I purchased a Lifx+ A19 bulb from a local store and paired it successfully with my wifi and iOS Lifx app.
However there was no infrared ‘eye’ icon to control the infrared light visible in the app and there was no infrared brightness setting in the bulb settings page. The tube it came in is black and there is a (+) icon printed on the bulb housing but no matter how many times I reset it and re-pair it, it just shows up as a normal A19 colour bulb.
I took the light back to the store and exchanged it but the replacement is doing exactly the same thing.
Did the store get a bad batch or did the recent app update break something, or am I just not understanding something?
I have 40+ Lifx bulbs of various types (this is my first Lifx+) and all of the other bulbs were connected using the ‘set up device method’ in the wifi section of my phone. These two bulbs only showed up as wifi hotspots and had to be updated that way first before using the set up device method.
I’ve even tried using Home Assistant’s developer tools to send a command to turn on the bulb’s infrared LEDs. Nothing was visible using a camera sensitive to 950nm.