Colour changing LED strip such as RGB, RGBW or tunable while LED strip all need an appropriate controller in order to change the colour and brightness.
The types of controllers available include:
Wired Wall Controller
The low voltage output from the driver is wired directly to the input of the dimmer which then has RGB or RGBW wires connecting direclty to the LED strip or neon flex.
An infra red (IR) receiver changes the colour of the strip by means of a hand-held IR remote. This solution has limited range and requires line of sight between the remote and the controller.
2.4GHz RF Controller
An RF receiver connected between the driver the and LED strip receives radio frequency signals from a hand held remote or a wall controller to control the colour of the LED strip. This is a highly flexible option with some controllers allowing the strip or flex to be divided in to multiple zones.
For a receiver with support for Wifi control, the LED strip or neon can then be controlled using a downloadable app. on any Android or IoS mobile device.
The latest generation of controllers have support for voice command using Alexa available on the Amazon Echo.
DALI is not an ideal way of controlling coloured LEDs as it is a designed more for channel addressing. However, by using a 3-channel or a 4-channel DALI interface it is possible to use for RGB or RGBW LED strip control.
DMX512 protocol is the most powerful way of controlling colour changing LEDs. Using a laptop to program a DMX sequence or using a DMX master control panel it is possible to create advanced lighting effects.
|Image||Product Title||Product Code||Suitable Strip||Max Power||Input||Control||Price|
|2.4GHz Colour Temperature LED Strip Receiver||PCM-RX035U-CCT||CCT White||288W||12V DC, 24V DC||RF 2.4GHz|
|2.4GHz Gateway||PCM-RX035-RGB||Single Colour, CCT||120W||12V DC, 24V DC||RF 2.4GHz|
|2.4GHz Gateway||PCM-WGWL1||Single Colour, CCT, RGB, RGB+CCT, RGBW||5V DC Micro USB||Google, RF, Wifi, Alexa|
|4 Zone Smart Wall Panel for CCT Control||PCM-RMWT2-CCT||Single Colour, CCT||-||2 x AAA Battery||RF 2.4GHz|
|4-Channel High Performance Amplifier||PCM-AMPPA4-RGBW||Single Colour, CCT, RGB, RGBW||360W||12V DC, 24V DC||Wired|
|5 In 1 WiFi LED Interface Controller||PCM-RXYL5||Single Colour, CCT, RGB, RGB+CCT, RGBW||360W||12V DC, 24V DC||RF 2.4GHz, Wifi, Alexa, 4G|
|Dimmer and CCT Remote Control||PCM-RM07-CCT||Single Colour, CCT||-||2 x AAA Battery||RF 2.4GHz|
|Interface Controller for White Changing CCT LED Strip||PCM-RX035-CCT||Single Colour, CCT||120W||12V DC, 24V DC||RF 2.4GHz|
|Single Zone Smart Wall Panel for CCT Control||PCM-RMWP2-CCT||Single Colour, CCT||-||12V DC, 24V DC||Wired|
|Wall holder for hand-held RGB/RGBW Remote||PCM-RM099-RGB||-|
|4 In 1 Smart RGBW LED Interface Controller||PCM-RXLS1||Single Colour, CCT, RGB, RGBW||-||12V DC, 24V DC||RF 2.4GHz|
|4-Channel High Performance Amplifier||PCM-AMP-PA4||Single Colour, CCT, RGB, RGBW||360W||12V DC, 24V DC||Wired|