The very first video I ever posted was about putting multicolored LEDs on my house so we could have all kinds of different colors and different effects for every holiday. They’ve been working great for over 2 years.

My goal with this video, and a few more that will follow, is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to get into DIY Christmas lights.

Here’s a whole playlist of LED “How-to” Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL02pNmOcO9lmMIQXaxv0_3oXM_l-yb-8

All the stuff I use is in my Amazon shopping page: https://www.amazon.com/shop/drzzs

The Dig-Uno (best LED controller ever) and the mounting track I designed is available here: https://drzzs.com/shop/

Links: Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/shop/drzzs?listId=34U74MSXBDRN1 5v ws2812

Strips: https://amzn.to/2MwXG1P 5v ws2812

Strips Waterproof: https://amzn.to/35hTQS1 5v ws2813

Strips Waterproof: (backup data channel) https://amzn.to/2B5TQHG

12v ws2815 strips: https://amzn.to/2MF66o2

5v or 12v ws2811 strings: https://amzn.to/35rRrFi

NodeMCU: https://amzn.to/35oGc0a

Aluminum Channel (50cm): https://amzn.to/2ILM2PE

LED strip clips: https://amzn.to/2BiQP6Q 22 awg wire (10m): https://amzn.to/2B6SqfS

T quick splice connectors: https://amzn.to/35IGS0r

Bare Metal Power Supplies: https://amzn.to/2MC8EmL

Enclosed Power Supplies: https://amzn.to/2YLa5nm

Wall wart Power Supplies: https://amzn.to/2ETbVec

Barrel Adapter (5.5×2.1) Screw: https://amzn.to/2njMcWG

12v to 5v wired: https://amzn.to/2B5SJI0

12v to 5v Screws: https://amzn.to/2OFgoa9

Jumper Wires: https://amzn.to/2YLM2EV

Aliexpress – 5v Strips: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Kceu4gks

12v Strings: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/pyashnIC

12v ws2815 strips: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/D1inmwpE

5v ws2811 strings: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/2cG5MhrK

NodeMCU: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/pI2wgExm

Aluminum Channel (50cm): http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/sHXT8lzI

22 awg wire (10m): http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/5pF6A6cg

T quick splice connectors: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/rBAUS9oM

Bare Metal Power Supplies: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/DVyBTarA

Enclosed Power Supplies: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/FTyEPUzi

Barrel Adapter (5.5×2.1) Button: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/qiOWux7w

Barrel Adapter (5.5×2.1) Screw: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/obHLvgne

12v to 5v wired: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4oWYDDGy

or 12v to 5v w/ USB connector: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/M0WA4lcM

Jumper Wires: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/buqEtUlE

Ikea Cable Management: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/rabalder-cable-organizer-white-20281419/

Thin-walled PVC: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Charlotte-Pipe-3-4-in-x-10-ft-200-SDR-21-PVC-Pipe/3133103

WLED: https://github.com/Aircoookie/WLED/releases

ESPhomeFlasher: https://github.com/esphome/esphome-flasher/releases J-channel

Hole Jig: https://github.com/Snipercaine/Holiday-LED-files/tree/master/stl

1 Comment.

  • I’m a newbie and want to put holiday lights on my house. I be using around 630 12 pixel string lights (the ones you recommended on Amazon) in J channel. I’m trying to determine the number of DIGI controllers to use. I understood a controller can go as far as 1200 pixels and with WLED you break them into zones and identify the light on each universe. I can get the wiring from the soffit into the attic and can hook them all up as a single string and also inject power as needed. I also need to know what size power supply is needed and the number of power injection points. I have been told that 12 v may go as far as 150 pixels so I am thinking I need 5 injections on power. Power on both ends and 3 in the string at some point. I am thinking a 80a power supply to run the 12v side side of the DIGI with a separate 5v power supply for the CPU. I’d also like a way to shut off the power to the lights when not in use and think I can switch the 80a power supply to handle that leaving the 5v running on the CPU. Any help would be appreciated.

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