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Adding up the total number of lights in your display


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When you are working with RGB lights (specifically CCB's and CCP's), how does everyone count those when calculating the total number of lights in your display?  For instance, if you have a 100-ct CCB, do you count that as 100 lights?  Or do you count it as 300 lights since each bulb is RGB?

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I counted every LED as a single number - whether is it's a single color or RGB. Oh wait a minute, I only had 4 lights that weren't RGB last year. Everything else was RGB.

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IMO, CCBs and CCPs should count as a single light.  CCRs have 3 lights per pixel, as does most flavors of dumb RGB, so that's how I'd count them.

 

As for us, we stopped trying to count (or even caring very much) after we passed 50K a few years ago.  Way too many other things to keep track of.

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You can either count lights or channels.  They're not the same thing.

 

When you light a pixel, CCB or CCP, how many lights do you see?  Not how many channels go into making that light, but how many points of light do you (or someone in the street) see?  With a CCR, you see three separate lights per pixel.  With a dumb strip you see either 30 or 60 lights per meter.  (Think of it like rope light)

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You could have two numbers, one for regular lights and a separate # for RGB.  The numbers in my signature are approximate,  I gave up counting, plus I threw out some incads this year.

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