Set Up Success: Adding your first LIFX Light

Welcome to LIFX!

We want to make sure you are able to get set up as easily as possible and following the steps in this guide is the most important part of getting your LIFX light up and running!


Need a hand with setting up Alexa? View our full help guide 👀


Step 1

Your LIFX packaging 📦

If you haven’t already discarded it, please locate your LIFX packaging and obtain the booklet (or card) from inside the box. This booklet has a code on the back containing important information that can assist with setup and warranty if there are any issues with your product.

We know it can feel nice to get rid of boxes so we suggest that you take a picture of the code on the booklet and save it somewhere for easy access if needed later. 


iOS users you will need this information if you want to use your LIFX light with Homekit!




Step 2

Your LIFX device 💡

Before sticking lights to any surfaces or screwing into any fixtures, it is also helpful to take a picture of the laser-etchings and codes on your LIFX product. Bulbs will have these on their base, and beams and strips will have this on their controller which is connected between the power supply and base of the product. Save these pictures somewhere for easy access if needed later.




Step 3

Powering your LIFX device 🔌

We suggest powering your device in a room close to your Wi-Fi router or where you have maximum wifi strength for this step. This helps avoid any interference or issues that can arise from a poor Wi-Fi connection. You can move your device to your ideal location once your light is added successfully to your network.

Once powered, your LIFX device should shine to a bright white color.

If your device does not power or looks different to a still bright white color, please go here.



Step 4

Your Wi-Fi Connection 💪

Make sure you have your Wi-Fi network name and password available for the network that you’d like your LIFX device to pair with. For LIFX products your connection must be:


  • 2.4GHz 
  • If your 2.4 and 5Ghz networks share the same name, it may be helpful rename the 5Ghz network during setup.  If you're on whole home wifi (eero, google wifi, orbi, etc) disregard this step.

    For help with finding or naming your 2.4ghz network - read here

  • Private - you cannot use LIFX products on public networks


  • Check and make sure your phone and router do not have any adblock, VPN, ad blocker, firewall or parental control features enabled during setup of your lights.

    Full Wi-Fi and connectivity checklist



Step 5

Your Smart Phone

You are now ready to add your LIFX device to your network and into the LIFX App! If you haven't already, download the official LIFX App and create a LIFX account.


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