LIFX has announced that their first smart candelabra size light bulb, dubbed the LIFX Candle is now available for pre-order after unveiling them back in August. The smaller E12 form factor has been a gap in the companyβs product line for quite a while, which was surprising as competitors had solved the size issue a few years ago, but LIFX has been working toward adding its “Polychrome Technology”, making this more than just another candelabra bulb. This functionality allows the LIFX Candle to have 26 addressable zones, giving it the ability to blend colors and whites, which looks stunning in the companyβs product images.
Shipping October 21st, the LIFX Candle bulbs will set you back $44.99 each, which puts its on the higher end of candelabra lighting pricing. However, LIFX products utilize Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing them to connect directly to your network, and HomeKit, without the need of a hub or gateway. Along with the aforementioned 26 zones in each bulb, the LIFX Candle has the ability to display up to 16 million different colors and whites as well as dimming capabilities. The bulb has a life expectancy of 22 years, and they are covered by a 2 year limited warranty.
What do you think of the LIFX Candle? Does the potential of “Polychrome Technology” make it worth its premium price? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter, @HomeKit_Hero.