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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controlling multiple RGB LED's [on hold]

I'm currently in 1st year for electronics and I want to do a project. Basically I'm going to control about 150 LED's and make them each have different colors. Then I will put white glass over the ...
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Long term reliability of addressable RGB LED strips? How do WS2812B, APA102, and SK6812 compare?

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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RGB mixing in video

What are the process on Red Green and Blue mixing on videos? I need to know the steps on how rgb is been mixed on the image that can be seen in tv. Please help me thanks
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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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LCD interface with Xilinx- XC95288 controller board

I have to interface 24RGB LCD interface with Xilinx XC95288 board. On Xilinx XC95288 board, it has LVDS pins available for interfacing LCD. I am using SN75LVDS86A to convert LVDS pins of controller ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 detects 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 ...
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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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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