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SOLVED Help choosing LEDs

Discussion in 'LED Devices Support' started by Cody, 6 December 2017.

  1. Cody

    Cody New Member

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    Hey everyone so I'm looking to setup ambilight and I'm starting to realize there are a ton of different LEDs to pick from. I guess I'm stuck between apa102 and ws2812b. It seems both will technically work now but with ws2812b it seems there may be issues along the way. Can anyone chime in? I obviously want to go cheaper but I'm worried I may have issues. I've seen a lot of tutorials that do either way I just want to make sure I don't need a phase shifter or arduino etc. (I have RPi 3 and I just want to be able to use it) One last smaller question would be is 60 LEDs a meter vs 30 worth it?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Cody

    Cody New Member

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    What about ws2813 does anyone know if that works? Would you wire it the same was as apa102?
     
  3. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    ws2813 are similar to ws2812b, the only have a second data line for backup...

    if you want it cheap, you can use the ws2812b... dont have worries...
     
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  4. Cody

    Cody New Member

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    Sounds good I'll go with that then thanks for the help!