This page will gives a basic rundown of RGB Strip and possible mounting options. For a more comprehensive and visual version, check out the AusChristmasLighting 101.
- Controlled with a DC dimmer, commonly referred to on AusChristmasLighting as a DMX controller.
- Consists of four wires, one for the red colour, one for green, and one for blue. The forth wire is a common positive (+) wire.
- When connecting to DC dimmers with a + connection on each channel, the dumb rgb common + need only be connected to the + of one of the three used channels.
- Most commonly 12v DC, cuttable every three leds.
- Available in varying densities (smaller/larger spacing between leds), most commonly 30L/m or 60L/m.
- Controlled with a compatible pixel controller, usually E1.31 based but can sometimes be DMX based (maximum controllable pixel quantity is 170).
- Consists of three or four wires depending on the IC type. Two wires are for DC+ and DC- power supply. One wire is for data, and the fourth wire if present is for clock.
- The most common IC types are:
- WS2811, 3-wire 8-bit and compatible with WS2812B
- WS2812B, 3-wire, 8-it and compatible with WS2811
- WS2801, 4-wire, 8-bit
- LPD6803, 4-wire, 5-bit (fewer colour possibilities)
- For a more comprehensive look, be sure to read the AusChristmasLighting 101 manual.
- Available in 5v DC (cuttable every 1 leds) and 12v DC (cuttable every 3 leds).
- Available in varying densities (smaller/larger spacing between leds).
- You'll need a supply of cable zip ties
- Repairs are difficulty and you'll need to cut off the cable zip ties
- Great for horizontal straight lines
- Easy to remove strip for maintenance & repair
- Available from Bunnings in 3 metre lengths (polycarbonate roofing section)
- UV resistent (shouldn't brown in the summer sun)
Discussion thread: https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/mounting-rgb-strip.1463/Categories: RGB pages
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