A LIFX Smart Switch is too expensive - so I ghetto-made my own. Pardon the dirty table.

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  • raspi-lifx-switch

    Turns your Raspi into a Lifx switch.

  • Home Assistant

    :house_with_garden: Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first.

    Home Assistant has LIFX support & the ESPHome add-on makes writing config for physical switches like this trivial. I used to roll my own solutions from scratch like you & if you enjoy the challenge then it's absolutely a fun project, but if you ever tire of it do take a look at HA.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • esphome

    ESPHome is a system to control your ESP8266/ESP32 by simple yet powerful configuration files and control them remotely through Home Automation systems.

    Home Assistant has LIFX support & the ESPHome add-on makes writing config for physical switches like this trivial. I used to roll my own solutions from scratch like you & if you enjoy the challenge then it's absolutely a fun project, but if you ever tire of it do take a look at HA.

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