Select your device operating system for instructions on setting up a LIFX Bulb.

iOS Setup Android Setup

What is the difference between 'HomeKit Setup' and 'LIFX Setup'? Which one should I use?

We recommend using the 'HomeKit Setup' option, because it uses the HomeKit Code in your manual/package to add your LIFX light to the LIFX app and enables Siri and all HomeKit features in one simple set up.

Using the 'LIFX Setup' will connect your light to the app without adding HomeKit and Siri at the same time.

HomeKit Setup


LIFX Setup

Please follow these steps to use 'LIFX Setup'

  1. Plug in the light and turn it on
  2. Open the LIFX app
  3. Click on the '+' icon in the top right of the app
  4. Tap 'Connect Light' then 'LIFX Setup'
  5. Allow Notifications so that we can help you add your light
  6. Go to the settings app and select your light under ‘Choose A Network’ or ‘Add New Device'
  7. Return the LIFX app
  8. Select the Wi-FI network you would like light to be added to. (Please note, LIFX devices will connect to your 2.4Ghz network only.) Then enter the password of this Wi-Fi network.
  9. Sit tight while we set up your light and connect it to the Wi-Fi.
  10. Select a Location for your light.
  11. Pick a Group to control your light with.
  12. Name your light (this helps to find your light in the app and to use your voice assistant)
  13. Complete! Enjoy your LIFX light or add a voice assistant for even more features!



Quick Tips
  • Wait 2 minutes, force close the app, and then re-open it (You’ll know that your lights have paired with your network if the light is no longer broadcasting it’s WiFi)
  • If the light is under a section named “Your Wi-Fi asGuest”, go ahead and select the light by tapping on its name and select "claim". If the claim option fails, please attempt once more.
  • If you have a LIFX Original bulb, that you are setting up for the first time, the name may be LIFX Bulb. If this is the case, the network will need a password to connect to the bulb. The network password for LIFX Bulb, is lifx1234. Once this bulb setup make sure you follow the prompt to update the firmware. After that, connecting to the bulb for setup again, will not need this password.
  • If you are using iOS the light may appear under "Add new Device/Accessory" please click through the steps then once joined open the LIFX app to find the light under your Wi-Fi network name on the dashboard, you can click the name of the light then the settings gear and customize from there.


Reset the light
If none of the above works please follow the instructions on this page to:  Reset a light
Still can't set up your light? Try our step by step setup guide:  Troubleshooting Guide
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