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.