Ive been trying to find a solid, reliable and relatively cheap method of LED lighting, primarily for the kitch cupboards, which wont get used all that often, hence the reluctance to spend big.
And so far, I haven’t been overly successful.
Ive tried a MagicHome Wi-Fi controller…that worked for all of a day or 2, and then the unit just died…seems to be common on these units.
Ive tried a mi-light Wi-Fi RGBW led strip controller, and this works to some extent, but for some reason can only run a pretty short length of strip (powered by 5V)
Anyhoo, I realised that Tasmota can natively control WS2812 leds, correct?
I have a few spare NodeMCUs knocking about, and have mamnaged to flash with Tasmota…can I use these to run an LED strip? If so, does it have to be WS2812B like these?
As far as I can figure out (I have very basic electronics knowledge) the strip needs to be powered by 5V and the data pin hooked upto one of the NodeMCUs GPIO pins?
Can the 5V come from the 5V GPIO on the NodeMCU?
Sorry for the basic questions…