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Putting RGB LEDs in paper lanterns for live music performance visuals, need help deciding what route to take?

So I have some paper lanterns, 8" in diameter, and I ordered some RGB LEDs to put in them, gonna wire it to an arduino and then to a computer so I can control them from offstage. I'm realizing that I probably need more light power (lumens?) than 3-5 RGB LEDs in each lantern.. :( So should I get a strip of LEDs or something? What's gonna give me some fire power for not too much dough? Also any other suggestions are more than welcome.

bwrussell1 year ago
Have you looked into power LEDs? A little more complicated, you'll need drivers and heat sinks, but you can get away with fewer LEDs with more lumens.

Another alternative would be those multicolor LED light bulbs.
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