LIFX: The Color-Changing, Wi-Fi Enabled, 25-Year Lasting LED Light Bulbs You Control With Your Smart Phone

September 18, 2012


LIFX are dimmable, programmable, any-color-you-want, energy saving LED light bulbs that you can control from your smart phone. Want all the lights in your kitchen to pulsate to the music you're playing? THEY CAN DO THAT TOO. The future, ladies and gentlemen -- it's not super exciting, but it's still cooler that now. The bulbs are rated at 40,000 hours, and can last up to 25 years with average use (~5-hours a day). The project is currently an already-funded Kickstarter campaign (with the $100,000 goal exceeded by $750,000 in three days), so head on over there if you want to pre-order. $69 gets you one, $119 two, $196 four, $294 six, $392 eight and $490 for 10. Definitely NOT the kind of bulbs you want to leave in the sockets when you move.

Hit the jump for the Kickstarter demo video.

Thanks to doug, MotorcycleMan and Jonathan, who agree the future of light bulbs are actually some sort of glowing space organism we haven't discovered yet. RIGHT?!

  • CCSteen

    How did you get the lights to change with the music, doing a school project with lights and music, and really want to get the bass strokes in the music to change the collor of the lights :D

  • Peter Anders

    You can buy the LIFX bulbs now with no shipping cost using this link:

  • This is amazing, i loved the robotic dance part in the video, my husband will go crazy when he will find out about this, will definitely share this post with him.

  • Gunslinger14

    This looks cool, but I don't think they should go on about how you don't have to get up to turn on/off the lights, aren't people fat enough already?!

  • Michael Harris

    I like what you guys are doing and look forward to seeing your bulbs mass produced. Let me know how I can help. I am a life coach and executive coach.

  • Hadi

    Where can I buy this from??

  • lewis11c

    so much time

  • ZomBBombeR

    Thats pretty badass but extreamly epensive per bulb still it gives anyone to power to throw instant rave like house parties.

  • JJtoob

    Although they are fighting against some major competitors and the product may have issues right now, I do hope they can work it out. I'm not interested into the whole color/mood thing, but would be awesome to automate my lights without having to plug in another device.

  • Guest

    This is really awesome. It seems it'll help cut back on using different color bulbs/filters used for bars, concerts, or other commercial event services.

  • westmclarenmerc

    What if you don't have a smartphone or can't be bothered by installing Chrome? Then basically all you can do is use a light switch and have a pointless 70 buck lamp. Sure I have Chome, but for some reason it's slower than IE9 so I can hardly be bothered by using Chrome unless I'm on youtube and don't want all the friggin adds. Plus, Chrome freezes the computer for about 40 seconds when I go to Failblog each first time I've started up the computer.

  • JJtoob

    Um... don't buy it? Just get a regular LED bulb, if that's even what you want, but if you really want to have control over color and dimming of the lights, you will have to get other equipment. I'm also curious about how Chrome is slower than IE9 for you, do you have apps installed in Chrome? I can't fathom anything slower than IE in general.

  • westmclarenmerc

    The only app I have for Chrome is the addblocker app, and I've installed that like 1,5 weeks ago and Chrome has been slower than IE9 way before that...since I installed it actually. I basically use Chrome for Youtube only so it's fine. And on the subject of iPhone, I don't want an iPhone, I'm apple-free. Better yet, I don't want a smartphone, all a phone needs to do is being able to send and recieve calls, nothing more, nothing less. And I'm not some kind of 80 year old guy who doesn't understand the progress of technology or some African kid who can't afford it, I'm a 26 year old European guy, and I don't give a crap about smartphones. At least I'm not a part of the smartphone-zombie-apocalypse.

  • Soylent Green Is People

    That shi' cray.

  • Anas Patel

    Sound flipping awesome!

  • $69 for one bulb??? no thanks! I'll just take a $10 X on the rare occasion I want a trippy light show in my living room. facepalm

  • Bob Thayer

    I paid more than that ($80 each) for 3 dim-able LED bulbs for my kitchen's recessed lighting. With a burn-time of over 30 years @ full luminescence 24/7... it's a worthy investment. Plus they use almost no power compared to the alternatives.

  • JJtoob

    You understand this is new tech from a little company, right? Just as that cardboard bike made with $9 in materials costs $90 to the costumer right now, if it were taken to mass production, the cost would eventually come significantly down. It's economics, man.

  • a bulb looks like these i had seen at

  • Mihos
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