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Difference between smart rgb strips and node

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Hello again all.  I am trying to find some different pictures to show to the family to determine what kind of lighting effect we would like to have on our house.  

First off - I will be going smart rgb. 

The question is what type of smart rgb do we want to go with?  Can anyone provide the different types along with what they look like on the display?

Thanks for the assistance.

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You Tube is a great place to see the differences between strips and nodes.


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The type of RGB light largely depends on where you intend to use it.

For instance bullet or square pixels are great on 'megatrees' or matrices. Square are better for props where you want a flatter finish.

Some people use bullet or square to outline windows or roof, but others prefer C9 RGB pixels as they look more traditional.

RGB strip works well in certain situations, gives a nice straight even line, but is more difficult to work with.


If you haven't already, sign up to the ACL forum then download the latest 101 lighting manual (V3 released 18/04/2018), informative guide includes links to a common source of different RGB lights.


In this hobby/obsession :lol:  you can never be signed up to too many forums.  



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