So LIFX lights – have you heard about them yet? If not, we’ll do our usual sweet and simple post for you later on this week. But first, “Let me take a selfie”, and by that I mean, let me show you 6 ways to impress your pets and friends with LIFX products.
6 Ways to Impress Your Pets (and Friends) with LIFX
Below are 6 ways we found to impress your favorites on a regular basis, and these examples are true to us, because we have done these things, maybe even more than once.
One:Host a Rabbit photo session and use the LIFX Z Starter Kit with HomeKit to light up your stairs. Once installed, play some music and use one of LIFX’s special effects to change with the music, or try what we did, and just do circle cycle. The circle cycle effect alternates colors at the speed of your choice. – As you can see, the difference in colors really added to our photo collage using our model, Bella, the French Angora Rabbit. Runway fashion show on a budget, CHECK!
Two: Make your home into a large dance party – yes we said DANCE PARTY. One great thing about LIFX bulbs is that they work straight from your wifi access point and no “hub” device is needed. At our house, we started with just a few lamps, which we could move from room to room, and on party nights, we were prepared for anything, music wise anyways. The effect uses your phone’s speakers and changes the lighting colors: brightness based on the audio it picks up. Pretty cool, huh? You can use any of the bulbs here to complete this. – And now, with the new LIFX Mini, you can even light up entire rooms at a fraction of the cost.
PS: We’ll do a more thorough review with pros and cons, but this is just for fun to show you we have found ways to take this products to the next level.
Three:Use it in your outside light to fake like you’re at home, or welcome your visitors with all the colors of the rainbow. (as long as it’s covered from severe weather, a little rain won’t hurt.) – There are multiple types you can use for this, but we recommend The LIFX + A19, as it can be used in outdoor fixtures that are not exposed directly to water. It also includes infrared light built in if you want to spruce up home security. – The possibilities are endless, especially with the addition of the Mini’s and light groupings!
Four: Make mornings and evenings how they are supposed to be. All of the LIFX products work together, can be grouped by room, or scenes, etc. The new bulbs, Mini Day and Dusk, really set the standard for the new calming health trend related to our home lighting. I honestly think LIFX’s site says it best so we will just quote a few of those features:
“Inspired by the Sun, The Mini Day and Dusk automation tailors the brightness, color and temperature of your lights to compliment your day with each section of designed to enhance your health and lifestyle.
- Set your wake up time and ease into the morning with soft daylight whites
- During the day, stay active with natural and bright white tones
- As the evening sets in, a calming amber glow will help unwind
- When bedtime comes around, your lights fade to a dim night light or to completely off
Five: Can someone say FREE BLACKLIGHT – this was one of our favorite surprises about this product, although it shouldn’t be. See how the ball at the bottom of the stairs is crazy bright!
Selective hues when lit up create the black light feature, and thats the other cool part, its not just one hue, so you can have a blacklight party and with your music changing lights at the SAME TIME. Ok, we get it, enough about parties, moving on…
Six: Take your sports viewing event to the next level with more than just voice controlled apps,Stringify connects your LIFX products to a huge range of products and services via Stringify’s curated flows. Or customize your experience even more by creating your own from scratch. So back to sports – well, Stringify has created curated flows for major basketball games, that turn your lights the color of either team, depending on who scores, who is winning at halftime, and the overall game. Let’s just hope it’s your team because the winning light stays on until you change it.
Along with Stringify, LIFX has a sports effects in the app that adds some personal touches as well. Check it out below!
So – there you have it – I’m going on year 1 with these products after researching competitors, and I am beyond happy with LIFX because of all the fun possibilities! I discover something new to use LIFX for every day! We’ll continue to post these (I already anticipate a seasonal tips and tricks), but also, will post product reviews and pros and cons later on this month.
Have suggestions, thoughts, anything to share about this product and how you use it? Tell us my commenting below.
And enjoy this silly video of my pets having way to much fun with our during our stairs runway party/playtime on our @confettitechie Instagram
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Here are all the ones mentioned + more that can be bought direct through Amazon. You can also purchase from any BestBuy in Store, but the quantities I have seen have been limited, online also has some products available.
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Cheers – Jonna