Available Capabilities

When you make a capability object, you have available a number of attributes.

zones

This is one of the photons_producst.Zones values. So either Zones.SINGLE which says this device only has one zone (e.g. a LIFX A19), Zones.LINEAR that says we have multizone zones in a line (so, the LIFX Strip and LIFX Beam) and Zones.MATRIX which says we have a 2d matrix of zones (Tile and Candle)

has_ir

Does this device output infrared light (the Night Vision range)

has_hev

Does this device output High Energy Visible light (the Clean range)

has_chain

Does this device have child devices. At this time that is only the LIFX Tile

has_color

Does this device support different colours? If this is False, then the device only supports shades of white.

has_relays

Does this device have physical relays (The Switch range)

has_buttons

Does this device have physical buttons (The Switch range)

has_variable_color_temp

Does this device have a range of Kelvin values. Some LIFX products can only output one kelvin value.

min_kelvin

The minimum kelvin value supported by this product

max_kelvin

The maximum kelvin value supported by this product

product

The product object associated with this device. See below for what is on this object.

firmware_major

If this capability has been loaded with firmware information, this will be the major component of the firmware. Otherwise this will be 0.

firmware_minor

If this capability has been loaded with firmware information, this will be the minor component of the firmware. Otherwise this will be 0.

has_matrix

A shortcut for saying cap.zones is Zones.MATRIX

has_multizone

A shortcut for saying cap.zones is Zones.LINEAR

has_extended_multizone

Some LIFX devices (second gen Strip and all Beam products) support an extended multizone API that is more efficient than the original multizone API the first generation Strips support. This is only available for second generation strips after a certain firmware version, so as long as this cap object has been loaded with firmware information, has_extended_multizone can tell you if the device supports the better API.

Product object

The cap.product object (the object from Products[vendor, product]) also has some useful attributes on it.

vendor

This is likely photons_products.VendorRegistry.LIFX

pid

The product_id for this device.

family

The hardware family this product belongs to, so one of the photons_products.Family values: Family.LMB (the originals), Family.LCM1 (second generation), Family.LCM2 (third generation) and Family.LCM3 (fourth generation).

name:

The name of the product

cap

An instance of a Capability object

friendly

A friendly name for the product

identifier

The identifier of the product