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

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  • GitHub repo WLED

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better WLED alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where WLED has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-07-19.
  • DIY ambilight help
    I have an Nvidia Shield TV (But any android TV will work, like the google chromecast TV) with this app: Hyperion Android Grabber running on it which sends the screen data to a PC running Hyperion, which then forwards that data to the lights on the back of my TV running WLED.
  • Help Request - physical button for non-Wifi operation
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-19
    However, the screenshots linked at: https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/wiki/Macros
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-19
    This: https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/issues/1053 is the closest I've seen to someone else wanting to do the same thing. Again, missing a lot of info for someone without any background.
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-19
  • Advice needed 😅 - ESP32 + LED strip + power supply [photos]
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-19
    Followed instructions here and was able to access WLED on port fine. I've set WiFi creds and set the number of led pixels to 150 in the settings.
  • Led lights, this is an app I Can’t find on the App Store and I want to know the lights brand to check them out. Please help!
  • ESP32 Resolume Artnet Help
    reddit.com/r/esp32 | 2021-07-17
    It's available at WLed and also provides static binaries for easy flashing if you don't want to compile yourself. Once installed you simply connect via wifi and configure the attached leds.
  • Suche LED-Deckenpanels mit RGB-Farbwechsel und Casambi-Steuerung o.ä.
  • Is this infrared remote supported? I have sk6812 RGBW leds
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-08
    Here is a link that might help: https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/wiki/Infrared-Control
  • Introooducinggg micro45/85! (Unofficially the smallest arduino compatible dev board) it features usb, bread board compatibility, power filtering/ power led! All under 1inch in every dimension.
    reddit.com/r/arduino | 2021-07-07
    FastLED is just a control library, I've used it with an ATtiny85. WLED is whole different ballgame with tons of interfaces and built in effects using FastLED. I use realtime UPD to control the lights around and get a about 100hz refresh controlling 112 pixels with Prismatik doing the screen sampling. The house lights are 12 ESP32s and WLED syncs the effects across them. I'm still learning Xlights, but also used E1.31 to do a small show last Christmas.
  • Can RP4 manage a WS2812B LED strip of 300 LEDs?
    You shuld also check out WLED
  • Bluetooth Support for WLED
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-03
    I'm thinking along the lines of using Bluetooth to simply transmit JSON to WLED in the same way the JSON API works over HTTP now, just using Bluetooth as the transport mechanism instead of HTTP.
    reddit.com/r/WLED | 2021-07-03
    This was brought up before here, and there's an open issue #1382 on GitHub for WLED.
  • Looking for code to control WS8212b leds via wifi
    reddit.com/r/esp8266 | 2021-07-03
    If you are looking for minimal effort to control WS8212b led, have a look at this project https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED. It has a mobile app as well. You wont get chance to learn the basics but it will give you a functioning project quickly.
    reddit.com/r/esp8266 | 2021-07-03
    If you want an all in one package ready to go, WLED is awesome: https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED Simply flash the firmware to the esp, connect everything, done.


Basic WLED repo stats
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Aircoookie/WLED is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.