raspi-lifx-switch VS esphome

Compare raspi-lifx-switch vs esphome and see what are their differences.


Turns your Raspi into a Lifx switch. (by mamatmania-iidx)


ESPHome is a system to control your ESP8266/ESP32 by simple yet powerful configuration files and control them remotely through Home Automation systems. (by esphome)
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raspi-lifx-switch esphome
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0 5,131
- 2.5%
2.0 9.9
10 months ago 2 days ago
Python C++
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of raspi-lifx-switch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-26.


Posts with mentions or reviews of esphome. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-08-03.
  • IOT on Raspberry Pi: Automatic Sensor Management with ESPHome
    1 project | dev.to | 14 Aug 2022
    In this article, you will learn how to leverage the ESPHome framework for configuring, installation and management of ESP8266 boards and attached sensors. Specifically, we will connect an ESP32-Camera board with a built-in camera, and then access this board via the ESPHome Dashboard.
  • automation basics request
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/homeautomation | 3 Aug 2022
    As far as "how to integrate", you can flash the wemos D1's with ESPHome and import them to Home Assistant. There's an existing pre made version of ESPHome for the air gradient stuff in particular.
  • plant gore: went away for 2 weeks and my plant sitter destroyed everything...
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/houseplants | 1 Aug 2022
  • Level Bolt Lock with ESP32?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/esp32 | 27 Jul 2022
  • Blynk alternative
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/esp8266 | 22 Jul 2022
    ESPHome - You can use it both locally and over the Internet. I started getting into it but got sidetracked, so I can't say a whole lot about it personally, but there are lots of docs and videos and a large user community.
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/esp8266 | 22 Jul 2022
    Home Assistant (and a whole lot more) can definitely handle it, specially if you decide to run ESPHome on your gadgets. But it is a more complex setup .
  • I got fed up with the poor quality of my solar monitoring system that I decided to make my own one using ESP8266 and PZEM-004t
    1 project | reddit.com/r/solar | 13 Jul 2022
  • My Preferred Smart Home Vendors
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jul 2022
    I follow basically the same logic as the author does - local-only, no messing around with custom firmware, etc. I'm willing to make exceptions for things that are just too good to pass up, but those are few and far between.

    Some additional recommendations that fit the general theme.

    * Cameras: I use Blue Iris, so anything that does ONVIF is suitable. There's no need to limit yourself to one brand, though sticking with stuff you know is good is sensible - I've got a couple of ReoLink cameras that are good, and I've got some Amcrest cameras that are also good. Keep your cameras, regardless of brand, on a separate VLAN/Wifi network.

    * Switches and Lights: Ikea's TRÅDFRI outlets, and bulbs are pretty decent and very affordable. I also recently got a bunch of Sengled Zigbee outlets and am very impressed with them - great form factor (small enough to not block the other outlet), and the power consumption monitoring helps me understand my electricity usage better.

    * Sensors: Ikea's motion sensor is decent and I've never experienced the extreme battery drain that other people have reported - I only have one of these though, so maybe I got lucky. Also, Aqara water detectors have likely saved me thousands of dollars thanks to alerting me to issues in places I don't normally look.

    * Other stuff: Ikea's STÅRKVIND air cleaner is pretty nifty, and Zigbee-enabled. I've got a handful of Ikea Zigbee buttons (the shortcut button and the five-button 'puck' remote) that work very well.

    Also, check out ESPHome[0] - if you can't find a sensor or device that does exactly what you need, this makes it shockingly easy to build one. I've got a water level sensor (ESPHome, ESP32, HC-SR04) on my sump pit that has alerted me to pump failures before damage occurred.

    I'm using a ConBee II with deCONZ for my Zigbee gear, but that's more of an implementation detail than anything.

    Finally, my one exception to no cloud stuff - the Rainforest EAGLE-200[1]. Being able to monitor and track my home's energy consumption has been very valuable for saving money. You have to use the cloud to set it up, but Home Assistant can do local polling to retrieve the data. You can also, via the cloud, configure it to POST data in real time to a URL, that POST happens directly from the device.

    [0] https://esphome.io/

    [1] https://www.rainforestautomation.com/rfa-z114-eagle-200-util...

    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jul 2022
    I think OP put a few restrictions they could relax a bit.

    I use Meross devices with krahabb's wonderful LAN integration (https://github.com/krahabb/meross_lan). It requires a specific pairing process of the device, but not any firmware reflash.

    Relaxing an extra bit, one can flash many devices with ESP Home (https://esphome.io/) - an excellent cistom firmware. Its only flaw is that the captive portal does not work well after an upgrade (something that is hanging in the bugs section and nobody cares)

  • What is causing this noise when trying the waveshare/e-Paper github samples?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/esp32 | 25 Jun 2022
    Esphome is a software you install on an esp32. https://esphome.io/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing raspi-lifx-switch and esphome you can also consider the following projects:

ESP-Now - ESP-Now Examples

tuya-convert - A collection of scripts to flash Tuya IoT devices to alternative firmwares

ESPresense - An ESP32 based presence detection node for use with the Home Assistant mqtt_room component for localized device presence detection.

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

esp-homekit - Apple HomeKit accessory server library for ESP-OPEN-RTOS

Node RED - Low-code programming for event-driven applications

openhab-distro - The binary distribution of openHAB

fingerprint-mqtt - Fingerprint sensor with MQTT support based on Adafruit Fingerprint Sensor Library

IRremoteESP8266 - Infrared remote library for ESP8266/ESP32: send and receive infrared signals with multiple protocols. Based on: https://github.com/shirriff/Arduino-IRremote/

hassio-zigbee2mqtt - Hass.io add-on for zigbee2mqtt

esp8266_milight_hub - Replacement for a Milight/LimitlessLED hub hosted on an ESP8266

micropython-nanoweb - Full async Micropython web server with small memory footprint.