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Provides an API to the Lutron Smartbridge

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A Python API to control Lutron Caséta devices.

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Getting started

If you don't know the IP address of the bridge, the leap-scan tool (requires the cli extra, pip install pylutron_caseta[cli]) will search for LEAP devices on the local network and display their address and LEAP port number.


In order to communicate with the bridge device, you must complete the pairing process. This generates certificate files for authentication. pylutron_caseta can do this two ways.


If pylutron_caseta is installed with the cli extra (pip install pylutron_caseta[cli]), the lap-pair tool can be used to generate the certificate files. Simply running lap-pair <BRIDGE HOST> (note the LEAP port number should not be included) will begin the pairing process. The certificate files will be saved in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/pylutron_caseta (normally ~/.config/pylutron_caseta) in the files [BRIDGE HOST]-bridge.crt, [BRIDGE HOST].crt, [BRIDGE HOST].key. Check lap-pair --help if you want to use different files.

The pairing module

If pylutron_caseta is being integrated into a larger application, the pairing functionality can be reused to allow pairing from within that application.

async def pair(host: str):
    def _ready():
        print("Press the small black button on the back of the bridge.")

    data = await async_pair(host, _ready)
    with open("caseta-bridge.crt", "w") as cacert:
    with open("caseta.crt", "w") as cert:
    with open("caseta.key", "w") as key:
    print(f"Successfully paired with {data['version']}")

Connecting to the bridge

Once you have the certificate files, you can connect to the bridge and start controlling devices.

import asyncio

from pylutron_caseta.smartbridge import Smartbridge

async def example():
    # `Smartbridge` provides an API for interacting with the Caséta bridge.
    bridge = Smartbridge.create_tls(
        "YOUR_BRIDGE_IP", "caseta.key", "caseta.crt", "caseta-bridge.crt"
    await bridge.connect()

    # Get the first light.
    # The device is represented by a dict.
    device = bridge.get_devices_by_domain("light")[0]
    # Turn on the light.
    # Methods that act on devices expect to be given the device id.
    await bridge.turn_on(device["device_id"])

    await bridge.close()

# Because pylutron_caseta uses asyncio,
# it must be run within the context of an asyncio event loop.
loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

The leap tool

For development and testing of new features, there is a leap command in the cli extras (pip install pylutron_caseta[cli]) which can be used for communicating directly with the bridge, similar to using curl.

Getting information about the bridge:

$ leap | jq
  "Servers": [
      "href": "/server/1",
      "Type": "LEAP",
      "NetworkInterfaces": [
          "href": "/networkinterface/1"
      "EnableState": "Enabled",
      "LEAPProperties": {
        "PairingList": {
          "href": "/server/leap/pairinglist"
      "Endpoints": [
          "Protocol": "TCP",
          "Port": 8081,
          "AssociatedNetworkInterfaces": null

Turning on the first dimmer:

$ ip=
$ device=$(leap "${ip}/zone/status/expanded?where=Zone.ControlType:\"Dimmed\"" | jq -r '.ZoneExpandedStatuses[0].Zone.href')
$ leap -X CreateRequest "${ip}${device}/commandprocessor" -d '{"Command":{"CommandType":"GoToLevel","Parameter":[{"Type":"Level","Value":100}]}}'

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