RGB Led Wall Washer




Introduction: RGB Led Wall Washer

About: Making things

Hi There! This Instructable was inspired by The Lack of Cheap RGB led lighting Instructables, So I'm gonna show you haw to make your very own RGB led wall washer for under £10! Controlled by an Ir remote control! and not only is it RGB it can Produce Many other colours!

So Without further-a-do Lets get started....

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Step 1: Supplies

RGB led controller -       Ebay

RGB segments      -       Ebay      (I only ordered this exact one, and it appears that you get one
                                                           unit, but I was sent two ??)

12V DC power supply - Free      (My box of spare power supplies, An every Geek Must have)

And finally Somewhere to mount the led segments.

Cm'on Be inventive, A Fish tank, Behind a Tv, RC car, under the Bed, On a Shelf, In a computer case And im sure there's lots more!.

For this I just used a small scrap of wood so I could be portable and mount the leds anywhere I wanted

So after you've gathered your materials glue gun the wires from the led strips into the output pin, Make sure there in the correct position! (directions on the sticker on the led controller)

After you've done the above Move onto step two: Mounting the leds

Step 2: Mounting the Led's

Now find your desired place for the led's (presumably your there, not at your PC)
Peel off the adhesive backing and firmly press the led segment onto the surface area,

Now move onto the next step when complete!

step Three: Locating power

Step 3: Locating Power

Now locate your nearest power point (plug socket) And plug in your power supply then wire that back to your Led controller making sure the polarity is correct.

The hit the on button on your remote, dim the lights and your off!

I'll Leave you with some pictures! Thank you for reading this instructable! Please rate >>>

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    10 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. I've been looking for a simple, but colorful wall was; I think this will do nicely.
    Well done.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    You are SO AWESOME!! I discovered an LED light system from an aquarium supplier that I fell in love with, only to further discover that it would cost upwards of $1,300! I may even be able to purchase their controller, co-incidentally still sold separately, for only $69.00 and still get ALL the effects, ie, moon-light, rolling clouds and thunder-storm etc. Guess what I'm gonna DO?!? Love you man. Keep on MAKIN'!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    is it possible to make longer strips of these?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, just buy more units and solder the connections together, However there is a maximum of 500 milliamps per chain with the controller im using, be sure to check first!

    Sorry for the slow reply



    9 years ago on Introduction

    you did not make this...you bought it


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It's a question of how deep you want to go. Most of us buy materials. Car manufacturers buy parts from suppliers. Some retaurants buy spices, others grow them.

    Whatever works, yo.