1. WS2812b LED strip is a 3-channel addressable strip with built-in IC, controlled by dedicated LED controllers
  2. One LED as one individually addressable pixel, IC is integrated into the LED, not visible on strips
  3. Less components on strips, easier for installation and bend
  4. Working voltage is DC5V, max 5.5V
  5. Transmission distance is 5 meters between any 2 pixels
  6. Signal is a serial single-wire cascade interface, which is transmitted through one signal lines
  7. PWM controller can adjust 256 gray levels, totally can output 16,777,216 colors

Description:

WS2812b LED strip is a 5V individually addressable strip, the IC is embedded into the 5050 LED, which makes it has a better lighting performance. The built-in IC is invisible from outside, this makes the strips more robust and more flexible to be applied on different types of surfaces. As the individually addressable pixel, each LED is cuttable. It’s the 1st individually addressable light source since few years ago hence it has been widely used in everywhere, maybe the most popular addressable light source so far.

WS2812 is a intelligent control LED light source that the control circuit and RGB chip are integrated in a package of 5050 components. It has built-in signal reshaping circuit, after wave reshaping to the next driver, ensure wave-form distortion not accumulated. It runs with low driving voltage, environmental friendly and energy saving, has high brightness, scattering angle is large and good consistency. The control chip integrated in LED above becoming more simple circuit, small volume, convenient installation.

SDIP supply the WS2812 programmable LED strip in 30LEDs/meter, 60LEDs/meter and 144LEDs/meter, based on different waterproof rate, 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 strip.

Besides the physical LED strips, SDIP also 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 assist you at your sites.

Specifications:

 

Model: SDIP-F5V-30L-30LED-W-WS2812

Voltage: DC5V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.06A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 9w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: Built-in PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2812B FPCB Color: White/Black
IC Quantity: 30 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: 1 x LED Package: Anti-static Aluminum Foil Bag

ws2812b programmable led strip 30LED diagram

Model: SDIP-F5V-60L-60LED-W-WS2812

Voltage: DC5V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.06A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 18w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: Built-in PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2812B FPCB Color: White/Black
IC Quantity: 60 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: 1 x LED Package: Anti-static Aluminum Foil Bag

ws2812 addressable led strip 60 LEDs

Model: SDIP-F5V-144L-144LED-W-WS2812

Voltage: DC5V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.06A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 43.2w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: Built-in PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2812B FPCB Color: White/Black
IC Quantity: 144 IC/meter Channel Order: RGB
LED Type: SMD5050 Gray Scale: 256
LED Quantity: 144 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: 1 x LED Package: Anti-static Aluminum Foil Bag

ws2812 rgbw led strip 144 leds

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    The Ultimate FAQs Guide – WS2812 LED Strip

    The 3-channel addressable DC5V LED strip WS2812 comprises an embedded IC, which enables it to produce superior lighting performance. The flexibility of RGB LED strip WS2812 allows its usage on multiple indoor surfaces as well as on outdoor surfaces. Each independent LED can be cut due to the exclusive property of individually addressable pixel. Overall the addressable RGB WS2812 LED strip is an energy efficient, environmental friendly and highly consistent LED strip.

