You can also set up routines or schedules in Google et al., or the app
Create an IFTTT account. Link LIFX to it. After that, you can interact with any other IFTTT IOT devices like security cameras and motion detectors. It also opens up geofencing to turn on lights in
GadgetGuy’s take – LIFX Wi-Fi LED Smart Lights are the easiest addition to a dumb home.
Over the two weeks test with a D-Link AC5300 router about 6 metres away they are flawless. But I did read a couple of reviews that found spotty performance with low power Wi-Fi networks. In this case, consider Philips Hue and its Zigbee bridge. I own a Philips Hue setup, and it has been great.
My advice for poor Wi-Fi – buy a better router. Although you can use both systems at the same time.
As a party trick turning your kitchen lights on by voice impresses the neighbours. But making them change colours is very impressive.
The only elephant in the room is the price – eye-wateringly expensive for Joe and Jan Average, especially if you want to retrofit most of your home. I have not done the energy saving calculations (as that would take months to years to see differences), but I expect these would pay for themselves in under 10 years of their 22+ year lifespan.
Here is a video with the IR light function – very good