Preventing yourself from overloading our servers

Rate limiting is performed on a per user, per application basis, effectively making it per access token.

Currently, each access token is limited to 120 requests for a 60 second window, however this may change in the future.

If you breach the rate limit, you will receive a status code of 429 Too Many Requests.




The total number of requests per 60 second window.


The number of requests you are allowed to make in the current 60 second window.


The Unix timestamp for when the next window begins.



If you are implementing a behavior that retries on errors please make sure that you respect the rate limit by reading the headers above. In particular if the X-RateLimit-Remaining is less than or equal to zero you should not make another request until the time specified in X-RateLimit-Reset.

LIFX reserves the right to disable access for any applications that consistently make requests beyond the allowed rate limit.