How to Wire a DMX System with RGB Colour LED Strip Lights (Wiring Diagram)

DMX Diagram

The second in our wiring diagram series, how to wire a simple DMX System with RGB Colour LED Strip Lights.

You will need -

- DMX Wall Plate

- DMX Decoder(s)

- LED Driver(s)

- RGB Colour LED Strip Lights

- Cat5 or Cat5e data Cable

- Screwdriver

Our DMX Wall Plate is designed to offer customers a simple and easy solution for putting DMX-controlled RGB Colour LED Strip Lights in their home or business. The wall plate communicates with the LED Strip Lights via a DMX Decoder. Insert the red, green, blue and black wires on your RGB Colour LED Strip Lights into the decoder and connect this back to the DMX Wall Plate using a Cat5 or Cat5e data cable.

The wall plate features three dials, controlling parameters such as colour, brightness and programme. In addition to this, the wall plate has a built-in microphone for sound to light manipulation.

The number of decoders and drivers you require depends on the overall length and wattage of RGB Colour LED Tape you plan to run. Each decoder has a maximum wattage of 180 and can cope with 12.5m of our 60 LED 5050 RGB Colour LED Strip Lights. Where you are exceeding this length you will require and additional DMX Decoder. Each DMX decoder requires its own PSU or LED Driver as shown. You can daisy chain multiple DMX Decoders together using CAT5 cable (the same cable your computer uses to connect to the internet) and the two data ports on the unit.

The DMX setup described above is probably one of the simplest available and is quite straightforward to install. Always remember, our customer service team in available to offer advice. Just give them a call on 0116 321 4120 or email

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