You can link your Ooma system with your LIFX lights to your home telephone setup in innovative new ways. You can have your lights flash when a call comes in, or have your lights change color when someone leaves a new voicemail. No matter how you choose to combine Ooma with LIFX, you can enjoy the convenience of automated visual notifications.

  1. How does Ooma connect with LIFX?
  2. How do I get started with connecting Ooma to my LIFX devices?
  3. What can I do once I connect Ooma with my LIFX lights?
  4. How do I create my own Recipe to connect my Ooma Telo with LIFX?
  5. How do I unlink my LIFX device from IFTTT?

How does Ooma connect with LIFX?

“If This Then That,” or IFTTT, is a service that allows its users to link Internet-compatible services such as Ooma and LIFX together so that they can interact with each other. Using IFTTT, you can set up simple automation tasks called “Recipes” so that an action from one service automatically triggers an event on another. You can learn more about setting up an IFTTT account to work with Ooma by visiting our FAQ.

How do I get started with connecting Ooma to my LIFX devices?

If you’re ready to get started connecting Ooma to your LIFX devices, then follow these instructions:

  1. Log into your My Ooma account and navigate to your Apps page.
  2. Add a Recipe:
    • Click the “Get Connected” button for LIFX.
    • The LIFX page lists our recommended Recipes for LIFX. Find a Recipe that you would like to use and click the “Add” button beside it:
      LIFX recipes IFTTT
    • An IFTTT window will pop up to confirm the Recipe you have selected. Click “Add:”
      LIFX recipe confirm add IFTTT
    • Create a new IFTTT account or sign into your existing one:
      create account IFTTT
  3. Connect your Ooma account.
    • If you haven’t connected your Ooma account already, click on the “Connect” button:
      LIFX connect IFTTT
    • You will see a login page that will allow IFTTT to connect with your Ooma account. Click “Authorize:”
      authorize IFTTT
    • When your authorization is accepted, you will be redirected to the Ooma Channel on IFTTT.
  4. After you’ve connected your Ooma Channel and you’re brought back to the Recipe page, click the “Add” button:
    LIFX recipe confirm Add IFTTT

You’re all set! Your Ooma Telo will now interact automatically with your LIFX lights.

You can find other Recipes that are compatible with Ooma by browsing through the LIFX page in My Ooma, by visiting our IFTTT channel, or by searching for Ooma from the main IFTTT page.

What can I do once I connect Ooma with my LIFX lights?

Here are a few of our recommended Ooma and LIFX Recipes to help you get started:

IFTTT Recipe: Change my LIFX lights to Ooma blue when I receive a voicemail connects ooma to lifx

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my LIFX lights Ooma blue when I receive any call connects ooma to lifx

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my LIFX lights green when I receive a call from someone I know connects ooma to lifx

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my LIFX lights red when I receive a call from someone I don't know connects ooma to lifx

How do I create my own Recipe to connect my Ooma Telo with LIFX?

Your imagination is the limit to the types of Recipes that can be created with IFTTT to enhance your Ooma setup. If you would like to create your own Recipes, you can follow the instructions in this FAQ.

To disconnect your LIFX account from IFTTT, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to IFTTT and log into your IFTTT account.
  2. Click on “Channels.”
  3. Click on the LIFX Channel that you would like to disconnect.
  4. Click “Disconnect.”

Note that after disconnecting your LIFX Channel, all of your LIFX Recipes will be deleted and will stop functioning. You will not be able to use LIFX in your Recipes until you reconnect your account.