|Description||A daemon to control your LIFX WiFi smart bulbs. It offers the same level of functionality as the HTTP LIFX API but on your LAN.|
|Persons working on||Kalessin|
|Tags||lifx, iot, smart bulb|
|Located at assembly||Noisebridge|
lightsd acts a central point of control for your LIFX WiFi bulbs. lightsd should be a small, simple and fast daemon exposing an easy to use protocol inspired by how musicpd works.
Having to run a daemon to control your LIFX bulbs may seem a little bit backward but has some advantages:
- no discovery delay ever, you get all the bulbs and their state right away;
- lightsd is always in sync with the bulbs and always knows their state;
- lightsd act as an abstraction layer and can expose new discovery mechanisms and an unified API across different kind of smart bulbs;
- For those of you with a high paranoia factor, lightsd let you place your bulbs in a totally separate and closed network.