The PiGlow neatly circumvents the current expense and supply problems with RGB LEDs, its 18 LEDs are discrete colours, fanning out from a central point in 3 spokes of white, blue, green, yellow orange and red triplets. Because the PiGlow has Red, Blue and Green LEDs it’s capable of producing a whole range of colours when combined with a suitable diffuser. I decided to repurpose a table-top, spherical glass lamp, which we’d been wanting to put an RGB LED bulb in for quite some time. If you want to achieve similar results, it’s the FADO mouth blown glass lamp from Ikea it’s a perfect enclosure for an RGB lighting project, and fits a Pi easily.
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