Switching windows between 2 light colors

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slookabill
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Switching windows between 2 light colors

Post by slookabill » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:41 pm

I'm about to start working on my Acclamator(JPG kit)... and one thing I think would be cool would be to have the windows/lights switch from a white/blue to a red, with a switch. Is there any way to do this easily without having to drill second holes and run a second set of fiber?

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Re: Switching windows between 2 light colors

Post by Tracy White » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:41 pm

You could get smart, addressable LEDs like the Adafruit Neopixels. While you'd only need one set of fiber per window you'd need a microcontroller of some sort to manage the switching.

You might be able to get away with a regular RGB LED but I'm not sure what values you'd need to pump through to get white, so it might not be easy either.
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Re: Switching windows between 2 light colors

Post by RossW » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:18 pm

R, G, B = 255, 255, 255 will give you white with a RGB LED.

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