LED ambient light strips


[Shadow] sent in his ambient LED strip project. He picked up a ton of RGB (Red/Green/Blue) LEDs off of eBay and built several LED strips. To get up and running, he used an LED-wiz controller. With the off the shelf controller, this is a pretty easy project, and the ambient lighting effect looks great. Check out the video after the break or on the project page.

In 2006, we posted about [rafkep]‘s similar ambient lighting project.

Comments

  1. YE GODS! SEIZURE TIME.
    Ok you really need to add some fade control to that. Your ambient lights are seriously ambient _strobe_ lights. A fade system would make it even more professional. That video was hard to watch.

  2. Will OBrien says:

    Remember that the camera picks up apparent pulses in the lights. The light’s POV effect makes the pulsing invisible to the human eye.

  3. Bob says:

    Nice to see he’s using my software.

  4. Shadow says:

    Thanks for open sourcing it bob :) It’s the only one I could find out there.

    hal: like will said, it doesn’t flicker as much in real life.

  5. Bob says:

    I also made some linux software that’s almost complete, it uses a client/server model that works over udp. Maybe I’ll release it someday.

  6. Mark says:

    Funny that I just saw this in ikea a few days ago. Theirs has 4 seperate bars of LEDs for 50 bucks with all the stuff, it can cycle through colors as well as just hold one, when it cycles it fades properly.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50119407
    This would probably be great to hack, since you’ve got the whole thing assembled already you could just add different controls to it.

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