Using an APA102 LED Pixel as a Voltage Level Shifter

I got a chance to test this out today, and it works!!! I cant drive this pixel with the Edisons 4v out, so ill iether have to put a resistor inline or use an external vreg(which isnt a big deal)

I managed to finaly get the edison to drive a small led strip of 16 pixels…i can only drive it under 25khz at the moment as my Edison has a bug in the SPI kernel whih intel is working on.