrade to IE 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. This will ensure you have the best possible experience on the site.
Product Design
Published: 19 Oct 2012

LIFX – Wi-fi Enabled LED Light Bulb

Extra

San Francisco-based inventor Phil Bosua has reinvented the light bulb with LIFX – a wi-fi-enabled LED bulb that can be controlled through a smartphone. 

The smartphone app allows users to have complete control over the brightness and colour of their lighting systems. The bulbs are also an environmentally friendly option, using a tenth of the energy of standard bulbs, and lasting up to 25 years. 

LIFX bulbs are installed in the same way as standard light bulbs and connect to a user’s wi-fi through a downloadable app. Each bulb can be controlled individually or in groups through a smartphone, as well as still being linked to standard light switches.

 

Control options include a sunrise and sunset mode for gradually dimmed lights that wake you up or send you to sleep, and automatic switch on/off, which allows a security mode for holidays. As the lights are linked to a smartphone, they can also be used to visualise music or send notifications from other apps. 

LIFX was launched on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter last month and received $1.3m dollars within two weeks – 13 times the amount requested. The company is also creating a software development kit for the product to allow developers to create their own apps and uses for the bulb. 

LIFX

RELATED REPORTS
VIEW ALL Reports
Updated
Related
© 
PANTONE®TPX
COATED
RAL
RGB
HEX
NCS