CheerLights API Updates – We Added HEX Color Values!

We received many requests last year to add support for HEX color values. HEX color values are supported all around the world and this CheerLights API update will help new people join the CheerLights project.

CheerLights uses channel number 1417 on ThingSpeak to store the colors that people Tweet. ThingSpeak supports up to 8 fields, so now we are using field2 to store the color’s HEX value. For example, oldlace and warmwhite get stored in field2 as #FDF5E6.

CheerLights Last HEX Color Value

We also support people tweeting the HEX colors. Just for fun…

.@cheerlights Did you ever notice that HEX color values are like hashtags? #FDF5E6

For more information, read the CheerLights API documentation.