RGB Strip Light with Fibaro RGB Controller Project

28 Jul 2012
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United Kingdom
I Installed 1.4 Meters worth of RGB LED strip light at the back of my desk a couple of months ago as I had some spare from the main qtx RGB strip light in my kitchen that I installed a few years ago.

With my recent move to sell my outdated X10 Automation and to slowly invest in the Z-Wave and Samsung SmartThings platform, I decided it was time to put the RGB Strip light on my desk to use.

So I have made a control box what will house a Fibaro RGBW Z-Wave enabled controller (FGRGBWM441 Data Sheet) that should hopefully arrive tomorrow along with some other general bits of Z-Wave stuff for around my house.

The Fibaro RGBW controller will fit in the electronic project box that I made below, and that will likley be mounted at the back corner of my desk. The box is powered from a 2A 12V DC plug pack, and the strip light is 12V 16.8W per/m.

DC Input & RGB Output (Bottom two pins +12V, top pins RGB respectively):

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Main On/Off switch & Momentary RGB buttons (Ones red as shop placed order wrong):

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General view inside:

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Switches (Yes, I have since fixed the dodgy soldering next to the main switch):

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Input & Output Jacks:
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Lead to RGB Strip Light:

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Let me know what you think of my little project. I will post a follow up once I have the module installed and working.

Regards: Elliott.
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Update: All is working well now, although I did make a small pebcac type error at first as the Fibaro RGB Controller would simply not work initially. Photo 5 is be a clue...Lucky the controller survived it though!

Here's the photos will the Fibaro controller installed:

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For those interested in how I implemented the software side of setting it up, see here.

Questions welcome of course.

Regards: Elliott.

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