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Officially from Corsair, no!


Though as Corsair and every brand uses mass produced RGB strips. Most of these are 5050 (5mm x 5mm) SMD (surface mounted devices). Some use 12v and some use 5v. Plugging a 5v into a 12v power will most likely turn your LED into little volcano. ALL RGB LEDs use Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to control the brightness and color each LED. Some of these RGBs have an integrated circuit (IC) that takes a digital signal signal and converts into a PWM signal for each Red, Green, and Blue. This allows for all LEDs on each strip to have different colors and brightness. The ones that take the digital signal are referred to as addressable or analog. Most other cheaper ones use a PWM signal for the whole strip making all LEDs on the strip uniform.


So if you have a 5v Digital Addressable LED strip or device, you could in theory plug it into a device like the lighting node probe and get it to work. Though you would need to keep in mind the current draw. I would not use more than 60 LED 5050 LEDs per channel on the Lighting Node Pro. This is based off of the limit of 6 RGB strips/channel that have 10 LEDs on each strip.


If you are wanting to do something with a 12v RGB "analog" strip, that is a little bit harder and what I am trying to do, though it doesn't seem people are as anal about lighting as I am. This I think would require a 3 channel RGB IC to convert the digital signal to PWM, some N Channel mosfets, and maybe some resistors. Right now I feel like a noob stumbling around electrical engineering.


Anyway in both cases you would have to set the item as a fake LED strip, HD-120, LL-120, and etc. to get the lighting based on your needs.


I already made a post about this, though I don't think it would happen anytime soon, so that is why I am looking into making my own: http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176217

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