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    I'm not sure if there's another thread on the subject, but I couldn't find one so here we are. I'm wondering if anyone has done halos or led strips combined with some kind of software(?) to create patterns and cool color sequences and special effects in their headlights. I know you'd need individually addressable led lights for that, and I'm not sure if the profile halos sold by TRS are addressable. If they're not, does anyone know of any halos that would work for that purpose?

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    I'm not aware of any individually addressable halos on the market, not ones that can be programmed. Each LED would have to have its own individual wiring to be addressable. You'd likely need to create custom arrays. Many people use Ghozt controllers to do the fancy effects.

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      Yeah, the Ghozt controllers were the ones I was looking at for that purpose. I've seen individually addressable led strips that didn't have their own wiring for each led, but I'm not quite sure how they work.

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        Unfortunately I do not either. Likely specialized circuit boards.

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          Originally posted by fiveword View Post
          I'm not sure if there's another thread on the subject, but I couldn't find one so here we are. I'm wondering if anyone has done halos or led strips combined with some kind of software(?) to create patterns and cool color sequences and special effects in their headlights. I know you'd need individually addressable led lights for that, and I'm not sure if the profile halos sold by TRS are addressable. If they're not, does anyone know of any halos that would work for that purpose?
          Yes, I'm currently dabbling with addressable RGB LEDs. People tend to call them neopixels but that's actually Adafruit's own name for WS2182B or SK6812 type LEDs. https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-...c-of-neopixels

          Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
          I'm not aware of any individually addressable halos on the market, not ones that can be programmed. Each LED would have to have its own individual wiring to be addressable. You'd likely need to create custom arrays. Many people use Ghozt controllers to do the fancy effects.
          Wrong.

          There are addressable+programmable halos and strips. https://automotivecustomlighting.com neoprisms and https://lightingtrendz.com flow series are two examples. I've been using cheaper stuff off ebay and amazon though

          Best controller is Ghozt Lighting BlueGhozt or BlueGhozt Lite https://www.ghoztlighting.com/product/blueghozt-lite/ Unlike other less expensive controllers (which are actually $10-20 generic Chinese units rebadged and marked up) Ghozt designs and manufactures their own stuff and has other functions besides show sequences like parking, turn, and brake.

          Addressables aren't that bright though, I wouldn't use them as primary parking or turn signals or brake lights.

          I picked up two 15 foot strips off ebay with a $15 generic controller for non-automotive use...outdoor decorative lighting for the holidays LOL
          Originally posted by HK45
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            Hey mods the long detailed post I edited was just flagged as spam. please fix
            Originally posted by HK45
            I don't even look to see what Eddie writes anymore. I'm too busy staring at his avatar.

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            • #7
              Right I know of ACL, but can Ghozt controllers control them? I figured it was a proprietary control system since Ghozt (from my knowledge) needs wiring for every emitter.

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                Originally posted by Eddie View Post

                Yes, I'm currently dabbling with addressable RGB LEDs. People tend to call them neopixels but that's actually Adafruit's own name for WS2182B or SK6812 type LEDs. https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-...c-of-neopixels


                Wrong.

                There are addressable+programmable halos and strips. https://automotivecustomlighting.com neoprisms and https://lightingtrendz.com flow series are two examples. I've been using cheaper stuff off ebay and amazon though

                Best controller is Ghozt Lighting BlueGhozt or BlueGhozt Lite https://www.ghoztlighting.com/product/blueghozt-lite/ Unlike other less expensive controllers (which are actually $10-20 generic Chinese units rebadged and marked up) Ghozt designs and manufactures their own stuff and has other functions besides show sequences like parking, turn, and brake.

                Addressables aren't that bright though, I wouldn't use them as primary parking or turn signals or brake lights.

                I picked up two 15 foot strips off ebay with a $15 generic controller for non-automotive use...outdoor decorative lighting for the holidays LOL
                This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I'm primarily looking to use them for halos, and if they're small enough, for a DRL bar in my headlights. I'm also planning on using them in conjunction with TRS Profile Pixel Demon Eyes, so I'm not sure how practical using two different Bluetooth apps to control the demon eyes and DRL/Halos will be. Do you know of any threads on the subject so that I could read up on the subject any more before attempting this type of stuff?

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                • #9
                  I don’t recall any threads here about adressables,but Ghozt Lighting has a technical FB page called Ghozt Lighting Sequence Society that has some useful info
                  Originally posted by HK45
                  I don't even look to see what Eddie writes anymore. I'm too busy staring at his avatar.

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