LIFX Developer Zone

Are older bulbs just not supported anymore?

So I bought what I assume is an older model of one of the A19 pls bulbs recently, the key issue with this is that the bulb shipped without an apple homekit code on the packaging or one printed on the bulb itself.

I don’t need to use homekit but the app doesn’t offer me any way to add the bulb to the app without using it, which as stated above is impossible.

I’ve seen various topics about waiting for the bulb to stop broadcasting a homekit pairing request but having waited well, well over the 15 minutes stated this also doesn’t seem to work.

My question here is whether the old bulbs have become obsolete with seemingly no way to add them to the app without homekit? And if this is the case whether there is any plans to add some backwards compatibility to allow me to use this bulb?