Anyone that is looking to get started on a smart home, these LIFX Smart LED Light Bulbs would make a great gift for. In fact, they are small enough that they could even be stocking stuffers. Since these are LED lights, you should be good for about 2 years before you need to worry about any of the bulbs burning out on you, and LIFX also provides a two-year warranty with these bulbs. These are the BR30 bulbs, which are in color, so you’re not stuck with the white color only.
Have you ever wished your lights would turn off on their own when you went to sleep? Or that they’d change color when your favorite sporting team scored? With LIFX smart light bulbs and IFTTT, we’re pretty close to that ideal and magical connected light bulb reality.
The LIFX Smart LED Light Bulbs are a great choice, they are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa (and should be getting support for the Google Assistant soon). These light bulbs are also a great choice because there is no hub needed, like with the Philips Hue light bulbs. The LIFX bulbs are controlled through an app on your phone, which is available for both Android and iOS. You can allow the app to set up a schedule for these bulbs and so much more. They are simple and easy to use, and some of the cheaper bulbs available right now.
Not every bit of IoT enabled functionality necessarily needs a truck load of coding! Thanks to services like IFTTT and devices like the LIFX smart light bulb, setting up delightful interactions with internet enabled devices can be simple and easy for even non-coders to complete! Have you got a favourite IoT based IFTTT recipe? Did you come up with a good alternative trigger for your own LIFX smart light bulbs? Leave a note in the comments or get in touch with me on Twitter (), I’d love to hear about it.