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

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.


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8 years 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.