1. WS2815 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
  3. Signal break-point continuous transmission, any single failure pixel neither affect the other pixels nor overal display affect, nor waveform distortion
  4. All external components are integrated into the LED light source, sharply increase the convenience of installation and product stability
  5. Working voltage is DC12V, max 14V
  6. Transmission distance is 5 meters between any 2 pixels
  7. Signal is a serial single-wire cascade interface, which is transmitted through one signal lines
  8. PWM controller can adjust 256 gray levels, totally can output 16,777,216 colors

Description:

WS2815 LED strip is an evolutional version of WS2813 LED strip and WS2812 LED strip.

It’s 12v compared with WS2813 strip, it’s 12v with signal break-point continuous transmission feature compared to WS2812 strip.

Signal break-point continuous transmission means any pixel’s failure won’t affect signal transfer and total emitting effect.

The control circuit is embedded into the 5050 LED, which makes it has good color consistency reliability and high cost-effective.

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.

WS2815 is an intelligent circuit which integrates both the control circuit and RGB chip into single 5050 LED, to form an external control pixel.

The control circuit and the LED share the sole power source.

The chip uses dual-signal wires, so it has the feature of signal break-point continuous transmission.

It uses the built-in signal reshaping circuit to achieve the signal waveform shaping, and no distortion of waveform of signal takes place.

The working voltage is 12V, this can effectively reduce the operating current of the pixel LED, and decrease the voltage-drop of the PCB, this is to advance the consistency of the mixed lights for long-distance transmission.

WS2815 LED is now more and more used in guardrail tubes, pixel displays, flexible / rigid strips, modular lighting applications, stage lighting and innovation electronic gadgets.

SDIP supply the individually addressable WS2815 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-F12V-30L-30LED-W-WS2815​

Voltage: DC12V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.013A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 4.68w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: Built-in PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2815 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

ws2815 programmable led strip 30LED per meter
Model:
SDIP-F12V-60L-60LED-W-WS2815

Voltage: DC12V LED Lifespan: 50,000hrs
Current: 0.013A/LED PCB Width: 10mm
Max Power: 9.36w/m FPCB Thickness: 3A copper
IC Type: Built-in PCB: Double-sided Flexible PCB
IC: WS2815 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

ws2815 60 LED per meter addressable led strip

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    WS2815 LED Strip – A Complete FAQ Guide

    WS2815 LED strip belongs to the category of smart and programmable LED lights built on a 5050-strip comprising of an integrated RGP chip and control circuit.

    Suitable for large-scale lighting projects, this LED strip helps you to lower the management costs of lighting projects.

    This complete FAQ guide will give you an overview of WS2815 LED strips, which will come in handy if you import them from China for personal or commercial use.

    1. What is WS2815 LED Strip?

    2. How Does WS2815 LED Strips Work?

    3. What’s The Difference Between WS2812, WS2813 And WS2815 LED Strips?

    4. What Are The Uses Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    5. What Are The Different Types Of WS2815 LED Strips Available In The Market?

    6. What’s The Required Voltage For WS2815 LED Strips?

    7. How To Power WS2815 LED Strips?

    8. Will It Burn If We Use 24v On 12v WS2815 LED Strips?

    9. How To Control Individually Addressable WS2815 LED Strips?

    10. How To Cut and Seal WS2815 LED Strips?

    11. What I Need To Drive A 12V ADDRESSABLE WS2815 LED Strip With The Raspberry Pi?

    12. How To Wire WS2815 LED Strips To A Raspberry Pi 4?

    13. How To Use WS2815 LED Strip With Raspberry Pi?

    14. How To Use WS2815 LED Strip With Adafruit?

    15. How To Use WS2815 Strip LED With Arduino?

    16. What Is The LED Chip Code Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    17. How WS2815 RGB Addressable LED Strip Lights Work with Wi-Fi Music Spectrum Controller?

    18. How To Connect DC12V WS2815 144 LEDs/m Addressable LED Strips To Amplifier and Controller?

    19. How To Get Over WS2815 LED Strips Erratic Color Display?

    20. Do Addressable WS2815 LED Strips Work with SP107E?

    21. Where Can I buy WS2815 LED Strip?

    22. What’s WS2815 LED Strips’ Power Consumption?

    23. What Is The AMP Requirement For WS2815 LED Strips?

    24. What’s Voltage Drop On 40 Yards Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    25. How To Drive 12V WS2815 LED Strips With A CC+CV Driver?

