Automating Elgato Key Lights From macOS Touch Bar

Published by Christian Mohn
elgato macOS Automator

Since I recently got an Elgato Key Light Air for the Home Office of Isolation™, I’ve been playing around with how to automate it. I’ve seen a lot of people using Elgato Stream Decks for automating these lights, but I don’t really have the need for a dedicated device for this. At least not yet. As it turns out, it’s actually pretty easy to automate these lights via other means. The light itself runs a http server on port 9123, and via /elgato/lights it’s possible to connect to it’s internal API for remote control. There is even a Postman Collection available, which makes it very easy to get started with connecting and changing settings around.

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