The easiest and most cost effective is off the shelf wifi strips from places like amazon that host a standard web server that openhab could send Web commands too but then you are locked into very specific patterns/effects if these are even available
Moving on too custom built solutions taking time and understanding but then you can have any type of patterns you want
Im not sure what style of patterns I actually want I just want more from an led strip than normal ones provide one colour is like yesterday’s tech
Chasing & rainbow & Christmas effects are probably my main effects
As for coding if it’s needed it’s needed I would prefer to not do work if it’s not needed no need too waste time but not being happy with the final product is still a waste of my time
I have also a question about adressable led strips. I bought a magic home controller to control my WS2811 strip. Everything works and also the connection to openhab works via the wifi led binding. My question is, is it possible to control only a part of leds? eg. turn on 1-30, wait 2 seconds, then turn on 31 to 60 and so on? I wand to use this for my stair light an thought if I could turn on segment by segment this shoulb be very easy, but I haven´t found a way how to control just segments. And if this is not possible, is it somehow possible to make a starup program, which is not a loop?
You could change to an sACN controller and use MQTTany. You could then write a custom animation, or use one of the built-in ones like fade.pixel to fade the LEDs with several commands from openHAB. With a custom animation you would be able to make the illuminated LEDs “slide” up the stairs.