node-red-contrib-pilight 0.0.1

Pilight bridge for Node-RED

npm install node-red-contrib-pilight

Basic Node-RED nodes to receive configuration updates from pilight.

Configure pilight

This pilight bridge is tested to work with pilight 7.0. First a configuration of pilight is needed to be able to communicate with its daemon. First set a fixed port in the settings section of the pilight configuration file config.json:

"settings": {
   "port": 5000,

Then add your devices (RF switches etc.) to the device section of the config file (more info). pilight will send configuration updates via its API for these devices.

Install via npm

In the terminal open the user data directory ˜/.node-red and install the package

cd ˜/.node-red
npm install node-red-contrib-pilight

Then run or restart Node-RED


Open your Node-RED instance, typically under http://localhost:1880, and you should see the new nodes available in the palette.


Right now there is one node: pilight-receive. Its purpose it to receive configuration updates for devices defined in pilight. Every time a device changes its state (i.e. a switch was turned off) the pilight-receive node will receive an event for that.

If you want to use one or more pilight-receive nodes, just drag the node from the palette. The first thing to do is to define the host and port of pilight. Just double click on the node and add a new pilight daemon as shown below.

Add pilight daemon

Configure pilight daemon

After you deployed your flow, you should be connected to the pilight-daemon. You can check the logs in a terminal and should see something like [pilight-receive:xxxxxxx.xxxxx] socket connection: success.

You can connect a debug node to the pilight-receive node to check what is received from pilight. The events should look similar to this:

  origin: "update",
  type: 1,
  uuid: "0000-00-00-00-000000",
  devices: {
    0: "mySwitch"
  values: {
    timestamp: 1509835595,
    state: "on"

You can add filters and functions in Node-RED to react on specific devices and states.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - sees file for details

Node Info

Version: 0.0.1
Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
License: MIT


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