Along with the smaller size, the Color 1000 boasts a smaller power draw. While the original Lifx consumed 17 watts at its brightest setting, the Color 1000 uses just 11. Despite this, the Color 1000 is actually the brighter of the two, topping out at more than -- you guessed it -- 1,000 lumens.
Lifx offers some of the best color quality of any color-changing bulb that we've tested. Across the entire spectrum, the tones are accurate and vivid -- including green, a color that some competitors struggle with.
Lifx works with a number of third-party services and products, including IFTTT, SmartThings, the Nest Learning Thermostat, the Logitech Harmony Hub, and the Amazon Echo smart speaker. That last one lets you control the bulbs with spoken commands.
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Each Lifx bulb costs $60 (about £40, or a little over AU$80). That's an awful lot to pay for a color-changing light bulb, but we think it still might be the bulb you want if you're buying in today. Check out our full review for the whole story.