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Kovdev’s Lumos Icon Pack Hits Google Play, Over 1450 Icons Included

If you caught Wednesday night’s Droid Life Show, and last week’s Droid Life Show, you might have heard us mention an upcoming icon pack from kovdev, titled Lumos. The pack is now live on Google Play and it’s the best way to breathe new life into a device. As long as you are sporting a third party launcher such as Apex, Nova, or Action Launcher that allows the applying of icon packs from Google Play, then you will definitely want to check this one out. 

Lumos is based around understated subtleties, as there are no super bright or exotic colors. There is a light that shines down from within the icons, which casts a soft shadow on each one, revealing a somewhat 3D effect. We don’t know the true elements of the icon pack, so who better to explain it than Dave Kover himself.

The idea behind Lumos is reduced light from a central, off-icon lighting source. The icons have a soft color palette and beautifully curved corners. We’ve brought back the long shadow, which now offers a bit of dimension, to contrast with the matte appearance of the other elements. These icons are designed to be easy on eyes. The soft tones allow them to blend in with appropriate wallpapers, waiting for you to notice them.

It is now on sale through Google Play for $1.99 and includes over 1450 icons, plus a ton of gorgeous wallpapers.

Check it out.

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  • Justin Larmay

    Click ui is still the best I’ve found imo.

  • Ronald Lockwich

    I purchased this icon pack a while back. It was called something different tho…Hmm let me think…Nox? I don’t know…the corners seem to be rounded this time around 0_o

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    Damn you droid life… Now I have to buy this 😛 … This guy has yet to disappoint me

  • truth_cutz

    I keep buying icons….but always end up going back to dcikons

  • dazz1996

    Dam now my chrome book is not working I guess I got scroogled

  • GJV

    These are gorgeous. I prefer the brighter colors of Nox but man are these tempting.

  • Ryan B

    OVER 1450 ICONS?!?! Who has that kind of time?!?! Brilliant!

  • John Garlits

    Think I’m going to need something like these for my new LG G2. Sorely need to fix silly icons.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Dave always does good work.

  • napes22

    I think I’m in the minority here, but these icons are way too faded and dark for my tastes. I know the intention was to make them faded and without bright colors, but why have such a nice screen if you’re going to dull out what it displays?

    I’m sticking with Easy Elipse icons by DroidScreens. They’re very similar to Lumos but uses brighter colors.

  • dcvolcom909

    Lumos/Knox … HP Fan Mr. Kover?

    • Big fan of the wizarding world.

  • cgalyon

    I’m tempted to try this out, but (as it requires a custom launcher), can anyone tell me if Nova/APEX/et al work well on the Moto X? Mainly meaning, they don’t slow it down? The Moto X is basically stock anyway, so I shouldn’t lose any of the functionality, just want to make sure that using the launcher doesn’t produce new lag.

    Probably a silly question, but just wondering what others’ experience has been in that regard.

    • nathanp8

      I use Nova Launcher on my VZW Moto X. I haven’t noticed any performance issues.

    • I’m a big fan of Nova Launcher and I use it exclusively on my Moto X.

      • cgalyon

        Good deal, going to reinstall Nova and grab an icon pack then. 🙂

        Thanks for the input guys!

  • Scott Smith

    I really like the idea of icon packs, but they still aren’t easily applied (at least using Nova). Whenever I change icon packs, I typically have a number of icons on my home screens that don’t update. It’s a pain in the ass to have to re-add all the icons to get the new look applied. It discourages me from using more icon packs since it quickly turns into a boring 30 minute project to update everything.

    • You most likely have shortcuts which are disconnected from the theming process. If the icons were auto-added by Google Play, they will not change automatically. If you pull new shortcuts from your appdrawer, you won’t have to worry about manually changing them any further.

      To add to that, any time you manually edit a shortcut it will remain permanent. So if you change icon packs, the manually selected icon will still be there.