    1. What Is WS2812 LED Strip And How Does It Work?
    2. What Is The Difference Between WS2812 and WS2812B LED strips?
    3. What Are The Different Dimensions And Specs Of WS2812B LED Strip?
    4. Is WS2812 LED Strip An Analog Strip Or Digital Strip?
    5. What Are The Different Features And Benefits Of WS2812 LED Strip?
    6. What Are The Different Applications of WS2812B LED Strip Lights?
    7. Can I Create A Photography/Video Panel With WS2812 LED Strips?
    8. How WS2812B LED Strip Produce Light?
    9. What Kind Of Light Do WS2812 LED Strip Produce?
    10. What Is The Protocol for WS2812B Programmable LED?
    11. What Is The Average Length Of A WS2812 LED Strips?
    12. What Is The Pitch Of WS2812 LED And How Does It Affect The Type Of Lighting?
    13. What Is The Power Requirement of WS2812B LED Strip?
    14. Does Variation In Current And Voltage Effect WS2812 LED Strip Light?
    15. What kind Of Power Supply Is Needed For WS2812 LED Strips And How Can I Calculate The Power?
    16. How Can The Power Supply Power The Long RGB LED Strips WS2812?
    17. Does 2812B LED Strip Need More Power Injection Than WS2811 LED Strip?
    18. What Is The Working Voltage For WS2812 LED Strips?
    19. How Can The Voltage Drop In WS2812 LED Strips Be Avoided?
    20. How Much Current Draw And Voltage Drop Is Possible In 30 LEDs/M Of WS2812 RGB LED Strip?
    21. Do The Longer Runs Of WS2812 LED Strip Lose Brightness?
    22. Do WS2812 LED Strips Require Constant Current or Constant Voltage?
    23. What does IP stand for and What IP20, IP65, IP67, & IP68 indicates in WS2812 RGB LED Strip?
    24. How Flexible Is The WS2812 LED Strip?
    25. How Do I Install WS2812 LED Strips?
    26. Do I Need To Use Stranded Or Solid Wire For RGB WS2812 LED Strip Lights?
    27. Does Backward Connection To WS2812 LED Strips Ruin The Strip?
    28. What Are The Precautions For The Safe Use Of WS2812B LED Strips?
    29. Does WS2812B LED Strip Contain Heat Sink?
    30. Are WS2812B LED strip Individually Addressable?
    31. How Can I Connect The Two WS2812 LED Strips Together?
    32. Can I Cut And Solder WS2812 LED Strip?
    33. Can The Waterproofing Of WS2812 LED Strips Be Affected After Cutting?
    34. How To Use Solder To Connect WS2812 LED Strips?
    35. How Can I Choose The Right Connectors For WS2812 LED Strips?
    36. What Is Working Temperature Range Of WS2812B?
    37. How Can I Achieve The Desired Light-Effect Using WS2812 LED Strips?
    38. Can The Lights Pattern For WS2812 LED Strips Be Customized?
    39. How The Ambient Light With WS2812B LED Strip Lights Be Created?
    40. Which Beam Angle Is Produced By WS2812 LED Strip Lights?
    41. What Is The luminous efficacy of WS2812 LED Strip Lights?
    42. Does WS2812 RGB LED Strip Have Different Brightness At Indoor And Outdoor?
    43. Do WS2812 LED Strips Attract Insects When Installed Outdoor?
    44. Does WS2812B LED Strip Work With Dimmer Switches?
    45. Where Can I Install Dimmable Drivers While Using WS2812B LED Strip Lights?
    46. How Do I Control The Brightness Of My WS2812 LED Strips?
    47. How Much Brightness Can WS2812 LED Strip Lose By Using A Profile With A Frosted Cover?
    48. How Long Can WS2812 RGB LED Strip Lights Run On A Battery?
    49. Can WS2812B LED Strips Withstand In A Humid Environment?
    50. What IS The Difference Between WS2811 v WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Strips?
    51. How Do I Control My WS2812 LED Strips With My Phone?
    52. How Can I Use WS2812B LED Strip With Arduino?
    53. How To Use RGB LED Strip WS2812 With Adafruit?
    54. What Is An Average Lifespan And Warranty For WS2812 LED Strips?
    55. How Can The Quality Of Your WS2812 LED Strips Be Checked?
    56. What Kind Of Quality Control Tests Do We Use For Our WS2812 LED Strips?
    57. Is The Worldwide Shipping of WS2812 LED Strips Possible?
    58. In How Many Days, WS2812 LED Strips Are Delivered After Placing Order?

     

    1. What Is WS2812 LED Strip And How Does It Work?

    The 3-channel addressable LED strip WS2812 contains built-in IC and you can control it by a dedicated LED controller.

    Each LED has individually addressable pixel and you can use every single LED separately.

    Any two pixels apart with a transmission distance of 5 m.

    The WS2812 LED strip is flexible and you can connect many strips together due to the availability of connectors at each corner of the strip.

    You need at least DC5V to operate WS2812 LED strip and can use PWM controller to adjust the color index.

    WS2812B LED Strip

    WS2812B LED Strip

    2. What Is The Difference Between WS2812 and WS2812B LED strips?

    WS2812B RGB LED strip is an upgraded type of WS2812 LED strip light; however both LED strips comprise intelligent control circuit with RGB chip assimilated into a 5050 RGB LED directly.

    In WS2812b strip, 4 pins are introduced instead of 6 pins.

    The extra space between the pads of WS2812b gives the provision to easily direct the DO pin of one unit to the next unit DI pin.

