Questions tagged [rgb]

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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Best wire gauge for an RGB video signal

I'm trying to wire a CVBS-to-RGB converter into my car's monitor that only supports Navigation Maps with an old-fashioned ...
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Wiring an RGB led light array

I'm building a grow light using 100 rgb leds. I know that I need resistors but I don't know how to calculate which ones to buy. Also before I buy the leds I have the choice between common cathode ...
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Circuit to control an RGB LED strip using potentiometer sliders to change colors

The idea is to control an RGB LED strip (or strips, though independent control of the various strips is not necessary) lighting my desk. I'd like to build 3 potentiometer sliders into my desk to allow ...
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RGB LED strip presets controlled by a switch via 2-pin connector

First, I apologize if my terminology is incorrect. I am out of my element, but trying to figure this out. I bought a cheap PC case in Korea, and it included an RGB LED strip on the front of the case ...
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PWM-controlled RGB LED is flickering when PNP transistor should be off. Any insights why?

I am trying to control an RGB LED (with common cathode configuration) with a BC327 PNP transistor. The LED is powered by a 5V line. The base of the transistor is controlled by a BC548 NPN transistor ...
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RGB LED Resistor Value and Source Voltage

I am using a Common Anode RGB LED in my project(datasheet is given below) and the different specifications for each LEDs are giving me headache. In my schematics, as shown below, I have used ...
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Correct way to wire RGB LED Strip

This is a quick and simple question but I was wondering if this was the right way to wire a NodeMCU to an RGB LED strip. I am using IRLZ44N MOSFET's and 470ohm 1/2 watt resistors. I currently have it ...
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POV display possibility with ws2812b neopixel strip

I am trying to build a full RGB POV display. Unfortunately I purchased a neopixel strip (ws2812 144/m), and lately found that its data transfer rate is 800khz that is actually less for POV display. It ...
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I'd like it if my circuit was checked

LED strip runs on 0.5-2A. LED Strip needs 5v, has one pin for that, one for red, one for green, and one for blue. I will be using a total of 4.8 volts. Using ohms law, with the minimum current as the ...
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What power supply do I need for my LED light strips?

My set up is this: Power supply > RGB LED WiFi controller > 1 to 3 cable splitter > 2M cable (x3) > 132.5cm 120leds/m 5050 RGB strip (x3) I contacted the eBay seller about what power supply I would ...
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9X9 RGB Led matrix, design suggestion

I need to drive 80 RGB leds (so 240 individual leds), physically and conceptually aligned as an 8x8 matrix + an additional vertical line and an additional horizontal line. I'd like to drive the ...
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Control Simple RGB LED Light Strip With ESP-01 Using Homebridge

What I am trying to do is control a simple 2m 5050 RGB Led Light Strip though a ESP-01 that receives http requests through Homebridge. I am doing this through the better-http-rgb Homebridge plugin and ...
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ATmega328p driving RGB LED WS2801

I am using an ATmega328p to control this RGB LED module. The ATmega is on an Arduino Uno, but I am programming it in C, without using the Arduino libraries. To power the RGB module I am also using a ...
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5 m, 5 V LED strip 20 A PS = Fire?

I've got a 5m LED RGB strip to go up the stairs and will be programming it with arduino. eBay link. They state 60 LEDs/m @ 18 watt/meter, thats 3.3 W per LED? It says current rating of 3 A, so that ...
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Can you determine RGB pinouts with a multi meter?

I have a Swiftech Apogee XL2 that has an addressable LED inside it. I want to connect it to my other RGB setups but I need to know the pin signals and voltage of the LED. I have a multi-meter at the ...
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RGB Illuminated Potentiometers

I'm currently designing a circuit using Alpha RV141F-40-20BL-B50K Potentiometers which feature a clear shift into which a 3mm LED can be inserted. My initial plan was to just fit a WS2812B ...
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RGBHV (VGA) to YPbPr Converter and Waveforms?

Purely for hobby, I am working on an RGBHV (VGA) to YPbPr (Component) converter circuit for old games consoles modified to output RGBHV on a VGA cable. From the game consoles, the RGB signal is taken ...
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RGB led weird color behaviour (blue except when touched to skin)

I have an RGB LED, which I belive to be the diffuse version of this one: https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Components/YSL-R596CR3G4B5C-C10.pdf, though I am not completely sure, as I bought it some ...
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Best practice to switch on 4 power supplies from one single source

First of all, I am a self taught maker with a passion for LED lights. So far I have built a few display signs for indoor applications, where one microcontroller is connected to a number of RGB Led ...
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WS2812B - flickering and artifacts

I have a project that has 48 various lengths of WS2812B RGB tape strips. All 12V. Here is a link to the tape i am using. datasheet I seem to have a lot of flickering at the ends and the occasional ...
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Purpose of divide-by-2 (or CLK/2) on a video pixel clock generator ICs

I've been looking into some video clock generator chips and almost all of them have a divide-by-2 or CLK/2 output pin (in addition to the normal CLK out). What would be the purpose or application for ...
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Problems with controlling a RGB-LED

I wanted to control a RGB-LED with my RaspberryPi. The Problem is that my LED is a bit strange. The long lead is positive and the shorter leads are as usual for red, green and blue but have to be ...
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Wiring of SMD RGB LED

How should I proceed with the design of this RGB LED and what does this wiring diagram imply? I haven't made a design with RGBs before, so the wiring diagram from the RGB Datasheet puzzles me. My ...
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Driving RGB LED using GPIO

I am trying to drive this RGB using the GPIO of STM32F072. The GPIO can source around 25mA and the LED consumes around 20mA. Would there be any issues?
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RGB to YPbPr (YCbCr) conversion and bright picture issues

I'm working on a specific RGB to YPbPr (component) converter. It is supposed to connect old consoles to a modern flat 240p supportive TV. However I have an issue with luma Y output part. Here is the ...
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Why can the IS31FL3731 only handle 32 RGB Leds when it can handle 144 Regular ones?

