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Which LED is the best?

Discussion in 'Hyperion Hardware' started by TPmodding, 2 May 2016.

  1. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hey Hyperion-Members,

    some of you don't know which LEDs to buy/choose. I found a overview with common LEDs:

    We highly recommend the 4-Wire/clocked/synchronous Chipsets! They work directly on RPis SPI-Port without big known issues.
    The 3-Wire/nonclocked/asynchronous Chipsets for example the WS2812B often leads to problems and require additional Hardware like an Arduino!

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    Source: nledshop.com
     
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  2. Brindosch

    Brindosch Administrator Administrator

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    Yeah much space to the next - APA102 wins the game!
    Buy and drive them crazy fast

    If not available WS2801 is your chip to go.
     
  3. René Arts

    René Arts New Member

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  4. tgbporter

    tgbporter New Member

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    I second WS2801.

    Never had a problem with this one and available in many different form factors.
     
  5. LooseChange

    LooseChange New Member

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    The problem with ws2801 is that they require heavy color calibration to get the white level correct. Even after calibration yellow is wrong for me, maybe I have to tweak it more.
     
  6. danielfmo

    danielfmo New Member

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    Hi!

    Can some one recommend where to buy some APA102 that ships to europe?

    Thank you
     
  7. René Arts

    René Arts New Member

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    Just have a look at aliexpress.com, most strips there ship for free or just a few dollars.
     
  8. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    Personally I use ws2812 with good results.
     
  9. Cédric Laubacher

    Cédric Laubacher Pukinator

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  10. Maddis

    Maddis n00B

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  11. b1rdhous3

    b1rdhous3 Member Developer

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    You need a strong power outlet for sure :D
    also i don't know how high your cpu usage will be with so much leds
     
  12. Rick164

    Rick164 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  13. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    that looks amazing!!!