Thanks for visiting!! This instructable will show you how to add dynamic ambient lighting to your TV. Hope you enjoy and learn something!  

**The pictures i posted of the TV seem to make the LED strips not look very bright but if you watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g7enrY7irI you can see that the lights are actually brighter.  

Step 1: List of Materials

List Of Materials:


RGB LED Strips 30 LED/meter (I used 2 meters for my 32'' TV)

TLC5940 (Provides 16 PWM Signals we will use 12)

12 volt power supply

Some wire depending on your tv size :).

<p>I know this how-to is pretty old now, but &acirc;&euro;&lsaquo;Is there any chance for you to change the code for 2 cascade TLC5940 so that we can have more segments? :)<br><br>I tried it myself, but no luck.</p>
<p>Dont you have the schematic<br>its way easier to see the connections in there</p>
<p>can I just connect it with my tv? I mean, do I need to run it through a pc or can I directy connect it to my tv (and how?)</p>
<p>I'm in the final step of setting this up for myself (can't wait to see it work!) But I want to know: since I got a good 5 meters of LED's, would it be possible to split the screen edges into 6 or 8 segments without scrapping your code?</p>
So I can't tell from the quality of your video, but it seems that the LEDs are flickering in the background.
Here are the pictures I promised.
Great idea for making the dynamic lighting from what's on the screen. I found that I'm more preferential to simpler ambient TV lighting solutions. Our kits have 16 static color options, and 4 dynamic modes. The dynamic modes just cycle through the colors. It really looks cool, but obviously the Adruino code for color changing is an added benefit of your setup.<br> <br> Do you have any more pics or videos that you can show on how this looks? Here's some of ours.<br> <br> Please get in touch through our website to see if there might be some way to connect your technology with mine in a simpler way so more people can get this cool affect on their home theaters.<br> <br> <a href="https://twitter.com/eclipsetvlights" rel="nofollow">@eclipsetvlights</a><br> <a href="http://www.eclipsetvlights.com" rel="nofollow">www.eclipsetvlights.com</a>
i meant 30 not 15.
Nah that should not matter to the program.
is the programming going to matter if i use a 50 led light strip instead of the 15?
Would anyone want to make one for me? I will pay you for your efforts.

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