Lifx : Smart Bulbs
With smart homes becoming more prevalent in the technological era, products such as the Lifx Smart Bulbs are becoming more and more important and in demand, and after using them its easy to understand why.
The bulbs connect to the Wi-Fi when installed, and an app available on most smartphones allows the user to control the bulbs colours, brightness, and timing for switching on and off.
The app is very user friendly and is easy to use and get used to, the colour changing and brightness features are easy to find and simple enough, so you don’t have to spend too much time trying to learn how to control the bulbs.
The bulbs boast a brightness of 1100 lumens, which is equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent bulb, yet the Lifx bulbs use only 11 watts. Not only are the bulbs as bright as conventional bulbs and more customizable, but they are cheaper to run and better for the environment.
I expected the Wi-Fi and app features to be very hit or miss, but the bulbs were much more consistent than expected, it was very easy to set them up and once set up the app ran smoothly and didn’t present any major problems.
The Lifx bulbs work well with other features of smart homes such as the Nest Thermostat, which when switched to away mode, triggers the Lifx bulbs to automatically switch the bulbs on and off for the duration of your trip to make it look like someone is home.
This integration and ability to function alongside other smart products impressed me the most, as it made the point that the smart products are the future, and soon I won’t need to do anything at home as the house will do everything for me!
When Lifx says it “illuminates life” it’s not lying. The colour spectrum offers more than 16 million permutations with more than a thousand shades from warm, welcoming low-lights to cool, enlivening whites. Controlled from your smartphone, Lifx is easily alternated to your mood, creating the perfect lighting environment at all times.