    The routing of power, ground and data signals is easy in WS2812b LED strip comparing with WS2812 LED strip.

    The dense dashes to connect ground and power allow higher current to transmit steadily on a PCB.

    WS2812 LED strip does not contain reverse polarity protection circuitry but WS2812b LED strips have this new feature.

    3. What Are The Different Dimensions And Specs Of WS2812B LED Strip?

    The WS2812b RGB LED strip comes in 5m/roll length.

    The numbers of the LEDs/meter may be different in WS2812 LED strip depending upon the type of the project i.e. 30 LEDs/meter, 60 LEDs/meter, and 144 LEDs/meter.

    The PCB width is 10mm in all WS2812B LED Strips.

    The LED interval is 33.3 mm in case of 30 LEDs per meter.

    WS2812B 30 LED per meter Strip

    WS2812B 30 LED per meter Strip

    The LED interval is 16.6 mm in case of 60 LEDs per meter

    WS2812B 60 LED per meter Strip

    WS2812B 60 LED per meter Strip

    The LED interval is 6.92 mm in case of 144 LEDs per meter.

    WS2812B 144 LED per meter Strip

    WS2812B 144 LED per meter Strip

    The LED type is SMD5050 and the footprint of 5050 LED is just 5mm x 5mm.

    You have a plenty of mounting flexibility due to PCB dots and you need not to individually wire each unit on a strip.

    The WS2812 LED strips have built-in capacitors and the dots contain both a resistor and capacitor added to aid the main light.

    4. Is WS2812B LED Strip An Analog Strip Or Digital Strip?

    The addressable LED strip WS2812B is a digital strip containing integrated driver chip.

    The integrated chip in LED makes simple circuit and it is convenient to install WS2812 LED strip at multiple type of locations.

    5. What Are The Different Features And Benefits Of WS2812 LED Strip?

    The WS2812 LED strip consists of following features and benefits:

    Features:

    ·        Digital strip containing integrated RGB driver chip

    ·        Integrated signal redesigning circuit

    ·        Integrated power lost reset and electric rest circuit

    ·        16777216 color display and 256 brightness

    Benefits:

    ·        Cuttable to any length

    ·        Flexible

    ·        Variety of color changing options

    ·        Peel and stick ability

    ·        Dimmable

    ·        Additional environmental protection

    ·        Customizable

    6. What Are The Different Applications of WS2812B LED Strip Lights?

    The SDIP is a renowned WS2812B LED strip manufacturer and you can use WS2812B strips in many different applications such as:

     KTV night bar club lighting project

    • TV shows, studio and broadcasting
    • New product launching exhibition
    • LED sign board
    • Outdoor building and interior lighting project
    • LED lighting on computer accessories
    • Arduino and Adafruit projects
    • Automobile decoration

    Different Applications of WS2812B LED Strip

    Different Applications of WS2812B LED Strip

    7. Can I Create A Photography/Video Panel With WS2812 LED Strips?

    Yes, the salient features (slim nature and adhesive backing) of addressable WS2812 LED strip allow you to create your own photography/video lighting panel.

    8. How WS2812B LED Strip Produce Light?

    N-type and P-type semiconductor containing electrons and holes, respectively, are present in the center of LED-SMD.

    The electrons and holes rapidly travel across the band gap of semiconductor and recombine.

    The recombination of electrons and holes produces photons and hence the particles of light.

    9. What Kind Of Light Do WS2812B LED Strip Produce?

    The individually addressable WS2812B LED RGB strip can produce a total of 16,777,216 colors as the 2812B RGB LED strip get 256 levels of blue x 256 levels of green x 256 levels of red.

    WS2812B LED strips can be programmed to create amazing lighting effects and can fit in almost all type of surfaces.

    10. What Is The Protocol for WS2812B Programmable LED?

    The NRZ Mode data transfer protocol is used by WS2812B LEDs.

    The microcontroller sends data to the 1st DIN Port of 2812B LED array.

    The individual pixel data is of 24-bit consisting of 8-bits control data of each individual i.e., Green, Red, and Blue.

    The configuration of the 24-bit GRB data is displayed in Figure 4 showing the delivery of HIGH bit data first.

    The data is then transferred to the internal latch of WS2812B LED for decoding.

    GRB Data Configuration of WS2812B LED Strip

    GRB Data Configuration of WS2812B LED Strip

    11. What Is The Average Length Of A WS2812 LED Strips?

    The average length of WS2812 LED strip in 5m (16 feet).

