I ordered a set of 2 last time these were on sale. I’m glad I had an extra set because one of the remote controls was defective. I couldn’t change it to certain colors and the power switch wouldn’t turn it off.
Sorry to hear, and thanks for posting it.
I hope Woot/Amazon will fix your problem.
Good luck and happy holidays!
Do these light atrips show multiple colors on a strip at one time? Or are they just rgb
How many can i splice together? If I bought 3 kits could I splice them all together and get a 100’ run?
These are not addressable LEDs so they will only show one color at a time for the entire strip. If you want effects like chases and whatnot you’ll need to find addressable LEDs.
The limitations on length will be based on what amperage your power supply is. The 5 amp power supply that is included, will not light 100 feet. It will involve some calculations on current draw. For example, I installed 3 rolls for liquor shelves at a friend of mines bar, and it required a 5 amp power supply. The other limitation will be the conductive resistance of the strip itself. So even if you were to calculate the proper amperage, you might have to run wire, and power the run from both ends. Otherwise it might not light evenly.
Shot-in-the dark questions:
Does anybody know the color temperature(s) of the “White” setting(s) on these? Considering use as a bias light for a TV installation that could also be set to a different color for ambiance.
Is that an IR remote and are the codes available for integration into a programmable universal remote?
For a run longer than one kit, you’d need a bigger power supply (what’s provided only handles one strip), you’d need to run additional wire alongside the strips (the strips won’t carry enough power for additional strips), and you’d probably need a different controller (they don’t provide specs, but I doubt it can handle 3 strips).
So, the answer is no, not with what comes in these kits. And if you want to go ahead and get the additional power supply, controller and wire, you’d be better off just getting stuff individually instead of as a kit (where you’d end up not using a lot of parts).
These are RGB, not RGBW, strips. So the “white” won’t be very good. The color temperature could technically be adjusted by tweaking the balance between the colors, but the color rendering (CRI) will be terrible.
In a steady state, the whole strip will only show one color. However, there are dynamic functions (e.g., flashing). In this mode, multiple colors can be seen at one point of the time.
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