Compare WLED vs OpenRGB and see what are their differences.


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


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The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
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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 2022-01-17.


Posts with mentions or reviews of OpenRGB. 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 OpenRGB 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

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.

Aurora - Unified lighting effects across multiple brands and various games.


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

icue-ambilight - Ambilight for Corsair devices: Synchronise the colors of your iCue compatible devices with the content displayed on your screen.

liquidctl - Cross-platform CLI and Python drivers for AIO liquid coolers and other devices

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!

openrazer - Open source driver and user-space daemon to control Razer lighting and other features on GNU/Linux

arduino-esp32 - Arduino core for the ESP32

razer-macos - Color effects manager for Razer devices for macOS. Supports High Sierra (10.13) to Monterey (12.0). Made by the community, based on openrazer.

ckb-next - RGB Driver for Linux