After learning that the LIFX Native Windows App is no longer officially supported, I wanted to create a free, open source, LAN-based alternative. After around 1 month of work, I’ve just released LIFX-Control-Panel 1.3.0.
EDIT: Version 1.4.0 is out, featuring several UI improvements.
In addition to monitoring and changing the colors of all the lights on your network, you can:
- Send a light the continuous average of your screen, for immersive effects.
- Use the Eyedropper tool to pick a color off your screen to mimic on your light
- Create a palette of premade colors to quickly choose from
- Register keybindings that run in the background. Change your bulb’s color by a simple keypress.
At this point, I just want as many people testing out the app as possible, on different versions of Windows (still need confirmation 7/8 works), different bulb setups, and even different monitor setups. I’m currently testing on a single A19 + some dummy code that imitates LIFX devices. I’ve been relying on the wonderful input from the /r/LIFX and /r/homeautomation subreddits for feedback and support. I’m hopeful that the LIFX Developer community can give me some pointers and feedback as well.