Using Light Sources Like LED/Strips/WS2812 And Components That Can Control Them

Today LED (light emitting diodes) is the predominant technology to produce light: it is efficient, LED are physically rugged, cheap to produce, and come in various colors and shapes.

Fundamental LED Types

We all know the classic indicator LED but there are many more LED types.

Check out the LED section to find out about multicolor, programmable, stips, high performance and COB LED.

Supporting Components

To actually (and safely) operate LED in your various scenarios, additional components may be required:

  • Power Supply: Constant voltage or better yet constant current
  • Breakout Boards: A number of breakout boards exist to help you control multiple LED with just two GPIO, either by using multiplexer or I2C

I’ll add appropriate sub-sections soon.


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(content created Feb 21, 2024 - last updated Mar 18, 2024)