Experience the highest quality & quantity of stunning animated presets, plus the most powerful editor to create your own!

(Full Editor included with purchase, Designer collections other than "Starter Pack" available as in-app purchases)

Take full advantage of Philips hue, LIFX, and Belkin WeMo, or control them all at once with presets, animations, groups, triggers, transitions, and more! Check to see which features are supported in your specific setup. From theater productions, to mood lighting in a restaurant, to everyday home living, Lightbow has something for everybody!

** Now available as a Universal Purchase! Buy Lightbow for iPhone or iPad, and download on your Apple TV for free (or vice versa). See Lightbow's description on the Apple TV App Store for more details on current functionality. **


- Combine custom multi-step animation loops, static colors, or ON/OFF/Brightness commands for any sets of lights or groups. Activate them all with a single tap.
- Light animations even run in the background (when you close the app, or hit the sleep button)
- Share presets with others in your household on your local WiFi network—no emails or passwords necessary!
- Give each preset a transition, such as crossfade, flashbulb, or fading through a specific color.
- Randomization ranges offer interesting variations on colors each time you activate a preset.
- Organize your Presets into Collections for greater flexibility and scalability.


- Activate any preset with countdown timers, alarms, events like opening/closing Lightbow, or even a shake of your phone.
- For hue tap owners, choose the colors and fade time that each button will trigger on your Philips lights.
- Watch your Philips and LIFX lights react to the touch of your Belkin WeMo Light Switch. (Requires Lightbow running in the foreground)


- Put your Philips or LIFX hardware into groups to control sets of lights together.
- Group lights by room, function, or anything else. Lights can be in multiple groups!
- Set a color on different models of lighting hardware, and Lightbow will automatically calibrate that color to match up where possible.

Light Control

- From one simple screen, you can rename, reorder, and switch on or off any of your lights.
- Set the mood of a room with control over the hue, saturation, brightness, and color temperature of each bulb.
- Connect to a Philips bridge to control your Bloom, hue, hue lux, LightStrips, LivingColors, Iris, Aura, LivingWhites bulb, or even the LivingWhites wall plug.
- Use your Belkin WeMo Outlet, LightSwitch, or Insight hardware to turn any electrical device on or off, not just lights!
- Enjoy your LIFX bulbs using the same familiar interface. Lightbow will continue to add support for new lighting hardware as it is released.

You have the option to purchase "ALL ACCESS" from the "Featured" tab within the app, a $24.99(USD) annual subscription unlocking the entire back-catalog of 100+ animated presets, plus new additions each month! This represents significant cost savings over individual purchases. Check store for pricing in other currencies. App Store subscriptions are subject to the following terms and conditions:
-Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
-Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
-Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
-Subscriptions may be managed by you and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase
-No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
-Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that item
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What's New

Version 2.9.6

- Escape to a magical kingdom of growing beanstalks and castles in the clouds with these enchanted light and soundscapes, sure to set the scene for your favorite fairy tales. Don't forget to leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way back! ("Fairy Tales" is the latest in a long line of in-app purchases, where you get ten dynamic presets full of light and sound. Subscribe to "All Access" and unlock everything, just like Apple Music, but for light shows.)
- Squashed a bug where you might see a crash returning to Lightbow after a while in the background.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Exactly What I Wanted

Andrew M. K.

This app is everything I wanted it to be. I originally had an issue with a bug not allowing custom songs to be made and the developer responded with a fix in a few days. It takes some time to learn, but once you’ve practiced the custom preset maker is perfect for creating light shows that you can manually sync with music. I’ve used it to create a custom hockey San Jose Sharks goal song and I’ve recreated some scenes from Disneyland attractions with sound effects/lighting. I plan on doing so much more in the future.

Suggestion: preset playlists. These could be implemented into the “collections” feature and allow users to stay on a certain preset for a specific amount of time and then move to the next one. I realize this is already somewhat possible.. but you cannot set specific times for certain songs (only a blanket time for all songs) and you cannot limit it to just one collection on repeat.

Thanks for making this!

Great App & Great Dev

Master Arcyl

Bought the app because I had bought a couple LIFX bulbs and wanted more options than what the LIFX app had to offer, and wouldn’t you know it the app couldn’t find my lights! Messaged the support email about it and in about a week there’s an update that completely fixed the issue! Apparently LIFX bulbs aren’t as easy to work with so I really appreciated how quickly the Dev fixed the issue. Once I was able to use the app I was definitely glad I picked it up because all the light scenes that you can get are really cool and unique and new ones are regularly coming out, and you can tell if you have the patience you can make some really cool scenes yourself. This will be the last app you’ll need for your smart light scene needs.

A mommy must have


I am a mom of 3 and my kids are very much affected by light. I’m sure they have S.A.D...spring and summer they pop right out of bed. Come winter - they are missing the bus everyday. So what better way to wake them up than with a smart bulb and the red light features? This is not a prank. I truly use it. They get a kick out of it and I get to work on time each day. As far as the effectiveness of the products: the app works better with my LIFX bulbs than the LIFX app. The music/sounds are great too! I do have a membership and I think 25$ is pretty inexpensive for all you get and the ease of use. My only improvement would be related to organizing the presents. I would prefer to have them organized by room and/or by child.

Developer Response

Thanks for the feedback, and it's always interesting to hear how people are using Lightbow in new and creative ways. Have you considered organizing your presets by room and/or child using Collections? You can read more about this feature either using the Feature Guides link in Lightbow's "Settings" tab, or visiting on the web.


Annual "All Access" Pass

Unlock everything Lightbow has to offer!


In-App Purchases

Twelve Days (12 Presets)

Sync your lights with this cherished carol!


Christmas (16 Presets)

Turn your house into a winter wonderland.


Spices & Herbs (10 Presets)

Add a burst of flavor to your home!


Birdsong (12 Presets)

Go on a bird-sighting adventure!


Winter Warmth (10 Presets)

Curl up by the fireside or brave the blizzard


RED ALERT (10 Presets)

Hunker down in your fallout shelter.



Peter Rapp
151.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Peter William Rapp
In-App Purchases
  1. FIREWORKS (11 Presets) $3.99
  2. S P A C E (11 Presets) $3.99
  3. Christmas (16 Presets) $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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