1. WS2811 LED strip is a 3-channel addressable strip, controlled by dedicated LED controllers
  2. 3 LEDs in series as one pixel, pixel is individually addressable
  3. Working voltage is DC12V, max 14V
  4. Signal is a serial single-wire cascade interface, which is transmitted through one signal line
  5. Transmission distance is 5 meters between any 2 pixels (real number depends on field signal cables and environmental interference)
  6. PWM controller can adjust 256 gray levels, totally can output 16,777,216 colors

Description:

WS2811 LED strip is an economic addressable led strip controlled by external IC WS2811. Each IC controls 3 LEDs hence every 3 LEDs are cuttable as one single pixel. Each pixel is individually addressable, this makes it very flexible in many applications.

WS2811 is a 3-channel LED driver integrated circuit. The circuit includes intelligent digital port data latch and signal reshaping amplification drive circuit. Also include a precision internal oscillator and a 12V voltage programmable constant current output drive. In the purpose of reduce power supply ripple, the 3 output channels are designed to delay turn-on function.

SDIP, as manufacturers supplier, supply the WS2811 strip in 30LEDs/meter, 48LEDs/meter and 60LEDs/meter, based on different waterproof ratings, IP20/IP65/IP67/I68, along with the LED power supply and LED controllers. Combining with aluminium profile, these flexible strips can be made into rigid LED bar.

Besides the physical strips, SDIP still provide the one-stop services of Site audit, Layout design, Lighting effect and programming based on LedEdit or Madrix software platforms, Product development and implementation, Installation and debugging, we have the field engineer teams to visit your sites for assistance.

Specifications:

 

Model: SDIP-F12V-10L-30LED-W-WS2811

Voltage: DC12V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.06A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 7.2w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: External PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2811 FPCB Color: White/Black
IC Quantity: 10 IC/meter Channel Order: RGB
LED Type: SMD5050 Gray Scale: 256
LED Quantity: 30 LEDs/meter IP rate: IP20/IP65/IP67/IP68
LED Color: RGB Working Temp: -40°~ 70°
LED Interval: 33.3mm Roll length: 5m/Roll
Cut Size: 3LED Package: Anti-static Aluminum Foil Bag

ws2811 programmable led strip 10L 30LEDs per meter diagram

 

Model: SDIP-F12V-16L-48LED-W-WS2811

Voltage: DC12V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.06A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 11.52w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: External PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2811 FPCB Color: White/Black
IC Quantity: 16 IC/meter Channel Order: RGB
LED Type: SMD5050 Gray Scale: 256
LED Quantity: 48 LEDs/meter IP rate: IP20/IP65/IP67/IP68
LED Color: RGB Working Temp: -40°~ 70°
LED Interval: 20.8mm Roll length: 5m/Roll
Cut Size: 3LED Package: Anti-static Aluminum Foil Bag

ws2811 addressable led strip 16L 48LED

 

Model: SDIP-F12V-20L-60LED-W-WS2811

Voltage: DC12V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.06A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 14.4w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: External PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2811 FPCB Color: White/Black
IC Quantity: 20 IC/meter Channel Order: RGB
LED Type: SMD5050 Gray Scale: 256
LED Quantity: 60 LEDs/meter IP rate: IP20/IP65/IP67/IP68
LED Color: RGB Working Temp: -40°~ 70°
LED Interval: 16.6mm Roll length: 5m/Roll
Cut Size: 3LED Package: Anti-static Aluminum Foil Bag

ws2811 rgb led strip 20L 60LEDs wiring

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    WS2811 LED Strip – The Definitive FAQ Guide

    Led strip has become a necessary accessory for both organizations and homes and continues to be in high demand.

    Like it is with every product, consumers seem to have some questions about LED strips.

    This article examines and gives answers to various questions relating to LED lighting, WS2811 LED Strip precisely.

