Newbie Help Needed

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  1. Cbaillie72

    Cbaillie72 New Elf

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    Have been wanting to outline my house with these Led Addressable strip lights. I have used RGBs before to wire a small shed but I am new to these addressable ones. How does one go about wiring these to a power supply and also wiring them back to a controller. I am used to seeing R G B 12V and these lights have 12v 5v DI GND...

    Sorry not sure how to add picture
    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pr...th-bulit-in-INK1003-IC/701799_1546255452.html

    Any help would be great.
     
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    scamper Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL. best thing to do is start by reading this manual, you can download it and read it online, or do what I did a few years back, print it and study it. It is like the bible to lighting nuts like us. Then you can jump back here and ask specific questions or jump into chat and ask there for a instant response.
    https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/auschristmaslighting-101-manual.1889/
     
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    bbayjohn Full Time Elf

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    Giday Cbaillie72 and welcome aboard. I dont own those paticular lights you linked. I'm sure someone here does. Would look great in a mega tree or matrix. If you zoom in on the conection you will see the 5v wire is cut & these strings use the 12v supply. When wiring up to your strip a fuse is usually a good start. What sort of controller are using? Many different options these days. Then for mounting i would use something like these if you can find them over there https://www.bunnings.com.au/suntuf-3-0m-x-8mm-clear-sunlite-polycarbonate-end-cap_p1010480
    So if your doing your entire roofline you are going to also need some power injection (unless you wind the power right down)
    Some more info can be found here
    https://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Babyjohn which controller would you suggest. I am trying to find one that would run roughly 12- 5m Strips lights.
    I appreciate the help
     
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    Doctor_007 Apprentice Elf

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    If you planning on using the 30/10 strips then that's 1800 channels over 3.5 universes so you have quite a few options. If your looking to expand then I'd jump onto the current bulk buy for a Falcon F16. Otherwise see if anyone has a Falcon F4, PixLite 4 (or 16) from Advatek, Renard E682, also the Joshua1Systems controllers, or a Wi-Fi controller like the ESPixelStick or Wixel. These are probably the most popular that I'm currently aware of.
     
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    For a newbie, I can recomened the PixLight 16 controller. http://www.advateklights.com/shop/pixlite-pixel-mapping/16-pixlite-16-controller.html
    It has a very easy assistant app to help you connect to your controller . The customer service is great, they will help over the phone & help you get it going. It has 16 outputs & 4 dmx ports, plenty of room for growth. It is fused
    Thats my personal opinion as I dont own a Falcon F16 yet. The Falcon also is a great controler with a strong user interface that would be an advantage if running a FPP running your show. Don't forget you are going to need a power supply also.
     

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