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    Default New to xLights - global brightness?

    I'm still getting my feet wet with xLights, and have to say it is an amazing program so far! I havent been on here in several years, and my prior shows were all in early versions of Vixen w Renard controllers.

    I see a lot of people talking about the benefits / durability of not running RGB pixels at full brightness. Is there a global value I can set per sequence or even per layout in xLights that keeps my max brightness of pixels below a certain cap?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: New to xLights - global brightness?

    If you use the xScheduler to run the show I believe there is ability to adjust the brightness when playing the show.
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    Default Re: New to xLights - global brightness?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8rfn View Post
    I'm still getting my feet wet with xLights, and have to say it is an amazing program so far! I havent been on here in several years, and my prior shows were all in early versions of Vixen w Renard controllers.

    I see a lot of people talking about the benefits / durability of not running RGB pixels at full brightness. Is there a global value I can set per sequence or even per layout in xLights that keeps my max brightness of pixels below a certain cap?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    I lower the brightness of some of my pixels as at 100% the naked pixel is too bright compared to the rest of my display. I will vary the output brightness to the level I want after setting up my show. I do use a Falcon controller which lets me go in and adjust the power adjustment live from my laptop out in the yard. The benefits to power consumption is just a bonus for me.
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    Default Re: New to xLights - global brightness?

    If using xScheduler Keith mentions ability to use global dimming (brightness) at about 56.30 into video.
    http://videos.xlights.org/xschedule-...4671c50b5.html
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    Default Re: New to xLights - global brightness?

    In xLights this is normally done via a dimming curve on a per-model basis. The main reason is that it really depends on the type of pixels and such and the density and all kinds of other factors. A max of 50% might e perfect for one model, but maybe another might require 70%.

    As another example, I use 50% for most pixel things, but for my P5 panels, I use 100% in xLights and then use the brightness settings in FPP. The main reason is that adjusting it in FPP doesn't lose any of the 256 shades.
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    Default Re: New to xLights - global brightness?

    Thanks all! Great info, and several things to look at. :-) Thanks.

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