Thanks for the reply. I understand your 5M single color can be cut to length and utilized. The meat of the suggested "New Phidget Idea" was for controllable RGB lights for every light in the sequence.
There's currently no simple way for Phidgets to interface with the typical WS2812 or Neopixel RGB addressable strips.
By "simple" I assume you mean with current phidgets readily available (a simple modification).
It appears WS2812 is pretty well documented [https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/datasheets/WS2812.pdf] with pin layouts and the like (referencing WS2811 control IC), so if it was a priority "phidget idea" it would be doable?
From my understanding the "mission of Phidget" is to standardize inputs into a USB format. So IC -> USB? Am I missing something?
Or are you saying it is not likely very doable? If not, why not?
I suggested this "New Phidget Idea" because for the applications I am developing it would be useful to control individual colors of a sequence of lights as part of the larger system.