    1. What Does a WS2811 LED Strip Do?
    2. Are the LEDs of the WS2811 LED Strip Individually Addressable?
    3. What Makes the WS2811 LED Strip Stand out From Other LED Strips?
    4. Is It Ok to Connect More Than One WS2811 LED Strips?
    5. How Do I Connect More Than One WS2811 LED Strip With a Connector?
    6. How Do I Connect More Than One WS2811 LED Strip Without a Connector?
    7. What Is the Difference Between the WS2811 LED Strip and WS2812b?
    8. Are WS2811 LED Strips Capable of Causing Plants to Grow?
    9. Is the WS2811 LED Strip Capable of Ruining My Wall?
    10. Can a Person Get Cancer From Using the WS2811 LED Strip?
    11. How Can I Protect My Eyes From the WS2811 LED Strip?
    12. Can the WS2811 LED Strip Catch Fire While in Use?
    13. Where Is the Best Position to Place My WS2811 LED Strip?
    14. How Do I Keep My WS2811 LED Strip From Falling Off?
    15. Does the WS2811 LED Strip Come With All I Need, or Would I Need to Purchase Something Else?
    16. Does the Light of the WS2811 LED Strip Glitch Out?
    17. How Does One Identify a Good WS2811 LED Strip?
    18. Can I Use One Remote for Two WS2811 LED Strips?
    19. How Do I Program the Colors on My WS2811 LED Strip?
    20. Can I Hook My WS2811 LED Strip Directly to a Car Battery?
    21. How Do I Power My WS2811 LED Strip on a Boat?
    22. Does the WS2811 LED Strip Consume a Lot of Electricity?
    23. How Many amps Do I Need for My WS2811 LED Strip?
    24. How Do I Choose a Suitable Powers Supply for My WS2811 LED Strip?
    25. How Do I Connect My WS2811 LED Strip to a Powers Supply?
    26. How Do I Install an RGB LED Strip WS2811 Controller?
    27. How Do I Reset My WS2811 LED Strip Controller? / Is There a Way to Set the Controller of My WS2811 LED Strip Back to Factory Settings?
    28. Is It Normal for the Controller of My WS2811 LED Strip to Become Extremely Hot?
    29. How Long Can the WS2811 LED Strip Last While in Use?
    30. How Do I Identify the Best Manufacturer of the WS2811 LED Strip?
    31. Is There a Warranty on the WS2811 LED Strip?
    32. How Do I Connect RGB LED Strip WS2811 to Raspberry Pi?
    33. How to Control WS2811 RGB LED Strip with Arduino?
    34. Can I Use My WS2811 LED Strip with a Motherboard with a Three-pin Addressable RGB Header?
    35. Will My WS2811 LED Strip Work with an Asus Motherboard with 4 Pin Aura Header?

     

    1.  What Does a WS2811 LED Strip Do?

    WS2811 LED strip is a 3-channel addressable strip. Dedicated LED controllers to regulate these custom LED strip lights.

    WS2811 LED Strip

    WS2811 LED Strip

    WS2811 in this LED strip lights symbolizes the external IC WS2811. This external IC can control 3 LEDs that act as a single pixel.

    3-channel LED driver integrated circuit includes intelligent digital port data latch.

    2.   Are the LEDs of the WS2811 LED Strip Individually Addressable?

    No. The LEDs of the WS2811 LED strip are not individually addressable.

    When a LED strip light has an integrated driver that allows the color and brightness of each LED to be controlled individually is known as an individually addressable LED.

    Individually Addressable LED strip

    Individually Addressable LED strip

    WS2811 LED strip controls 3 LEDs at a time.

    And these 3 LEDs act as a single pixel and change the same color at a time.

    3.   What Makes the WS2811 LED Strip Stand out From Other LED Strips?

    The WS2811 LED strip is more popular than other LED strips. Let’s see some unique features of WS2811 LED strips.

    • The WS2811 LED strip has less power drop compared to other LED strips.
    • As the WS2811 LED strip comes in 12V or 24V, you don’t require more power injection.
    • The WS2811 LED strip has a single microcontroller. And this microcontroller powers 3 LED pixels or total 9 channels.
    • The color accuracy of WS2811 LED strips is better than general LED strips.
    • The price of the WS2811 LED strip is less than other individually addressable LED strips.

    4.  Is It Ok to Connect More Than One WS2811 LED Strips?

    Like other wired lights, resistance increases according to distance.

    You can connect unlimited WS2811 LED strips if you use additional power supply units.

    Connecting More WS2811 LED strips

    Connecting More WS2811 LED strips

    Experts recommend not to connect more than 15 meters of WS2811 LED strips without power wire or power supply units.

    5.  How Do I Connect More Than One WS2811 LED Strip With a Connector?

    Connecting more than one WS2811 strip is a very easy task.

    First of all, open the connectors with your nail.

    Now cut down the centerline with a sharp scissor or knife.

    You will see the dashed or scissor sign where you can easily cut them.

