Help Understand how an Infra Red RGB light works

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Nikita Gaidouk, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Nikita Gaidouk

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    I made a video to describe my idea more clearly...
    Please excuse me as I am not totally tech savvy, I can do basic electrics but learn quick.

    In short though: I want to simply control my LED lights with a wall mounted controller.
    I am not sure if I need to remove the IR controller board from the LED Light, or should I leave it there.
    (I'm not sure if the light needs any of the chips on the board to function, or is the whole board only for the use of the IR controller.)

    So my question is this:
    Can I just simply disconnect the "Negative Wire" and add the 3 separate RGB's like so:

    Or should I disconnect the circuit board as it won't be needed?

    Example of what I want to do:



  2. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Your link to the light on ebay describes it as needing residential level AC power for operation. Universal type input circuit for 85-250 VAC and comes with its own remote.
    I am not sure if you can do what you want with the other controller since this one would seem to have its own drivers for the LED.
  3. Dodgydave

    Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    No, your rgb leds need a separate dc supply as well as the voltage control pin for each led.