@abrownnm - sorry, but I haven't used that abstraction of the poi code so can't help with that. However, have you run your setup with just using the firstlight Fastled example in the examples dropdown? I know it sounds odd, but always good to go right back to basics at this point, to just doublecheck that all lads are working as should. Run examples>FastLed>firstlight with your lads type and led number, and your pins as they are for the poi project. This will give you confidence to discount wiring as an issue.