Pixel LED Lights vs Standard LED Lights: What's the Difference?

Have you been wondering what the difference is between Standard LED Lights and LED Pixel Lights? Which one would be right for you or for your work?

Being able to control LEDs individually like pixels opens up a lot of creative options, and even more so when these units are freely programmable, such as with the brand new Godox TP Series Pixel Tube lights

Standard LED Lights come in many shapes and forms, especially when it comes to photo and video lighting, where you can find options such as LED Panels, LED Studio heads, and LED Sticks. LEDs can also be found in RGB format, where they are constructed with Red, Blue, and Green LEDs in one bulb, which will shine together at different brightnesses in order to produce different hues. 

Standard LED Lights will display one single colour, hue, and brightness across the entire unit such as a panel, however, more LED units are entering the lighting market in which each LED can be controlled individually, much like on a smartphone screen (LCD screens) but in a larger format. These are individually addressable LEDs, or Pixel LEDs, and they have many uses in videography lighting.

For example, large-scale LED screens are used in sports stadiums and on advertising screens and billboards.

TP LED Pixel Lights are RGBWW specifically, meaning they have Red, Green, Blue, White, Warm White LEDs, covering a huge colour range.

If none of the TP LED Pixel Lights pre-programmed special effects patterns work for you, and you need something more specific, you can program your own patterns, either to one individual tube, a line of tubes, or a set of tubes together on a bracket! The Pixel Tube set creates dynamic and stunning visual effects suitable for venues or gigs. Multiple Pixel Tubes even can create impressive 3D effects!

 Fireworks programmed onto a set of TP4R tubes.

Specifically, you could even map a video clip to your tubes. This process allows for specific colour combinations and effects, more realistic lighting reflections on your subject, model, or actor, and easier editing if you are using a specific clip. For example, taking the fireworks effect above- If this is created with a specific fireworks clip that will be used in the final edit, you can map the clip to the tubes, and match the colour pattern of the lighting to the clip for seamless and stress-free lighting continuity.

With the Pixel Tubes' high pixel density, this also allows for more precise and smooth lighting mapping. The ability to control more separate pixels grants smoother per-pixel motion that simulates actual lights for a more realistic and immersive feel to your moving projects. 

Controlling of the Pixel Tubes is easy by DMX, RDM allowing pixel mapping or full media control, plus innovative CMRX control.

Shop the Godox KNOWLED TP LED Pixel Lights at EssentialPhoto here: https://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/search?q=tp*&type=product

EssentialPhoto is an Official Godox Partner and trusted UK Distributor, stocking the widest range of Godox kit in the UK. We offer a 2 Year Warranty* across our lighting ranges, and Customer Support and after-sales repair at our Birmingham-based store.