These are chat archives for Makuna/NeoPixelBus

9th
May 2017
sticilface
@sticilface
May 09 2017 16:27
@gabrielklein I should mention that that effect uses the 4 colour pixels to make it go white. If you make white with the 3 colour pixels the current is 60mA per LED, which is rather a lot of power.
Gabriel Klein
@gabrielklein
May 09 2017 20:20

Hi thank you, in my use case (fish tank) photosynthesis is important.
Using red, green, blue leds is not optimal. The band is too narrow to be really useful for photosynthesis.

Distribution of wavelenth of the SK6812RGBW is way better.

Note: I did some tests with the 2812B and 2813. Colour are way better on the 2813 (at least with the one I bought).