Smart and “IOT” will become the main theme of the future of lighting, personalized lighting will become an important trend, and the surrounding environment and the user as one. Smart LED controllers, through WIFI or Bluetooth wireless transmission technology, change the color of LED lighting, dynamic effects, custom scene effects, etc., the control becomes more convenient than ever.
With the development of technology, the LED controller is constantly upgraded to meet the needs of lighting, audio and video entertainment systems and other functions of daily life. The smart LED controller is the “brain” of intelligent terminal devices. The smart LED controller is generally MCU chip (microcontroller) or DSP chip (digital signal processor) as the core, with a peripheral digital electronic circuit, according to different requirements into the computer software program, is the integration of communication technology, sensing technology, automatic control technology, microelectronics technology and other technologies into the core control components.
What is the smart LED strip light controller?
A smart LED strip light controller is a piece of hardware that connects IoT devices and strips light on a home automation network and controls their communication. Whether locally connected or cloud-connected, the home controller uses WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave or Zigbee protocols to control smart home devices.
LED Controllers can be classified by transmission technology into the following categories.
There are a Wifi led stirp controller, Bluetooth LED strip controller, WIFI+Bluetooth controller, IR controller, 2.4GHz remote controller, Zigbee controller, DMX LED controller, DALI RGB controller.
Common Types LED Strip Controller in the Market
Here are some common LED strip controllers you may find in the market and a brief description of each:
Wifi LED stirp controller
The WiFi LED controller establishes the connection between the LED strip controller and mobile phone/smart speaker through a WIFI signal. The WiFi LED controller is the widest control range among wireless controllers. For example, suppose you go abroad on vacation. In that case, as long as there is a WIFI signal, you can control your home lights through your smartphone, completely independent of the distance, so WiFi LED controllers are increasingly popular among consumers.
Bluetooth LED controller
Bluetooth LED controller is through the Bluetooth signal, and smartphone communication does not need the network to work. It is the only wireless controller that does not need the network to work with the phone, so the control range is limited. If you use it with a smart bridge, it can play the same function as WiFi LED light controller.
The use of advanced technology, the WIFI chip and Bluetooth chip integrated with a module, allows users to choose to use wifi or Bluetooth to control the light according to their use of the environment. This is the development trend of the controller, with huge potential for development.
The main principle of IR remote control is to control the device through infrared light. Then the infrared rays are turned into digital signals that the control device can recognize, and this kind of remote control can be remotely controlled at a long distance. However, IR remote controller can not pass through the obstacle to control. On the market, the common infrared controllers are 24 keys and 44 keys.
2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
As the popularity of wireless remote control is increasing gradually, the 2.4G remote control signal transmission method can effectively solve the drawbacks of infrared remote control, which allows you to operate the device’s remote control from all angles in the house. And it is a 360-degree operation without dead angle, and all-around three-dimensional coverage is the advantage of 2.4G remote control.
Zigbee controller uses Zigbee technology to control devices. ZigBee technology is a close-range, low-complexity, low-power, low-rate, low-cost two-way wireless communication technology. It is mainly used for data transmission between various electronic devices with short distances, low power consumption and low transmission rates. But the biggest drawback of Zigbee is that it is relatively expensive, and the popularity is not high.
DMX LED controller
DMX controller is sometimes called DMX 512 controller, using the international DMX512/1990 signal output, control can accept the standard DMX signal LED lamps. Suitable for large LED outdoor decoration projects.
DALI RGB controller
DALI full name is Digital addressable lighting interface, which is a two-wire bi-directional serial digital communication protocol. Each DALI device is individually addressable, programmable, groupable and scene-setting. DALI controllers are suitable for large project control systems, such as hotels, supermarkets, meeting rooms, etc.
The above is the analysis and comparison of LED Controller. of course, there is no perfect product, there is no perfect technology, these technologies have their advantages and disadvantages, so the user in the choice of wireless smart home products, according to local conditions, according to the needs of their own houses to choose, so that they are applicable in the space where they can play their maximum advantage.
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