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Questions tagged [led-strip]

LED Strips come in two designs, both on Flex Printed Circuits (FPC). 1. Simple LED + Resistor versions, typically with multiple parallel segments of three LEDs with matching resistors. 2. Digitally controllable with embedded controllers. Data is wired in series while power is paralleled by segments or pixels. Both have different and similar application challenges.

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Controlling LED strip with Wemos D1 mini

I have a 12v led strip and have tested the current draw at ~500mA per colour. I want to drive this via my Wemos GPIOs which are 3.3V @ 12mA max. For testing I have been using 2N2222 transistors with ...
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NeoPixel THT: Varying pinouts

I am in the process of designing a PCB for a solder kit that receives NeoPixel type LEDs, the ones with the short head: Now, there seem to be different pinouts: Ordered on Amazon.de as WS2811 LED ...
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Relay for high current DC power (Led strip)

i'm going to make a relay circuit for led strip which have 650 watt 12VDC, so it's about 60A. i've search some forum said to use BJT or MOSFET, so i've search the component on my country and found ...
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5V vs 12V addressable LED efficiency

Despite hours of googling, I could not come to clear understanding how efficiency of 5V addressable LEDs compare to their 12V counterparts. If 5V is supplied to WS2812, and the red LED only needs 2....
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Bypassing 110v power-supply on LED light-strip?

I am wanting to use 2 16.4ft rolls of multicolor LED strips in my enclosed trailer for lighting. They come with 110v power supply that plugs into another coverter that the LED lights plug into. Is ...
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Powering multiple WS2812B strips from different sources, are all grounds connected?

I'm looking to confirm if I need to connect the ground of 2 LED strips which have different power sources. Adafruit says The key is to have all of the ground pins among the strips connected in ...
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Brightness when using 3.7v battery for powering 6 LEDs rated at 5v in a series

I am using 6 LEDs in a series (APA102C spec) these specifically powered by some atmega chip, and am having trouble finding a sufficiently small battery that will allow me to run the LEDs at maximum ...
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Mosfet: gate voltage 0 but still led strip on

LED strip: DC, 4W Mosfet: IRF740 (datasheet) To Do: Use wall socket (AC) to run DC led strip and also turn it on/off with MOSFET and arduino. AC to DC is done with rectifier and transformer. So ...
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Implementing led lighting with SR-ZG9101FA-RGBW

So I have this device: SR-ZG9101FA-RGBW I'm trying to properly connect it, but so far I'm having issues such as being unable to detect device in philips hue app and only two color channels are being ...
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WS2811 LED Strip Driver

I'm in the process of designing a LED strip driver using a WS2811 chip and 3 MOSFETs. I've attached the schematic below. I based it on the reference circuit in the WS2811 datasheet (link), and this ...
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LED-strip PWM works with Raspberry Pi, doesn't work with Attiny45

I'm trying to control an RGBW analog LED-strip by PWM modulation. When using an Attiny45 the LED-strip just blinks at a low frequency (approx. 2-3 hz). However, using a Raspberry Pi 3 to control PWM ...
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WS2812B LED Strip Not Drawing Full Amperage

I recently purchased one of these LED strips. Now I have read all about how these are notoriously known for drawing a lot of current from its power supply so I bought one of these power converters ...
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How to find a particular LED strip? [closed]

This feels like a silly question, but I don't know the answer. How do I find an appropriate LED strip? I am looking for a flexible strip of LEDs that can be driven with apprx 65 VDC at 350mA and is ...
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Modify LED strip from 4 AAA battery power to 12V DC

I wanted to put some light to my 3D printer. The power supply outputs 12V DC and I have this old car workshop LED torch that had it's batteries leaked. I disassembled it and cleaned the salt from the ...
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RaspberryPi driven LED strip is flickering

Supplies: LED Strip Please note I'm trying to power 28 of them. ~1400 mA Power Supply for LEDs 5v/2A Raspberry Pi Breadboard Microcontroller I am following the adafruit for driving LEDs from the pi. ...
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Using 1 IR receiver for 4 LED controllers

