Trying to decide between the LPD6803 vs TM1809
Comparing features of these two chips in RGB strip format.
They both cost about $60 for 5 meters
They both have 10 control chips per meter
They both have 30 5050 RGB LEDs per meter.
They both have a 3led roughly 4in cut length.
They both are 12volt and need .6Amp per meter.
They are both supported by the E68x controllers.
The 6803 is constant current, and the 1809 is constant voltage.
Constant voltage my be bad for a single LED but in groups of 3LEDs is it any worse than dumb 12v strip.
The other difference is the 6803 is 5 bit and the 1809 is 8 bit.
So while the 1809 supports all 256 levels, the 6803 only supports 32 distinct levels.
That means that levels 1 thru 7 are not recognized, and only levels 8, 16, 24, 32, 40.... are recognized.
Are any of my facts or assumptions wrong?
else I may be leaning toward the 1809 based strip.