You remember Lifx right? Sure you do. The Wi-Fi smart light specialists who made a really big splash a couple of years back, but has since been pretty quiet?
Anyways, it looks as if that quiet period is over (it got bought out, btw) and is using CES 2020 to unleash a plethora of new devices; most notably the new Lifx Filament range, which will offer smokey, amber and clear glass versions for $29.99.
Smart filament bulbs are all the rage at the moment so it‚Äôs not surprising Lifx is getting involved. We‚Äôre big fans of the Hue Filament bulbs, Innr also makes some cool ones and Ikea even has a budget option available for its Tr√§dfri system.
Lifx‚Äôs effort is a white-only bulb, coming first in an ST64 form factor, with a G95 globe to follow.
Like all Lifx smart bulbs it doesn‚Äôt need a hub as it is Wi-Fi enabled and it supports all the big voice assistants, and offers remote on/off and dimming functionality.
Also new for Lifx is the Lifx Switch; a four-gang smart light switch that can be used to control both dumb and smart lights.
This $119 switch has Lifx‚Äôs Control Module inside, so it gives you the same controls over the bulbs it‚Äôs connected to as you‚Äôd get with a regular Lifx light.
Next up are the Z TV 360ňö Kit and the Z Gamer Kit; lightstrips that stick on the back of your TV to give your movies and games a little more oomph. They're $99 and $69 respectively.
The 360 includes corner clips so you can get a snug edge fit, rather than trying to bend a light strip round corners.
All of these new devices are due to land in the spring, and the good news is there‚Äôs also going to be a new app going live for Lifx users too. The current one is clunky as heck, so that‚Äôs a big relief.
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