EnvironmentalLights.com, a leading source for high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting, recently launched a new family of individually addressable RGB LED pixel lighting. As one of the newest technologies in the LED market, PixelPro LED lighting stands apart from standard color-changing options. It combines the ability to produce millions of colors with the technology needed to achieve individual pixel control.
"We developed this product line in response to many requests from our customers for easy-to-use intelligent RGB LED lighting," said Alicia Cheng, Director of Product Development. "Each RGB module can be individually controlled at the same time, which allows for complete creative freedom when paired with any DMX controller or light board control system."
The RGB PixelPro line comes in an assortment of RGB LED pixel strip and modules in various shapes and sizes. EnvironmentalLights.com currently offers RGB PixelPro in 5 configurations: square, bullet, circular, dome or strip (waterproof and non-waterproof).
PixelPro LED modules combine RGB LEDs with an intelligent integrated circuit (IC) chip, to produce eye catching animated effects. With one IC chip per module – and one IC chip per LED on the strip lights – the performance and control of these modules is like nothing you have ever seen.
"We conducted extensive testing on a number of IC chips and chose the best one on the market," said Greg Thorson, President of EnvironmentalLights.com. "Our chip provides the widest range of colors, is faster, more efficient, and overall performs better than other IC chips."
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The Beauty of Pixel Control
Designing with pixel lighting allows the user to think a whole new way about lighting. The pixel "bullet" or mini dome shapes (8 mm) are sold in strings of 50 and can be pushed through a display board to have the lights exposed for creating patterns with the light.
Whereas the 30 mm Circle (3 RGB LEDs) and 40 mm Square Modules (4 RGB LEDs) are bigger and brighter, and are more suitable for animating backlit panels. They are sold in 20-module chains with about 8 inches of wire between the modules, so they can be spliced easily at any point.
The biggest size, the 50 mm Dome Modules are also great for an exposed pixel board design because of their diffused plastic waterproof construction. Watch a demonstration video at: http://youtu.be/lZvPHgZiq2c.
All the modules come with connector plugs on the input and output of the strings. Module strings can be easily linked at the beginning and end using the built in connectors. Built-in mounting tabs with screw holes make installation easy with pixel LED modules, and because the wire is flexible you can position your modules around your installation as you wish.
DMX512 Pixel Decoder
The key component for creating an intelligent LED lighting system is the DMX512 Pixel Decoder provided by EnvironmentalLights.com. The decoder is specifically designed to control digitally addressable RGB LED pixel lights using standard DMX512. It is capable of addressing individual LED nodes, when used in conjunction with any of the RGB PixelPro strips or modules.
"The DMX512 Pixel Decoder allows you to create unique animated RGB color effects, such as chasing, rotating graphic patterns, rain effects, pixel display text boards, color wave backlit panels – the possibilities are endless!" explained Cheng. "It is a reliable way to control intelligent RGB LED lighting and can even be connected in a daisy chain, customizable for any type of installation."
Compatible with standard DMX output from a DMX light board or DMX control system, the DMX512 Pixel Decoder easily connects using either a 3 or 5-pin DMX output. The decoder simply ignores the audio data from the 2 extra pins, if connected to a 5-pin DMX output.
This decoder was specifically built to be compatible with the WS2801 IC chip used in the PixelPro line, and makes it easy to customize and control the lighting. It converts standard DMX output into SPI protocol for the WS2801 chip, thereby enabling simultaneous control of each individual RGB LED.
RGB PixelPro is the first line of intelligent LED lighting available at EnvironmentalLights.com. There are plans to quickly expand the line to include additional module shapes and sizes.
EnvironmentalLights.com is a leading resource for sustainable, energy-efficient LED lighting products to meet the needs of business, commercial and residential clients. Their in-house sales engineers provide expert advice in the selection and design of lighting systems, as well as technical support throughout the installation process.
EnvironmentalLights.com offers a broad spectrum of LED light bulbs, strip and rope light, under cabinet light systems, Christmas lights, dimmers, controls and necessary hardware for any lighting project. For more information about Environmental Lights, visit www.EnvironmentalLights.com.