New LIFX Smart Bulb Work Hand-in-Hand with Security Cameras
The lighting startup LIFX that is based in California, so far have released a number of smart light bulbs since the year 2013. The energy efficient LED smart bulbs are most versatile and their main function is to provide lighting solutions in your room. Here comes their latest new LIFX smart bulb LFX+, which has additional features from the previous smart bulbs. The main feature added is the ability to emit infrared light.
LIFX+ is designed as a standard A19 bulb and as a BR30 flood light. It comes along with an iOS application which is installed on your smartphone. Its setup and connectivity rely on Wi-Fi. Its connectivity is simple and stress-free. The smart bulb LED range in millions of colors with about 1000 different white shades. Its color and intensity are controllable in the iOS or android app. It is equivalent to 75-watt traditional bulb.
How it works?
The main function of this smart bulb is for lighting purposes. It has a new feature which enables it to emit infrared light. There are some security cameras that use this light to capture footage at night. Although, this camera emit they own infrared light, the one from this bulbs adds to the cameras visibility since the room is filled with these light. Along with it, there is an application that is installed on your smartphone. It allows you to control the intensity and the color. The smart bulb connected via this application with your phone.
Infrared Light Emitting Feature
This feature allows the smart bulb to emit infrared light in small doses. The infrared light enhances visibility in the dark and it is emitted when the bulb main light goes off. It has an invisible wavelength designed with an aim of assisting the home security cameras to increase their visual properties in viewing the entire room or compound. However, not all security cameras are compatible with it. It assists some varieties such as Nest, Canary etc. Your security camera is in a position to spot various things even in places it could have not reached. This is made possible with an addition of two or one smart bulbs in your room.
The LIFX Smart Bulb App
The LIFX smart bulb app is an application that is available for both android and iOS operating system. The app should be installed on your smartphone. The application assists you to set up the connectivity of your smart bulb. With this app, you are in a position to access the intensity and color setting of your smart bulb. You can control the light from the phone to your desired color and intensity.
- You should first screw and power up your smart bulb.
- Download the app to your smartphone and install it.
- Change your device Wi-Fi settings to that of LIFX SSID and reconnect to your router via the Wi-Fi settings.
- Open the LIFX app and wait for it to discover the bulb.
- Create your set up configuration and enjoy the benefits that come along with the device.
There are two white and color LIFX bulbs available each with different levels of brightness. They include the white 800 and 900 LEDs and the color 1000 and 650 GU10 LEDs. For instance, the white 800 features a brightness level of 60 watts and that of 900 features 65 watts. The color 1000 features a level of 75 watts and 650 GU10 features 40 watts.
The app gives you an opportunity to control the dimness or brightness of your room. You can also alter the color by the help of the app.
- It improves on your security systems.
- The smart bulb provides lighting in the room.
- You are I a position to control the color and intensity of the light.
- It has a very wide color LED.
- It is easy to set-up; you are only required to download and install.
- LTX+ enhances your security camera vision without the need of integrating additional software in it.
- The bulb does not consume much energy.
- The smart bulb is not pocket-friendly.
Availability and Pricing
The smart bulb is available on the LIFX website at a pre-order cost of $80. It comes in multi-bulb bundles and also in floodlight form. The brand offers discounts to their potential customers who order for multiple bulbs.
The new smart bulb’s ability to emit infrared light is incredible. The amazing feature assists in your home security. This is through the emission of this infrared light. The light enhances more visibility of your security cameras at night. It is not visible to you, but it is recognized by the security cameras only. The smart bulb will allow you to control the brightness of every room at your comfort.