Short for: Red Green Blue. The primary colors in light. Mix them to create any imaginable visible color of light. Questions are typical in reference to RGB Leds, RGB Led drivers, and code related to mixing RGB light, but can include RGB Video Standard in VGA monitors.

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What kind of IR controller is required to drive a 15m LED strip?

I have to light a 15m RGB LED strip but I don't know how many amps the IR controller (sensor) is required to drive. There are three LED strips, each 5 metres, and I need to connect them together ...
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What circuit is used to power up a 3W LED light

What circuit should I use to power up a 3W common anode RGB LED direct from mains (220V)? I am working on a 3W rgb led which has 3 diodes connected in parallel with their + terminal as common anode. ...
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How to calculate image brightness for use with LED panel

I am using a 64x64 RGB LED matrix for which I'm preparing some content. The existing firmware reads RGB888 video files. I'd like to analyse these files before uploading them, to make sure the overall ...
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Change RGB leds intensity?

Sorry if this is too basic but I don't understand this issue. Right now, using an MCU, I change the RGB colours of an LED strip with 3 PWM signals. All colours works great . The thing is, when I am ...
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0.5m of RGB LED strip light with micro RGB controller powered by 12v li-ion battery pack?

my questions are all pretty basic but I'm very new to electronics and could really use the help. Ill try and be as specific as possible and would appreciate any advice. Abit about me - Im UK based ...
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rgb led current limit

I am working with RGB LED, my question is will it burn up / get damaged I have already chosen resistors proper for each color of R G B to draw 20mA, but running R G and B at same time draws lots of ...
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Connecting RGB LED light strip to LP3950 color LED driver

I want create color organ controller for use with 12V-24V RGB LED light strip. The LED light color changes need be synchronized to audio signal with both amplitude (beat) and frequency methods (4 ...
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multiple RGB LEDS on minimal pwm pins VS current limitions

the theory explained at Hooking up multiple RGB LEDs while using a minimal number of PWM pins on an Arduino? isn't really working with the arduino current limitations mentioned at ...
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Driving a RGB Led strip with a RGBW controller

I have a RGB LED strip (Common +) that I want to drive using a controller that expects the strip to also have a W (White) channel. So what I am basicly looking for: As soon as the controllers W ...
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powering 12V 5m/16ft 5050 RGB LED Strip with 16V power adapter?

I'm new to the forum found this using google. i have 2 (Two) 5050 RGB 12V LED Strips that are 5M/16ft. It's not as bright as i'd hoped it would be. I double powered one of them with the cheap power ...
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Why must resistors be on the respective anode terminals instead of the common cathode terminal of a RGB LED?

Different from the best answer of this one: Why does a resistor need to be on the anode of an LED? But well, I'm also an electronics noob ^.^ Recently I bought the official Arduino starter kit and ...
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Show different colors using RGB LED strip and Arduino

I am a beginner, I am following this post to program RGB LEDs (smd 5050). I want few specific LEDs to glow in specific color while other LEDs are glowing in other color. Need help in doing this. I ...
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Can I use a 25 meter LED stripe with a single power adapter?

I have 5 stripes of 5m length and 300 RGB LEDs (type 5050) each. One LED consumes about 20 mA at 12 V. Therefore, my whole 25m setup would use about 30 A. Is it safe to connect the 5 stripes series ...
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The Transistor Menace - Questions regarding an Arduino rgb LED project

I've been browsing this forum and the internet now for a couple of days and what I thought would be an easy side project turned into a (for me) quite complicated matter. I'm planning to build a mood ...
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How a decoded picture is stored in a memory? [closed]

If we decode an image (any format) we will get matrix of pixels. For example consider a picture with resolution 10x10 and colour depth of 16777216. Therefore pixel is represented by 24 (888 RGB) bit ...
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RGB Cable Assignments - help

I have a video cable D-Sub 9 pin. Someone know the connector pin assignments to do a RGB 3 bnc cable? Someone can help me? Below, the image of description of the cable
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RGB LED audio spectrum analyzer - Bandpass or FFT?

