I would like the LIFX team to finally address one of the biggest questions regarding their products.
If you look at the @LIFX twitter account, you can see that the question is being raised daily, and most of the replies are vague at least.
One thing has changed however. What we’ve learned in the past month or so is that the current Color 1000 bulbs won’t support HomeKit. Looks like all of the effort is going in releasing a new series of bulbs and asking customers for more money.
The question I ask is: WHY? We have proof that it’s not that hard to make a HomeKit HUB, just look at the Homebridge topic. Philips has done this for their customers.
The only reason most of us that are a part of Apple’s ecosystem bought the bulbs in the past year or so is that we were told HomeKit support is on the way. I mean, I was waiting for three years for smartbulbs to get to where they are now, and if I knew the current Color 1000 bulbs wouldn’t get HK, I woud have easily waited a few more months for a new bulb. I feel cheated!
If you scroll long enough through all of the replies on @LIFX twitter account you can find answers like: “We are working on HomeKit” that go as far as 2014. Color 1000 was released a year later. A whole year filled with unfulfilled promises. But it was OK, since we were told AGAIN AND AGAIN: "HomeKit support is on the way."
But whe now know it’s not! All because you can get more money from selling a new bulb instead of adding funcionality to the current one.
If things go the way I believe they will, my bulbs are going the eBay way, and I’ll be switching to Hue. Which quite frankly kinda sucks, since I love everything else about these bulbs!