WLED VS FastLED

Compare WLED vs FastLED and see what are their differences.

WLED

Control WS2812B and many more types of digital RGB LEDs with an ESP8266 or ESP32 over WiFi! (by Aircoookie)

FastLED

The FastLED library for colored LED animation on Arduino. Please direct questions/requests for help to the FastLED Reddit community: http://fastled.io/r We'd like to use github "issues" just for tracking library bugs / enhancements. (by FastLED)
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WLED FastLED
253 195
7,881 5,031
- 2.1%
9.5 6.0
6 days ago 11 days ago
C++ C++
MIT License MIT License
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WLED

Posts with mentions or reviews of WLED. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-15.

FastLED

Posts with mentions or reviews of FastLED. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-12.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing WLED and FastLED you can also consider the following projects:

Tasmota - Alternative firmware for ESP8266 with easy configuration using webUI, OTA updates, automation using timers or rules, expandability and entirely local control over MQTT, HTTP, Serial or KNX. Full documentation at

OpenRGB

hyperion.ng - The successor to Hyperion aka Hyperion Next Generation

LedFx - LedFx is a network based LED effect controller with support for advanced real-time audio effects! LedFx can control multiple devices and works great with cheap ESP8266 nodes allowing for cost effectvice syncronized effects across your entire house!

arduino-esp32 - Arduino core for the ESP32

esphome-flasher - Simple GUI tool to flash ESPs over USB

FastLED-esp32 - Parallel outputs for esp32

Arduino-HomeKit-ESP8266 - Native Apple HomeKit accessory implementation for the ESP8266 Arduino core.

WLED - Control WS2812B RGB LEDs with an ESP8266 over WiFi!

Lightpack - Lightpack and Prismatik open repository

homeassistant-pixelblaze - This is a custom component to allow control of Pixelblaze devices in Home Assistant.