How to Make DIY Colors On LED

LED lights are an interesting addition to rooms. They help brighten up your room and make your room look more aesthetic, spacious, and fun. The colors you choose for your LED lights can have a huge impact on your mood. They ensure that you stay calm and collected and have a better mood from the time you wake up till the end of the day.

An LED strip light is basically a set of LED lights connected to a line or circuit board. These are not LEDs running in parallel. However, LED strip lights can be used for art exhibitions, building contours and signs, subtle lighting near railings and sidewalks, and cabinet and kitchen lighting. LED strips can be purchased at your local hardware store or you can make your own.

LED is the abbreviation for light-emitting diode. In technical terms, it consists of a semi-conducting material with two different impurities embedded on both sides. When electricity flows through these semiconducting materials with the correct polarity, the electrons bounce off to the left and right. 

Due to the different impurities in the semiconductors, the electrons jump over the junction and eventually jump to a low energy state. And this “step down” leads to excess energy that appears as light. The wavelength of this light is so narrow that different materials used in semiconductors provide a single emission color that can be adjusted from red to blue.

Make your own DIY LED tube light

Measure your acrylic tube and cut down your wooden dowel rod until it is the same size. You may need to shorten your acrylic tube as well. Make sure that both the tube and the rod are equal in size.

On both ends of the rod Drill two small pilot holes.

Now measure your dowel rod and an extension wire. Cut the extension wire a few inches longer than the dowel rod. To each end of your dowel rod tape the extension wire. Some excess wire should be left hanging off the rod. The wire should be tight against the rod.

Then peel the LED strip from the adhesive tape and start to stick it to the rod. A half-inch of the end of the rod should be left exposed after doing this.

You then have to solder the extension wire to the end of the LED strip. Red is soldered to positive and black to the negative end.

Remove the extra wire on the opposite end and connect it to the power adapter that came with your LED strip lights.

At the center of your end caps drill two small holes. The holes should be the size to fit in M.1.2 screws. Using a quarter-inch bit and drill a larger hole near the edges.

The LED wrapped wire dowel should then be inserted into the frosted acrylic tube. Attach the end caps, to make sure that the adapter goes through the larger hole. The end caps should then be screwed to the wooden dowel. 

How to Make DIY Colors On Led Lights

If the LED strip is stuck in color when changing colors, it may be because you pressed the same color key that reached the peak. Try the back button and adjust up or down. If it still fails, check the pin contact and reconnect. Poor pin contact can cause the strip to not illuminate completely. 

The remote control may also malfunction and the batteries may be replaced. In rare cases, the connector pins may be defective and should be installed carefully and easily to prevent pin damage that could cause the light bar to malfunction.

According to colors LED strip lights can be allocated into monochrome and multi-color types, the latter including RGB and Dream color strip lights. An RGB strip is one in which every LED light on the strip consists of red, green, and blue chips that themselves emit red, green, or blue light, or any color with two or three chips. 

It refers to the fact that it can shine in. The LED light strip places IC chips on RGB-type beads, and each IC chip corresponds to a pixel point. You can also adjust the color and brightness of every pixel point to get rich animation effects such as horse racing, waterways, shooting star tails, and scans. In comparison, RGB strips always show the same color and cannot produce effects like waterways or horse racing.

Different brands have different types of remotes, but the buttons on them usually have the same function. After installing the LED strip, remove the remote control and turn it on. Many have 20 preset colors in static mode and you can choose one for the LED strip. With the DIY button areas on the remote you can increase or decrease the intensity of the major colors red, blue, and green to show brighter or duller colors.

Final thoughts

Led lights have become extremely common. They use less energy so are also a choice at home to reduce electricity usage and electrical bills. They look good and make a great first impression on visitors. You can choose the colors you want in your LED lights and make your room more vibrant. However, make sure that before getting any new electric appliance for your home you have complete home surge protection plan so in case of a power surge not only are your LED safe but also the rest of the appliances.

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