That’s great, I saw you have a monster power supply. Usually there’s a trade off between the first LEDs in line getting too much power, and those at the end not getting enough.
Perhaps the 24v setup makes a difference. For me (12v) anything over half that distance started to fade. Long runs can be achieved simply by extending the next strip to the RGBW controller with RGBW extension cable.
I’m hoping to do nearly this exact setup shortly (ordering first ST controller now and will be ordering the Fibaro and other pieces shortly), but had a question. Looking at your pics and what I read, I don’t see the male connectors you have listed in the parts list in use. The SuperNight strips look to have male connectors which would connect to the female leads you list, so where did they come in?
Got everything delivered yesterday and fired up a quick test, which worked perfect. Thanks for the guide! I did think of a couple questions for you. Do you leave the power supply on (plugged in since it has no switch) full time? If so, have you noticed any issues with heat buildup? I’m planning on putting it in the frame of my soffit where I had an outlet put in for it, but the outlet’s not switched or anything, so the power supply would be on 24x7 unless I arrange something for it.
I have my plugged in full time. My power supply is in my entertainment closet, so i don’t see it. But the power supply has a fan built in and when i leave the door open to let the closet get some air, I can hear the fan come on and off.
So I don’t think it is that big of a deal.
Hope to see pictures of the install!!!
That begs an interesting question of its own. What have you noticed as far as heat buildup when you’ve had both strips going for a while? My soffit is open in that I don’t have any individual sections closed off but the sides are closed, and it’s still only about 7" from the ceiling and about 16" wide, so not a ton of space. Wondering if that would be enough airflow or not.
Just had a chance to hear the fan fire up while it was sitting in the soffit frame. I haven’t closed the sides of the soffit in yet, so that’ll help some, but it’s pretty audible. Floating it on a bit of foam might help, but it’s enough I may consider trying to run some wires to my (yet to be built) equipment closet.