I'm about to build a coffee table which has a RGB LED matrix build in it just like in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NJDgvV8RZw I want the matrix to display an audio spectrum that ...
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Raw RGB from CMOS image sensor to grayscale conversion

I am trying to produce an image with OV7740 color image sensor. As far as I know, the sensor is configured by default to provide 10bit parallel RAW RGB data (due to an on-chip Bayer filter). How ...
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Change of RGB LED to cheaper one

Right now I'm reading Raspberry Pi Cookbook and I would like to create the program described in the book. Because I'm beginner and I would like to buy more (cheaper) RGB LEDs at once and also I will ...
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LED strip segments Parallel vs Serial

I have 5050 RGB LED Strip and an RGB controller (Something like this ...
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Is it possible to use a ULN2003A Darlinghton array instead of multiple TIP120 transistors?

Looking at the datasheets, I'm not sure their specifics match; TIP127 and ULN2003A My intention is to do something like this, but with the ULN2003A, that I have already: The reason why is that I ...
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Prototype for 8x8 RGB LED display [closed]

I am planning to build a small, very low-resolution, 8x8 RGB LED display, which would be able to display a video (some kind of colorful visualization, lo-res) or a picture from PC via DVI or HDMI ...
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Can I interchange TIP3055 emitter & collector to avoid needing to insulate the heatsinks?

Using three TIP3055 transistors for RGB LED switching. Collectors are tied to cases. They need to be heat sunk and everything's already mounted and assembled and I don't have time to get rubber ...
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What kind of RGB LEDs are these?

I bought these RGB flood lights cause I liked the LEDs I saw in them and I was wondering what kind they are so I can just buy the LEDs and not the whole flood light.
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Color Changing LED Circuit upon power on

The circuit I plan to make will have 3 RGB LEDs in it and what I would Like is for it to change colour each time it turns on to a random colour. I'm a beginner level so any help will be greatly ...
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How to power Common Cathode RGB LED

I'm trying to figure out how to power a common cathode RGB LED. The setup I have below does not work. I assumed power would flow to R, G, and B, and there would be a white light; but nothing. Would ...
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Messing with rgb leds and have a question

I have some LEDs that I'm wanting to use in a project. I would like to know what's the best resistor I would need to get the most light out of the 3 different colors using a 12v source. I've measured ...
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RGB & Proximity Sensor at about 6 feet

New to this site so hoping it's the right place to ask. I'm trying to prototype something for use in a retail store and an idea a teammate had was using an RGB sensor to detect both ambient color as ...
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Mystery while driving a NeoPixel Ring (WS2812) with a GEMMA (ATtiny85)

I am working with an Adafruit GEMMA and NeoPixel Ring 16 LEDs (ATtiny85 and 16 WS2812 leds) and trying to get a program to light the LEDs according to my "pattern" structure below, representing R, G, ...
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RGB led driver maximum current

I am planning to build a device that includes an high power RGB LED (either a lightsaber or a decorative object for the girlfriend - I still have to decide), where high power means about 3x3W. I've ...
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Most efficient way to convert multiple voltages?

I'm driving a rgb led strip and an arduino from a variable power supply between 12-15 volts. So I'm looking at a buck converter for the 12v led's but I need 5v for the arduino as well. There must be a ...
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Arduino project: ultrasonic sensor + 5M 5050 RGB LED strip lights

I'm relatively new to electronics, and as a newbie, I am seeking advice. I'm my current project, I would like to test out the combination of RGB LED strip controlled by one ultrasonic sensor. I am ...
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How do I calculate what resistors I need for RGB LEDs with 3.7V? [duplicate]

