This is the famous NeoPixel compatible digitally addressable RGB LED strip based on SK6812 or WS2812B. Yes, and it is, of course, compatible with the NeoPixel library from Adafruit.
This LED strip comes in 1-meter length with SK6812 Self Adhesive 30 LED Bare Strip-1M. SK6812 or WS2812B or Neopixel is addressable RGB LED, controllable from many microcontrollers including Arduino (Arduino UNO, Maker UNO, etc), Teensy, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, ESP32 and many more. And the best of all, the control of all these LEDs uses ONLY ONE digital output pin from the controller.
These LED strips are fun and glowy. With 30 RGB LEDs per meter, you can set the color of each LED's red, green and blue component with 8-bit PWM precision (so 24-bit color per pixel). The LEDs are controlled by shift-registers that are chained up down the strip so you can shorten or lengthen the strip. Only 1 (one) digital output pin is required to send data down. The PWM is built into each LED-chip so once you set the color you can stop talking to the strip and it will continue to PWM all the LEDs for you.
The strip is made of flexible PCB material and it is not covered with any epoxy resin of sheathing. You can cut this stuff pretty easily with wire cutters, or of course, you can also connect strips together to make them longer, just watch how much current you need!
BTW, these LEDs should be powered with 5VDC supply and depending on the usage, each LED can take up to 60mA if all three RGB colors are at full PWM duty cycle (full brightness). Do not use supply higher than 6V as it will destroy the entire strip.
The strip comes in 1 meter with a 3-pin JST SM connector on each end and separated power/ground wires. These strips are sold by in 1-meter length (30 LEDs).
To wire up these strips we suggest picking up a 2.1mm DC jack to terminal in so you can connect one of the 5V wall adapters (5V 4A, 5V2A) to power it. For the data + ground pins, you can pick up 2-pin JST set to turn it into a quick connection. Check out this video by How to Mechatronics:
- Maximum 5V @ 60mA draw per LED(all colors on full brightness)
- 5VDC power requirement (do not exceed 6VDC) - no polarity protection
- LED wavelengths: 630nm/530nm/475nm
- Connector: 3-pin JST SM
- May ship with either WS2812B or SK6812-based LEDs. They are the same brightness, color, and protocol
- LED package: SMD LED
- strip specifications: 30 LEDs per meter
- Color: Full RGB (8-bit brightness control for each color)
- Length: 1 meter
Packing List :
- 1 x SK6812 Self Adhesive 30 LED Bare Strip-1M