First time poster here…
So I’ve just received 4 LIFX Switch outlets for the home. So far they have been easy to set up and install, there was a bit of a work around with the LIFX app as the switches wouldn’t populate when searching for new device. So I had to select the section down the bottom that says unit is not recognised by home kit.
Purpose of getting the switches was to initially integrate with IFTTT for the outside lights for when I got home from work… hit a street nearby to home and didn’t have to rely on my wife to turn on the outside lights. Anyway, I’ve set that up and it works fine. However I have found that when setting up the switch, you cannot separate the four individual lights as they exist on one panel. For example;
Switch One (Entrance of Home)
- Front Eaves
- Porch Light
- Hallway Pendant
- Hallway Lights
The group for the switch is called Entrance, and the ability to set a schedule is available, however as the lights are connected to the one outlet, I’ve found that LIFX haven’t given the ability to separate the lights. So if I wanted to create a schedule where the Hallway Pendant turns on just before Sunset, like with most schedules, it’s restricted to turning on the whole ‘Entrance’ group and not individual lights. Hopefully this makes sense and is something that LIFX opens up as options, as it will prove difficult in the future for users to enjoy the best experience possible. So far I’ve enjoyed the light switches in the last 24hrs, if anyone has any questions, feel free to fire away…!
4x TV Strips
4x Switch Outlets, with combination of operating fixed lights, existing LIFX lights and soon to be scenes including Google Routines (if possible)
38 smart devices in the home in total.
Purpose of the post is to give LIFX some feedback and possibly improve the product. Hopefully they improve the ability to control the lights individually.
*would have included another pic if it allowed me, may be able to in another reply.