New and improved LIFX smartbulbs now shipping to Australia

Smartbulb manufacturer LIFX recently unveiled a new and improved version of its flagship light, but availability was initially limited to the United States. Australian customers are now however able to get their hands on what's been called the Color 1000.

The Color 1000 is slimmer, lighter, and more energy efficient version of LIFX's original Wi-Fi enabled bulb. The new bulb is also slightly brighter, outputting up to 1,055 lumens, although the old bulb was rated for 1,017.

Controlled using an app available for iOS, Android, and Windows 10, the LIFX Color 1000 bulbs can be set to any of 16 million available colours. The bulbs can be turned on and off remotely, and thanks to IFTTT integration, can be scheduled to turn on or off at certain times. IFTTT also allows the bulbs to change colours on events such as receiving a notification on Facebook, or to fade up with sunset.

LIFX's Color 1000 retails for USD$59.99 (approximately AUD$85) and is available in E27 Edison Screw and B22 Bayonet Cap fittings. The bulbs are currently only available from LIFX's online store.



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