Effects can be accessed by swiping to the far left on the Home Screen or by clicking on the 'finger point' icon in the menu on the top right (in the main dashboard area of the app). This is called the Action screen.
Here you can control effects throughout your whole home, apply them to a group or choose a selection of individual lights.
Effects are located with Scenes on the Action Screen. Scenes will be at the top of the Action Screen, and effects will be below. If you can't see them because you have lots of scenes, just scroll down to find the section.
- To activate an Effect, click on the illustrated button for the effect you want.
If using the particular effect for the first time on App 4, follow the prompts and choose and target light, group, or location.
If you have used the effect you have chosen before, your LIFX app will remember your previous settings, including the light/lights to apply it to.
- To view the details of or edit an effect, tap the grey "name tag" with the name of the Effect.
- The settings for each effect will be listed at the bottom of the setting screen and can be adjusted.
- You can also tap the Play Button at the bottom of the Effect Settings screen to play or pause the effect.
Effects can be applied to a single group or whole locations. To use an effect on multiple lights at once, select all of the ones you want to apply it to from the 'devices' list, and it will run on all selected.
We are working on making Action controls more powerful, which will be rolled out over future releases.