Power Supply Considerations for Digital LEDs If you want your Digitally Addressable LEDs to light up, you’re going to need a power supply! These come in lots of shapes and sizes and you need to figure out what you are going to need for your project. Although overkill (in wattage/amperage) mostly isn’t a problem, a […]

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Maximum length data wire LEDs This whole article talks about the data wire length from the controller to the first LED, going from LED and LED below does not apply! The Signal from an LED is much less powerful then from a controller. A different solution should be used extending behind a LED (more about […]

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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: 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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