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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How much current do I need for a 5050 RGB strip? [on hold]

I want to use 5 meters 5050 RGB Waterproof 300 LED Strip + 20 Key Music IR Remote Controller Sensor. Is it okay if I use a 12V 6A Power Supply?
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Connecting Cathod Commond RGB Leds in parallel with arduino

I'm just starting with arduino, and want to light up 2 RGB leds (common cathode), and just think that the only thing I nedd was connecting them in parallel, no extra parts (my mistake), then I read ...
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Motherboard RGB diode control and resistance?

I've recently acquired a new motherboard for my PC which features RGB strip control. That's well and good but I have particular need to control a single RGB diode with that same header. The issue I'...
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Common Cathode vs. Common Anode (RGB LED) [closed]

"Power consumption of common cathode is lower than common anode about 30%" Is it right?
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Issues with NPN Transistors and RGB LEDs (Common Anode)

I have a question regarding the use of NPN transistors in an RGB LED (common anode) circuit connected to an Arduino Uno. I have spent the past several months developing LED color control software that ...
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Will a monitor work if I make a VGA cable with common return and ground? [duplicate]

This has been bugging me for a while but will a monitor unit work if I make common ground for returns for RGB and the ground? A bit scared to test it on my monitor.
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How can I stop the flicker of LEDs?

Recently I started messing around with controlling RGB leds with the Arduino for a project I'm building, so I built the following schematic: simulate this circuit – Schematic created ...
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LED circuit is draining AA batteries REALLY fast

My question is long, rambling and weirdly specific. I hope I'm not violating like 50 stackexchange rules, but I'm completely lost. Long-time lurker, first time asker and pretty new to circuits in ...
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How to control a common-cathode RGB LED matrix with Arduino?

I have the Arduino Uno board, and I want to create a 17x31 RGB LED matrix. Unfortunately, I wasn't patient enough and already bought the LEDs, and I purchased common-cathode LEDs without doing much ...
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Can 5630 SMD on LED strips be RGB?

Hi I've been trying to look online for RGB 5630 LEDs strips but I can't find any. All the strips I've found carried 5050s which give a max of 1020 lm/m more or less.. Any idea if strips carrying ...
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Multiplexing 2 times 4 CC RGB LED's

I need to make 2 sets of 4 Common Cathode RGB LEDS. In each set of 4, every led must be individually addressable. It doesn't matter if both sets have duplicate outputs or not. (Although optimally they ...
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Diode destroys square wave?

I was developing a footwell controller for my car, using RGB LEDs for the lights, an Arduino Nano for RGB controlling and an auxiliary PWM generator (pure white lights) when the Arduino is off. The ...
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Long term reliability of addressable RGB LED strips? How do WS2812B, APA102, and SK6812 compare? [closed]

I'm about to order a lot of RGB LED strips for a project that will hopefully be running for years if not decades. I used to have very good luck with strips using the WS2812B chips, but in recent ...
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Why is my RGB LED not working with arduino? [duplicate]

I have an rgb led with a common annode connected to my 3.3v arduino mini pro in the following way: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab When I try to illuminate ...
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Please review my board design

This is a follow up to my question from yesterday about my schematic Please review my RGB Controller I've fixed the incorrect DC jack component that was present in my previous question, along with ...
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Please review my RGB Controller

First off, I just want to say that I'm still pretty new to PCB and schematics design, and electronics in general, so any suggestions on improvement are much appreciated! I'm creating a basic circuit ...
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RGB interface with MCU

I am referring 7" LCD (P/N : S070WV20-CT16) for interface with host controller LPC1769. Datasheet Part of datasheet I've added here: TFT has data pins ( R0-R7,G0-G7,B0-B7), Control pins (Mode,...
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Use an Arduino to control a 12v rgb strip

I am wishing to use an Arduino UNO to control a 12v RGB LED strip. Can I use a transistor instead of a relay? The LED strip has 4 pins: + , ...
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RGB LED Driver (with PWM) not working as expected

I'm working on an RGB LED project for which I have designed a driver (Original Design). Everything seems to be in place but there is some problem that is causing the Drains/Output to be always High ...
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Why are the three component LEDs in an RGB LED so unbalanced?

I was recently spec-ing some RGB LEDs for a project, when I noticed that the millicandela ratings on the three colors are rarely close to the same number. (i.e. 710mcd Red, 1250mcd Green, 240mcd Blue)....
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How to feed custom RGB Led keyboard backlight

I have found a lot of topics but none of them describe what I want to use it for. Basically I want to put 104 RGB Leds under my laptop's keyboard and be able to control them individually. The ...
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Power for Strip lights

How many watts does a 12v 300 led - 5 meter strip light use roughly, is there a wattage per smd/led there 5050, I have a 5amp 12v = 60watts I think and was told that's more than enough, and I have a 1....
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A led mystery ? how to connect? [closed]

We have ordered from a supplier some high power leds - 20W RGB. They dont have any data sheet , and so we where thinking that we would try and find quickly how to ...
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Can I connect a single color LED string to a RGB DMX512 controller?

I am planning on doing a bit of a light show this christmas on my house, I have ordered a bunch of 5050 RGB LED Strings, DMX controller, DMX Bridge and will be running the show using Vixen software. ...
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tricolor single package LEDs do not have same intensity for each color, why?

