We are not even aware about the many places that are illuminated by them. Today, LEDs are probably the most common light sources, except fire, all around the globe. Where ever you have dark corners that lack natural light, LED is the best option. Its low power consumption and long service life makes it ideal for natural-like light in kitchens, closets or places underneath the ground. In bars, night clubs and also TV studios, LEDs provide funky atmosphere.
They also found its way onto dance floor, with performers dressed in costumes with almost 400 single LEDs flashing, synchronized with music!
Today we will introduce analog RGB LED strips, where RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. As explained in our short video, we mix these three basic colors to produce light of any desired shade. In order for our strip to work, we need power source that can provide certain voltage. Usually we need 12V or 24V. Be sure to always doublecheck what voltage your strip needs, as you can damage the strip by using wrong one.
Light produced can be either single or multicolor. More advanced digital strips can produce certain color for each LED on the strip, but about that next time.
Standalone category are LED lights. One of the main advantages of LED is its size. You can buy LED modules that are shaped as a light bulb or as a long, semi-transparent tube. The number of LEDs per meter is very variable, as seen on the picture below.
In our next blog, we will explain and show you how to change the color of the RGB analog strip.