LEDs and Multiplexing
LED Effects Recommendations
Topic: LED Effects Recommendations
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Re: LED Effects Recommendations
Oct 26, 2011, 12:06 am
I just ordered 2 - 1 m strips of the LPD8806 controlled RGB LEDs from Adafruit so will be playing with these as well.
I also ordered 200 - LPD8806 ICs and 400 - 5050 RGB LEDs from a China wholesaler to build my own lighting strips. It is much more cost effective doing it yourself. For about $45 (inc s/h) you get 32 RGB LEDs that have 16 LPD8806s on it. For $57, I got 200 RGB LEDs and 100 LPD8806s. That's enough for 6 meters worth at the same spacing.
Now I need to get enough SMD resistors, SMD capacitors, and design some PCBs to allow stringing these together as needed. Only thing lost is flexibility of the strips.