    However, you can use scissors to cut the strip along the cut lines.

    You can have WS2812 RGB LED strip in any length as the connectors are available on the both ends of the 2812 LED strip.

    12. What Is The Pitch Of WS2812 LED And How Does It Affect The Type Of Lighting?

    The gap between the discrete chips on a LED strip is called the LED pitch.

    The LED pitch plays an important role in lighting.

    The WS2812 LED strip with shorter pitch will produce more uniform light and with less spotting.

    13. What Is The Power Requirement of WS2812B LED Strip?

    The SDIP (WS2812 LED strip manufacturer) produces different models of WS2812 LED strips subject to per meter number of LEDs.

    The maximum required power for 30 LEDs per meter strip is 9 watts/meter, 60 LEDs per meter is 18 watts/meter, and 144 watts/m is 43.2 watts/meter.

    14. Does Variation In Current And Voltage Effect WS2812 LED Strip Light?

    Yes, the variation in current and voltage affect WS2812 LED Strip light.

    You need to provide a constant voltage and current for the smooth running of WS2812 LED strip light.

    If you choose an incorrect wire to build the connection or if the multiple numbers of strips are connected together without additional power supply, the variation in voltage and current will decrease LED strip’s brightness.

    The RGB LED strip drops its intensity as the length of strip increases because of voltage drop. You can feel clear difference in the radiance of LEDs closer to the power supply and far most LEDs on the strips. The LED lights become hazy as the strips become longer.

    15. What kind Of Power Supply Is Needed For WS2812 LED Strips And How Can I Calculate The Power?

    You cannot directly use wall outlet as it provides AC.

    You have to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) by using a power supply as WS2812B LED chips are powered with DC.

    It is worth spending on a good power supply to get the maximum output of the high quality WS2812 RGB LED strips.

    You can easily calculate total power usage of a WS2812B LED strip in order to select a compatible power supply.

    As 30 LEDs/m 2812 LED strip uses 9.0 W/m, you can multiply the power per unit length with the total length of the LED strips in order to calculate the maximum power usage.

    Once you calculate estimated power usage, you can additionally include extra 20% (Estimated power/0.8) to be on a safe side.

    You can now arrange a power supply that has the capacity to provide extra power than the estimated one.

    The extra capacity of power supply will expand its life span.

    For LEDs, power supply fails due to heat, so you should prevent the power supply from running at full capacity.

    Another caveat to consider is that the power supply voltage must be the same as the LED strip voltage.

    If you use 12V power supply for 5V LED strip, the LED will burn because of overheating.

    In another case, the 5V power supply is not suitable for 12V LED.

    16. How Can The Power Supply Power The Long RGB LED Strips WS2812?

    You will note voltage drop while the long length of WS2812BRGB LED strip is run.

    Following methods are helpful to solve the issue and to power the long WS2812 RGB LED strips:

    • Installation of power supply in the center

    One effective approach to doubling the operating length of the WS2812 RGB LED strip is to center the power supply in between the two strips.

    Similarly, if the 2812 LED strip is making a loop then power supply can be coupled to the both ends.

    Power Supply Installation at One End and in the Middle

    Power Supply Installation at One End and in the Middle

    • Power injection

    If the 2812 LED strips are very lengthy and you cannot avoid a voltage drop by centering the power supply, you will need additional wiring there. This is commonly known as power injection.

    In addition, you can connect signal repeaters wherever power injection is required.

    The repeater sends a signal to synchronize all the LEDs with a single controller.

    Power injection wiring is also easy. Simply plug in the power supply and connect the repeater to the strips.

    Power Injection System

    Power Injection System

    17. Does WS2812B LED Strip Need More Power Injection Than WS2811 LED Strip?

    The DC5V WS2812B LED strip will require extra power injection than DC12V WS2811 LED strip to produce the consistent color accuracy.

    However, the WS2812B LED strip has the advantage of controlling each pixel individually due to the direct embedding of controller chip in LED package. This feature is lacking in WS2811 LED strip.

    Moreover, the production cost is low as small quantity of material is needed to manufacture addressable LED strip WS2812B due to the smaller components.

    18. What Is The Working Voltage For WS2812 LED Strips?

    The working voltage for WS2812 LED strip is DC5V.

