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LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented

A project in San Francisco, CA by Phil Bosua

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LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android.
Backers: 9236
Average Pledge Per Backer: $142

Funded: $1,314,542 of $100,000
Dates: Sep 15th -> Nov 14th (61 days)
Project By: Phil Bosua
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After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, LIFX secures $12M for its smart light bulbs

June 23rd - via:
LIFX, creator of a Wi-Fi enabled, feature rich, energy efficient LED light bulb, has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. It also announced that its ‘smart’ bulbs are now available with free shipping through its website. The bulbs are controlled through a mobile app that the company says makes available more than 16 million colors, dimming, and control of individual lights and groups of lights. They also include effects like music visualization, candle flicker and lava light. LIFX offers three different bulbs that retail at $99 each. (Read More)

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On LIFX and $1.3M: Will Crowdsourcing Implode?

December 23rd - via:
After raking in $1.3 million in one week on Kickstarter, smart bulb “maker” LIFX, appearing at CES 2014, still isn’t shipping product after 14 months. Now the category is stale. (Read More)

LIFX shipping its bulbs after taking Kickstarter by storm

November 13th - via:
The Australian light bulb-manufacturing start-up that took Kickstarter by storm last year is nearing the completion of its wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. (Read More)

LIFX LED smart bulbs preview at CE Week New York 2013

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The Philips Hue may be the first Internet-controlled smart lightbulbs to hit the market, but the Kickstarter-funded LIFX become a legitimate competitor? (Read More)

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IoT: Aussies prepare to ship Wi-Fi connected lightbulbs

June 14th - via:
Australian startup LIFX is preparing to ship its Wi-Fi enabled lightbulbs later this year. The 'smart' lightbulb, which can be controlled by a smartphone app, is the brainchild of LIFX CEO Phil Bosua. Like most good ideas, its origins are a conversation in a pub. (Read More)

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