I wanna get my light setup with LAN, but I have no idea what anything means on Photons etc. I’m using google assistant, but it sounds like homekit is more powerful. Anyway, the whole house is Android, including chromecast and like 7 google nest minis (got most of them for free, google is nice sometimes) so switching isn’t happening.
I assume I need to get a rPi to control the lights over lan, and also looking into getting a hubitat to give me further automation, not sure how the support for LIFX is going with that though. I just read the documentation for the LAN protocol and it scares me so I think I’ll stick with the API until someone develops an app that’s relatively easy to use which works over LAN.