Lifx launches two new 1,600-lumen bulbs that work with Matter

Lifx is bringing its high-end good bulb chops to Matter with two new bulbs that help the usual over Wi-Fi. The two bulbs are an A21 indoor bulb ($39.98) and a Par38 indoor / outdoor option ($34.98) and will likely be obtainable solely by way of The Home Depot, beginning right now.

The massive benefit Lifx has over many good gentle bulbs is their brightness, and it seems like that’s the case right here — each are 1,600-lumen bulbs, making them brighter than even Lifx’s personal earlier bulbs, which maxed out at 1,100 lumens. The A21 indoor bulb will likely be a 100-watt equal, whereas the indoor / out of doors Par38 — that’s the bell-shaped type you would possibly see in a recessed fixture — is a 150-watt equal and is rated IP65, that means it’s dust-tight and might face up to direct jets of water.

Lifx’s new A21 bulb is each brighter and dimmer than essentially the most comparable Hue bulb.
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Using Matter means they don’t have any particular necessities for connecting to your good dwelling platform of alternative, and since they work over Wi-Fi, you gained’t want a Thread border router that’s required for gadgets that use that open protocol. Lifx is a giant competitor to Philips Hue (if these costs didn’t make that clear) however says that its shiny bulbs supply a broader vary of sunshine. Matter help additionally means the lights can work with any of the key good dwelling platforms, together with Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Lifx was bought by Feit Electric in 2022 and is a part of the lighting subgroup within the Connectivity Standards Alliance that is behind Matter. It launched a Matter-compatible line of out of doors lights in February, and on the time, CTO Mark Hollands informed us the plan was that “within the subsequent 18 months, we’ll be launching 11 to 12 new merchandise and updating our line to help Matter.”

The comparable Hue 1,600-lumen A21, at $65, ranges in colour temperature from 2,000K (hotter) to six,500K (cooler), whereas Lifx’s A21 ranges from 1,500K to 9,000K. That makes it each considerably cheaper than Hue’s possibility and probably in a position to seem dimmer and brighter. That’s to not point out that Hue’s bulbs solely work with Matter in case you join them to a Hue Bridge (which you will not need to do, anyway).

Lifx’s app.
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