The Harry Potter Hogwarts set was a landmark for Light My Bricks in several ways. For sure it was, and still is, their biggest ever set.
But also it marked the subtle introduction of remote controlled RGB lights.
We now have stock of the RGB component range from Light My Bricks so here's the low-down on what this kit is for!
What is RGB?
RGB stands for Red Green Blue. These LED components look and work just like our other lights, albeit with more wires. This is because every LED is actually four lights - one of each colour plus white. As such when they light up in various combinations you can make a whole range of different colours.
These lights require four tiny wires to operate, which means special connectors and cables. As such they're not compatible with our main range, but can however share the same power supply.
Most important to note is that the cables used four wires, and the plugs are bigger. This means you get great lighting flexibility but it reduces the ease of use between / under / through LEGO components.
Here's the new connectors:
Similar to our standard LED range, these components are made up of the following parts:
Available in packs of 4 with 30cm of cable. These provide bright light and can fit inside LEGO bricks.
The Brains aka IR Board and Remote Control
The board has 1 input - which is a standard connector so takes power from any of our power supplies or connects to an expansion board using normal connecting cables.
The board supports 4 special effects and multiple colours of course - all controlled through the infra-red remote control.
Flash - Flash effect on your chosen colour
Strobe - Will flash quickly while cycling through all the colours
Fade - Will cycle through all the colours 3 seconds at each colour
Smooth - Will cycle through all the colours 7 seconds at each colour
Each output can connect to a light or a chain of strip lights or to an expansion board.
And finally... Connecting Cables!
The Light My Bricks RGB range is a great addition to allow real flexibility in how you light up your LEGO.
You'll find all these components in our DIY Components section
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