WLED VS hyperion.ng

Compare WLED vs hyperion.ng 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)


The successor to Hyperion aka Hyperion Next Generation (by hyperion-project)
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WLED hyperion.ng
255 20
7,946 1,620
- 6.7%
9.5 9.1
4 days ago 10 days ago
C++ C++
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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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 hyperion.ng. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-09.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing WLED and hyperion.ng you can also consider the following projects:

HyperHDR - Open source ambient lighting implementation for television sets based on the video and audio streams analysis for Windows, macOS and Linux (x86 and Raspberry Pi). Includes real-time HDR tone mapping and multi-threading for better performance.

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.


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!

docker-hyper-hdr - Repo for

arduino-esp32 - Arduino core for the ESP32

HyperBian - Hyperion pre installed on Raspberry Pi OS Lite

Lightpack - Lightpack and Prismatik open repository

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

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

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