Sonoff L1 LED Strip
Sonoff L1
GPIO #Component
GPIO00 None
GPIO01 Serial Tx
GPIO02 None
GPIO03 Serial Rx
GPIO04 None
GPIO05 None
GPIO09 None
GPIO10 None
GPIO12 None
GPIO13 Led1i
GPIO14 None
GPIO15 None
GPIO16 None

Serial Flashing

Please see the Hardware Preparation page for general instructions.

As always, you need to access the serial interface. The four serial pins (3V3, Rx, Tx, GND) are available at the back of the PCB and can be easily identified.

Programming the Sonoff L1 is difficult because there is no on-board-button connected to GPIO0 and GND. As with all ESP8266 modules pulling GPIO0 to GND is needed to put the chip in programming mode. You need to connect GPIO0 and GND during power up.

GND can be found on at the back (same serial pin as you connect your serial programmer to). GPIO0 can be accessed with a small pin needle or wire, it is the second pin from the right. See picture below:

General remark

The controller housing indicates that the arrows of the LED strip and the housing should match, but arrows are not always visible. They need to be connected with both sides ‘up’: