Skip to content
Go to file

Welcome to my project WLED!

A fast and feature-rich implementation of an ESP8266/ESP32 webserver to control NeoPixel (WS2812B, WS2811, SK6812, APA102) LEDs or also SPI based chipsets like the WS2801!

⚙️ Features

  • WS2812FX library integrated for over 100 special effects
  • FastLED noise effects and 50 palettes
  • Modern UI with color, effect and segment controls
  • Segments to set different effects and colors to parts of the LEDs
  • Settings page - configuration over network
  • Access Point and station mode - automatic failsafe AP
  • Support for RGBW strips
  • 16 user presets to save and load colors/effects easily, supports cycling through them.
  • Macro functions to automatically execute API calls
  • Nightlight function (gradually dims down)
  • Full OTA software updatability (HTTP + ArduinoOTA), password protectable
  • Configurable analog clock + support for the Cronixie kit by Diamex
  • Configurable Auto Brightness limit for safer operation

💡 Supported light control interfaces

  • WLED app for Android and iOS
  • JSON and HTTP request APIs
  • MQTT
  • Blynk IoT
  • E1.31
  • Hyperion
  • UDP realtime
  • Alexa voice control (including dimming and color)
  • Sync to Philips hue lights
  • Adalight (PC ambilight via serial)
  • Sync color of multiple WLED devices (UDP notifier)
  • Infrared remotes (24-key RGB, receiver required)
  • Simple timers/schedules (time from NTP, timezones/DST supported)

📲 Quick start guide and documentation

See the wiki!

DrZzs has made some excellent video guides:
Introduction, hardware and installation
Settings, tips and tricks

If you'd rather read, here is a very detailed step-by-step beginner tutorial by tynick!

Russian speakers, check out the videos by Room31: WLED Firmware Overview: Interface and Settings
ESP8266 based LED controller for WS2812b strip. WLED Firmware + OpenHAB

🖼️ Images

💾 Compatible LED Strips

Type Voltage Comments
WS2812B 5v
WS2813 5v
SK6812 5v RGBW
APA102 5v C/D
WS2801 5v C/D
LPD8806 5v C/D
TM1814 12v RGBW
WS2811 12v 3-LED segments
WS2815 12v
GS8208 12v

✌️ Other

Licensed under the MIT license
Credits here!

Uses Linearicons by Perxis!

Join the Discord server to discuss everything about WLED!

Check out the WLED Discourse forum!
You can also send me mails to, but please only do so if you want to talk to me privately.
If WLED really brightens up your every day, you can

If you are sensitive to photoeleptic seizures it is not recommended that you use this software.
In case you still want to try, don't use strobe, lighting or noise modes or high effect speed settings. As per the MIT license, i assume no liability for any damage to you or any other person or equipment.


Control WS2812B and many more types of digital RGB LEDs with an ESP8266 or ESP32 over WiFi!



You can’t perform that action at this time.