xLights 4+

Sequence lights to music

Kulp Lights LLC

    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



xLights is program for sequencing LED pixels and other lights to music. It provides a complete program for modeling the target display (normally the users house or yard) in either 2D using a picture as a background or in full 3D with a stand OBJ model.

The user can add models such as trees, arches, candy canes, etc... to their display. Each model has a set of user settable properties for configuring the types of LED pixels, the number of pixels, etc...

When the display setup is complete, the user can create a sequence by loading a music file and then mapping various effects onto each model based on the timing and other cues in the music.

Finally, the user can test their creations by outputting the data directly to the controllers that are controlling the lights. xLights supports a wide range of controllers from standard e1.31 based controllers, ArtNet, DDP, DMX, PixelNet, etc...

What’s New

Version 2024.10

* Add ability to control the highlight color for the Bars effect
* Add Preset support for Dimmers
* Adjust Moving Head mesh materials and allow user to control brightness
* Support controller from ILightThat
* Preview Moving Head beam brightness uses dimmer
* Add "Dimmer" tab to new moving head effect
* Allow export/import of aliases for all model types
* Add option to Display Elements to sort bases on node counts
* Fix submodel node updates when changing to new submodel choice
* Suppress "Add To groups" if source model doesn't belong to any groups
* Fix crash in MovingHeadPanel with non-moving head models
* Fix migration of moving heads with negative range or motion
* Fix DmxMovingHead orientations ot match new model
* Fix Moving Head default node names
* Fix Moving Head Copy/Paste and presets
* Fix some issues with UTF-8 characters in media filenames
* Fix State effect panel using Faces intead of states
* Fix various layer blending issues with Moving Heads/DMX models
* Fix some crashes with effects on empty groups
* Fix Model Preview of Tree/Cube/Sphere in some unusual circumstances

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

A Dad with an IPOD ,

Best Developers and App for Lights!

Xlights is amazing! I like that I can get this on the app store however it would be nice to be able to download previous versions and to be able to run mulitple copies of Xlights on my mac. I run multiple shows and I like to copy and paste between sequences. Right now my extra copies are out of date and I'm not sure how to update them through the app store.

Thank You for all of the hard work!

jem5136 ,

Best Sequencing Software You Can Find

I've been using xLights for close to 10 years (before it was even a sequencer) and I absolutely love it. It doesn't matter your application, xLights can handle it. I love that it's cross platform and that you can do vertually anything with it. The best part, it's completely free! The developers are great as well, they get on any bugs/issues right away.

P.S. Glade to see it's finally in the app store!

Skydive.Guy ,

Absolutely the best light show software

This software is worth its weight in gold.
The deveolpers are very active in the communiuty and always there to assist with problems and the community is always ready to assint when you cant figure somthng out or want some ideas or inspiration.
This is free software but donations should be made for how awesome and up to date these devs keep it working and evolving.

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