      • Scott Smith

        This is why I love DL — I get answer’s straight from the horse’s mouth. Thanks for clarifying and I think this explains the majority of my problems. I use extensive folders on my home screens and will typically apply a single icon to a folder, rather using the default of having the icons grouped on top of one another (I think it’s a cleaner look that way). This means when I change Icon packs, none of my folder icons change. Sadly, I don’t think this problem can ever be solved unless I just use the default folder icon options. And yes, I also have some icons from Google Play added to my home screens that probably need replacing too. I wish this last problem didn’t exist, but I guess the easy solution is to turn off the automatic adding of new Google Play apps to my home screens.

      • Hothfox

        Is there any way to reset manually edited shortcuts to default without clearing launcher app data?

        • Not that I’ve seen. Kevin (Nova’s developer) might be able to implement that as a feature, but I’m not sure if it’s possible. He would know best.

          • Hothfox

            Thanks! Figured I’d ask.

  • jbdan

    These are great!

  • Rodeojones000

    This guy has real talent. I love his Tersus 2.0 pack and I use it on all of me devices. Might have to check this one out.

  • jnt

    His description is somewhat Jony Ive-ish 🙂

    • Chris

      nothing wrong with that.

      • jnt

        Indeed, just thought it was funny.

  • Weber
    • guest

      what is this s h i t head on here?

  • Dr_Buttballs

    I’m not giving this cry baby any more of my money.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Who cares.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        You cared enough to comment.

    • Hothfox

      Perhaps this comment would have been more constructive if you had attached context or rationale? I’m curious.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        Right, well, if you follow Dave on Google+ you have likely seen some of his “all these people are copying me” posts. As an artist myself I completely understand the frustration having your work copied, especially when it is being sold for profit. However, I think Dave handles the situation completely wrong. I don’t think it’s right to make posts on an open forum linking the theives profiles and then encouraging people to harass them. What I would do when I come across stolen work of mine is contact the artist and tell them to either link me as the original artist or to please take it down. If the artist did neither of those two things then I would contact site mods and deal with it that way. I would never write a post about these artist on my profile as I didn’t want any of my followers to take it upon themselves to white knight my work.
        On top of this he has been outed by other people recently as giving other icon pack devs 1 star rating with no actual written review on Google Play. He stated that these where the devs that are copying his work, fine, but he should leave some feedback as to the reason for a 1 star rating to steer people away from these icon packs. I wish I could link the thread but I believe it has been taken down. Regardless, he has since then gone back and made reviews for some of these icon packs. Dave also handles these outings terrible as well. He is quick to anger and name calling is a common response to these threads.
        It’s all very sad to see go down, as I have bought several of his icon packs in the past and think his icons are always very clean looking.

        • I don’t encourage anyone to harass, they take it upon themselves to act out in that manner. And there is no site mods to contact, when it comes to products being sold on Google Play. Google’s response time is sometimes 2 weeks, so I typically try to get word out so that people know not to buy something in the meantime. Furthermore, a post is made after attempts at private reconciliation have failed.

          As for name-calling? Please show an example. It doesn’t happen, so you won’t find one.

          You also contradicted yourself in your argument. You said that I shouldn’t make public posts about these matters, but then you told me I should make a public comment on the product listing. The comment *would* be a public statement, which you advised me not to make. Additionally, until Google makes text a requirement, how I choose to leave a “review” (of a product that has infringed on my work) should be of no concern.

          Thanks for your kind words about the icons. I strive to provide clean designs, so I’m glad that shows.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Like I said, that post has since been taken down so I can’t link it. You know well enough that people you know go off and bother these devs when you make a icon theft post and you do nothing to stop it. You could encourage others not to harass the accused. It will not stop everyone from continuing to do it, but you are followed and loved enough most people that know of you will comply if they respect your work enough. There are indeed mods on XDA that will and do take care of such threads. Google is another story. I have no issue with you reviewing icon packs that are stolen work with 1 star, but a review would help people that don’t follow such things know that those icons are stolen. You have to take into consideration how that looks to people that DO follow these things. You can do it if you wish but it doesn’t look good on your part out of context.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Really loved Kovdev’s Nox Icon Pack(which I still use) so I know I’ll totally love the hell out of Lumos! Kinda like Nox 2.0(not a bad thing). Can’t wait to check out this new and exciting icon pack(and those very fancy, great looking custom wallpapers)!