    26. How To Hook Up 12v WS2815 LED Strips To An Existing WLED with a 5V Led Strip Without Bumping Up The 3.3V Signal To The 5V That The Led Strip’s Data Line Needs?

    27. What Is The Best Way To Sync Audio From PC To WS2815 LED Strips?

    28. Can I Split Data Signal From A Set Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    29. How to Create Ambilight Setup With WS2815 LED Strips?

    30. How To Find The Cheap And Best WS2815 LED Strips?

    31. How To Find Wholesalers Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    32. What Is The Best Practice For WS2815 LED Strips?

    33. How Can I Set Up WS2815 LED Strips to Flash at a Specific Hertz?

    34. What Plug And Play Controllers Are Available For Individually Addressable WS2815 LED Strips?

    35. How Do Individually Addressable WS2815 LED Strips Work?

    36. Can We Power WS2815 LED Strips By PC Power Supply?

    37. Can WS2815 LED Strips Catch Fire?

    38. Can I Leave WS2815 LED Strips On All Night?

    39. Are WS2815 LED Strip Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

    40. Do WS2815 LED Strips Attract Bugs?

    41. Can WS2815 LED Strips Cause Cancer?

    42. How Do I Connect Two RGB WS2815 LED Strips?

    43. How to Get Started with Programmable RGB WS2815 LED Strips Lighting?

     

    1.    What is WS2815 LED Strip?

    A WS2815 LED strip is typically built upon a 5050 component with an integrated control circuit and RGB chip.

    Features offered by it include signal reshaping drive circuit and wireless port data latch.

    The 12 V WS2815 LED strip is an upgraded version of the popular 5V WS2812B/WS2813 LED strip and comprises of individually addressable LED.

    WS2815 LED strips use dual signal cables, which maintain signal transmission even during a pixel failure.

    It is a typical 3-channel adjustable strip with an integrated chip controlled by LED controllers.

    A single LED operates as an individually addressable pixel signal break-point continuous transmission, which implies that when one LED burns out the other LEDs keep working.

    WS2815 LED strip

    WS2815 LED strip

     

    2.    How Does WS2815 LED Strips Work?

    WS2815 LED strips use a single NZR communication mode protocol for data transfer.

    Once the pixel power-on is reset, the controller sends data to the DIN port and the initial 24bit data is collected by the first pixel.

    Now, the internal data latch receives this data and other data produced by the internal signal reshaping amplification circuit is transmitted to the cascade pixel via the DO port.

    This is the signal for decreasing the 24bit for each pixel transmitted.

    Since the pixel adopts the technology for auto-reshaping transmission, it implies that pixel cascade numbers are not restricted by the signal transmission and instead depend on the signal transmission speed.

    Data Transmission in WS2815

    Data Transmission in WS2815

     

    3.    What’s The Difference Between WS2812, WS2813 And WS2815 LED Strips?

    All the three strips are different in several ways in their build as well as the features they offer.

    Let us look at them individually and understand the differences:

    WS2812 LED Strip – Also known as WS2812b, this version of the LED strip uses an embedded chip instead of an external IC and comprise of individually addressable LEDs that use DC5V.

    However, in comparison to its predecessors, the WS2812 LED strips can accommodate more LEDs on a single meter strip.

    Hence, you can get multiple variants of this strip comprising of 30 LEDs, 60 LEDs, and 144 LEDs per meter of a powered strip.

    We can even custom-produce 72 LEDs per meter of a strip if you intend to include more LEDs on a single meter strip.

    These LED strips have 4 legs but different parameter is also available.

    WS2812 has 3 wire yields, namely information, anode, and no clock ways.

    Even if one of the LEDs in the strip stops working, the entire strip stops functioning.

    WS2813 LED Strip – It uses a DC5V to power the LEDs fitted on a component with embedded IC and is considered to be an evolved version of IC WS2812.

    It has the capability of bypassing LED between two LED strips and since it’s a variant of the dual-signal wires, WS2813 naturally offers continuous signal break-point transmission.

    Thus, even if one LED in the strip fails, it doesn’t affect the transmission of others within the circuit and the other LEDs keep working normally.

    WS2815 LED Strips –DC12V is used to power the WS2815 LED strip and it can accommodate 30, 60, and 144 LED lines per meter of the strip.

    A high voltage renders it a higher tolerance level and as it also offers continuous signal break-point transmission, so all the other LEDs keep working even when one in the strip fails.

