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Automate Holiday Lighting using Home Assistant

This week, I started installing WS2813 individually addressable LEDs around the house. I made a few simple patterns containing colors relevant to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

After manually turning on the lights for the 3rd day in a row… I thought to myself… This is automatable. So- I started down the quest to make it happen.



At least a few times a day, I find myself typing index=… into my browser's search bar, and expecting something to happen…

If I were to not catch my mistake and press enter, it would just bring me to a random google search result full of garbage results.

But- what if, you could actually search Splunk or other products directly from the address bar?

Well- it turns out, you can. And- below, I am going to show you how to do it.

This guide should work for either chrome or chromium(not tested). I am quite certain, it would also work for firefox or other browsers as well… but, I have not checked their documentation.