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:

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

Configuration Variables

name string (Optional, default: Light Switch)

The name of the 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.