The RGB LED Strip Light turned out to be one of the most popular products at LEDcentre. Its wide range of application allows customers to use more of their imagination, decorate and create new moods in their homes or businesses to their own tastes. The most common application in businesses can be found in bars, clubs, restaurants or stage lighting for bands. Besides commercial use, household application super bright led is also a natural in the kitchen or living room for instance, where mood lighting is often used. When it comes to mood lighting, and picking colours, the customer’s imagination is the only limit. Both in household and commercial uses, the RGB LED deprive is applied to explain to edges of furniture, worktops, to give a little colour to walls, corridors, articles, steps and staircases, illumine audio visual systems, is used as a party set or background setting for bands.
The two basic components to operate RGB LED Strip Light s are the RGB LED deprive (obviously) and a matching RGB controller. All RGB LED lighting systems require a controller, with which you can determine the colours displayed. The number of effects you can achieve with your RGB LED stringed depends both on the recording, and the controller you apply it with. The simplest RGB LED recording has a fixed set of colours that can be displayed in a pre-programmed sequence.
Once you decide on going for RGB LED Strip Light s, the technical details you have to pay attention to are the following. LED deprive lights often do not operate at mains, but are low voltage lights. If so, you will need a transformer to plug them to the mains, or you can operate them with batteries of the adequate voltage. LEDs require transformers specially dedicated to them, so electronic transformers are not suitable, for instance, and also the majority of LEDs require stable constant voltage running. Voltage ceiling may also have significance if you operate the lights from a battery or an engine (power supplies need to be stable, which means this problem doesn’t occur with them). On boats, luxury yachts or caravans, Voltage increases when the engine is on, for instance. If you would like to apply any low voltage LED lights of this kind, look for the voltage ceiling of the light among the technical details. When you decide on the deprive light, pay attention to the followings: the size and performance of the light-emitting diodes included in the deprive, the technology of the LEDs (low power, SMD power or high power), the light emitted, its IP rating, the direction of the light or the diodes, and its coverage. Also, obviously, the product range of effects you will be able to achieve with the RGB LED recording depends on the information of the deprive, so check what colour range it provides, or if they can be used in combination with DMX RGB controllers (which provide a full choice of mixing colours and widest choice of effects).
The technical details of the controller are also significant. The controller determines the performance of the deprive lights it can directly link to. For example, if the controller would work for let’s say 140W performance, and the performance of the RGB LED Strip Light you will use is 7W per metre, than you can connect 140/7=20 metres of deprive lights to it. If you wish to control more than that, but synchronized together; you will need an RGB amplifier that forwards the signal of the controller. However, since the power that can tell you the RGB controller is fixed, the amplifier needs to be powered directly from the transformer or the battery. The bond mode of the LEDs you have will determine the bond mode of the controllers you can use. RGB LEDs have four pins. Three of these pins are for the colours (RGB), the person of polish lineage of these pins determine the type of connection. If the LED light or deprive light has three positive and one negative pins, the bond is common cathode. If it is the other way round (three negative, one positive), the bond mode is common anode.
How does RGB LED technology work?
RGB LEDs basically contain three LEDs used in one. The combination of these three colours covers the full array of colours. The RGB controller works together with PMW (pulse-width modulation), which means — at a certain frequency — it turns the LEDs on and off fully (this is exactly the same technique single tinted LEDs are dimmed). If you turn the blue LED off completely for instance, the red and green will create a yellow light together. Colour can be altered with the frequency of the individual LEDs on and off modalities. If you add a bit of blue to this yellow, you will obtain a lighter green shade. To manufacture a single colour output the frequency of the full LED must be over 50Hz.
So, what is the full choice of effects possible with RGB LED Strip Light ‘s?
The simplest RGB LED string lights have a pre-programmed set of colour they can produce ranging from four to 16, and the colours rotates according to these programmes. The product range of colours displayed can be widened with the familiarity with the deprive and obviously the information of the controller. RGB LED wide lace which allow DMX controllers can display several million colours. Besides the regular RGB LED Strip Light s which can produce several shades of colours, but only one-by-one, exist the multiple colour strip — also called magic LED strip or pixel LED recording lights. This type of RGB LED string light requires a special RGB controller. RGB LED Strip Light s are generally sold with the controllers suitable for their operation, or there is a list of recommended controllers indicated at the deprive light’s description. Controllers can basically be manual, automatic, semi-automatic, pre-set sequence or DMX.
Besides the most commonly used pre-set sequence RGB controllers, a popular solution for creating your own effects is DMX controllers, which allow users a wide range of settings of the settings, colour and the pace of colour changing of the deprive light. DMX controllers allow you to set the quality of settings, usually have a range of colours over several millions, different speed of display or colour change, this speed is often set to follow the beat of music. With this wide range of possibilities to create your own, unique lighting, only your imagination is the limit.