Smart Home

DIY Wifi Smart LED

Make your own Wifi enabled LED strip using open source software. This strip can be controlled by virtually any device in your home.

Ryan Wise

6 minute read

I setup an ESP8266 and WS2812B LED strip with WLED and a while back and thought it was one of the coolest ways to control a smart light, that I’ve ever tried. WLED is a web server for ESP8266/ESP32 boards that controls NeoPIxel LED strips. There is an app that works out of the box for basic controls / effects. More importantly there is a REST api, and even better it allows for UDP communication for quick updates.