I want to try to keep the cost to a minimum because the f48 and 3 differential boards will cost me around $380 NZD this year and I don't want to have to purchase this boards that allow me to use dumb rgb strips. 2018 I made my own controller and I have 25 boards each with 6 NPN transistors on it (Transistor board.png). I want to buy a string of pixels without any water proofing on them (PixelNode.png), take out the LED and connect each of the three connection R, G, B to a transistor on my previously made boards (ConnectionIdea.png). I would then need to tell xlights that those channels are individual rathers than 3 channels making up a pixel. The only main concern I have is that the LED on the board my use a common positive and the chip connects a leg of the LED to negative to turn on (NotIdeal.png), my boards need a positive connection to turn on which will require the nodes board to use a common negative (Ideal.png).