Has anyone had any experience using the addressable pixel led's yet? I have a new project in mind that uses these.
Thanks Guys! I have some pixel strings running off a T-8000 sd controller using Led Edit software. Set them up for Christmas decorations this year.Ive been using pixal for the last 2 years im using controllers from diylightanimation.com
@Icepick If you are going to do dumb you can do smart... the only difference is the channels.Not yet for me. Commenting to follow along with you. I've watched it of videos of the pixels and ribbon style as of late for future use. I'm gonna start simple with RGB "dumb" lights first. Hope this thread takes of with useful info.
My main concern is cost of the smart systems. From what I have read, everyone says to just go smart from the get go, but my budget only allows for lower costs. Buying after Christmas lights (stuck with led only) for making trees and the bushes bright. I know in the end I'll probably end up with smart pixels/strips (after a few years), but have to start small. Now if there were a place where they lay it out in laymens for the noobs, that would be awesome. I've looked over at light o ramas forums, and some of them are just downright nasty to people wanting to learn. That's why I love this place! Even if the question has been asked many times, you never see "do a search" for a response. Instead they help you find the topic or outright grab a link to it for you.@Icepick If you are going to do dumb you can do smart... the only difference is the channels.
a string of 150 "dumb" nodes = 3 channels (1 for red, 1 for green, 1 for blue)
a string of 150 "smart" nodes = 450 channels (each light = 3 channels * 150)
It is the difference in having the whole string only able to light up whatever color you tell it (orange, purple, off, etc..) vs having each one being able to light up... with the "smart" string you can create chases, have different colors on the same string etc....