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Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by bdt, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. bdt

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    Can anybody explain any advantages or dis[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]advantages of these strips? Is it worth the extra $13 to go with the strip that combines the white LED with the RGBs? thanks[/font]

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    I would think that the advantage would be that you would achieve a more genuine white (if that was important to you?) rather than the RGB additive colour mixed white created by equal intensities of the R, G & B.
    IMHO, not worth the additional cost for festive lighting.


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    The other thing you will have to consider is that the software and the hardware you are using will easily support 4 channels per light instead 3 channels per light, some do and some don't.
     
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    Which ones do?
     
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    If you do an eBay search for '4 channel DMX512 decoder' you will find some


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