How to Set Up Lifx Smart Lights

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Lifx App to control your Lifx Smart Lights
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Smartphone or Tablet at hand
  • Have the Lifx app installed on your device
Lifx

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Lifx App to control your Lifx Smart Lights
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Smartphone or Tablet at hand
  • Have the Lifx app installed on your device
Lifx

For Lifx Bulbs

  1. Turn off the lamp or switch where you're installing your Lifx bulb.
    Light switch Off
  2. Remove your previous bulb.
  3. Screw in your Lifx bulb.
    Screw in Lifx Bulb
  4. Turn on your light switch.
    Light switch on

For Lifx Plug-In Lighting

  1. Connect the Controller to the Plug.
  2. Connect the light strip, tile, or beam to the Controller.
  3. Plug in the Plug to your wall socket.
    Connecting lightstrip
  1. Open Lifx.
    Lifx
  2. Select Register.
    Lifx welcome screen with Register highlighted.
  3. Enter your Email and choose a password for your Lifx account. Then, carefully read the Terms & Privacy Policy, and select the box to indicate you have read them. Finally, select Register.
    Lifx registration page with Email Password ToS agreement checkbox and Register button highlighted.
  4. Lifx will let you know you can now control Lifx Tile and Beam products from the Lifx app. Select the arrow in the bottom-right corner to continue.
    Lifx products advertisement with next arrow highlighted.
  5. Lifx will alert you to any new features the app has gotten recently. Select the check mark in the bottom-right corner to continue.
    What's New screen with check mark highlighted.
  6. Lifx will explain that it needs further permissions to setup your lights. Select OK.
    Extra permissions notice with OK highlighted.
  7. Lifx will then request the location permission. Select Allow.
    Request for permissions with Allow highlighted.
  8. Lifx will then begin scanning for your lights immediately.
    Scanning for lights.
  9. Once found, follow the instructions in the app to complete setting up your Lifx bulb.
  1. Open Lifx.
    Lifx
  2. Select the light you'd like to work with.
  3. Turn on and off the light using the power switch in the center bottom.
    Light control with Power highlighted.
  4. Adjust the color, or color temperature of your light using the ring around the outside.
    Light control with color temperature indicated.
  5. Adjust the brightness using the slider in the center.
    Light control with brightness control indicated.

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