    Maybe Kovdev will send over a few Lumos’ to D-L so they can do another one of their famous Icon Pack Contests! Wouldn’t that be swell!

    • Hmm, that’s a good idea…

    • Noooooo, don’t give them ideas!

      • EvanTheGamer

        Haha! Oh come on…share some joy with us peasants! 🙂 Also, Free is King…didn’t someone once say that?

        • No, I believe they said Candy is King.

  • JDHokie

    I know that there are design differences … but it looks like Nox (which I have & love) with rounded edges. Digging a couple of the wallpapers though, so maybe I’ll buy anyway.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Yeah, Lumos is pretty much Nox 2.0 in a nutshell.

  • Ethan

    Just downloaded – looks AMAZING. Really loving it, came from Tersus.

  • John Legere

    So beautiful

    • guest

      yes. You are

  • Steve B

    I bet Dave can’t wait for these icons to be stolen and re-released to the play store without his consent. Bastards.

  • calum wilper

    why android launcher do you not support 3rd party icon packs :_(

    • CasperTFG

      As oboefiend said below, if you have root use Unicon.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        this and stock google experience is awesome

      • calum wilper

        xposed bricked my moto x

        • Nathaniel Webb

          The person who uses your phone bricked your moto x.

          • Guest

            xposed installed… phone bricked, not a whole lot i could do to see that coming. appreciate your input.

          • John Legere

            How does one brick an android device?

  • litobirdy

    where to get my hands on that mountain blue wallpaper w/o buying the app.

  • Chris

    Looks too much like ios. No deal. Get ready to be sued.


  • Justin Barrett

    I just need to keep an open tab with this guy.

    • John Legere

      Google survey’s being put to good use.

      • Ricky Blanco

        I just told my gf the same thing. WIN!!

  • Boblank84

    looks awesome, having a hard time leaving the gel though.

    • motoman

      couldnt agree more

    • oboefiend

      You can modify the icons in gel with an xposed module

      • Boblank84

        i did not know that, what is it called?

    • Chris

      That’s what makes Android so great. Choice.

      • Chris

        Guess someone doesn’t like their choice in Android.

        • mmark27

          did you just burn yourself?

          • Chris

            Spoke the truth

        • Ray Gray

          I don’t know if you have noticed Chris but it seems like you always say the wrong things. Are you doing this on purpose?lol

          • Chris

            Wrong or stuff you just disagree with?

          • You. Are. An. Idiot.

          • John Legere

            Trolls work 24/7 i suppose.

          • Chris

            With you, Philip and adrynalyne it seems to be more the case of disagreeing with what people say. That automatically makes them a “troll”.

          • Chris

            Case proven.

          • John Legere

            No. You just say stupid, ridiculous things. Along with making fake accounts. You’ve been caught with multiple sources. Don’t like it? Leave.

          • Chris

            Fake accounts? Here we go again. All words but no action. You still have failed to show proof of these said accounts. Names and links to the profiles.

            I refuse to get in this again with you. You are just looking to stir up trouble as usual.

            Have a good day sir.

          • John Legere

            We do. You just cry Photoshop so it’s no use. Troll somewhere else. Maybe cry about it and downvote some more.

          • Adrynalyne
          • Chris

            If I did say that fell free to show proof of it via actual link. Not silly screenshots.

          • Adrynalyne

            Convenient since you deleted the comment.

          • John Legere

            There he goes crying Photoshop.

          • Philip J. Fry
          • guest

            Yes they do.

            why can’t they ban him?

      • Boblank84

        sorry, i don’t understand your comment and how it is a relevant response to mine?

        • Chris

          Choice of using this or stock.

          • Boblank84

            ok, i see. that’s pretty much stating the obvious though.

          • Chris

            I guess reading isn’t your strongest suit.

        • guest

          clearly you havn’t used android for that long.