    WS2812b LED Strip

    WS2812b LED Strip

     

    4.    What Are The Uses Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    WS2815 LED strips are used for a variety of creative lighting projects including mobile lighting systems, pixel screens, guardrail tubes, stage lighting, rigid or flexible plates, and several electronic gadgets.

    You can also use it for lighting projects like KTV bars, TV studio, indoor and outdoor lighting of buildings, product exhibitions, architectural decoration, advertising boards, Automobile repacking and decoration, and Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Adafruit projects.

    WS2815 Uses

    WS2815 Uses

     

    5.    What Are The Different Types Of WS2815 LED Strips Available In The Market?

    Two types of WS2815 LED Strips are available in the market – Flexible and Rigid.

    Flexible WS2815 LED Strips As the name suggests, this is a flexible 3-channel addressable WS2815 LED strip, which includes an in-built IC along with dedicated LED controllers.

    Each LED is an individually addressable pixel and the strip uses signal break-point continuous transmission, so single-pixel failures don’t affect the other pixels or the overall display.

    This product type is extremely convenient to install and is highly stable.

    This strip uses the standard voltage of DC12V and offers a maximum transmission distance of 5 meters between two pixels.

    The PWM controller is capable of adjusting 256 gray levels with total output of 16,777,216 colors.

    The WS2815 LED strips are used for various indoor and outdoor lighting projects.

    Rigid WS2815 LED Strips – This type of WS2815 LED Strips are made from die-cast molding of premium quality aluminum, which can be paired with different covers depending on their applications.

    Rigid WS2815 LED strips are waterproof and shockproof with anti-exposure properties that produce incredible light output.

    These strips also use a similar break-point signal continuous transmission, so single-pixel failure doesn’t affect others or the overall display.

    The individually addressable LEDs on the strip use a wider input voltage of DC5V~24V compared to its flexible counterpart.

    The maximum transmission distance between two bars is 30 meters for DMX512 signal and 70 meters for TTL.

    The rigid WS2815 LED strips don’t need extra wires as they’re highly integrated, which enhances the stability.

    This type of LED strips is widely used for various commercial and outdoor lighting projects.

    waterproof strip light WS2815 LED

    waterproof strip light WS2815 LED

    WS2815 Rigid Bar

    WS2815 Rigid Bar

     

    6.    What’s The Required Voltage For WS2815 LED Strips?

    2815 LED strip requires 12V DC voltage to start working.

     

    7.    How To Power WS2815 LED Strips?

    A dedicated 12DC continuous input voltage is required to power a WS2815 strip.

    However, you must check out the wattage of the LED strips before finalizing the power supply.

     

    8.    Will It Burn If We Use 24v On 12v WS2815 LED Strips?

    WS2815 LED strips stop working as soon as the voltage is ramped up beyond 15V, so there’s no point moving up to 24V.

    However, interestingly the strip is back to normal as soon as the power is restored to 12V.

    Check out this interesting experiment:

    9.    How To Control Individually Addressable WS2815 LED Strips?

    You can use minicomputers and microcontrollers like Raspberry Pi, Adafruit, FastLED library, and Arduino to control individually addressable WS2815 LED strip.

    The 2815 strip comprises of 5050 RGB LEDs and an integrated driver IC.  Color simulation in the RGB LEDs is achieved by controlling the intensity of individual Red, Green, and Blue LEDs.

    The entire WS2815 LED strip can be controlled using only a single pin on the microcomputer or microcontroller’s board.

    There’re 3 connectors on each LED: one for the data and 2 for the power.

    An arrow on the WS2815 strip indicates the direction of data flow and the data output of one LED is connected with the input of the next.

    WS2815 LED strip and Controller

    WS2815 LED strip and Controller

     

    10.    How To Cut and Seal WS2815 LED Strips?

    You can easily cut a WS2815 LED strip using a scissor depending on your requirement.

    For instance, if you intend to shorten the length of the strip for a particular lighting project, you can simply cut along the cutting points marked on the strip.

    Alternatively, if you wish to join two short WS2815strips, you simply need to join along the corresponding soldering points on the strips.

    You’ll need some soldering skills to seal WS2815 LED strips.

    Watch how it’s done:

    11.    What I Need To Drive A 12V ADDRESSABLE WS2815 LED Strip With The Raspberry Pi?

    You need 5v VCC and 12V VDD, wherein the data is referenced to the VDD.