I've purchased 4 cheap LED controllers from China for controlling 20m LED stripes. After setting the system up, I encountered the problem that at least 1 of the 4 LED controllers doesn't respond to ...
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ATtiny45 program/reset issue

I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this ATtiny45 to work, hopefully someone out there can help. The ultimate goal is to drive an RGB LED strip using PWM, but I'm getting some unreliable behavior ...
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Can a 3W pot be connected to a 5W LED baton? [closed]

Situation: I got a LED baton and the brightness was higher than required. I added a regular 22k pot in series to it, and achieved lower brightness, but within a few seconds, the pot was burnt. I ...
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WS2812b LEDs intermittently do not respond to data signal

I have wired up permanent holiday LEDs on the front of my home, using a 5V 60A power supply and several strips of WS2812b's (generic Neopixels), controlled by a Wemos D1 mini. The Wemos is powered ...
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LED strip lights not working properly on DC power

I have a set of LED strip lights that I am attempting to control with an Arduino. When I power the first few LEDs from my Arduino 5V out pin (or 3.3V out pin for that matter) it works exactly as I ...
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Can I connect 2 power supplies for 16 meters LED RGB strip?

I've bought 2 sets of 10 meter LED RGB strip (7.2w/m) for a room. Then I've cut them to around 8 meters each to get 16 meters. Everything seemed fine but one thing, because it's 2 separate controllers,...
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What does “Run Power and Ground wires back to the Arduino” mean?

An Adafruit article showing people how to wire up an RGB LED to an Arduino UNO has the warning shown below on its page. For longer strips requiring more than 1 Amp, wire the power directly to the ...
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Open-loop Buck LED dimming

About this buck LED driver... TL/DR the questions: 1) I intend to drive the FET from a microcontroller PWM via a suitable FET driver. This open loop control scheme seems too simple. Is it a trap? I ...
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5v 10amp powering arduino and LED strip

I need my 5v 10 amp power supply to power both my LED strip and arduino. I will have the LED strip directly wired to the power supply, then for the arduino I have two ideas - either cut a USB cable ...
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What gauge wire for 24V, 72W, 8m extension RGBW?

I have a simple question (I think) but I haven't been able to find the answer. I have 4 * 5m lengths of RGBW LED lighting, which is rated at 24V, 14.4W/m. This is the maximum power draw, assuming the ...
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DIY LED lamp is less powerful than expected

I am making an LED lamp using an LED strip. The LED strip I am using is a 240 LED/m SMD2835 strip, which operates at DC12V, and is supposed to use 18W of power per meter. My lamp is constructed as ...
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DotStar Micro LED Strip individual capacitor need and PCB questions

I was designing a PCB to make a DotStar Micro LED (APA102–2020 datasheet) strip and I saw that none of the products sold in the Adafruit store that uses these same LED's have capacitors in each led as ...
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Led strips power supply , consumation and contorller

Hello everyone i am really bad at this stuff, i tried reading a few articles but i can't seems to understand anything. So basically i bought the LED strips from aliexpress that came without power ...
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Noise and flickering first LED (APA 102)

I'm designing a circuit board to distribute power and data to 8 APA102 strips using a Teensy 3.2. While the first version of my board mostly works, I'm having some issues I'd like to solve for a ...
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Is Adafruit's recommendation for led strip driver MOSFET incorrect?

Adafruit's article ( https://learn.adafruit.com/rgb-led-strips/usage ) states that transistor IRLB8721 can be used with 3.3V or 5V gate voltage to drive LED strip. However, in IRLB8721 datasheet ( ...
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LED Controller + LED Panel with common cathode

I have a 3-CH DMX controller (5-24V, 5A/ch, common anode) from amazon (don't know if links are desired here) and a 12V 100W MCPCB LED panel, which unfortunately has a common cathode. The panel is ...
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LED dimmer/controller: preserve state after loss of power? [closed]

Summary: Are there LED Dimmers that are "always on" and whose settings survive loss of power? Details: I am considering a more or less standard led-strip set (consisting of power transformer/driver,...
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How to wire DotStar LED strip with 6 wires at the start of the strip

