Easy to set up and connect with built-in WiFi; LIFX bulbs need no hub. Bright; emits vivid colors. Scheduling on-off times is easy. Infrared light provides exceptional night vision with soft, relaxing glow.
Some of the white hues may have an orange cast. Occasionally disconnects from network, but resets easily. Sometimes out of sync with other lights, resulting in different colors at the same time. Costly.
Offers bright light and many colors that are similar to other models. Whites are soft. Mid-range price.
Doesn't connect to some wireless networks. Occasionally drops connection. Some users find that after updates to the app, the connection is less reliable.
In addition to millions of colors, it emits whites that range from warm to cool. Produces bright light similar to incandescent bulbs. Fairly easy setup. The best value from LIFX considering features and reliability.
Some reported connectivity issues when trying to pair more than one bulb. Has a tendency to drop connection, but is a bit more reliable than other mid-priced options.
An all-white light model; offers over 1,000 white shades. Pairs with most smart devices as easily as other LIFX models. Reliable customer service.
Issues have been reported with it dropping from network connection. Resetting process doesn't always work. LIFX app can't always find network.
Easy to set up and practical for numerous uses. Can be placed in awkward spaces and used for highlighting. Millions of possible colors and 16 color zones.
Doesn't connect well to all devices or routers, and occasionally loses connection. Doesn't attach well to some surfaces. Expensive.
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LIFX smart LED light bulbs give you a few different technologies wrapped up in one bulb. LIFX bulbs have “smart” capabilities, meaning they can make a connection to your local Wi-Fi network. You then can control the light bulb through a smartphone app or through a voice-activated personal assistant. Each of the LIFX smart LED light bulbs delivers multiple color display options. You can program the color through the app. Some LIFX bulbs are able to deliver millions of different colors and even many shades of white. Additionally, the LIFX smart LED light bulbs deliver desirable LED lighting technology. This means they’re energy efficient and don’t become hot to the touch as they operate.