To help you getting started with your first diyHue deployment, have a look at this shopping list. This introduction is very short and abbreviated. You can find all details and much more at the documentation of diyHue.
In a Nutshell:
- diyHue controls and manages your diyLights build by yourself (ESP8266 + LEDs)
- implements existing 3rd party Lights (Yeelight, Ikea Bulb, Hue Bulb)
- implements 3rd party Sensors and Switches (Xiaomi, Ikea, Hue Dimmer)
- works on your own Network (no cloud connection)