The Lifx Clean is a new smart lightbulb with an intriguing twist. Not only is it a fully functional color-changing lightbulb, the company also claims it is capable of disinfecting surfaces and the air around it. First announced last August, the $69.99 Lifx Clean is now shipping to preorder customers in the US, with wide availability planned this spring. Lifx has an array of scientific studies as well as its own lab tests to support its claim that the Clean is the "world's first antibacterial, germicidal smart light." But can the lightbulb work as well in the average home as it did in the lab? It's no coincidence that Lifx announced the bulb in a year in which we all had to pay more attention than ever before to keeping ourselves and our homes clean. Lifx's CEO David McLauchlan says the company started having early discussions about developing a product like the Lifx Clean last March, the same month COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. "We saw the alcohol companies were making hand sanitizer and clothing companies were making facial masks, and I said to the team that we can't go do these things, but… Read full this story
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