Weatherproofing Techniques for LED Lighting Systems

In this article I’ll share my preferred techniques for protecting the components of an outdoor LED lighting system from the elements: rain, humidity, dust, sunlight, etc. I’ve been designing LED lighting systems for outdoor art installations/sculptures since 2019. My first couple of projects were for Burning Man, and my primary concern was ensuring that theContinue reading “Weatherproofing Techniques for LED Lighting Systems”

Manta Ray (Fly By) Update #2

Wow! What an adventure! I just got back from installing the new lighting system in Fly By, a 24-foot all glass and stainless steel Manta ray sculpture that resides in the historic, tiny town of Nipton, California (population < 20). The origin story of Nipton is pretty fascinatingly, and its recent history is no lessContinue reading “Manta Ray (Fly By) Update #2”

Wiring Design for Addressable LED Strips

The goal of this article is to give you all the information you need to design the wiring for a project that includes one or more addressable LED strips. And you’re thinking: “Does the world really need another article explaining power injection?” Well, yes, but only if you’re not satisfied with generic “rules of thumb”Continue reading “Wiring Design for Addressable LED Strips”

FLiCr LED Controller – Update #1

Lots of progress to report. I’ve assembled the first prototype and have run a series of tests to validate the design. So far everything has worked almost perfectly and my list of next-revision improvements is very short. One of the most important tests was to confirm the functionality and performance of my “reconfigurable LED driverContinue reading “FLiCr LED Controller – Update #1”