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Can I connect the device to my own cloud?

Hi Daniel,

Is there a way for the Lifx bulbs to connect to my private cloud server? I would like to drive the bulbs directly. Thx.

Hello,

There are no public messages for configuring the cloud that the device speaks to.

But you certainly can create a server on your local network that you can make http calls to. Or setup something like Home Assistant

There are plenty of examples of how to drive LIFX bulbs directly. I’ll just point out an often overlooked option in the iOS app under Advanced Settings: “Cloud Set Up During Onboarding” which defaults to checked.

If you don’t want to use the LIFX cloud, just disable that and you won’t be prompted to link your bulbs to the LIFX cloud when you add them. It’ll still throw up reminders, but you can ignore those.