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  • FloC4 commented on RGBFreak's instructable DIY | Ambilight using Arduino Nano1 year ago
    DIY | Ambilight using Arduino Nano

    an LED is basically 20mA / 3V, and that is 60mW. a 12V 1A supply is 12W, so you _could_ power 200 of them in the best case. In the worst case (all LEDs in parallel with each their own current limiting resistor), 20mA per LED -> 50 LEDs.You want to drive parallel strips of 3/4 LEDS with just one limiting resistor. That would make it 150-200 LEDs. I would probably go with strips of 3.

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