LIFX Developer Zone

Check state of light and send an alert if it’s turned off/on

#1

How do I do regular checks on the state of my lights and send an alert (let’s say to an email) if the state has changed?
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

#2

Hi,
you could Node-Red and then a Node like node-red-contrib-node-lifx;

once you have it reading you lights status you could use a Node like node-red-node-email

Have a go a let us know how you go.

#3

node-red-contrib-node-lifx
what should i do with these fields in Lifx Server?
Address
Broadcast
Lights

when click on search Light ID, I always get “No lights found”

#4

Well those fields are self explanatory. if you read the instructions for the module you will see what you need to do.
There is a word “optional” next to the fields… it uses the local LAN to connect as it says in the documentation.
Add a server then deploy your flow. Once you deploy the server is running and you can search for bulbs, add them one at a time.