LEDs that have 3-in-1 RGB capability where each is driven independantly of the other usually contain three seperate LEDs in a single package. Each of them is made using different material to get ...
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Converting RGB composite output to VGA

We've got an old Arcade machine at work that we're busy converting to being powered by a PC running an emulator. The controls have now been sorted, and audio should be a breeze. Remaining is hooking ...
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How do I measure the output voltage of an RGB LED controller?

I want to replace an RGB LED controller (much like this one) with my own MCU. Therefore, I think I need to know what voltage(s) the RGB LED controller outputs so I can make my MCU/component have the ...
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can't change LEDs states using PCA9685

I have a PCA9685 IC connected to i2c of cubieboard like board. Also OE pin is connected to one GPIO pin. I'm using ic2tools to communicate with PCA9685, I can read/...
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High Power RGB Led control

We have got a 20W led ,RGB from a good seller in China. I have a few questions regarding the led (see the attached image) Is there a data sheet to this Leds? something generic ? How can you know ...
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how to get the RGB value of a color using phototransistor or photodiode?

I'm making a color analyzer which can measure Red, Green, and Blue portions of a color (ex: 128,255,0).I'm not supposed to use pre-made color sensors and need 1% ACCURACY. I used three LEDs - R,B &...
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Arduino - Controlling 8 RGB LEDs (beginner question)

First time poster here. I have an Arduino Uno project that will require 8 RGB LEDs to be controlled. They will be turned on and off with pushbuttons, cycling through red, then green, then blue, then ...
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Why does a resistor in my Neopixel data line work at all?

Adafruit's best practices for their Neopixel LED strings say, "Place a 300 to 500 Ohm resistor between the Arduino data output pin and the input to the first NeoPixel." Someone asked about the ...
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WS 2811 lights flickering

I'm working on a project involving a bunch of daisy-chained WS2811 lights and I'm noticing significant flickering on the ones at the end (lights #16-30 in a chain of 30). Right now, the circuit is a ...
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how to measure RBG values of a color using phototransistor

I am developing a circuit which can measure RGB values of a given color. I have used LED to transmit light and reflected light is filtered by 3 R, G, B filter papers. Earlier I used LDR and found that ...
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Use 4-pin S-video cable connector on RGB LED?

I'm hoping to make some 4-pin RGB LEDs (R, G, B, GND) easily hot pluggable, so I'm wondering if 4-pin S-video connectors could be used. Now, 2 of the pins on a S-video connector are GND, so would ...
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LM317 and PWM grounds

I have a question regarding the LM317 and PWM. My circuit receives +12v and has three grounds (R,G,B) that are PWM. I need to drop the voltage down to 3.2 volts from the 12 volt source. NOTE: I know ...
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10 3W RGB LEDs in series control current

I'm having the following schematics connected to a 5V 25A DC power supply. All LEDs are 3W RGB, additional values are. R1: 6.8 ohms 1/2W R2: 4,7 ohms 1/2W R3: 4,7 ohms 1/2W I'm using an Arduino Mini ...
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LDR + RGB Led = Color sensor. How to calibrate it?

1$ color sensor. My adventures in electronics continue. While talking with a friend about colors, he told me about color sensors. Later I remembered the video where they sort smarties and so I ...
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LED hub purpose?

What is the main purpose of LED hub, is it used only for RGB matrices to connect shift registers for every color or there are some other applications? I'm working with HUB75 and that is the reason ...
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Multiple LED's, one controller, diagram included

I want to make sure that my logic is correct and this would work. I'm trying to control 5, 16.4' LED strips of 5050 RGB SMD's at 60 LEDs/m or 300/strip. I want all of them to be ran off the single ...
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RGB matrix displays?

I'm working on firmware for LED display composed of Chinese RGB LED matrix modules (1/4 scan, 16x16, RGB). I want to find out how some pictures are displayed in three colors, is there any idea behind ...
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How does a PC detect a VGA monitor?

Currently I am trying to connect my LCD to my laptop through a VGA connector. The LCD has 6 wires out of it which I am trying to solder to a VGA male connector, But the laptop doesn't detect the LCD. ...
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Can use 17 resistors with 16 rgb led's?

I always see an rgb led ran with 3 resistors, for example a 20ma led on 5v power uses 150ohm's for red due to it's lower voltage but only 100ohms for green and blue. I am running 6 shift registers off ...
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Minimizing PCB size of a 192 RGB LED array

I'm working on the design of an LED lamp house for my film scanner. I need RGB LEDs, plus IR LEDs. I'm figuring on a 2"x2" grid of SMD LEDs. Datasheets for the ones I'm using below. The current design ...
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Splitting Digital RGB Signal Line to multiple LED strips

I am trying to connect multiple strings of WS2812B RGB LEDs to the same signal line (so that they will all behave the same way, display the same colors, etc). The WS2812B is very time sensitive, so I ...
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Controlling multiple RGB leds with PWM from a Atmega328P using one transistor per color

I want to be able to control 9 RGB leds, each color from a potentiometer. Each color needs 20mA, so when all the colors are present the leds will need 540mA (9*3=27, 27*20mA=540mA). My RGBs leds are ...
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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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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 ...