My daughter and I want to install a LED setup in her room. Is my thinking correct or am I missing something important? Use case and question at bottom, I want to share my thoughts about hardware first.
The setup will consist of three LED bars, arranged in U form, on left and right wall as well as the front wall (viewed from desk) → “center”.
The sides are ~330cm each, the front ~260cm. Total of ~920cm.
The side’s first LEDs are both at the center.
We want to use “BTF-LIGHTING RGBW RGBWW SK6812” 5V 60 LEDs/m, from which I still have a 5m roll left over.
The strip shall be placed in a 45° alu profile, along the top wall corners.
I want to power it with two 5V12A transformers, and wire it with 24AWG. I hope to be able to use the aluminum profiles for the cabling.
Operated by two or three or four ESP32+relay.
Power is divided at the relays, injected at both ends of the three led strips.
Would mid-injection work better?
Simple light ( for improved wife-acceptance-factor )
Audio visualization w/ LEDfx:
Both sides display an spectrometer like effect, while the front strobes to the beat. The sides should go synchronously.
I think the best solution for this special case would be to connect the side strips to the same PIN?
Ambient lighting with effect.
We want to be able to show a non-audio effect going seamless through the room, e.G. a wipe from back-left over front to back-right, as well as e.G. rainbow going synchronized on the sides, while audio-reactive-strobe on the center.
Ambient light for the display.
On my workstation, I have a hyperion running. I would do something like this, but with a lot fewer but larger grabbing zones. Mixing this with audio-reactiveness could also be cool, like the sides are hyperion, the center is LEDfx.
I plan to play around with the following setups:
One ESP (One pin per strip/sides on one PIN and front on another):
- WLED-Effects should work best
- LEDfx cannot distinguish between the three strips
Two ESP (Front on one ESP, Sides on one ESP(same pin/two pins))
- LEDfx can distinguish the side strips, unless on same pin
- WLED effects still seamless?
Two ESP plus orchestrator (Front on one ESP, Sides on one ESP(same pin/two pins), one dedicated controller/orchestrator)
same as above, but one additional ESP has both ESPs as DDP RBG
- I am losing the warmwhite LED
Three ESP (left/right/center)
- WLED effects
Three ESP + orchestrator
- WLED effects over orchestrator
- LEDfx directly on lights
- wifi “traffic jam” when all ESPs are too close together
The three plus one solution might also give the possibility of integrating Alexa voice commands as well as a physical switch.
Any recommendations from experienced users?