I am looking at using the IS31FL3731 IC in a project soon, but I am confused as to why the data sheet says that the circuit can only use 32 RGB LEDs when it can use 144 regular LEDs. The data sheet ...
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TFT RGB LCD construction and

I am trying to understand the construction of an RGB TFT LCD that has brightness control in it. I could not understand how does the TFT color LCD pixels glow? Does each of the pixel has its own light ...
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Is there a physical (electronics) difference between Hue White and Color and Hue White Ambiance bulbs?

I'm curious if anyone knows if there's a physical difference between a Philips Hue White and Color bulb, which allows the user to set a complete range of RGB colors including white light color ...
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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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Read and decode .led file

I'm working on a flexible LED screen persisting of 20 meters of digital RGB LED strip with WS2811 IC for each LED. I want to control this using Arduino, which isn't a problem using FastSPI. My ...
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multiple RGB LEDs with common resistors for each color

I am modifying a pcb with 9 RGB LEDs having three resistors each normally. I know that it is the proper way of doing it. However what is the disadvantage of connecting them as below? Resistors being ...
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How to convert arcade RGB video (2-5v p-p) to VGA (0-0.7v)?

I'm trying to convert arcade video signals (JAMMA) to VGA specifications. From what I've gathered, arcade video signals aren't standardized. They can range from 0v-2v or 0v-5v, etc. However, VGA ...
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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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Arduino RGB spectrum problem

Over the last few days I've been working on an anode RGB LED in Arduino, I've tried getting it to do an RGB spectrum but all I would get is just the colors from red to green, then it would get stuck ...
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30 Meter in series LED SMD 5050 60 led/m 12v RGBW

I want to run 30 meter Led length in series in a room on the ceiling. LED specifications (according to the supplier:) LED Type: 5050 RGBW LED Light Strip Quantity: 60 LEDs / Meter Working Input ...
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Why can't RGB or bicolour LEDs produce a decent yellow?

I have several different RGB LEDs and bicolour red/green LEDs, from different suppliers. I find that, with the appropriate resistors, they can produce a perfect orange and cyan; and a barely ...
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Using WS2812b LEDs in series [closed]

I'd like to convert some of my PC case fans to be compatible with Corsair's RGB system to fit with other case fans. Corsair has an RGB fan hub that allows you to connect RGB fans to it, then connect ...
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Power multiple parts of one project from one wall wart

I'm building a project with a high-power 10W RGB LED controlled by PWM from a microcontroller. Right now I'm using a wall wart to power the LED, and powering the MCU through my computer's USB. My ...
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RGBS sync signal

How are the hsync and vsync signals encoded in the sync signal in a 15 KHz RGBS? I'm trying to view an old 8-bit computer with RGBS on an VGA monitor through an RGB to VGA converter. As it displayed ...
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I have RGB LEDs but I need an external power source [duplicate]

I have WS2812b RGB LEDs for a project but I don't have an external power source. I heard that you can use a power bank for charging phones and things. I cut the end of a micro usb but wouldn't know ...
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Red Green Blue LED

Do you need to use different resistors against each of the colours on an RGB LED?
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NeoPixel THT: Varying pinouts [closed]

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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Best way to power LED strip (180 LEDs)

I'm assembling this addressable RGBW LED strip setup that is 3m long and 60 LEDs/m. I have found no answer to my two questions on other sites or youtube. (This is the strip I'm using: https://www....
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How do I interpret an RGB LED max amperage given as a range e.g. 30mA-70mA?

I have some LED's I got in a mixed package and the RGB LEDs instead of a single max amperage just list a range. One example is I have a common cathode RGB LED with ratings listed as 1.9-3.4v and 30mA-...
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What resistor to use with this RGB LED?

i have this led, and im not sure what resistor to use to drop the 5v current to an appropriate voltage and produce the appropriate current. the LED is rated at 200mA, but the data sheet says i ...
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Series and parallel RGB LED work abnormally (cross light up)

I am trying to make a msp430 controlled Bluetooth RGB lamp. The program works perfectly right now. But the problem is: when running for a while or as soon as I connect the led driver power supply (I ...
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Power consumption NeoPixels vs. direct control?

At Maker Faire Berlin 2018, an electrical engineer looked at my project which was shown with NeoPixel LEDs (WS2811). He mentioned that the NeoPixels waste a lot of energy. It would be better to build ...
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Control the RGB tape with only one output of the microcontroller

I need to control the colors of an RGB ribbon. This requires 3 PWMs. But I have only one output of my microcontroller available. So for this I need to find a circuit that stays between the ...
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Why do some RGB LEDs have six legs?

Others have four legs, which makes sense to me, as ground can be shared. One of many examples of a six legged RGB LED is the Kingbright KAF-5060PBESEEVGC.
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RGBW Cree XM-L LED power circuit HELP!

I have 10 Cree XM-L RGBW LEDS and I would like to power them from a 12V power supply. I came up with this idea: A 12V 30 amp power supply powers 3 different step down buck converters (10 amps each ...

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