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Offline kaos_engr

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RGB Strips: Mixing colors look bad, what strips look good
« on: September 10, 2015, 11:49:14 AM »
A friend of mine purchased a 5M reel off ebay, not sure of the model, but the red, green, blue colors look good since only 1 LED is on; however, mixed colors with 2 more more LEDS on look horrible you can definitely tell that 2 LEDs or more are active trying to mix the color.  What strips have good mixing?  (Plan on using a F16V2 with 12V LEDS)

My first time trying to light up the eaves so mounting method information helpful

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Offline JonB256

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Re: RGB Strips: Mixing colors look bad, what strips look good
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 12:10:46 PM »
Any strip that uses 5050 rgb pixels mixes well at any distance over 5 ft.

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Re: RGB Strips: Mixing colors look bad, what strips look good
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 08:00:59 PM »
Depending on the effect you're after, you might try putting a small blob of silicone or some clear/flat spray paint on the front.  That might help diffuse the colors a bit.  I made some window frames out of strips and have even considered loading one of those cake-decorator bags with silicone and using the fancy tips to put little stars, squiggles, etc on each LED.  ...or maybe even buy a few pounds of translucent plastic beads and silicone those on.  Not so much about color for me, but I don't care for the rigid / straight look in my application. 

But as Jon says...once you get a few feet away, it all blends in anyway.
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Re: RGB Strips: Mixing colors look bad, what strips look good
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 09:01:16 AM »
I always go back to the wiki on DLA http://www.diylightanimation.com/wiki/index.php?title=Equipment#Smart_Strings as it has some links to 5050 nodes that a lot of people use.

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/701799/209843764-425556741/4m-waterproof-LED-digital-strip-by-tube-DC12V-input-without-controller-10pcs-TM1809IC-m-30pcs-5050.html

There is also a lot of good info in the table that I believe Steve pulled together here on this site...
http://falconchristmas.com/wiki/SupportedLights

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