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>>>> RGB Basics Video Series <<<<
Last Updated: 03/08/2014

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The videos below cover the general topics of RGB as they relate to Holiday Lighting.


  • Video #1

    • What is RGB?

    • What are the different type of RGB lighting devices?

    • What is Basic RGB and RGB Pixels?

    • How to Pixels get their addresses?

    • How do you assign channels to pixels?

    • What are controller macros?


  • Video #2

    • How do I fix dead pixels?

    • What is the difference between three and four wire pixels? Does it matter?

    • How do I know which end of my pixels to hook to the controller? Does it matter?

    • How do I power my pixels?

    • Why are there different voltages for pixels?

    • What is the difference between centralized and de-centralized power distribution of pixels?

    • How many pixels can be on a single controller output?

    • What is color depth in pixels? Why does it matter?


  • Video #3

    • What are the different type of pixel chips?

    • What quality issues should I be aware of when purchasing pixels?

    • What are the drawbacks of RGB over just regular Christmas lights?

    • What advantage do Basic RGB and RGB Pixels give me?


  • Video #4

    • What are the different types of Basic RGB controllers?

    • Why would I want to use basic RGB controllers and LEDs instead of pixel based controllers and LEDs?

    • What are the different types of RGB Pixel controllers?


Video #5

  • Display Design using Basic RGB and RGB Pixels

  • Calculating pixel requirements

  • Different Protocols used and supported in sequencing software

Future Video

Additional Information See the HolidayCoro Blog and Knowledge Base for additional information and helpful articles.

David Moore runs HolidayCoro.com and you can find him on .

Tags: RGB, Pixel, newbie, 101


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