LIFX readies launch of HomeKit-enabled Candle bulb and TV light strip
Lifx is set to release a pair of new smart lights that were initially teased earlier this year at CES 2019, including the Candle Color and the Z TV Strip.
Candle Color is a B40 candle light bulb with a standard E14 Edison Screw — the most common type of candle bulb. Unlike others, this bulb uses multi-colored LEDs and different "lighting zones" which allows many colors to come from the bulb at once. The most common use of this is to simulate a real flame effect.
Custom effects can also be created in the Lifx app.
The second new product is the Z TV, an updated version of the Z Strip light strip designed specifically for the TV. It has special corner pieces for easily mounting around the backside of a TV — a common use case for light strips. Like the previous, it has multiple zones so it can output different colors of light throughout different portions of the strip.
Both the Candle Color and the Z TV will be compatible with Apple HomeKit like all other Lifx products. They also are Wi-Fi connected lights so no hub or bridge is required.
The Candle Color will retail for $44.99 and the Z TV will launch for $69.99. Both will be available this October. The existing lineup of Lifx's HomeKit-compatible smart lights are available on Amazon including bulbs and more immersive lights.