Light Switch


The light switch platform lets you control an existing switch, allowing you to use a switch like a light in Home Assistant.

In Home Assistant’s world, a wall plug is a switch. This platform allows you to expose this switch as a light source, allowing you to add, e.g., the wall plug controlling your Christmas Tree, to be part of a light group.

To enable this platform in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

light:
  - platform: switch
    name: Christmas Tree Lights
    entity_id: switch.christmas_tree_lights

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the light switch.

Default value: Light Switch

entity_id

(string)(Required)The entity_id of a switch entity to control as a light source.

A light switch only supports turning on/off a light.