Making an LED fireplace

For Christmas I want to make a simple LED fireplace.

My plan is to take a 5M RGB LED Strip - WS2812B 60 Per Meter - Black Strip - Weatherproof | Core Electronics Australia and snake it into a grid like below (where each line is an LED).

    __    __
|  |  |  |  |
|  |  |  |  |
|  |  |  |  |
 __    __        etc

I found this image on the internet for inspo.

Is there a better way?
What power supply will I need to pull this off?

Pix. :christmas_tree: :fire:


Hi @Pixmusix

some useful links

There is some mention of suitable power supplies as a starting point in these links - it mostly depends on how many LEDs in the strip ( the one you mention has 300 LEDs if you use the entire length ! )

Check out some of the other projects here using these type of LEDs for other makers power supply details.



Hey Pixmusix,

The other way I can see this done is with a LED Matrix and an ESP32 to make a Gif variant similar to the guide that’s available here

It will take a little less strain and be a WIFI controllable project for multi use.