Thank you @Aircoookie. And everyone who helps makes this project awesome.
I have recently taken the plunge and started installing ws2815 12V leds on my roof. I am using the quin digi quad board with the multi channel fork and it is working great. I have a relay wired into the AC power going into the 12V PSU.
I know, the video doesn’t show any of the fancy patterns, but my neighbors don’t know what is coming for them, so I am trying to impress them slowly.
I have only hung the garage lights so far. 12V power supply. The left of the garage has 87 leds and that attaches to the left of the roofline triangle. The right is the second channel which leads into the right of the triangle. I am going to go across the porch next and then over to a bay window with the third output. The 4th will be along the second story roof line. I’m working up the courage to get up there on the ladder. With a 12V PSU, I am hoping to avoid power injection, but the 405 lights on the roof may need that.
I have tried working with esp8266/esp32s and fastled for years and none of the projects were ever “finished” enough to keep. I know I can do the software to make my own patterns and make my own UI, but I never had the motivation to finish.
Wled is great. It really takes a bunch of the initial setup away. Then, it adds a ton of great customization. The fact I can pick a pallette along with an effect and they mostly work is really quite a lot better than I care to output myself.
So now, whenever I see someone doing an RGB project, my first instinct is to tell them to use WLED.