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RxSwift based SDK for the LIFX Lan protocol
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A bundle of libraries that can be utilised to communicate with local LIFX lights using reactive programming and Swift 5.

Individual libraries can be mixed and matched based on use case and preference.

Implements protocol & messages described at https://lan.developer.lifx.com/


Message definition and (de)serialization code for integration with your own code. Has no external dependencies.

To create messages with payload:

// unicast message to target
let message = Message.createMessageWithPayload(LightGet(), target: target, source: source)

// broadcast message
Message.createBroadcastMessageWithPayload(GetService(), source: source)


Networking code to communicate with LIFX lights on the LAN using UDP packets. Has a dependency on RxSwift.

Instantiate UdpTransport, subscribe on io queue and observe incoming messages on main queue

let generator: MessageGenerator = LightMessageGenerator()
let udpTransport = UdpTransport(port: "0", generator: generator)

    .subscribe(onNext: { (message: SourcedMessage) in
        print("received message \(message.message) from ip \(message.sourceAddress)")

Messages are created using a MessageGenerator for customization

public protocol MessageGenerator: class {
    associatedtype TM

    func generate(from: sockaddr, data: Data) -> TM


Simple API demonstrating usage of RxLifx and LifxDomain.

Startup LifxService and listen for changes:

let changeDispatcher = LightsChangeNotificationDispatcher()
let lightService = LightService(lightsChangeDispatcher: changeDispatcher)


LightsChangeDispatcher accommodates different notification patterns:

public protocol LightsChangeDispatcher {
    func notifyChange(light: Light, property: String, oldValue: Any?, newValue: Any?)

    func lightAdded(light: Light)

Sending out messages:

lightService.sendMessage(light: light, data: serializedMessage)

Commands provide easy access to protocol messages:

let hsbkColor = HSBK(hue: UInt16(hueSlider.value * Float(UInt16.max)), 
                     saturation: UInt16(saturationSlider.value * Float(UInt16.max)), 
                     brightness: UInt16(brightnessSlider.value * Float(UInt16.max)), 
                     kelvin: 0)
let setColorCommand = LightSetColorCommand.create(light: light, color: hsbkColor, duration: 0)

// fire and forget message

// subscribe to responses and acknowledgements
    .subscribe(onNext: { result: Result<LightState> in 
        print("result received: \(result)") 
    }, onError: { error in 
        print("error received: \(error)")
    }, onCompleted: {

// onNext is called when 
//     a) a result is received before a timeout occurs (responseRequired 
//        needs to be set on Header for some messages)
//     b) an acknowledgement is received before a timeout occurs (ackRequired 
//        needs to be set on Header)
// onError is called when
//     a) no result is received with a timeframe
//     b) the underlying transport is not connected
// onCompleted is called when 
//     a) the message is send and neither responseRequired not ackRequired
//     b) responseRequired is set and a response has been received
//     c) ackRequired is set and matching acknowledge message has been received


The functionality of LightService can be extended by passing a list of extensions types when instantiating it.

Tracking group and location:

// pass LightsGroupLocationService.self as an extension factory
let lightService = LightService(
    lightsChangeDispatcher: groupsLocationService, 
    transportGenerator: UdpTransport.self,
    extensionFactories: [LightsGroupLocationService.self]

// after instantiation get a reference to the instatiated extension from LightService
let lightsGroupLocationService: LightsGroupLocationService? = lightService.extensionOf()

// (optional) set a delegate to listen for updates
lightsGroupLocationService?.setListener(groupLocationChangeDispatcher: LightsGroupLocationChangeNotificationDispatcher())

// you can either track all group and location updates through groupLocationChangeDispatcher 
// or query the current state from your LightsGroupLocationService instance

// get the location or group name for a light from LightsGroupLocationService 
// instead of getting the raw value from a light
lightGroupLocationService?.locationOf(light: light).label
lightGroupLocationService?.groupOf(light: light).label

// get all locations, groups, and lights through iteration
lightGroupLocationService?.locations.forEach { value in
    value.groups.forEach { group in
        group.lights.forEach { light in

Support for Tile devices using TileService

// pass LightTileService.self as an extension factory
let lightService = LightService(
    lightsChangeDispatcher: groupsLocationService,
    transportGenerator: UdpTransport.self,
    extensionFactories: [LightTileService.self]

// after instantiation get a reference to the instatiated extension from LightService
let tileService: LightTileService? = lightService.extensionOf()

// (optional) set a delegate to listen for updates
tileService?.setListener(listener: TileServiceListenerImplementation())

// you can either track all group and location updates through the listener
// or query the current state from your LightTileService instance

// get access to the tile data for a light from LightTileService
tileService?.tileOf(light: light)

// get all tiles through iteration
lightGroupLocationService?.tiles.forEach { value in



Very simple sample app using LifxDomain, RxLifx and RxLifxApi



Checkout this repo and open RxLifx.xcworkspace

Integrate into your own project/app


Add https://github.com/flowsprenger/RxLifx-Swift as a swift package manager dependency.

You might be able to still use Carthage or Cocoapods, but I am not sure and won't test/support these anymore. SPM is just too convenient. I strongly suggest to consume this as a Swift package now.

External Dependencies

RxSwift 6.2.0, Swift 5

Multicast Networking Entitlement

As of iOS 14.6, the Multicast Networking entitlement is required for light discovery to work correctly. This requires adding the com.apple.developer.networking.multicast key/value to the project .entitlement file. It also requires special permission from Apple, linked to your developer account, that can be requested here: https://developer.apple.com/contact/request/networking-multicast

In your request you must include specifics for how you plan to use the entitlement, including the discovery broadcast address/port ( Note that it may take 2 weeks for approval to be granted.

More details can be found here: https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/663271

Known issues/limitations

LifxDomain does not validate sizes of array/string fields

Only iOS frameworks are build at the moment

Protocol data structures containing reserved fields, should have default values

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Release Notes

5 weeks ago

Support for swift package manager Update to RxSwift 6.2.0

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