LED RGB control for multiple areas - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 11-24-2019, 08:39 AM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Central VA
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Question LED RGB control for multiple areas

I'm currently roughing in the electrical for my basement and I've hit a bit of a wall in regards to my LED accent lighting. I'd like to have 3 sections of RGB lighting: theater area, bar ceiling area and under the bar. I'm struggling to find a solid smart control method.

My original plan was to provide a transformer with high enough wattage to power all the sets and locate the transformer in the mechanical room for easy replacement. The challenge is how to control the RGB LEDs per area.

Any ideas?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	basement.JPG
Views:	14
Size:	258.2 KB
ID:	2644960  
pondo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 11-30-2019, 06:25 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Central VA
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 0
shameless bump!
pondo is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-05-2019, 06:43 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
I don’t know but I recently subscribed to a electrical contractor magazine (for free) for ideas. All latest and greatest stuff. I believe it’s called electrical contractor.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Jeffrey W is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 Old 12-06-2019, 08:36 AM
Advanced Member
 
ckronengold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Boston Strong / Jersey Strong
Posts: 556
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Liked: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by pondo View Post
I'm currently roughing in the electrical for my basement and I've hit a bit of a wall in regards to my LED accent lighting. I'd like to have 3 sections of RGB lighting: theater area, bar ceiling area and under the bar. I'm struggling to find a solid smart control method.

My original plan was to provide a transformer with high enough wattage to power all the sets and locate the transformer in the mechanical room for easy replacement. The challenge is how to control the RGB LEDs per area.

Any ideas?
what are you planning on using as an automation controller? why not put a smart control for each zone?

I'm using these for each LED strip, so I have "Screen Lights" and "Bar Lights"
https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Hue-Con.../dp/B077841NV4

Video: Epson 5050 / nVidia Shield / OPPO-103
Audio: Marantz 7010 / MartinLogan Motion 40 (LR), 50XT (center), M2 (surrounds)
Streaming: nVidia Shield / Roku Ultra / Chromecast Ultra
NAS: Synology 1515+ Server: Ubuntu 18.04, i7-8700 CPU
HTPC: Win10 Pro 64-bit, i5 750 Radeon HD 5850
ckronengold is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-06-2019, 10:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Zimmerman MN
Posts: 464
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 164 Post(s)
Liked: 433
I am using these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also have insteon programmable outlets so I can control everything via the apps.

My Theater Build - Full Circle Cinema
pkinneb is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Senior Member
 
MinHeadroom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: North Jersey/ NYC
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Liked: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by pkinneb View Post
I am using these:



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



I also have insteon programmable outlets so I can control everything via the apps.

What are you using to control your Insteon?

First choice is addressable or not. If you go addressable (think chase lights), then
CHINLY 16.4ft WS2812B... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LSF4Q0A...p_mob_ap_share works on 5volts, and you can pretty easily control them with flashed esp8266/nodemcu chips:
KeeYees 3pcs ESP8266 NodeMCU CP2102 ESP-12E WiFi Internet Development Board Wireless Module Compatible with Arduino IDE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF44GBT..._PbP6Db2RX0X8F

If you are interested, I can find the youtube video that explains above.

If you go RGBW or RGBWW non-addressable, then you can use a zwave controller if your HA supports zwave. I ise this one:
FIBARO RGBW Controller Z-Wave LED Strips Regulator, FGRGBWM-441, doesn't work with HomeKit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P1N68FW..._LfP6DbRX2954V

RGBWW runs on 12V or 24V power, wheras addressable LED’s run on 5V power and you need to “inject” every 15’ or so to avoid voltage- drop.
MinHeadroom is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-06-2019, 11:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Zimmerman MN
Posts: 464
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 164 Post(s)
Liked: 433
Quote:
Originally Posted by MinHeadroom View Post
What are you using to control your Insteon?
I use the Insteon app for the scenes and if I want to change the LEDs specifically I use the Mi Light App.

My Theater Build - Full Circle Cinema
pkinneb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off