why would I want to get a strip/matrix that permits individual addressing?
Given that I don't need to individually control the multiple LEDs in a strip or matrix, why would I want to get a strip/matrix that permits individual addressing?
You most certainly would not want individually addressable LEDs(, strips or panels). That would be totally useless since you want a strobe.(Guys! Read the description before you make suggestions!)
What technical reasons speak against using individually addressable LED strips ?Is there some aspect that I am overlooking that renders them unfit for a strobe light ?
I rather thought that was obvious. (But of course, people have suggested doing so, so perhaps it is not.)You have to send a quite complex command sequence through the series chain. What do you suppose that does to the response time?
And, assuming I'm willing to destroy a few LEDs in the process...