I would love to convert my renard system to RGB wonderland. Years ago when Renard was fresh and hot I posted a spreadsheet comparison of the half dozen styled controllers including parts list and group buy discount pricing. It really helped many newbies get a grip on what was out there and make a decision. At that time light strings were simply one color and they didn't factor nearly as much as how many channels per board and how the data and power was distributed.
Now I am the RGB newbie. I have searched for days - found a few commercial sites and a few strips on amazon ranging from $26 to $53 AND HIGHER. There are several different types of RGB strips - 5050 3528 2801 2026... What does it all mean?? I was watching the propeller controller thread for a few weeks back in the early summer. It seems that each strip has a different driver board but that is a guess. Can each DIY controller control each type of strip?? It also seems that RGB strips need about 1.7A @ 12v per 5m of leds. How do you feed them all that power? Can Vixen3.0 control all those channels or is something better out there. Time is moving fast!
So the big question?
Can someone please post a summary of what is out there or steer me to a good list/summary?
I really want to upgrade to a full RGB system with 12 strips along the roof edge, a mega tree with 24 strings and 12 more strips decorating windows and forming arches.
Any help will be much appreciated.
Mike from NJ