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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.  
 
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Step 2: Design Layout

Picture of Design Layout
To start out lets see how this project will come together.  The LED strips behind the tv will display the overall RGB color for a specific section of the screen designated for that LED strip.  There are four LED strips in my instrutable (left, top left, top right, right).  Each of the LED strips is connected to the TLC4950 and a +12v supply.  The TLC4950 provides the LED strips with the PWM signal allowing us to control the brightness of the red, green, and blue. The arduino will feed data to the TLC4950 allowing for control over the LED's.  The arduino is connected to a computer which will have a processing program running. The program will be processing the RGB values for each screen shot.  Below is a picture of how everything is connected.
xptonvidia6 months ago

Dont you have the schematic
its way easier to see the connections in there

Kenokke7 months ago

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?)

hegagurgurg8 months ago

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?

trebory611 months ago
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.
Ambient Light Kit TV - Car Video Game.jpgAmbient Light Kit TV - Green Hulk.jpgAmbient Light Kit TV - Purple TV.jpgAmbient LED Kit - Parts.jpg
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.

Do you have any more pics or videos that you can show on how this looks? Here's some of ours.

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.

@eclipsetvlights
www.eclipsetvlights.com
jveldman2 years ago
i meant 30 not 15.
Phogie7 (author)  jveldman2 years ago
Nah that should not matter to the program.
jveldman2 years ago
is the programming going to matter if i use a 50 led light strip instead of the 15?
JamesDoe2 years ago
Would anyone want to make one for me? I will pay you for your efforts.