    19. How Can The Voltage Drop In WS2812 LED Strips Be Avoided?

    You can split the long WS2812 LED strip and make the smaller strips to avoid drop in voltage. You can build additional “parallel” connections from the power supply for each new 2812 LED strip.

    You can also add an additional wire next to the 2812 LED strip, which you can connect to the power source upon observing the voltage drop.

    20. How Much Current Draw And Voltage Drop Is Possible In 30 LEDs/M Of WS2812 RGB LED Strip?

    In case of WS2812B LED strip, each LED draws 0.06 A.

    If you use 30 LEDs/m WS2812B strip, 30 LEDs will draw 1.8 A.

    Similarly 60 LEDs will draw 3.6 A and 144 LEDs will draw almost 8.64 A.

    The WS2812B LED strip requires a constant voltage to produce the consistent light.

    You can observe the low intensity of LED lights at far end due to drop in voltage.

    The main cause of voltage drop is the presence of resistance in power connections.

    You can easily calculate the voltage by using Ohm’s law (V=IR) if you know the current and resistance values.

    The voltage drop increases when LEDs are set up for high brightness.

    The voltage drop can be calculated by gauging the difference in voltage between ground and at inlet of the strip, then same procedure can be repeated at the output end.

    21. Do The Longer Runs Of WS2812 LED Strip Lose Brightness?

    The voltage drops with the increasing length of the LED strip.

    The LED lights in the start of the strip look brighter than the edge LEDs.

    You can observe the brightness loss in longer runs of WS2812 LED strip if the additional power source is not incorporated.

    The needlessly long length wire between the LEDs and power supply can be another cause of voltage drop and hence the dim LED lights.

    22. Do WS2812 RGB LED Strips Require Constant Current or Constant Voltage?

    The WS2812 RGB LED strip requires constant voltage and a suitable power supply can play a key role in providing the constant voltage.

    The 2812 LED strip requires constant supply of 5V for smooth running.

    23. What does IP stand for and What IP20, IP65, IP67, & IP68 indicates in WS2812 RGB LED Strip?

    The IP stands for Intrusion Protection.

    IP rating represents moisture and dust protection.

    The WS2812 LED strip manufacturer (SDIP) supplies silicone recoated WS2812 LED strips in 30 LEDs/m, 60 LEDs/m, 144 LEDs/m to protect LEDs lights from dirt and splashes with different coding such as IP20 / IP65 / IP67 / IP68.

    24. How Flexible Is The WS2812B LED Strip?

    The addressable WS2812B LED strip is very flexible and is divided into separate segments.

    Each segment has one LED and each segment is cuttable.

    Flexible WS2812B LED Strip

    Flexible WS2812B LED Strip

    You can cut LED strip in required length at the marked place by a scissors.

    Due to the availability of connectors at the edge of the 2812B LED strip, you can easily solder the strip.

    25. How Do I Install WS2812 RGB LED Strips?

    A pre-applied double-sided adhesive is available at the back of the WS2812 RGB LED strip.

    You can attach the 2812 LED strip to almost all surfaces by simply peeling off the liner.

    You can even mount 2812B LED strip on curved or uneven surfaces due to the flexibility in its design.

    26. Do I Need To Use Stranded Or Solid Wire For WS2812B RGB LED Strip Lights?

    It is recommended that you use stranded wire for the installation of low voltage DC powered WS2812B RGB LED strip lights.

    The resistance in case of stranded wire is low and hence the voltage drop can be minimized.

    The flexibility of stranded wire helps in easy installation of 2812B LED strip lights.

    27. Does Backward Connection To WS2812 LED Strips Ruin The Strip?

    No, the LED is a diode, so backward connection to the WS2812 RGB LED strip will not damage the strip.

    If you reverse the wire connections, the strip will still work fine as 2812 LED strips allow passing power pass in a single direction.

    28. What Are The Precautions For The Safe Use Of WS2812B LED Strips?

    To use and handle the WS2812B LED strip safely, you should consider the following precautions:

    • Do not compress or stretch the WS2812B LED strip
    • Do not twist the WS2812 RGB LED strip
    • Avoid making sideways curve of WS2812B LED strip
    • Avoid unwinding the WS2812B strip spool before installation
    • During installation, You should unreel WS2812B strips on a horizontal plane
    • Power off the WS2812B LED strip before cutting
    • Cutting of strip is possible vertically along the dotted line and in the center of Pantaflex for proper connection
    • You can use soldering to couple the cords to the PCB.
    • We endorse using a 0.5 mm2cable or less.

