Addressable LEDs + Christmas Tree = Great Match! Pairing Addressable LEDs with a Christmas tree makes for an excellent looking match. This is the second year of using the very small “fairy light” type LEDs in our Christmas tree and although setting them up takes a while (we spent about 2 hours putting them in), […]

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How much power do addressable LEDs use? There are lots of different digitally addressable LEDs out there, the more popular one’s are WS2812b and SK6812 for instance. But how much do all these LEDs use? What’s the advantage of using 5v or 12v LEDs? Is there a difference in power usage? Let’s test this to […]

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QuinLED-Dig-Uno Pre-Assembled boards available! 2021-02 Out of Stock everywhere, because of Chinese New Year expecting new stock end of March! Don’t know what a QuinLED-Dig-Uno is? Click here for the introduction video!  Are you looking to run the excellent WLED software but don’t want to cobble together an ESP8266 with some loose wires, do the […]

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QuinLED-Dig-Uno: xlights tutorial (ESPpixelstick) Another way to use the QuinLED-Dig-Uno is using it to run a digitally addressable LED strip or panel controlled remotely using the E1.31 protocol. That means that you can design patterns and effects on your PC in software (such as xsplit or vixen) which are wirelessly transmitted in real-time to the […]

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What Digital 5v/12v RGB(W) LED Strip to buy In this article I’ll highlight what I think will be the most popular strips for people to buy and what situations I’d recommend those for. I’ve written a different article here explaining the difference and chips and what makes them unique so if you are interested make […]

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