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LED Guide

Addressable LEDs are controlled using a serial signal, which does not carry power supply.

It is therefore necessary to power each LED strip correctly.

The higher the number of LEDs, the lower the refresh rate.

Our devices are limited to 200 LEDs per output, in order to achieve a maximum refresh rate.

Bar with LED decoration

Connectors

Phoenix 5.08 Connector

To facilitate installation and maintenance, our LED bars are connected by standard connectors (Phoenix 5.08 mm)

  • Cords have 3 wires while terminal blocks have 4 pins.

  • The 2 outer pins are reserved for power supply

  • The inner 2 pins are reserved for the signal. IN/OUT

The empty pin permit to avoid possible unfortunate errors.

Cable direction

It is therefore necessary to respect the direction of the cords.

The arrow on the label shows the direction of signal propagation.

Signal direction

Extend

Joint

If you want to extend the distances, you can join 2 cords together using this connector.

You will make sure to maintain distances supported by the power supply.

If you are covering very long distances, you may also need to use signal amplifiers.

Extension connector
power

Power Supply

If your LEDs tend to flicker, or behave strangely, it is likely due to a lack of power.

This must be remedied by increasing the power supply to the part in question.

DC current dissipates rapidly and cannot travel long distances.

It will therefore be necessary to:

1. Bring the power supplies as close as possible to the LEDs

2. Add more power supplies

3. Slightly increase the voltage of the power supply, in order to obtain 5V at the input of the LED strip

To test your power supply, it is best to turn everything on white to check with the maximum current possible.

Inject

The power supply inserts onto the cord using the "Inject" connector.

The current source is connected at the bottom, while the LED string continues on its way.

This connector does not have any electronics. It's a simple connection on the polarities.

Power Supply injection connector

Signal duplication

Duplicating the output signal allows more LEDs to be controlled, without impacting the refresh rate.

This will result in an identical light rendering. The lengths of the segments must therefore be copied identically.

Cascading amplifiers is possible to extend the number of LEDs to infinity provided sufficient power supplies are provided.

Duplexor

Signal duplication is carried out with the "Duplexer"

In case of signal weakening, it is possible to amplify the signal with this same accessory, using only one output.

Duplexor connector

Scenography

Harmony and symmetry

Diversifying segment lengths contributes to the beauty of the scene.

To ensure visual harmony, it is strongly recommended to place the LED bars symmetrically in relation to the vertical plane, but also that they are proportionally well distributed in the space.

Hit direction

 

Our devices transpose the power of rhythm into light, thanks to the use of dynamic curves.

This results in a rhythm that seems to hit the beat downwards. Although it is technically possible to hit the beat upwards it results in a less intuitive effect from our perspective.

The direction of the ribbon will preferably be established either towards the front, towards the center or towards the bottom.

This is why each segment has a direction to respect during installation.

It is possible to reverse the direction of each segment in the configuration setup.

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