LiFX Announce New ‘LiFX Clean’ – World’s First Antibacterial Smart Bulb

Buddy Technologies (the company behind LiFX) has just unveiled its newest smart light that will be released to Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Europe after successfully passing efficacy and safety testing.

LIFX Clean

It’s called the LiFX Clean and it is exactly as it sounds; It is the “world’s first disinfecting anti-bacterial smart light” that is capable of disinfecting surfaces and surrounding air. LIFX has said that this new light will “launch an entirely new category of smart lighting”. Not only can the light illuminate a selected area or room of the house, but can also abolish harmful bacteria.


The LiFX Clean will be an extension of the design of the current LiFX A19/A60 bulbs, thus offering a white and colour light that can be controlled with the LIFX app, as well as smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and more importantly… Apple HomeKit.


In a letter addressed to the Australian Share Market, the following points were made about the LIFX Clean:

  • LiFX Clean is a fully functional white + colour smart light that also uses germicidal antibacterial light to disinfect surfaces and surrounding air
  • In a smart lighting world-first, by using 405 nanometre High Energy Visible (HEV) light that is safe for humans, pets and plants, LiFX Clean offers an effortless way to maximise the cleanliness of home environments
  • LiFX Clean has passed efficacy testing in laboratory testing conducted by the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology, as well as IEC and safety testing at UL Verification Services in Guangzhou
  • Whilst LIFX Clean is currently in the testing queue for efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which can cause the COVID-19 disease), no claim is currently being made that the product is effective in an antiviral capacity of any kind, including on SARS-CoV-2
  • Priced at A$99.99 / US$69.99 / CA$79.99 / €69.99 / £59.99, LIFX Clean is an affordable and accessible new anti-bacterial product, providing broad access to consumers in a time of enormous demand for cleaning products. It is expected to be released to the market in calendar Q4.

Cost and Launch

The LiFX Clean will be sold as a standalone bulb and will be priced at $99.99 AUD and will be sold initially in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Further safety tests are required for the US and Canada due to different regulatory requirements. So whilst the LiFX Clean won’t be sold at launch in North America, it will be coming soon.

The LiFX Clean will be launched via pre-sales on and is expected to be available at retail locations in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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  • Update, Lifx Clean no longer needs to pass additional safety testing to be sold in the United States. So all of you in the US will also be able to purchase it in the last quarter of this year.

  • Question about launching this product in U.S, do we know what month in the last quarter will be available for purchase in U.S?

    • At the moment we do not know what month it’ll be released but it will be released at the same time as Australian, New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom.

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    • Hi, from what i can see, while this company makes a germicidal smart bulb socket, the germicidal bulb is not smart, so in effect, LiFX is the first company to make an antibacterial ‘Smart’ bulb.

    • Well spotted, Mike. Like The Editor said, it’s the first “smart” antibacterial bulb

      • Well yeah. But the Lite Bulb Moments products are compatible with Homekit, Alexa and Google Home. So you can automate the lighting. Thus being ”smart”.

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