rpi_gpio_pwm platform allows to control multiple lights using pulse-width modulation, for example led strips. It supports one-color, RGB and RGBW LEDs driven by GPIOs of a Raspberry Pi or a PCA9685 controller.
For controlling the GPIOs, the platform connects to the pigpio-daemon, which must be running. On Raspbian Jessie 2016-05-10 or newer the
pigpio library is already included. On other operating systems it needs to be installed first (see installation instructions).
To enable this platform, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry light: - platform: rpi_gpio_pwm leds: - name: Lightstrip Cupboard driver: gpio pins:  type: simple
Can contain multiple LEDs.
The name of the LED.
The driver which controls the LED. Choose either
(list | integer)(Required)
The pins connected to the LED as a list. The order of pins is determined by the specified type.
The type of LED. Choose either
The PWM frequency.
The address of the PCA9685 driver.
In this section you find some real-life examples of how to use this sensor.
This example uses a PCA9685 controller to control a RGB LED.
# Example configuration.yaml entry light: - platform: rpi_gpio_pwm leds: - name: TV Backlight driver: pca9685 pins: [0, 1, 2] # [R, G, B] type: rgb
This example uses a PCA9685 controller to interact with a RGBW LED.
# Example configuration.yaml entry light: - platform: rpi_gpio_pwm leds: - name: Lightstrip Desk driver: pca9685 pins: [3, 4, 5, 6] # [R, G, B, W] type: rgbw