Low Latency Node.JS Implementation for AlienFX

Hi Forums!

New to LiFX and getting some LightStrip Zs to set up a games room for a friend. I’m looking for help with building an app to link AlienFX to LiFX.

The only available library from AlienFX which will read out light colours for the Zones on the PC is in Node.JS, and outputs to an RGBA colourspace, although it can be coerced into an RGB + Brightness space if needs be.

I have some experience of Python, and considering the latency requirement of being 20ms or less I was looking at the LAN protocol. Does anybody have any experience with passing RGB to HSBK messages between Node.JS & Python?

Also does anybody have any code snippets for Python I could lift to pass packets to the LightStrips please?