I bought some of these LEDs: They have six wires at the start of the LED strip. I thought that perhaps the separate red and black wires were to power the LEDs, and that, for the 4 wire JST, the black ...
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antiparallel led circuit

Is it possible to glow the both LEDs simultaneously in an anti-parllel circuit? I tried with H-Bridge but I am not able to do it simultaneously. Please help me to solve this problem
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Power supply question in regards to powering 400 LEDs

I have WS2812B LED strips, that has 144 LEDs per meter. The ratings are: 43W/M .3W/LED .06A per LED Input Voltage of 5V DC The recommended power supply stated by the website is 5V DC and 10A for 1 ...
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Isolated vs non-isolated boost converter for LED (12v to 24v)

I have a 12v system in my motorhome and planning on installing 24v LED strips, however, I'm unsure whether I would need an isolated or a non-isolated boost converter. I'll be using roughly 5 meters ...
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Choosing correct relay for LED power supply rating

I have a 500W 24V power supply for running 24V LED strips. The power supply says it's rated for ~21 amps (500W / 24V). Assume input is US 120V household power. I want to control the 120V supply ...
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Powering 9216 leds @5V, @24V with converters

I am struggling with a power supply question. I would like to power up and control 9216 LEDs -- strips of 144 LEDs/meter (WWA SK6812 - just like the RGB kind). These are powered at 5V and draw 43.2 ...
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Powering 30m of RGB LED strips?

I'm currently interested in following this tutorial which explains how to create a homebridge (ESP8266) controlled 12v RGB strip which is exactly what I've been looking for. However, whilst I do ...
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LED strip driver using Standalone atmega823 and MOSFETs

I want to make a LED strip driver, using an atmega328 on a custom PCB. I was able to get it to work perfectly using an arduino UNO, with the mosfets connected on a breadboard. However, when I just ...
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LED strip without controller

anyone knows if it's possible to use a led strip with 3 pins without a controller? I got this 1,5 meter strip without controller, I don't know if I should've bought it or not... please see attached ...
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LED setup, general questions regarding amps

I'm trying to fully understand the limitations of amps when using a few various devices. I tried to understand amps via this post: Voltage at what Amperage Specifically: So, the possible ...
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Swap between two colors without an additional light?

A Quick Note I'm not sure of a more accurate name for this question. If you can think of a better name, feel free to edit and change the name. Also, I'm not the greatest with technical terminology so ...
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Display Amber/Orange on LED Strip with no control module?

I have a set of LED strips that have the following four wires: Positive Negative Red Channel Blue Channel Green Chanel Given these wires, I can produce the following colors without additional ...
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Normally On Circuit with Positive Trigger?

Pardon my lack of technical terms here; essentially I have an under glow kit on my car (along with some other lighting) that I want to expand the circuit on. I bought a pair of 5 pin relays to ...
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What is the RGB value of Edison Light Bulbs? [closed]

I've been doing a little electrical engineering (outside of my lane a bit). I'm trying to get the RGB values for Edison light bulbs. Can anyone provide me with those?
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High power LED strip power distribution

I want to power 20 RGBW LEDs. Each of these lamps and each color channel should be individually controllable with PWM. Since it concerns pure LEDs without internal control I would like to use a ...
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How to make rgb LED strip digitally addressable [closed]

I'm planning to install rgb LEDs srip on each steps of stair, there are total of 19 steps and I want to control each strip individually so I need 3 for rgb and 19 for each strip that makes 57 pwn ...
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Connecting multiple Fairy lights in parallel to single power source

The above diagram shows how I'm about the connect the LEDs, info regarding the drop forward voltage been taken from: Calculating forward voltage for a string of fairy lights: multimeter shows "1&...
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Is a resistor required to power a LED strip with a 9V battery?

I have a 7020 white light LED strip, which includes a resistor on each module as you can see: I would like to power a little strip of five of these modules with a 9 V battery, but I wonder : 1- Do ...