Inspiration from the LIFX community

We’ve pulled together a collection of fan photos that prove you don’t need a professional to create stunning interior lighting when you’re working with LIFX. Here are some unique ideas that will help bring out your inner designer. Check them out and get inspired.

 

Workspaces don’t have to be boring. Daniel Wearne (@Wernah) sparked our creativity with his bold gradient office design that instantly makes identical spaces unique.

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Purple. two ways.  Whether you’re uplighting an architectural element or showing off a piece of interesting decor, rich saturated colors play up shadows in a striking way.  Like these two great takes on purple. Trestle-inspiration by Marco Lucisano (), antler design by Kam Dhatt (@KD_iLoveLamp)

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Red light relax. @___ shows that red is a natural complement to a sunset view. As a bonus, it also creates the perfect viewing environment for movie night, and helps your body wind down after a long day.

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Fun and funky fixtures. As featured on the site Home in the Future (@homeinthefuture) there’s no need to choose just one color for your statement fixture. You can create custom scenes and save your favorites palettes for quick access anytime you’re ready for a color change.

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Winter wonderland. Daniel May (@thedanielmay ) shows how to beat away the winter blues with just the right warm white glow.

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Panda perfect. Tim Lucas (@toolmantim) created a LIFX light-up panda named Po.  IFTTT-enabled, Po is equal parts adorable and smart.

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We want to see your LIFX lights in action! Share a photo to Instagram or Twitter using #lightbylifx and you could end up featured here.

 

 

What’s new at LIFX: Do Button, Themes, and Scenes (back and better than ever)

Here’s a roundup of some great new features we think you’re going to love.

Do Button – the do-it-yourself button by IFTTT

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Set your own personalized one-tap LIFX actions with the just-released Do Button by IFTTT.  Download Do Button and search for LIFX within the app to add recipes from a list of essentials like ‘Toggle LIFX Lights On/Off’ and ‘Change the color of your lights’. A one-time setup lets you select lights and color, and your LIFX Do Button is ready to go. You’ll need to create an IFTTT account if you don’t already have one, but don’t let that deter you; Do Button offers a simple way into the great world of IFTTT. Pro tip: iOS users can access Do Button via their widget for Notification Center for added convenience.

Themes and Scenes

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The new Smarts tab is home to one-touch preset Themes and custom Scenes that you can easily apply to groups or single bulbs. Explore the LIFX Themes to bring a sunset to your living room, or evoke a beach-scape in your bedroom. The back-by-popular demand, and prettier-than-ever Scenes allow you to save your own custom tone and brightness settings with large lovely icons. 

2.0 Update – To get access to these features, you’ll need the latest 2.0 software in your bulbs. If you haven’t done so already, you can update here to start enjoying the benefits:

  • Added support for secure Internet-connectivity of your LIFX bulbs, enabling IFTTT integration and remote access via LIFX Cloud
  • Improved performance and reliability for on-boarding and lighting control
  • Dramatically faster future firmware updates