I've searched around a bit,

I’ve searched around a bit, but can’t seem to find if there has been anyone who has come up with a solution to make RGBW strips work with fast LED? (I know this was put on hold by the main developers, but wondering if the community has come up with a solution in the interim.) These strips really open up some cool possibilities. I have a bunch that I want to use for installations around the house, where I need “grown up” lighting (e.g., warm white) most of the time (the “white” on most LED strips just doesn’t look good as a replacement for primary room lighting), but also want to be able to switch to party mode and run music reactive programs, etc.

Hey, so speaking outside the FastLED Realm… here is the data sheet for the SK6812 RGBW pixel

http://blinkinlabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SK6812RGBW-datasheet.pdf .

You can write your own code to drive these using SPI(if you cant work out how to do it like FastLED does) have a look at my SPI implementation https://github.com/leonyuhanov/SK6812viaSPI for standard SK6812 you can modify it yourself by sending an extra byte per pixel for the WHITE

Thanks, I know I could write my own, but I’ve already got basically everything I need working with 3-LED WS2812 and SK6812RGB strips with FastLED. All I need to be able to do is adapt this code so it works with RGBW strips, and switches modes to a mode where only the WW LEDs are lit. I’m more of a builder than I am an electronics person, so I need code that I don’t have to create from the ground up. I’m hoping someone out there has done the legwork :slight_smile:

@Mike_Clifford You will have to wait until the FastLED team does the leg work for you mate :slight_smile: