|LED lighting in "white" mode|
The home-made controller has a couple push button switches for on/off and color selection (for now colors are white and red). There is also a knob to dim the LEDs to desired intensity.
I have started with four LED strips (128 LEDs total) and have installed them around the engine room worksurface. This is very much a prototype to see how well it functions. Initial results show these LED strips provide nice ambient light, but they are not sufficient as a "work light" when you want something bright and focused.
|LED lighting in "red" mode|
I have some more ideas for expanding the strip lighting functions, using the engine room as the test application. Depending on how things go, I may use more throughout the boat. More on this later.