Sep 28, 2017: LIFX has unveiled its latest smartphone-enabled lighting system. The new system brings a fully customizable wall-mounted LED lighting system with HomeKit support to the smart home gear.
The recently unveiled Tile Kit is based on 5 square reconfigurable lighting panels that connect to a controller and power supply. Each panel has 64 independent zones for color control and supports the same array of up to 16 million colors as other lights from the company. A single tile can display multiple colors at the same time. Tile is not dependent on a hub for control either.
LIFX’s square tiles are about 8-inches wide and are lightweight at just 1.3-pounds. They offer more lighting surface area per tile. Each panel outputs 420 lumens which adds up to 2100 for the whole unit. As of now there’s no details on how LIFX has opted to attach the panels to your walls, but will most likely use some form of 3M tape or a similar adhesive solution.
Tile is controlled via LIFX companion iOS and Android app the rest of its lights are. The true power comes from Tile’s integration with 3rd party standards like HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. These allow you to control the lighting panels with the rest of your smart home accessories, respond to voice commands and more.