by ANAVI Technology

Make your Raspberry Pi bright and shiny with an RGB LED strip and ANAVI Light pHAT!

View all updates Jan 13, 2018

Introducing Home Assistant

Home Assistant is a popular open source home automation platform written in Python 3 programming language. The GNU/Linux distribution Hassbian makes Home Assistant perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi. Out of the box, it supports popular mass market Internet of Things such as IKEA Trådfri, Philips Hue, Google Assistant, Alexa / Amazon Echo, Nest, KODI, and many more. Our open source hardware add-on board ANAVI Light pHAT has been designed with Home Assistant in mind.

Home Assistant provides almost a thousand components for integration with other devices and systems. One of the most convenient ways for connecting Internet of Things things to it is the machine-to-machine protocol MQTT.

ANAVI Light pHAT relies on the MQTT JSON Light component. It defines a standard way to control brightness and RGB color settings through Home Assistant and MQTT. In order to use it, two additional key ingredients are required: an MQTT broker, such as Mosquitto and our MQTT client application called anavid.

The source code of anavid is available at GitHub under GPL-3.0 license. It is written in the C programming language and it is based on the Paho library for MQTT client and the piGPIO library for pulse-width modulation (PWM) control of na RGB LED strip. Have a look at to get started.

And one more thing… our crowdfunding campaign reached the 2nd stretch goal. Your step-by-step tutorial for customizing an IKEA GRÖNÖ Table lamp with a Raspberry Pi and ANAVI Light pHAT is coming soon. Thank you for your support!

Thanks, Leon

$9,041 raised

of $1 goal

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Open source hardware Raspberry Pi add-on board for controlling 12V RGB LED strips. Includes one ANAVI Light pHAT (1).


Starter Kit

The perfect kit for getting started. Includes one ANAVI Light pHAT (1), light sensor (1) and 1 meter RGB LED strip with a LED connector (1).


Advanced Kit

The kit for awesome home automation. Includes ANAVI Light pHAT, 1m RGB LED strip with LED connector as well as sensor modules for light (1), gestures & color recognition (1), temperature & humidity (1).


Developer Kit

Everything a developer needs to master lightning with a Raspberry Pi. Includes all sensor modules: PIR motion sensor (1), light (1), gestures & color recognition (1), temperature & humidity (1). Also comes with USB-to-serial debug cable.


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