Add security and comfort to your home
Welcome to a world where you feel safer in your home, save energy and can enjoy lighting effects from cosy to practical. LIFXstyle gives you manual control over your LIFX Bulbs bulbs and makes it easy to schedule them for when you're not around. Plus other reassuring security features.
- LIFXstyle works entirely on your local network (LAN protocol) and doesn't connect to LIFX's cloud system.
- Manual control over each bulb and groups of bulbs (v3 gives you lamps / groups / locations / tags)
- Appear to be at home even when you're not by scheduling your lights to switch on and off, or up and down, or use the new TV simulator.
- Scheduled times can be slightly randomised so they don't look as if they're on a timer
- 'False dawn' and 'False dusk' which can be scheduled or started manually (just dusk) for lamps or groups
- Access your presets / lamps from the status bar
- Access your presets really quickly by assigning your F keys
- LIFX Bulbs bulbs are low-power LED bulbs with all of the benefits of dimmers, time switches and colour adjustment
- Detects your bulbs (you will need to connect your bulbs to your home network using one of the free LIFX mobile apps first)
- Can 'Badge' dock icon with the number of lamps lit or hide the dock icon for status-bar-only operation
- Effects designer allows drag-and-drop colour-changing or cycling effects
- Alternatively Script your own colour changes and effects using Applescript
- Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher (10.8 users should use version 1.5.2)
- The new beta requires 10.10 (Yosemite) although we're working on a problem which should restore support back to 10.9 (Mavericks)
- LIFX Bulbs bulbs required
- You will need to connect your bulbs to your home network using one of the free LIFX mobile apps first
- Read the LIFXstyle manual here
- If you have a problem with LIFXsyle, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Version 3.0.1 (beta) released November 2017
- Fixes problems with schedules involving groups/tags which were created using v2.x
Version 3.0 (beta) released November 2017
- Connectivity with the lamps now handled by our own new code rather than LIFX's own framework (which had been unsupported and become out-of-date). This may or may not improve connectivity right away (though in early testing it appears reliable and responsive) but at least we will be able to diagnose and fix problems, and keep it up to date with developments to the LIFX LAN protocol
- UI improved. Now allows you to select 'groups' and 'locations' (which will be in sync with other apps / the LIFX cloud system) and 'tags'. Each bulb can be in only one Group and Location (groups are location-specific). But bulbs can have more than one 'tag'. 'Tags' are actually what was called 'groups' in previous LIFXstyle versions. This was done for UI consistency with our Hue app, we didn't forsee LIFX adding 'groups' as a different concept.
- A new layout added (making four options now for layout) - a minimal layout that puts the minimum controls into small blocks.
- A custom colour-picker added, replacing the use of the standard MacOS colour picker. The new one is clean and geared towards smartbulbs, and switches between colour and whites.
- Redesigned on/off buttons give an indication of colour and brightness
- Status bar menu improved - now shows lamps / groups / locations / tags / all (according to what's selected in the main window) with coloured dots to indicate status and colour setting. These can be clicked to switch the lamp / group on or off
- Still works entirely on the local network, not using LIFX's cloud system at all..
Version 2.0.2 released November 2017
- Fixes an instability which may have caused random crashes hourly or daily depending on settings.
- Adds 'View' control to toolbar. This setting (3 layouts) has been available before but tucked away in the menus.
Version 2.0.1 released September 2017
- Adds debug console (not for general use)
- Fixes problem with 'Lamp Explorer' window, could crash app if closed and re-opened
- Some work towards compatibility with High Sierra
version 2.0 (beta) August 2017
- Adds Effects designer, 'pre-loaded' with some effects, TV simulator, Fire, plus two which are designed to replace the old 'false dawn' and 'false dusk'. The new dawn / dusk effects change colour through gold and blue while reducing or increasing the light in order to simulate dawn or dusk more realistically. More importantly, they're editable and you can customise them as you see fit.
- If you did have any 'false dawn / dusk' set up on schedule, you'll need to open these and change them to 'Effect' and choose the appropriate effect.
- Adds ability to set F13 - F19 as 'hotkeys', useful for users of extended keyboards (there's no conflict with the newer functions of the function keys - brightness, volume etc)
Version 1.7.1 released February 2016
- Small bug fix which may improve the reliability of scheduled switching
Version 1.7 released November 2015
- Adds 'Chart' option for visualising schedules (gantt chart)
Version 1.6 released July 2015
- Adds 'warmth' control to control strips. This relates to the LIFX bulbs' kelvin control - the white point. This affects whites or any colour, making the light warmer or cooler.
Version 1.5.4 released May 2015
- includes an update to the LIFXKit which should fix a crash on startup experienced by users with the new white bulbs
Version 1.5.3 released Apr 2015
- Improves sunrise/sunset lookup for more accurate times - or at least corresponding with more of the online services
- Adds option to preferences: 'only show groups, not individual lamps' - allows users with many lamps to have a cleaner control panel
- Fixes Schedule 'link to sunrise/sunset' button not showing when action is 'trigger preset'
- Fixes LIFXstyle failing to quit and preventing logout or restart
- Tested on 2.0 firmware
- Updates LIFX framework within LIFXstyle, which has various benefits but unfortunately, minimum OS supported has had to be raised to 10.9
Version 1.5.2 released Feb 2015
- Fixes problem with strips forgetting re-ordering after certain actions (actions which change the number of strips such as make / delete group)
- Adds a grippie in the corner of the strips to indicate that they can be dragged to reorder, and provide a convenient handle
- Adds standard peacockmedia update notification functionality
Version 1.5.1 released Jan 2015
- Fixes problem with hotkey modifier - was requiring quit and restart when changed, now instant
- Fixes problem with sunrise/sunset times - was sometimes failing to acquire user's location but was still requesting times for an incorrect location - therefore times could appear quite wrong.
- Warns if user saves a schedule with a logical inconsistency, eg 'trigger preset' as the action but a group or lamp selected rather than a preset. The buttons themselves do try to prevent this with certain permutations.
Version 1.5 released Jan 2015
- Adds ability to schedule presets
- Adds ability to edit which lamps are affected or left unaffected by a preset (Manage presets from the toolbar button or Lights menu, then select preset and press 'Lamps affected')
- Adds button 'Manage hotkeys' to preset window for convenience
- Hotkey preferences are now updated when a preset is renamed
- Adds 'manage presets...' to Lights menu
Version 1.4.1 released Dec 2014
- Improves scripting - allows access to lamps within a group. Documentation updated at http://peacockmedia-software.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/scripting-to-create-effects-with-your.html
- Adds preference to hide dock icon
Version 1.4 released Dec 2014
- Improves scripting, allows applescript access to bulbs and groups, ability to read and set hue, brightness, whiteness and on/off state http://peacockmedia-software.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/scripting-to-create-effects-with-your.html
- Fixes bug which was causing times to be shifted by an hour when using sunrise/sunset
Version 1.3 released Nov 2014
- Adds drag-and-drop to re-order control strips
- Adds limited scripting support - as per Hue-topia ('All Blink' isn't supported yet) http://peacockmedia-software.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/huetopia-is-now-scriptable.html
Version 1.2.2 released Oct 2014
- Takes the app out of beta and adds licensing ($8 or ~£5 / ~€5)
Version 1.2 released Oct 2014
First public beta