    After successfully cutting, slide on one side of the WS2811 LED strip into the connector.

    Cutting Two WS2811 LED strip

    Cutting Two WS2811 LED strip

    Now, get another piece and slide the end of that piece into the connectors.

    After sliding both ends of the WS2811 LED strip light into the connectors, tighten the connectors so that they don’t become loose.

    6.   How Do I Connect More Than One WS2811 LED Strip Without a Connector?

    Connecting more than one WS2812 LED strip with a connector is not the only way to connect them.

    You can also connect them with a soldering process. It is also an easy process to connect more than one WS2811 LED strip.

    You need the following things.

    • Wire Cutter
    • Solder
    • Soldering iron

    Step 01:

    First of all, cut the WS2811 LED strip lights in your desired length. Cut the strip in the predetermined cut point marked by dashed or scissor signs.

    Use sharp wire cutters or knives to cut them perfectly.

    Step 02:

    Next, add some solder to each of the contact points on the WS2811 LED strip. Dab solder onto strip’s copper pads that you wish to join.

    Adding Solder to The Cooper Pads of WS2811 strips

    Adding Solder to The Cooper Pads of WS2811 strips

    Before applying heat to the tinned section, align both pieces of WS2811 LED strips and verify the polarity.

    Drag the solder over the adjacent bead.

    You should tin both sections of LED strips previously to connect them easily.

    7.   What Is the Difference Between the WS2811 LED Strip and WS2812b?

    Both WS2811 and WS2812B LED strip lights are inexpensive and compatible with most libraries.

    The physical appearance of these two LED strips is also the same.

    The Difference Between WS2811 and WS2812B

    The Difference Between WS2811 and WS2812B

    But, there are many differences between them. Let’s see the differences between these two popular LED strip lights.

    Power Consumption

    WS2812B consumes 50% less energy compared to WS2811 LED strip at the time when no LEDs were lit.

    Type Voltage Idle 0 LEDs Single Channels per 1 LED Single Channel 150 LEDs RGB Channels per 1 LED

    RGB Channels per 150 LEDs

     

    WS2811 12 1.272 watts 0.064 watts 10.44 watts 0.184 watts 19.68 watts
    WS2812B 5 0.61 watts 0.64 watts 8.6 watts 0.18 watts 13.65 watts

    Availability of IC

    WS2811 LED strip is controlled by an external integrated circuit named WS2811.

    On the flip side, WS2812B has both external and built-in or embedded IC.

    Power Injection

    The WS2811 LED strips come with 12V or 24V. So, they don’t require power injection to get consistent brightness in all ends of the strips.

    On the other hand, WS2812B strips come in the only 5V. So, you need more power injection compared to the WS2811 LED strip.

    8.  Are WS2811 LED Strips Capable of Causing Plants to Grow?

    Yes. The WS2811 LED strips are capable of causing plant growth.

    The WS2811 LED strips can provide a more even, directional distribution of lights. They also emit very little heat that results in a less expensive garden as well as more robust growth.

    9.  Is the WS2811 LED Strip Capable of Ruining My Wall?

    It is tough to create holes if you live in a rented house.

    Landlords deduct money from the deposit of the tenants in case of finding any holes, chips, or cracks.

    You can fix WS2811 LED strips and remove them for their adhesive and semi-permanent natures.

    The ruining of your wall with the WS2811 LED strips depends on the durability of the wallpaper, the strength of strips’ adhesive natures, and application durability.

    Contact our expert technicians to purchase custom-designed WS2811 LED strips to protect your walls.

    10. Can a Person Get Cancer From Using the WS2811 LED Strip?

    LEDs, silicone rubber, and their packaging are safe for humans. WS2811 LED strip lights produce natural lights.

    So, scientists have not found any relationship between using LED strip lights and causing cancer.

    Lights that produce ultraviolet radiation and use hazardous chemicals can cause cancer.

    These radiation and hazardous chemicals are found in traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights.

    WS2811 LED strip lights neither contain any harmful chemicals nor emit ultraviolet rays.

    So, you can use them in any lighting projects without being worried about cancer.

    11. How Can I Protect My Eyes From the WS2811 LED Strip?

    Some studies claim LED strip lights have negative effects on eyes at the time of using blue LED lights.

    Studies also found that over-exposure to blue lights affects the retina of the eyes.

