Keeps track which switches are in your environment, their state and allows you to control them.

  • Maintains a state per switch and a combined state all_switches.
  • Registers services switch.turn_on, switch.turn_off, and switch.toggle to control switches.

Building block integration

The switch integration cannot be directly used. You cannot create your own switch entities using this integration. This integration is a building block for other integrations to use, enabling them to create switch entities for you.

Device class

The way these switches are displayed in the frontend can be modified in the customize section. The following device classes are supported for switches:

  • None: Generic switch. This is the default and doesn’t need to be set.
  • outlet: This switch, switches a power outlet.
  • switch: A generic switch.

Use the services

In the frontend open the sidebar. At the bottom, under Developer Tools, click Services. From the Service dropdown menu choose switch.turn_on or switch.turn_off from the list of available services. In the Entity dropdown menu choose or enter the entity ID you want to work with. This will enter something like the sample below into the Service Data field. Now hit CALL SERVICE.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no String or list of strings that point at entity_ids of switches. To target all switches, set entity_id to all.