Comments for AmbiLED HD High Definition Ambient Light by Inovatek Electronics Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:24:12 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Help by AmbiAdmin Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:24:12 +0000 you should install FTDI driver first and follow the installation steps before run the softwares. If you installed it correctly and set in the driver software as we mentioned in installation pages, Follow the “checklist” in this help page and let me know which one is ok or not.

Comment on Help by AmbiAdmin Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:17:52 +0000 Hi Aaron,

The plug is “2.5mm/0.8mm”, almost all Android tablets using same plug for charging. So you can find it as “2.5mm android cable”,
Unfortunately standard USB ports cannot handle high current requirements of the LEDs, but you can try.
We know this performance issue on Win8 machines. We tried a lot of solution but still no luck. Luckily, it’s working perfect on Win10(developer edition).
Microsoft tried a different core on Win8 but returned back to legendary core on Win10 and Win10 will be free for Win8 users.
So if we cant find a solution for Win8 users, Microsoft’s own solution is coming soon.

Comment on Help by Aaron Steinke Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:24:02 +0000 I installed my AmbiLED HD yesterday on my 21:9 screen with 3440×1440 resolution, it looks awesome so far, really impressed.

Two questions:
What’s specification/name of the power supply plug at the box? I plan to use one of the powered USB ports at the monitors back to supply the AmbiLED and looking for a right cable.

And second, when running the AmbiLED Software I experience some performance issues on the computer, especially when moving around windows but even when watching videos (haven’t tried gaming yet). I’m on Windows 8.1 (i7-4790K, GTX 970, SSD, 16gb ram). I already read that the AmbiBox Software might bring some improvement as it has more settings for the capturing – any tips with which settings I should play around first?

Keep up the great work!



Comment on AmbiLED HD Setup by Ash Gibbons Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:51:28 +0000 Just got around to installing these finally. Looks amazing. Really easy to set up on OSMC. Instruction s on this website made it too easy.

Thank you very much from a very happy backer!

Comment on Help by Kevin Garvey Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:30:03 +0000 I finally got my strip applied with a better adhesive, but (on a clean install of Windows) nothing happens when launching the software. My strip flashes when I first connect power; when connecting USB I get the slow fade from bright to off. But that’s it. Nothing else works. The same thing happens in AmbiBox. What should I do here?

Comment on AmbiBox Settings for AmbiLED HD by AmbiAdmin Sun, 15 Mar 2015 20:00:35 +0000 If it’s a “fade out”;
AmbiLED controller fades out and sleeps if it isn’t receive any data from serial port in 1000ms (1 second).
If you have a problem with this function, you can compile the firmware code with longer sleep time.
The code part is:
if((t - lastByteTime) > 1000) {
just change the value and upload the code into the controller via Arduino
I hope it helps.

Comment on AmbiBox Settings for AmbiLED HD by macadamia Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:13:23 +0000 When using Ambibox with Playclaw, the ambiled lights go off very often when nothing changes on screen for a couple of seconds.
I posted it in the playclaw forum (because it only happens with playclaw) and got an answer from the ambibox creator “Your device turn off the light!”

Is it possible something could be changed in the driver to fix this problem?

Comment on AmbiLED HD setup for Hyperion on RaspBMC/OSMC by AmbiAdmin Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:11:18 +0000 Yes, We did it today. Everything is same, you can follow the current documentation.
The only difference is RaspBMC project is now continua as OSMC. So, you should install OSMC then follow the same steps to install.

Comment on AmbiLED HD setup for Hyperion on RaspBMC/OSMC by Alex Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:34:04 +0000 Hi guys,

Have you now tested ambiled with the pi 2 ?

Comment on Help by AmbiAdmin Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:26:44 +0000 If you can change the colors by NeoPixel arduino examples. Yes you can. Else, No.