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RPi + LibreELEC LED Strip help

Discussion in 'Hardware Support' started by matchmee, 3 October 2020.

  1. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    Hey guys- could I get some opinions on which led strips to buy? I just upgraded to a 77" OLED which means I need to cover about 6 meters of length with leds and I'm having a hard time finding that long of length in APA102's. I was hoping to at least go 60 leds p/m as well. Does anyone have some advice on different strips to use or where to buy the length I need? I haven't built a Hyperion setup for like 4 years so I've been out of the game for a while. Thanks!
     
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  3. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    NeeeeB Member

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    I can't tell because I've never compared, but with color calibration in Hyperion I can get exactly the same color on my wall as on my screen...
     
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  5. rysuq

    rysuq New Member

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    In this post Admin wrote some reviews about LEDS https://hyperion-project.org/threads/which-led-is-the-best.35/
    I saw in other specifications SK9822 was choosen. People writes that WS2812 is problem to connect directly to raspberry pi and you have to use arduino/esp32 or something like this but for me that is not a bug it is a future :p ( You have wireless connection and you can control LEDS with home automations). Look at this config https://www.reddit.com/r/homeautomation/comments/hln6bu/tv_ambilight_with_rpi4_4gb_and_hyperion_ng/
    I'd like to add WS2812 is 50% cheaper then APA102's. I'm still looking too for good's and cheap LEDS.
     
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  6. harun

    harun Member

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    I read somewhere here that you could use the ws2812 with pi by SPI without arduino

    Just try to search
     
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  7. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    Yeah for sure. I actually saw that list on the reviews but was trying to figure out opinions from users as well for whatever reason they chose their route. I found that guys YouTube videos earlier today and I really like his setup. He may have convinced me to go the route of esp32! I've always been curious but this may be the time to do it. I think I'm settling in on RGBW SK6812's. Does anyone have an opposition to that?
     
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  8. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    RGBW SK6812's are best to go right now
     
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  9. rysuq

    rysuq New Member

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    Which white do you choose ?
    (RGBCW 6000-6500K ;RGBWW 2700-3000K ; RGBNW 4000-4500K), this LED strip have differences white colors. SK6812 in 60 leds in 1 meters it's enough ?
     
  10. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    I didn’t see you could get different white levels. For me I have to get about 6 meters to get the edge of my tv. I’m going to have to buy two rolls and supply power to each of the sides in order to keep the power consistent and even.
     
  11. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    These are the ones I was gonna get:

    BTF-LIGHTING RGBW RGB+Natural White SK6812 (Similar WS2812B) Individually Addressable 16.4ft 60LEDs/Pixels/m Flexible 4 Colors in 1 LED Dream Color LED Strip IP30 Non-Waterproof DC5V Black PCB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079ZW1265/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_iijFFb11ANENB
     
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  12. rysuq

    rysuq New Member

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    On amazon you can choose which white color.
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  13. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    I am unsure which white to choose- I never realized there were different options until you brought it to my attention haha- good catch. Which one would you go with?
     
  14. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    I guess the natural white is probably the best
     
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  15. NeeeeB

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