Thats right! You asked for it, and we’ve built it, or at least we think we have, we need your help to make sure it works as we expect. So here’s how to help:
- Update your bulb to the latest beta firmware. If you haven’t got permission to use the Beta in the past, either email email@example.com and ask, or PM me. If you update without permission your warranty may be void. The firmware updater will update all bulbs connected to your network, so you might want to turn off all bulbs except for one to test first before you update them all.
- Download the new LIFX configuration app for either Windows or OSX. If anyone really really wants a Linux build let me know.
- Fill in the serial number of the bulb whose default color you’d like to change. Check the ‘Change Power On Default Color’ check box.
- Fill in the values for the color you would like
- If you want to turn off the white restore checkbox.
- Press the apply button
- Power cycle your bulb and check that it came back to the color you chose.
- Change the bulb color to something different and then power cycle it again, check that it returned to the color you expected.
- If you are testing the white restore feature, power cycle the bulb twice quickly (1-2s between), check that it worked as expected.
- Comment on this thread and let us know how it went, and what you think of this new feature. If your bulb stops responding after using this tool please PM me.
Also I’d like to make a note for the people who plan to reverse engineer this, be extremely careful with these messages, many settings of these messages can put the bulb in a locked state where it will only be able to communicate via the cloud (or at all if you don’t have a cloud connection). I suggest that you don’t try.
This tool and the features it enables come with no warranty. While this is something we really want for our users LIFX may decide not to release it or remove it from future firmware versions.