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How to connect LIFX light bulbs

LIFX offers beautiful controllable light bulbs for your home. Connect your LIFX account to SmartThings to enable additional functionality, like turning on your lights when a door opens.

The following LIFX bulbs can be connected to SmartThings:

  • LIFX Original A21 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb: This light bulb gives you the ability to completely personalize your environment. With 16 million colors and 1,000 shades of white, this bulb lets you choose your light like you choose your music, setting the tone for your mood. Increase productivity and concentration with deep blue, or wind down to warm red light.
  • LIFX White 800 A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb: This is the first adjustable white Wi-Fi LED light bulb with the power to choose from a full range of vibrant warm to cool whites—all in a single bulb.
  • LIFX Color 1000 Wi-Fi LED Smart Bulb: With millions of colors, 1,000 shades of white, and built-in Wi-Fi technology, this smart light bulb allows you to totally transform your home. Create a personalized environment with unique color lighting schemes that you can instantly adjust with the touch of a button.



How to connect a compatible LIFX light bulb

To get started, install the LIFX bulb in the appropriate light fixture and turn it on.

Next, create an LIFX account through the LIFX app for iOS or Android. Then, follow the app's instructions to link the bulb with your account.

Finally, connect the light bulb to SmartThings:

  1. In the SmartThings mobile app, tap Marketplace
  2. Under the Things view, tap Light Bulbs
  3. Select your LIFX bulb
  4. Tap Connect Now
  5. Log in to your LIFX account and authorize SmartThings to access your bulb(s)
  6. Check the box next to your device(s), then tap Done
  7. Tap Done again
  8. Your light bulb has been added to SmartThings!


How to control connected LIFX bulbs

After connecting your LIFX bulbs, you can manually control them from the Things view of the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device

You can also automate your LIFX bulbs with Smart Lights. To install Smart Lights:

  1. Tap Marketplace
  2. Tap SmartApps
  3. Tap SmartThings Recommends
  4. Tap Smart Lights by SmartThings
  5. Tap New Lighting Automation
  6. Configure your lighting automations as desired


How to remove an LIFX bulb from SmartThings

If the LIFX bulb is connected but not operating as normal, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. Tap Edit Device
  6. Tap Remove
  7. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)


For technical specifications and product details, visit our Works With SmartThings page here.


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