control of monochrome LEDstrips.
I have two related questions:
I have used LPD8086 strips with white LEDs for some time using the FastLED library without any problem, but I am curious if there is a possibillity of code optimization. I work with quite long stretches of strips and wonder if there is a way of creating code with single-channel LED arrays instead of RGB arrays to use less RAM per LED, and thus being able to control longer stretches of strips from one controller? I thought I had read something about that a long time ago on the forum but haven´t been able to track it down.
Second question is related to a different type of white LEDstrip I recently bought, a WS2811 strip where the controllers are external, not integrated with the LEDS. When I try to control this with FastLED WS2811 everytime I turn on 1 led in software 3 light up on the strip. However when creating movement they move 1 LED at a time, so it´s not a case where one chip is controlling 3 LEDs at the same time. So I was thinking this could also be related to a RGB-singlecolor issue?