4 wire addressable RGB pixels

orchidman33

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I am wanting to change the pixels on my Mega tree as repairs are almost impossible to pixels with dual control wires. I can get GS8208.
Can I control these and what protocol do is set Xlights to. My controllers are Falcon F16V3. Any help would be great before I place any orders.
 

Notenoughlights

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I believe you treat them as ws2811 pixels. There is no real difference in running them from a control perspective except for the backup data line.

Edit: What do you mean "repairs are impossible to pixels with dual control wires" GS8208 have dual data lines, one main and one backup.
 

orchidman33

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sorry - my mind got muddled. I am currently using the normal 3 wire version of pixels. and the tree is just over 5m
 

ryanschristmaslights

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GS8208 should function properly with your controller configured for WS2811 output. This is how I have my Advatek PixLite controllers configured for GS8208 12V bullet pixel strings + GS8208 12V 30L/m individually addressable strip and it all just works 😀.
 
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