Light Card

The Light card allows you to change the brightness of the light.

Screenshot of the Light card Screenshot of the Light card.

To add the Light card to your user interface, click the menu (three dots at the top right of the screen) and then Edit Dashboard. Click the “Add Card” button in the bottom right corner and select Light from the card picker. All options for this card can be configured via the user interface.

Alternatively, the card can be configured using YAML:

type: light
entity: light.bedroom

Configuration Variables

type string Required


entity string Required

Entity ID of light domain.

name string (Optional, default: Name of entity)

Overwrites friendly name.

icon string (Optional, default: Entity domain icon)

Overwrites icon.

theme string (Optional)

Override the used theme for this card with any loaded theme. For more information about themes, see the frontend documentation.

hold_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card tap and hold. See action documentation.

double_tap_action map (Optional)

Action taken on card double tap. See action documentation.


Overwriting names example:

type: light
entity: light.bedroom
name: Kids Bedroom
type: light
name: My Office

Screenshot of the Light card Screenshot of the Light card names.