Homebridge platform plugin to create multiple lights on a single NeoPixel string of LED's

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import homebridgeNeopixelPlatform from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/homebridge-neopixel-platform';



A plugin for Homebridge to be able to define and control multiple lights on a single NeoPixel strand of LED's

This plugin uses the rpi-ws281x-native plugin that requires HW access and with that access privileges as it uses the rpi_ws281x library in its turn. The standard way of connecting is assumed. No options are forwarded to the plugin.

Please refer to the rpi_ws281x page for hardware instructions.


Standard install through npm when published on NPM... Note the sudo and the -g additions to standard npm install.

$ sudo npm install -g homebridge-neo-pixel-platform

Homebridge itself should run with priviliged access. I use homebridge in systemd running as root which was the easiest way but not per se the best solution.


Configuration is relatively straightforward. Below is a json platform snippet to add to your Homebridge configuration. Adding lights is done through a websevice.

"platforms": [{
    "platform": "NeoPixels.MultiLightPlatform",
    "servicePort": 6615,
    "name": "NeoPixels",
    "nrOfLeds": 14,
    "showRainbowAnimationWhenStarted": true

The servicePort parameter is there to select a free port on your system. The webservice won't win a beauty contest but it works.

The showRainbowAnimationWhenStarted parameter hides or shows a rainbow animation after launching to indicate launch has finished.

Add lights

Following commands add three lights, one using all (14) LED's, one at the beginning and one at the end of the string:

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d '{"name":"All","startIdx":"0","endIdx":"14"}' http://<homebridgeIp>:<servicePort>/add
curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d '{"name":"Start LEDs","startIdx":"0","endIdx":"4"}' http://<homebridgeIp>:<servicePort>/add
curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -d '{"name":"End LEDs","startIdx":"11","endIdx":"14"}' http://<homebridgeIp>:<servicePort>/add

Remove lights

Removing them is similar:

curl http://<homebridgeIp>:<servicePort>/remove?All
curl http://<homebridgeIp>:<servicePort>/remove?Start%20LEDs
curl http://<homebridgeIp>:<servicePort>/remove?End%20LEDs