I have a total of 4 x RGB LEDs. I am hoping to power these as well as a RFduino BLE module with a 3.7V lithium rechargeable battery. I was just wondering how I would go about calculating the ...
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HDMI to RGB conversion

I am working on a HDMI dongle based on I.MX6Q with reference to the design files shared in Freescale community. I want to feed HDMI input to processor. As there is no HDMI input available with ...
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Dimension RGB LED for peak current

I would like to drive a 3x3 RGB LED matrix multiplexed. This means each RGB LED has 1/9 duty cycle and that means it consumes 1/9 of total current. The RGB LED I am using is designed for max 35 mA ...
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Powering RGB Leds from 2 AA batteries

For a hobby project I'm trying to power a PIC microcontroller and 4 RGB leds from two AA batteries. I have both the PIC and the circuit shown below being powered by the batteries and the PIC ...
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RGB LED flickering with PWM

I just have issues with the RGB LED flickering under low duty-cycle like 10% on time with 780 Hz. I tried changing the PWM frequency to lower and higher rate but I still see flickering at low ...
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Is it feasible to decode an 15 kHz RGB (SCART) signal using a sound card?

Do you know whether it would be feasible to decode an 15 kHz RGB signal (from a video game console) using a sound card ? Providing such input can be captured finely enough by a 192 kHz sound card, ...
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Standard for right angle SMD LED?

I'm trying to specify a SMD LED which has "right angle" mounting, ie edge mounted, with the light going parallel to the horizontal PCB. I need a RGB version (tri-color). Example. As usual, there ...
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Re-design for common anode instead of common cathode

I have a very simple circuit, and I want to use a tri-color LED to indicate which 1 of 3 outputs is on. I currently have a design that works for a common cathode 4-pin LED. However, I have easier AND ...
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driving 4 RGB LEDs with PWM using MSP430

I have a project in which I must drive 4 RGB LEDs using PWM directly from the MSP430. They are separated in two groups of 2 LEDs (1 PWM connection controls one color element of two LEDs) which means I ...
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Control RGB LED without microcontroller

I have an RGB LED that I'd like to change from green to red when a circuit is completed. While I know this is very simple with tools like an Arduino, I'd love to not use a microcontroller. Would it ...
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LEDs flash briefly, but don't stay on [closed]

I've soldered a DC power pigtail to a string of 5V LED lights. When I connect the pigtail to the appropriate power source all of the lights flash very brightly and briefly just as the male end goes ...
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Single transistor instead of RGB screen

In today's screens, each individual pixel is created by the combination of three transistor as Red Green Blue. But, colours are already just different frequency waves. Why aren't pixels made by just ...
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How to transfer from arduino uno to strip board (rgb mood light) [closed]

I am new to circuits and just got a arduino uno. made this simple mood light with it for a project im working on. I used this for a start and just want to know what I need to do to transfer this to ...
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RGB LED brightness levels

Do RGB LEDs have very different brightness levels? I'm running an RGB LED (common cathode) via some TIP120 transistors, controlled from a raspberry Pi. There is a 5v feed from the rPi. Initially I ...
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Controlling RGB LED (common anode) with Arduino

I have an RGB LED (datasheet here) that I want to control using an Arduino R3 (datasheet here). How can I do this? The LED has a common anode, not a common cathode. However, the arduino's I/O pins can ...
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RGB LED and compatible drivers [duplicate]

I need some help regarding LED chips and compatible drivers. I previously included too little detail and spec's so here it is. I have a 50w RGB chip, voltages are red 16-20, green 24-28, and blue ...
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RGB LED and which drivers

I previously asked a question regarding 50W RGB multi chips and 50W warm white drivers. Here is the driver, a 50W RGB chip draws much lower amperage and compatible drivers usually max out at 650 ...
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Driving RGB LED's on white LED driver?

Hello I have recently bought a driver for 50w white LED, I was wondering if it is possible to power 50W RGB LED chip via this driver? I know white LED has different amperage, my driver is for warm ...