We’ve been playing around a lot with a bunch of LIFX products. We had high hopes for them but have determined that LIFX is a great idea that has been quite poorly implemented. On the surface we like LIFX better than HUE but HUE is at least highly reliable.
LIFX products are much too unreliable to depend on for daily use—unless you are a hobbyist or tinkerer who doesn’t mind constant connectivity problems.
At one point we hoped that these problems might be surmountable through a better WiFi network. We started with a single Unifi AP AC Pro mounted in the upper hallway of our 2500 sq ft test house. We’ve added AP’s, we put one in the attic hoping it would help w/ GU10’s in ceiling enclosures, we tried an AP-HD, and even did a few days of Ruckus. We reduced the total number of WiFi devices to 22 (basically LIFX plus a couple of laptops and phones). We could never achieve anywhere near acceptable reliability.
Sometimes some will work great and sometimes not. There doesn’t appear to be any consistency in when though. It doesn’t appear to be ToD, DoW or anything else but seemingly purely random. At one point we thought that with each connection problem that turning the light off and back on would work but we’ve found that while that often works, it does not work consistently (and even if it did it would be unacceptable).
Has anyone achieved high reliability with a network of these?