    The effects of WS2811 LED Strip on Eyes

    The effects of WS2811 LED Strip on Eyes

    Excessive blue rays of LED strip light cause poor sleep and eyes. You can protect

    • Choose the right brightness of the WS2811 strip for your working area. Over excessive low and high brightness can affect your eyes.
    • Install your 2811 LED strip in the right place in the right direction.
    • Avoid excessive blue colors at the time of installing WS2811 strips in your bedrooms and working areas.
    • Avoid purchasing low-quality ws2811 RGB LED strips that flicker at the time of use.

    12. Can the WS2811 LED Strip Catch Fire While in Use?

    Electrical fire is the second leading cause of home fires in the US.

    So, most of the project planners ensure the safety of the project before purchasing LED strip lights.

    WS2811 LED strip lights are made of high-quality raw materials.

    Again, they consume less energy compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lights. So, they produce a minimum amount of heat while in use.

    While filament of an incandescent bulb reaches about 216° C. after 3 minutes of operation, our WS2811 LED strip lights produces only 30.5° C.

    You should choose high-quality WS2811 LED strip lights and install them properly with skilled technicians.

    WARNING: If you purchase low-quality WS2811 LED strip lights and use improper wiring of LED light fixtures, you may face fire accidents.

    13. Where Is the Best Position to Place My WS2811 LED Strip?

    WS2811 LED strips are versatile lighting products. You can place them in all manners of places due to their clips or adhesive backing.

    Let’s see some common positions of WS2811 LED strip lights.

    • Ceiling Coving or Cornice
    • Mirrors
    • Stairs
    • Furniture (Table, Sofas, armchairs, Cribs, and beds)
    • Under cabinets, in drawers, and toe-kicks.
    • Shelving
    • Picture frames
    • Sink and bathtub rim
    • Outdoors(pathways, railings, stair tends, pathways, under roof soffits, decks, porches, sun umbrellas, patio furniture)
    • Screens

    Positions of WS2811 LED strips

    Positions of WS2811 LED strips

    14. How Do I Keep My WS2811 LED Strip From Falling Off?

    WS2811 LED strip lights are now used in both residential and commercial lighting projects.

    But many people fail to choose the right type of LED strip lights for their desired lighting projects.

    As a result, the adhesive backing of the WS2811 LED strip fails and tends to fall off after some months.

    To keep your WS2811 LED strip from falling off, you should follow the following tips.

    • Clean the surface completely where you will mount WS2811 LED strips. Use a lint-free cloth to clean the surface properly.
    • Remove water, dust, moisture, grease, and other small materials.
    • After cleaning, let the surface dry. You can use methylated spirits or rubbing alcohol to clean efficiently.
    • Remove the adhesive tape cover just before installing LED strip lights.
    • You can use extra adhesive along the WS2811 strip where finishes do not bond well.

    15. Does the WS2811 LED Strip Come With All I Need, or Would I Need to Purchase Something Else?

    Some manufacturers of LED strips provide all necessary accessories and some only offer the WS2811 LED strip lights.

    So, you should check the availability of necessary accessories before purchasing WS2811 LED strip lights.

    All necessary LED-Strip-Accessories

    All necessary LED-Strip-Accessories

    Whether manufacturers include necessary accessories or not, you should confirm the availability of the following accessories.

    • Snap-on Connectors
    • IR/IF Controllers and Dimmers
    • Aluminum Tracks with Diffusers
    • Low Voltage Wire Single Color, RGB, and Extension.

    16. Does the Light of the WS2811 LED Strip Glitch Out?

    The light of the WS2811 LED strips don’t glitch out if you purchase high-quality strips from reliable manufacturers.

    The glitching out of the WS2811 LED strip also depends on the proper installation and maintenance.

    17. How Does One Identify a Good WS2811 LED Strip?

    There are many WS2811 LED strip manufacturers and suppliers around the world.

    They offer different features of WS2811 LED strips.

    You should focus on the following factors at the time of identifying a good WS2811 LED strip.

    Voltage

    WS2811 LED strips come in different voltage varieties such as 5V, 12V, and 24V.

    The higher the voltage of the WS2811 LED strip, the better for brightness.

    You also don’t need to inject power if you choose 2811 rgb strips with higher voltage.

    Voltage of WS2811 LED strips

    Voltage of WS2811 LED strips

    The voltage drops when the distance between the beginning of the strip and the end of the strips increases.

