Easy Lightning with Node Launcher + Zap

Pierre Rochard
Dec 12, 2018 · 2 min read

This guide will walk you through connecting Zap with your LND node using the Node Launcher.

If you get stuck at any point in this guide (or after!) please contact me https://github.com/lightning-power-users/node-launcher/issues/new so that I can help you out.

If any of this is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve it!

1. Set up your BTC/LN nodes

Follow this simple guide that I wrote 👇

2. Download Zap Desktop

Go to https://github.com/LN-Zap/zap-desktop/releases

If you are on Windows, download the win32 .exe

If you are on macOS, download the darwin .dmg

Install Zap Desktop

3. Setup Zap Desktop

Open Zap Desktop, you should see this menu

Do not click on anything yet!

Back in the Node Launcher, click on the Open Zap Desktop button

Your Zap Desktop connection details should be automatically filled

Click Next

That’s it! You’re ready to go on Zap Desktop!

If you got stuck at any point in this guide (or after!) please contact me https://github.com/lightning-power-users/node-launcher/issues/new so that I can help you out.

If any of this is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve it!

Next up, send a payment! 👇👇👇

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