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LIFX A19 Colour Infrared Smart LED Bulb: B22 $36, E27 $40 (RRP $90) + Delivery ($0 C&C or Metro Delivery over $55) @ Officeworks

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Seems like a decent price if you just wanted it for the colour and not use the night vision feature for your camera. Free C&C or $0 delivery on orders over $55.

I assumed Officeworks is clearing stocks for the newer model which is 100 lumens brighter for an extra ~$54…


LIFX A19 Smart Light Bulb Night Vision - B22 $36.00 $20
LIFX A19 Smart Light Bulb Night Vision - E27 $39.99 $20

Features

A powerful partner in home security. Dramatically improves the night vision of security cameras with infrared light. Plus, one trillion colours and leading integrations.

  • Smart Home Compatibility: Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
  • The light has a bright output of 1100 lumens which can be dimmed between 1% and 100% to suit your needs.
  • It supports over 16 million colours including cool and warm whites so you'll be able to change the ambience of your room.
  • It has a night vision function with a soft infrared light which will help to enhance your security camera's vision.
  • It connects to your existing WiFi network so you don't need any additional hubs or bridges to get started.
  • You can download the free smartphone app to create automatic on/off schedules for your lights or adjust the colour and brightness manually.
  • The light bulb is designed to be energy efficient, with an output of 13 watts at the brightest setting.

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    e27 one is not available online for some reason. (VIC)
    B22 otoh is available

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      Hmm weird I just ordered some e27 in Victoria. Maybe try a different store?

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      I think something must be a bit weird in their system. When I clicked a few minutes earlier, none were available for C&C, but now some are.

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      I cleared out the online ones yesterday morning. 6 online fulfilment, and 1 click and collect from local store.
      Bought a few in-store last week as well. They are really old stock. One of them was faulty.

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      I managed to buy one at Geelong OW for $28 last week.

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    My LIFX+ IR was working great up until a couple of weeks ago when I upgraded the firmware from 2.77 to 2.80.

    Now I get frequent disconnects, when it does stay connected usually ends up taking ages to respond, sometimes 30 secs later.

    Not sure if these are same gen as mine, wish they were as reliable as my LIFX Originals, been rock solid for 5 years.

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      Hit and miss for me. Can be troublesome if you've got both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wifi with the same SSID.
      I've had one get hot and brittle and the outer plastic casing split open. But the deliver a good bright light and are generally fairly responsive.

      They are old stock, don't list the HomeKit compatibility that came with later firmware updates.
      Most updated okay with the latest firmware, but one new one failed to connect at all, and won't accept a firmware update. Contacted Lifx support and they told me it must be a faulty one. But.. "we encourage you to hold shipping any claims until our facility fully re-opens". Back to OfficeWorks this one will go.

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        Yeh not sure what it is. I've tried all the suggestions I could find, now running on a separate 2.4 only SSID with WMM disabled, didn't seem to help. They can go days ok then disconnect multiple times in an hour. Could just be something between LIFX and my Unifi AP, however my Originals,Tuya lights and switches etc run fine on my 2.4/5 combined SSID with WMM enabled.

        BTW, did your bulbs force update to latest version during setup? Tried a factory reset on the bad one? (Just take your time between the 5x off/on routine, too fast and I've found it doesn't always take.)

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          Yep, first couple tried to update automatically via the iOS app worked okay. Then next one failed in the app. Tried to hard reset it and update via the desktop firmware updater. Reports firmware update failed. And it doesn't do the quick blink off and on like the successful ones. Tried the remainder with the desktop updater, and no worries at all.

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        might just explain why my lifx has been so unreliable
        cheers

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          They have always have had issues. Every few weeks I need to turn some off and on again. I wish they would have a watchdog timer and reboot themselves if they cant ping the network for 2 hours etc!

  • +6 votes

    Current in store stock:

    BAYONET

    New South Wales

    Store Phone Stock
    Castle Hill (02) 9846 1300 1
    Dee Why (02) 9466 6100 7
    Glebe (02) 8572 8300 3
    Warners Bay (02) 4014 9400 2

    Victoria

    Store Phone Stock
    Chadstone (03) 9567 2700 9
    Highett (03) 9556 6700 4
    Richmond (03) 9413 9500 2
    Traralgon (03) 5177 5100 2
    Vermont South (03) 8805 1600 1
    Wodonga (02) 6049 1100 1

    Queensland

    Store Phone Stock
    Garden City (07) 3452 6200 6
    Milton (07) 3512 7600 11
    Windsor (New Store) (07) 3637 4400 14
    Woolloongabba (07) 3896 2300 1

    Western Australia

    Store Phone Stock
    Joondalup (08) 9301 8600 2

    South Australia

    Store Phone Stock
    Prospect (08) 8349 3200 1

    Australian Capital Territory

    Store Phone Stock
    Fyshwick (02) 6131 9200 1

    EDISON

    New South Wales

    Store Phone Stock
    Albury (02) 6051 1700 5
    Dee Why (02) 9466 6100 8
    Glebe (02) 8572 8300 8
    Old Guildford (02) 9724 8100 9
    Orange (02) 6361 5100 3
    Rutherford (02) 4015 5100 8
    West Gosford (02) 4336 2100 1

    Victoria

    Store Phone Stock
    Bayswater (03) 8720 4800 1
    Box Hill South (03) 9895 6700 4
    Chirnside Park (03) 9727 7300 4
    Fitzroy (03) 9412 6700 5
    Geelong (03) 5223 8200 3
    Highett (03) 9556 6700 12
    Mentone (03) 8577 0000 4
    Preston (03) 9287 8500 12
    Richmond (03) 9413 9500 2
    Traralgon (03) 5177 5100 6
    Vermont South (03) 8805 1600 4

    Queensland

    Store Phone Stock
    Milton (07) 3512 7600 16
    Windsor (New Store) (07) 3637 4400 1
    Woolloongabba (07) 3896 2300 1

    Western Australia

    Store Phone Stock
    East Vic Park (08) 9473 2600 1
    Jandakot (08) 9499 6100 4
    Joondalup (08) 9301 8600 4
    Malaga (08) 6240 5100 2
    O'Connor (08) 6310 3100 9

    South Australia

    Store Phone Stock
    Keswick (08) 8229 9500 4
    Prospect (08) 8349 3200 8
    Trinity Gardens (08) 8131 2200 7

    Australian Capital Territory

    Store Phone Stock
    Fyshwick (02) 6131 9200 9

    Northern Territory

    Store Phone Stock
    Stuart Park (08) 8944 4300 8
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      Nice effort with the formatting there vu!

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    When in IR mode, do these bulbs glow red (similar to a camera IR vision)?

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      No haha, infrared is non-visible light, I don’t use the feature but I believe its on at a minimum of 5% light. So the light has to be on to emit infrared. You can of course choose to have red light on when using this but its not automatic.

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      I was expecting them to, but the IR floodlight versions i have don’t emit any visible light when in nightvision mode.

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        Good to know, I would prefer them to appear ‘off’. I guess CCTV cameras glow red as a deterrent only! Thank you.

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          Red glow can depend on what frequency IR they are emitting and how broad a range of frequencies are being emitted. . There's then a distribution around that (think bell curve) and depending on the central IR frequency and how wide the distribution is. Sometimes the band/frequency range spills into the visible frequencies, resulting in the red glow.
          I don't know whether this used a deliberate deterrent effect, or just a consequence of having an emitter not far out of the visible spectrum.

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          What newdad said.

          These are in the non-visible range. You can use the IR when the light brightness is set between 0 and 5%, can disable altogether or set to 25, 50 or 100% power.

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    Can anyone comment how these go to supplement the IR on CCTV cameras?

    I have some Hikvision DS-2CD2385FWD that i've considered supplementing with additional IR

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      I have two BR30 on my patio and with IR illumination it looks like (B&W) daytime brightness with my D-link DCS-8600LH.

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      Cameras generally want 850nm'ish IR light to see. People are saying the IR this produces doesn't glow red, so I expect it's more towards 900mhz. meaning your camera will be much less sensitive. It still might do the job

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    Down to $28 each in Darwin, boxes covered in dust…

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    Picked up a couple e27 in Adelaide (Keswick) marked down to $28

  • +1 vote

    If anyone's still looking, further reduced to $20

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      Thank you