LED System controlled with blob track through a Kinect in Isadora
Thank you for the heads up. So, I read it and I feel it is really going beyond my competences and also I don't have the equipment to solder.
Is there a world where I can have the LED strips fairly bright for 4M length without having to do power injection?
@DusX Thank you for all your help on this. I really appreciate it.
Hi there Elena,
Not really, if you want to do White for example all 3 of the colors need to be full on (Causing some powerdrop down the line). The length that you describe is just too much..
What you can try is adding power injection at both sides. So on the input side of the strip and the other side. (Power doesn't know what direction is, so this is a valid option), that will give you double the power, perhaps this is enough. If it isn't, you can always play around with the brightness of the strip to see or that causes the problem to disspear.
If all of the above fails, you should get your solder station and make some easy soldering :)
Is there a world where I can have the LED strips fairly bright for 4M length
This also depends on the pitch (frequency of LED along the strip).
The pitch of standard supply LED strips are 30, 60, or 144 per metre. I have used 5m strips on the LeDMX Pro that are 30 LED per meter without any noticeable drop-off. In terms of creating a quality of light that is continuous the LED's can be diffused with products like this
another thing to consider is that the need for power injection is less if you are not turning all leds white at the same time.
For example if you wanted to move a Red block of leds (say 1m wide) the other 3m of leds would be off and you wouldn't need power injection.
As Juriaan said, connecting the power to both ends is probably the easiest way to extend the normal (single sided) setup.