It is time to power up your Ambient Color Control Pad and connect it to the NeoPixel strip!

Plug in DC power, USB power, and the NeoPixel strip's USB adapter.

Next, press the on/off button to fire it up!

We have color! Now, you can try out the different color buttons and enjoy the light show.


The true beauty of the ambient color comes from having a large diffusion object to fill with color. Here, I've put together the shade from a lamp and then filled it with the NeoPixel strand, draped inside of it, near the center.

Going Beyond the Guide

Now that you have your Ambient Color Control Pad providing easy control of simple color changes, you can get fancy! How about different animation modes? Or color interpolations? It's all up to you!

Enjoy your super saturated ambient environment!

This guide was first published on Oct 27, 2018. It was last updated on Jul 14, 2024.

This page (Control Color) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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