    If you choose the higher voltage such as 12V or 24V, you will get the consistent high brightness in the whole WS2811 LED strips

    LED Density

    To identify a good WS2811 LED strip, you also should check the LED density. LED density refers to the number of LEDs available in one meter of addressable LED strip.

    LED density

    LED density

    The required density depends on the requirements of your lighting projects.

    If you need high brightness, you can choose a WS2811 LED strip with high density.

    Types of LED Chips

    The quality, efficiency, and stability of WS2811 LED strips largely depend on the LED chips. Surface-mounted LED chips are the most popular LED chips for LED strip lights.

    If you need more color options and higher brightness, you can choose the WS2811 LED strip with SMD 5050 LED chips.

    Circuit Board Consumption & Quality

    The quality and specification of the circuit board affect the quality of WS2811 LED strip lights.

    To travel high levels of electrical current, sufficient copper materials are required.

    You should choose LED strips with a copper weight of at least 2 oz.

    To avoid voltage drop and handle the high power, choose WS2811 LED strip lights with a copper weight of 4 oz.

    LED Strip Surface

    To increase overall light output and the reflectivity of the light, you need WS2811 LED strip lights with an extra coating of white paint.

    Only some renowned manufacturers use this extra coating.

    Applying an extra coating of white paint affects the brightness and color of the WS2811 LED strip.

    It also affects the aluminum channel installation.

    18. Can I Use One Remote for Two WS2811 LED Strips?

    Yes. If the receivers of two LED strips are the same, you can control two WS2811 LED strips with one remote.

    So, check the compatibility of the receivers of WS2811 LED strips in case of illuminating a big lighting projects with LED strips.

    19. How Do I Program the Colors on My WS2811 LED Strip?

    You can create hundreds of color effects and patterns by programming the colors on your WS2811 LED strips.

    You need the following programming tools to program the colors.

    • An Arduino Interface
    • A WS2811 LED strip lights.
    • A computer
    • An electrical resistor
    • A 5v power source.

    Step 01

    First of all, connect an Arduino interface to a computer to manipulate the software to program the color of WS2811 LED strips.

    Connecting Arduino interface to Program the Colors

    Connecting Arduino interface to Program the Colors

    Step 02

    You can either write software from scratch or you can download a programming framework from the libraries.

    After downloading the basic programming framework, you can add some core to customize the effects.

    Add the download framework to the Arduino library.

    To create the customized effects, follow the following steps.

    • Define the number of LEDs you are going to run. You also should specify the type of LED strips.
    • Specify the type of PIN on the Arduino connected to the WS2811 LED strip’s data pin.
    • Specify your preferred order of colors such as blue, red, green.

    By the above methods, you can program the colors of your WS2811 LED strips.

    20. Can I Hook My WS2811 LED Strip Directly to a Car Battery?

    Yes. You can hook your WS2811 LED strip directly to the car battery.

    Check the voltage of your car’s battery. If they provide 12V, you can directly connect the strip to the battery.

    You need to use a DC voltage regulator if the output voltage of your car’s battery is higher than 12V.

    21. How Do I Power My WS2811 LED Strip on a Boat?

    You can power your WS2811 LED strip on a boat by connecting to the boat’s 12V battery. Ensure the power source of your boat’s battery is compatible with the voltage of the WS2811 LED strip.

    WS2811 LED strips Installation on Boat

    WS2811 LED strips Installation on Boat

    If the power source of the boat’s battery is more than 12V, you can power your LED strips with a DC voltage regulator.

    If you want to attach your WS2811 LED strips on a smooth, dry, and clean surface, the default adhesive is enough.

    Cut off the desired length of your LED strip and connect the plug on the battery of your boat.

    Caution: You should choose a WS2811 LED strip with weatherproof or waterproof features at the time of powering your LED strip on a boat.

    22. Does the WS2811 LED Strip Consume a Lot of Electricity?

    The WS2811 LED strip consumes 5-10 times less power compared to incandescent lights.

    The consumption of the WS2811 LED strip lights depends on the length of the LED strip lights and voltage.

    As WS2811 LED strips come in 12V or 24 voltage, some people think that this type of LED strip consumes a lot of electricity.

    In reality, the WS2811 LED strips can produce higher brightness for its high-efficient LEDs.

    You can save your money in two ways by using the WS2811 LED strip lights.

    As the lifespan of these LED strip lights is higher, you don’t need to repurchase them.

    Again, the electricity consumption of LED strip lights is very low. So, you can save the maintenance cost.