    29. Does WS2812B LED Strip Contain Heat Sink?

    Aluminum alloys are commonly used heat sinks.

    Heat sink conducts heat far from the LEDs.

    The WS2812B LED chip is affixed on a thin, adaptable metal strip which is a heat sink and cools the LED chip during activity.

    30. Are WS2812B LED strip Individually Addressable?

    Yes, the WS2812B RGB LED strip is individually addressable.

    It contains RGB LED and control IC in SMD 5050

    Cuttable WS2812B LED Strip

    Cuttable WS2812B LED Strip

    The four pins (VDD, VSS, DIN and DOUT) are the part of individual WS2812B RGB LED block.

    The function of VDD is the provision of power supply for LED, VSS is for ground, and DIN and DOUT pins are for control data signal input and control data signal output, respectively.

    31. How Can I Connect The Two WS2812 LED Strips Together?

    You can use the polarized JST SM connector to connect the two WS2812 LED strips together.

    JST SM connector contains female housing receptacle are connected to DIN and male housing receptacle are coupled to the DOUT side.

    Input Side; (b) Output side for WS2812B LED Strip

    Input Side (left); Output side for WS2812B LED Strip (right)

    You can connect the strips using mating connector or you can make a direct connection of the wires to the controlling device by cutting and stripping the wires.

    32. Can I Cut And Solder WS2812 LED Strip?

    Owing to the availability of completely closed circuit at each cutting edge, the WS2812B RGB LED strip can be cut and soldered with the marked symbol.

    If you need to remove some part from the edge of the LED strip light, be cautious and don’t remove the section near the connectors.

    Figure 10 Cuttable WS2812B LED Strip

    33. Can The Waterproofing Of WS2812 LED Strips Be Affected After Cutting?

    The versatility of waterproof WS2812B LED strip light allows you to cut at explicit cut lines and build different connections between the copper dots on the LED strip.

    The waterproof ability of strip can be restored with a suitable edge cap and durable glue.

    34. How To Use Solder To Connect WS2812 LED Strips?

    You can use solder to connect the WS2812B LED strips as follows:

    Peel off the 2-3 mm wire while leaving the copper visible.

    Heat and solder the copper simultaneously to avoid energy loss.

    Avoid applying too much heat.

    In order to avoid the overheating, you can wait for 2 seconds before soldering iron is removed.

    Heat the wire by placing lead tinned end and build the connections of WS2812B LED strips.

    You can continue the process until all the connections are built.

    35. How Can I Choose The Right Connectors For WS2812 LED Strips?

    You can connect the WS2812B LED strips to each other using soldering.

    Soldering requires skill and special equipment, especially for outdoor installations, where cooling or heating may cause condensation, vibration can affect the flexible channels, and where permanent solvent or epoxy is used to fix the WS2812B strips.

    You can also use clips to connect the WS2812B strips.

    Although clips can be robustly used and need not any special skills. But the clips do not build strong connection of LED strips, so that soldering is preferred.

    36. What Is Working Temperature Range Of WS2812B?

    -40 °C to 70 °C is the working temperature range of WS2812B LED lights.

    37. How Can I Achieve The Desired Light-Effect Using WS2812 LED Strips?

    The brightness and color of each WS2812 LED is controllable and can create stunning effects.

    You require a microcontroller (Arduino).

    You can connect WS2812 RGB LED strip with power source and Arduino.

    Then you can get the desired light effect from the 2812 LED strip after completing programming and sending this program to Arduino.

    38. Can The Lights Pattern For WS2812 LED Strips Be Customized?

    You can customize your product/project by contacting our design team.

    SDIP as WS2812 LED strip manufacturer offers many lighting solutions and some of them are still not available on SDIP’s website.

    We have excellent customer service and believe to serve and address all issues of our clients.

    You can discuss custom products/projects with our design team.

    As a WS2812 LED strip maker, SDIP also offers other lighting solutions not listed on our website.

    We do our best to serve all our clients and take pride in our excellent customer service.

    Our team can help you find a way to tailor your product according to your client’s needs, if your product does not meet certain criteria.

    39. How The Ambient Light With WS2812B LED Strip Lights Be Created?

    General lighting within a place is the simple definition of ambient light.

    The versatile WS2812B RGB LED strip light can easily create ambient light.

