Skip to main content
Python Software Foundation 20th Year Anniversary Fundraiser  Donate today!

LIFX Smart Lighting API Helper

Project description


Documentation Status Discord Build Status

Control LIFX devices over the internet using CircuitPython.


This driver depends on:

You’ll also need a library to communicate with an ESP32 as a coprocessor using a WiFiManager object. This library supports connecting an ESP32 using either SPI or UART.

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle.

Installing from PyPI

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-lifx

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-lifx

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-lifx

Usage Example

Initialize the LIFX API Client with a WiFiManager object and a LIFX Personal Access token:

lifx = adafruit_lifx.LIFX(wifi, lifx_token)

Set a LIFX selector label to identify the LIFX device to communicate with.

lifx_light = 'label:Lamp'

List all connected LIFX devices:

lights = lifx.list_lights()

Toggle the state of a LIFX device:


Set the brightness of a LIFX device to 50%:

lifx.set_brightness(lifx_light, 0.5)

Set the color of a LIFX device to blue and the brightness to 100%:

lifx.set_color(lifx_light, 'on', 'blue', brightness=1.0)


Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.


For information on building library documentation, please check out this guide.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for adafruit-circuitpython-lifx, version 1.10.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size adafruit-circuitpython-lifx-1.10.0.tar.gz (27.7 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page