    Let’s assume that you need 275 watts of an incandescent bulb to illuminate your lighting area. Now, we will see how much you can save by using the WS2811 LED strip lights.

    Type of lights Total used required Number of hours per day Number of days in the year used Cost per KWH Yearly cost (Approximately)
    Incandescent Bulb 275 watts 4 hours 365 days $0.14 77.81
    WS2811 LED strip 9.6 watts x 5 meters 4 hours 365 days $0.14 13.58

    So, the WS2811 LED strips consume 5 to 10 times less energy compared to traditional incandescent lights.

    23. How Many amps Do I Need for My WS2811 LED Strip?

    Each segment of 3 LEDs of WS2811 LED strip with 12V power supply draws approximately 20 milliamperes per string.

    So, red LEDs draw a maximum of 20mA, blue LEDs draw a maximum of 20mA, and green LEDs draw 20mA.

    The WS2811 LED strips with full white requires approximately 60mA.

    The number of LEDs per meter is different. So, the ampere required per meter of LED strips vary.

    If your WS2811 LED strips have 10 segments per meter and 30 LEDs per meter strip, strips require (60mA x 10) = 0.6 Amps/m.

    If your WS2811 LED strips have 20 segments per meter and 60 LEDs per meter strip, strips require (60mA x 20) = 1.2 Amps/m.

    We have assumed that you are willing to all LEDs at once by powering them from 12V. If you want PWM-fading between colors, the WS2811 RGB LED strips require half of the above amperes.

    24. How Do I Choose a Suitable Powers Supply for My WS2811 LED Strip?

    As the WS2811 LED strips run on low voltage DC, you should choose a suitable power supply. Power supply converts the high 120V/240V Ac into the low voltage(5V, 12V, and 24V) required by WS2811 LED strips.

    Power Supply of WS2811 LED strips

    Power Supply of WS2811 LED strips

    Let’s see the steps to determine a suitable power supply.

    Step 01

    First of all, determine the voltage of the WS2811 LED strip. Generally, manufacturers produce WS2811 LED strip lights with 5V, 12V, and 24V.

    You can easily find the working voltage in the product description or product features.

    You can easily find the voltage in the product’s photo.

    Step 02

    Secondly, determine the power draw of the WS2811 LED strip. Check the amperage(A) or wattage(W) specification.

    You will see either W/m or A/m on the specification of the WS2811 LED strip.

    If you find the total wattage, you can easily calculate the amperage using the formula.

    We know,

    P= V x A { Here, A symbolizes amperage, P symbolizes wattage, and V symbolizes voltage}

    Let’s assume the wattage is 24 and the voltage is 12.

    A = P/V= 24/12= 2.0 Amps

    If you see 36W or 3A in the WS2811 LED strip lights, they are capable of supplying up to 36 wattages or approximately 3.0 Amps.

    Step 03

    At last, you should determine the connection method. The power supply of WS2811 LED strips come with a power connector.

    The power connectors are specified as 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm or 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm. The later one may not work with LED strip plugs.

    If WS2811 LED strips come with a DC plug, they will be compatible with power supply plugs. You can directly plug into the LED strip on the one end and power supply of the WS2811 LED strip into the wall on the other end.

    If the WS2811 LED strips come with just two bare wires, you need to find an adapter to connect the power connector.

    25. How Do I Connect My WS2811 LED Strip to a Powers Supply?

    Power supplies of WS2811 LED strips are also known as LED drivers. The process of connecting your WS2811 LED strip to a power supply is simple.

    Connecting Single WS2811 LED strip to a Powers Supply

    In the case of a plugin the power supply, you will see a 2.1mm male barrel plug.

    And full LED strip lights of full reels come with a 2.1mm female plug for a sound connection.

    In the case of having wire leads coming off, the connecting process is a little bit difficult.

    In this case, connect a male screw-in terminal connector to the power supply’s output wires for a seamless connection.

    You can also use solder or wire nuts to connect WS2811 LED strips to the power supply.

    Connecting Multiple WS2811 LED Strips to a Powers Supply

    Connecting multiple WS2811 LED strips to a power supply is more complex and requires more kits. You can connect them through a loop for a seamless connection.

    In the plug-in style, you should run both strip connections into an LED strip splitter.

    26. How Do I Install an RGB LED Strip WS2811 Controller?

    You can install an RGB LED strip ws2811 controller easily. The WS2811 controller comes with 3 different items such as remote, control box, and input wire.