    You can cut, curve and connect the WS2812B strips to any corner of your home.

    Further WS2812B RGB LED can be connected several times for a good design

    40. Which Beam Angle Is Produced By WS2812 LED Strip Lights?

    WS2812 LED strip lights produce a beam angle of 120°.

    You can change the beam angle as required by using a special lens in an aluminum channel.

    41. What Is The luminous efficacy of WS2812 LED Strip Lights?

    Luminous efficacy is the measure at which electric power is converted into visible light by a light source.

    You can calculate the luminous efficacy by dividing the produced lumens by the watts consumed, e.g. WS2812 LED strip produce 450 lumens by consuming 3 watts, its lumen efficacy will be 150 lumens/watt.

    LEDs are considered one of the most efficient light sources.

    42. Does WS2812 RGB LED Strip Have Different Brightness At Indoor And Outdoor?

    You may observe different brightness level of WS2812 RGB LED Strips at indoors and outdoors.

    Although, the specifications of both indoor and outdoorWS2812 LED are similar, however, outdoor LED may have a silicon sleeve which provides protection to LEDs against weathering effect.

    The brightness of outdoor version may be less up to 5%, but human eye can very rarely notice this difference.

    43. Do WS2812 LED Strips Attract Insects When Installed Outdoor?

    Usually, the wavelength produced by WS2812B RGB strip is not visible to insects, so the fewer insects are attracted.

    Insects are mostly attracted to the UV light, which is not available in case of WS2812 strips.

    44. Does WS2812B LED Strip Work With Dimmer Switches?

    WS2812B RGB LED strip lights work well with RGB controllers rather dimmer switches.

    You need to find a compatible power supply and RGB controller to get better results.

    45. Where Can I Install Dimmable Drivers While Using WS2812B LED Strip Lights?

    It is recommended that you install dimmable drivers in an area which is well-ventilated and is free of vapors/explosive gases.

    It must be in line with National Electric Code Article # 450 stating that:

    Qualified personnel must readily access the transformers for inspection and maintenance.

    46. How Do I Control The Brightness Of My WS2812 LED Strips?

    The addressable WS2812 RGB LED strip gives you provision to control the brightness and color for each LED.

    The WS2812 strip has the capability of producing 256x256x256 different color levels. Programming techniques and code generation can be used to regulate the brightness of the LEDs.

    However, a DC PWM LED strip dimmer needs to be installed between the non-addressable LED strip and the power supply.

    The dimmer is usually a turn dial (potentiometer) regulator that controls LED strips’ brightness.

    47. How Much Brightness Can WS2812 LED Strip Lose By Using A Profile With A Frosted Cover?

    Up to 30% brightness can be reduced by frosted covers in case of WS2812 LED strip.

    The frosted cover reduces hotspots and helps diffusing the light.

    48. How Long Can WS2812 RGB LED Strip Lights Run On A Battery?

    You can calculate the time by using the simple formula:

    Battery longevity (h) = Battery mA hours (mAh)/Light Strip mA

    The battery longevity depends on its ampere hour rating, LED strip type, and duration for which LED strip light are on.

    49. Can WS2812B LED Strips Withstand In A Humid Environment?

    You better use outdoor rated WS2812B RGB LED strips in an intense humid environment and their performance will be the best.

    However, the Indoor-rated WS2812B strips can also be used up to 70% humidity and they will withstand.

    50. What IS The Difference Between WS2811 v WS2812B Addressable RGB LED Strips?

    • WS2811 LED strip only contains RGB package, whereas, WS2812 LED Strip contains 5050 LED RGB package in 5mm x 5mm case along with the LED driver of WS2811 LED strip.
    • The silver part of both the LED are almost similar as shown in Figure 10, however, the tiny wires and black IC block make the difference among two LEDs.
    • WS2811 is a 12V LED strip and WS2812B addressable RGB LED strip requires 5V for operation.
    • Both strips are dependent on transporting data in very tight timespan.
    • The establishment of this setup is easier and cheaper in WS2812 LED strip than WS2811 LED strip.
    • Microcontroller selection is important in case of both strips and both strips welcome real-time Arduino based projects.
    • Due to the stringent timing needs, using Raspberry Pi can be a challenging.
    • Other background activities can disrupt the intended timing as the Raspberry Pi runs Linux.

