LIFX reached out to us about six months back and set us up with a review opportunity of their consumer-friendly, smart LED lightbulb. Our findings were positive overall, but the size and price-point were the largest issues thus making it a tough sell over a competitor like the Philips Hue.
Since then, the company has made significant strides in their production department thus being able to significantly cut the retail costs of the bulb and bringing the product into a more affordable light for us consumers. The size issue was still a noticeable problem until earlier today when LIFX announced their new Color 1000 bulb that improves upon the original in several areas.
It features a smaller design based on the A19 body, is capable of 1055 Lumens (previously was 1000) and offers lower energy consumption at only 11W compared to the previous generation's 17W draw. The best part of this new model is that these new bulbs are priced at only $59.99 a piece, almost 40% less than the $99 price-point of the original.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.