    Controller of RGB LED strip WS2811

    Controller of RGB LED strip WS2811

    The wires have a red and a black wire. Plug this wire part into the control box.

    You will see four-pin connections for the RGB strip in the control box.

    The RGB controller the 44 remote does have a clear plastic film that needs to be pulled out.

    You need to add a battery to the remote.

    Hook up power to the control box. There are 4 pins in the control box and the WS2811 strips have plugs. Connect the 4 pins with the strip’s plug.

    Now your controller is ready to go. Check the RGB strip WS2811 controller with a remote. You can create different colors and modes by installing the right controller.

    27. How Do I Reset My WS2811 LED Strip Controller? / Is There a Way to Set the Controller of My WS2811 LED Strip Back to Factory Settings?

    Sometimes, you want to change the lighting pattern in your LED strips. Don’t worry because you can easily reset it to its original color. Follow the following steps to rest your WS2811 LED strip controller.

    Step 01:

    Connect and power all parts of the LED strip kits.

    Step 02:

    Turn off your strips by pressing the right top red button.

    Step 03:

    Press the flashing button keeping the remote controller aiming at the RGB controller box. Different strip controllers have different types of remote. Identify the flash option and press it to flash.

    Step 04:

    Now, turn your WS2811 strip again and press the blue, green, red button one after one.

    Now, your WS2811 LED strip controller has been reset. If your controller doesn’t reset at the first attempt, follow the above steps again.

    28. Is It Normal for the Controller of My WS2811 LED Strip to Become Extremely Hot?

    All electric machines that consume electricity become hot. So, it is normal for the controller of your WS2811 strip to become hot. But they don’t become extremely hot.

    LED strips controller consumes a minimum amount of electricity at the time of illuminating. So, they don’t become extremely hot.

    29. How Long Can the WS2811 LED Strip Last While in Use?

    The quality of raw materials, production process, use of latest technologies, proper installation methods, and maintenance affect the lifespan of WS2811 LED strips. The average lifespan of a WS2811 LED strip is 30,000 to 40,000 hours.

    Lifespan of WS2811 LED strips

    Lifespan of WS2811 LED strips

    We use high-quality raw materials and the latest lighting technologies to produce the world’s most efficient WS2811 LED strips. Our WS2811 LED strip lasts up to 50,000 hours.

    30. How Do I Identify the Best Manufacturer of the WS2811 LED Strip?

    There are numerous manufacturers of WS2811 LED strips around the world.

    And, China is the world’s most efficient manufacturer and supplier of LED lights.

    There are many manufacturers in China also. So, finding a reliable manufacturer of WS2811 LED strips is a complex process.

    You should focus on the following factors before choosing a reliable manufacturer.

    Experience in the LED strip

    Only experienced manufacturers can produce high-efficient LED strips. You can check the experience by checking the foundation date of the manufacturers.

    You should choose a manufacturer which has at least 5 years of experience in the lighting industry.

    Efficient Human Resource

    Implementing the latest automation in the manufacturing process is not enough to produce high-quality LED strips.

    Only efficient human resources can understand the customers’ requirements and can produce customized WS2811 LED strips.

    Sourcing Raw Materials

    WS2811 LED strips are made of high quality LED chips, LED drivers, and other raw materials. The raw materials largely affect the quality and lifespan of WS2811 LED strip lights.

    Ensure that your manufacturers purchase raw materials from well-reputed suppliers.

    Customer Support System and Policy

    You may require contacting manufacturers from collecting information to the maintenance of WS2811 LED strips.

    To contact instantly, manufacturers should have a 24/7 customer support system.

    Customer Support of the Manufacturers

    Customer Support of the Manufacturers

    Though contacting customer supporting members through email is more formal, it takes more time. Check the availability of the instant supporting system of the manufacturers.

    Warranty

    Most of the renowned manufacturers of WS2811 LED strips offer a longer warranty for their products.

    You can minimize the repurchasing cost and product damage cost by purchasing LED strips with a longer warranty.

    Having a warranty also lessens the tension at the time of using products.

    So, check the warranty time offered by the manufacturers. The longer the warranty time, the better for you.

    The price of the WS2811 LED strips

    The price of the WS2811 LED strips is a major factor for both project planners and wholesalers. Wholesalers and resellers of WS2811 LED strip lights should choose high quality LED strips at competitive prices to gain competitive advantages in specific markets.

