1. New to Christmas lighting? Get started with the AusChristmasLighting 101 Manual:
    auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/AusChristmasLighting-101

What to buy

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by deblen, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. deblen

    deblen Apprentice Elf

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi,


    Looking to order some pixels soon.


    Is there any changes to Pixels over the last 12 months, each year seem to be better, or changes made.


    I am looking at


    12v node pixels


    12v flat pixels


    5v flat strip 30 Led per metre


    All water proof


    Any suggestions or links.


    Deblen
     
  2. i13

    i13 Senior Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    6
    One current problem (pun intended) is a very common design flaw in 12V pixel nodes. They draw more than 50mA per node when they should only draw 30mA. This does make them slightly brighter (like 5V is) but the extra current causes voltage drop, an increase in power consumption and therefore a reduction in the number of pixels per power supply.

    Are you looking for WS2811 or WS2801-compatible pixels?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    deblen

    deblen Apprentice Elf

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi I13,


    I am looking at the WS2811


    Deblen
     

Share This Page