    51. How Do I Control My WS2812 LED Strips With My Phone?

    You can use the mobiles, which are compatible with both iOS and Android systems to control the WS2812 RGB LED strip.

    You can switch between different devices by installing the WS2812B LED strip compatible application.

    The WS2812B LED strip instantaneously responds to directions set on mobile phone.

    You can control colors, brightness, day and night modes, and many other features by your mobile phone.

    All light settings are customizable on your mobile phone.

    The 2812B LED strip responds whenever you speak in the phone microphone.

    You can also set different light tones, similar to the alarm function on your phone.

    52. How Can I Use WS2812B LED Strip With Arduino?

    You need to choose the suitable power supply before proceeding to control the WS2812B LED strip using Arduino.

    The total current requirement of a 30 LEDs/m WS2812B addressable LED strip is

    30 * 60 mA = 1.8 A.

    Arduino cannot supply this much current, so you can go for an external power source to power up both Arduino and WS2812B LED strip.

    Below figure shows the circuit diagram of WS2812B RGB LED strip and Arduino.

    The Digital IO pin 7 of Arduino is connected to LED Strip DIN pin using a Resistor of 330Ω.

    WS2812B LED Strip Setup with Arduino

    WS2812B LED Strip Setup with Arduino

    You can utilize a single Arduino digital screw to control multiple LEDs.

    You have the provision to generate codes and programme them to control the different combinations of the LEDs.

    Besides other instructions, you have to make sure that you have enough power to send zero (1s).

    Requires a binary representation in the form 1 and 0.

    All positions have weights in binary representation and gradually increase to a power of 2 from right to left.

    53. How To Use RGB LED Strip WS2812 With Adafruit?

    The 5050 Parts package incorporates a control circuit with an RGB chip for total pixel power.

    At two speeds, 400KHz and 800KHz, the chip is reinforced.

    All of this is provided by a well-structured Arduino Neopixel library. For the AVR Hub, however, you just need to make manual changes.

    Other person can port the code of a chip driver.

    You need a processor above 4MHz if you want to take advantage of medium scheduled prices.

    It fits in a package of 10 single chips.

    The Adafruit EAGLE library has all the segments set for this reason.

    54. What Is An Average Lifespan And Warranty For WS2812 LED Strips?

    Before dropping to 70% luminosity, the WS2812 RGB LED strip has an estimated lifespan of 50,000 hours.

    The lifetime of the lights is expected to exceed 10 years if you use LED lights for 12 hours a day.

    55. How Can The Quality Of Your WS2812 LED Strips Be Checked?

    In making a high quality product, the first step is to select the right components.

    WS2812 LED strip manufacturers (SDIP) carefully choose the manufacturers of individual components that are used to make up the WS2812 LED strip light, such as LED chip producers, LED packaging firms, PCBs, and resistor manufacturers.

    The assembly floor only accepts the highest quality pieces.

    To ensure long life, thermal performance, correct binning for color consistency, quality, CRI for color accuracy, and product material protection, components are chosen within stringent specifications.

    56. What Kind Of Quality Control Tests Do We Use For Our WS2812 LED Strips?

    SDIP provide excellent quality addressable WS2812 LED strips by utilizing computer-aided design, RND, and engineering/technology.

    We perform the following tests to maintain strict quality standard throughout the manufacturing process.

    • Low temperature test
    • High temperature test
    • Vibration
    • LED Anti-static test
    • Waterproof test (if needed)
    • Disconnected test
    • Air discharge
    • Grey scale test
    • Ageing test

    57. Is The Worldwide Shipping of WS2812 LED Strips Possible?

    Yes, WS2812 LED Strip Manufacturing (SDIP) ships WS2812 LED strips worldwide.

    We have made great strides in a short period of three years.

    We keep domestic as well as global market.

    We have clients from two main industries.

    • An engineering company that handles a variety of lighting projects
    • A big electronics company that relies on our solutions for innovative products to add lighting effects.

    58. In How Many Days, WS2812 LED Strips Are Delivered After Placing Order?

    It usually takes (7) business days in Goods shipped but delivery time may take longer Delivery is based on the project type and how large an order is.

    We will inform you ASAP if there is a delay.

    Shipping costs may vary by state and country.

    A tracking number will be provided to you within 2-4 days after placing order.

    It may take a longer time when delivering overseas due to customs clearance procedures.

    Tracking information on the website may be updated within 5 days and you can find the status of your product.

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