    But no one should focus on price over quality.

    If you purchase low-quality WS2811 LED strip lights from a new manufacturer, you will have to purchase them after using them for a few months.

    After-sale Service and Returning Policy

    You may face a lot of problems after selling products. Try to know the after-sale service and terms & conditions of the manufacturers.

    Choose a manufacturer that is willing to support you after selling products. You also should check the returning policy.

    Most of the renowned manufacturers replace and return the products without charging money to their customers.

    31. Is There a Warranty on the WS2811 LED Strip?

    Most of the renowned manufacturers of WS2811 LED strips provide a warranty for their products. You can use WS2811 LED strip lights in any lighting project without being worried.

    We provide 1 year of warranty for our WS2811 LED strip. If you get any problems with the warranty time, please let us know. We will replace the products.

    As we have a strong quality control system and we check the aging before sending products, our product failing rate is 0.03 percent.

    32. How Do I Connect RGB LED Strip WS2811 to Raspberry Pi?

    You can connect the WS2811 RGB LED strip to raspberry Pi. You need the following accessories in addition to Raspberry Pi.

    • Power Supply, Connector(For beginners)
    • Power Cord
    • Jumper Cable
    • Breadboard
    • Switching Power Supply 10A, 5V.

    Process

    You don’t require external power if your WS2811 RGB LED strip has less than 20-30 LEDs. In the case of more LEDs, you require an external power supply.

    Connecting LED to Raspberry Pi

    Connecting LED to Raspberry Pi

    First of all, you require a standard power cable with the capability of handling 10A. You will see two or three cables with different colors after cutting the cable with a wire cutter or knife.

    You should also consider the colors of the inner cables. The black and brown inner cable is connected to the conductor “L”.

    The inner blue cable is connected to conductor “N”. The inner green-yellow come to conductor earthing symbol.

    You should prepare the following things before connecting ws2811 RGB LED strips to raspberry Pi.

    • Update the package sources
    • Install the required packages
    • Deactivate the audio output
    • Edit the configuration file
    • Restart the system

    Step 01:

    Download the library

    Step 02:

    Compile the file in order to use them in Python.

    Step 03:

    Carry out the installation

    sudo python3 setup.py build

    sudo python3 setup.py install

    sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-neopixel

    33. How to Control WS2811 RGB LED Strip with Arduino?

    WS2811 RGB LED strips are great options for creating a lot of colors. Let’s see the full process for controlling the WS2811 RGB LED with Arduino.

    Things Required for This Project

    • Arduino Uno R3 Board UTSOURCE
    • UTSOURCE Electronic Parts
    • WS2811 LEDs UTSource
    • 5V Power Supply UTSOURCE
    • LED UTSOURCE
    • IRFZ44N UTSOURCE
    • UTSOURCE General Purpose Resistors
    • UTSOURCE General Purpose

    You also need soldering Iron UTSOURCE, Nose Pliers UTSOURCE, Iron Stand UTSOURCE, capacitor UTSOURCE.

    Here, some essential models such as FastLED and Adafruit Neopixel from the Arduino library have been utilized.

    You will get almost all the information to control the WS2811 RGB LED strip with Arduino from the above video. Here, I am giving a short description.

    • LED_Pin or Data_Pin is utilized for giving the information signal into the WS2811 LED strip’s LEDs.
    • The Num_LED symbolizes the number of LEDs.
    • Setting Brightness Choices are utilized to set the correct brightness of LEDs. You can set the brightness from 0 to 250. 0 in the program symbolizes the 0 percent brightness and 250 symbolizes the 100 percent brightness. You can choose any number between these two numbers to create your desired brightness.
    • FastLED library works straightforward and faultlessly compared to Adafruit Neopixel. With fastLED, you can code individually and go through any exhibit.

    34. Can I Use My WS2811 LED Strip with a Motherboard with a Three-pin Addressable RGB Header?

    Yes. You can use your WS2811 LED strip with a motherboard with a 3 pin addressable RGB header.

    But, before using a 3-pin addressable RGB header, check the compatibility of the motherboard.

    35. Will My WS2811 LED Strip Work with an Asus Motherboard with 4 Pin Aura Header?

    Your WS2811 strip will work with an Asus motherboard with a 4-pin aura header. You need to make a simple adapter to the motherboard.

    You can also make a custom controller to produce proper chaser effects around the case.

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