Osram opens application programming interface for Lightify


Creative developers can now create their own apps for Osram’s Lightify Home system. Lightify enables people to control their lights at home with their smartphones or tablets – from the color temperature and brightness to RGB lamps with various color rendering. Osram is now offering an open application programming interface (REST API) for Lightify that can be used to develop Lightify apps both for desktops and mobile devices. As a result, home lighting can become even more customized to meet an individual’s own needs and wishes or can be combined with other applications. Through the opening of the interface, Lightify can also be integrated into home automation applications. “Thanks to its link to the cloud, the interface offers virtually unlimited ways to design your lighting at home – regardless of where you happen to be at the time. As a result, creative people with programming knowledge can create their own light-management,” says Timon Rupp, who is in charge of Lightify at Osram.

Osram also offers a special instruction guide that leads users through the most important programming steps. The information includes example applications and codes. With this assistance, every user with the necessary programming knowledge can become creative: from special lighting scenes for children’s birthday parties or Christmas celebrations to innovative network possibilities in which light operates in unison with thermostats or other household devices. The open application programming interface is another component for the future of holistic smart home systems.

The open interface for Lightify is available on different regional links. They are:

Europe: https://eu.lightify-api.org
United States, Canada, Australia: https://us.lightify-api.org


OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.