I am new to forum as well as to LED lights. Since I am new, I started off small to get a grasp of the concept and understand the level of effort that is needed.
In short, I am having issues with the effects on WLED and is behaving not as expected. I do get everything to work but just not producing the results. One point I was getting flickering but based on one post, I shortened the data cable from a 4ft length. The flickering is no longer happening however I am getting behaviors such as these.
This one is on Solid mode and should be displaying a yellow color. Notice it is changing colors, brightness changes, and some pixels are off.
This one is the Merry Christmas and should be displaying Red and Green and I see the pattern on the app. This is obviously no where near that.
Here is the hardware I have. Currently I only have two (2) 12V WS2811 but during the video, I only had one of them hooked up.
- Meanwell LRS-350-12 Power supply
- ESP8266 NodeMCU
- BINZET DC Converter Step Down Regulator 5V
All cables are 18-22 gauge for the exception of the jumper wires.
Here is a wiring diagram I created to show how I have everything wired.
What I have in the diagram is what I originally started off with but I moved the 12V wires that go to the LED’s to the BINZET step down and piggy backed off the 12V to see if that makes a difference.
In the app, pretty much everything is default. I do have the LED light count at 50 since I am working with one at the moment.
I am not sure if this falls into the common category of using a lever shifter or not but I figured I get a direction before going down rabbit holes.
Are there any other suggestions with the hardware that I have such as switching to 5V LEDs or using a different board that is 12v compatible?