     

    12.    How To Wire WS2815 LED Strips To A Raspberry Pi 4?

    You’ll need the following components for connecting WS2815LED strips to a Raspberry Pi 4:

    • Breadboard
    • Jumper Wires – Male to female for connecting to Raspberry Pi and male to male for connecting the other components
    • Power supply with sufficient amps – 12VDC with 4A
    • Power Jack
    • Level Shifter for converting 3.3V of Raspberry Pi to the Strip’s 12VDC
    • WS2815 library installed on the Raspberry Pi

    You must start by connecting the level shifter, so insert it at the breadboard’s center; however, you must ensure that it points towards the left.

    Next, connect the breadboard’s ground bus to the first pin on the level shifter’s bottom left and the first pin on the level shifter’s bottom right.

    Now connect the breadboard’s voltage bus with the pin on the level shifter’s upper left.

    Now, it’s time to connect your WS2815 LED strip. Connect the ground pin on your LED strip to the ground bus on the breadboard.

    Next, connect the LED strip’s data pin to the 3rd pin on the level shifter’s

    bottom left. Connect the 12V pin on the LED strip with the breadboard’s supply voltage bus.

    The next step is to connect the Raspberry Pi, which comprises of using the GPIO18 pin and 1 ground pin. Check the diagram for GPIO pin details.

    Connect the Raspberry Pi’s ground pin to the breadboard’s ground bus.

    Now for every color, connect the Raspberry Pi’s green pin to the MOSFET’s Gate pin.

    The last step involves connecting the power jack and you must use two different power supplies – one for connecting the Raspberry Pi and the other for the 2815 LED strip.

    Screw one wire to the ground and another to the power jack’s voltage connection.

    Now connect the ground wire to the breadboard’s ground bus.

    Connect the voltage cable to the breadboard’s voltage bus.

    Next, plug the power supply into the power jack. Now put the power jack into the power socket.

    GPIO Pin

    GPIO Pin

     

    13.    How To Use WS2815 LED Strip With Raspberry Pi?

    WS2815 LED strips can be used with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and use a 5.1V 2A PSU for the Raspberry adapter and 12V 20A for the LEDs.

    WS2815 LED strip comprise of individually addressable LEDs i.e. they’re easily programmable with Raspberry Pi, Adafruit, FastLED library, and Arduino.

    The 12V connection is considered to be a stable condition.

    Besides the standard ground pin, WS2815 color also includes one Raspberry Pi GPIO pin.

    You can use:

    GPIO22 for the Green Color

    GPO24 for the Blue Color

    GPIO17 for the Red Color

    You need a power jack to connect safely to the power supply and avoid crossing the wires as the WS2815 LED strip is capable of consuming a few amperes.

    Additionally, you must also use separate power supplies for the WS2815 LED strip and Raspberry Pi. Attach one wire to the ground and the other to the power connection.

    The connection of the ground wire is done with the breadboard ground bus, which already has an analogous voltage cable connected to it so that you can insert the power jack for establishing the power supply.

    Use the PiGPIO program for testing the WS2815 LED strip.

    Color brightness for the LEDs ranges between 0 (off) and 255 (full brightness).

    Once all the colors are set then it’s confirmed that you’ve been able to successfully link the Raspberry Pi with WS2815 LED strip.

    Raspberry Pi WS2815

    Raspberry Pi WS2815

     

    14.    How To Use WS2815 LED Strip With Adafruit?

    WS2815 LED strip includes the latest drivers, which make it compatible with Adafruit.

    Similar to the other LED strips, you can cut the strip after each LED and since the soldering pad is large enough, it’s easier to identify the cut signs and reconnect.

    Connections on the strip include clearly labeled +12V BI, DI, and GND.

    The BI and DI are both data signals but you can make changes with the use of DI cable.

    First, you need to switch on the power supply, and then after the voltage stabilizes, you must start with linking the pixels, starting with the GND.

    At full brightness, each LED on a WS2815 strip draws a maximum of 60 milliamps.

    However, on a pragmatic note, it’s not possible to switch all the pixels in this manner.

    Adafruit offers power supplies of 10 Amps 5V DC and if you’re using a long wire, you must be ready to tackle greater resistance.

    Higher resistance results in higher voltage distributed along the length of the wire, so a voltage drop will affect the light.

    You can always start with a 4-meter WS2815 LED strip and connect a 5V at one end of the line so it just moves quickly to the nearest pixel.

    However, the electricity has to cover 8 meters; 4 meters on the ground side and 4 meters on the +5V grid.

    The lowering of voltage results in a tinted brown effect in the last pixel.

    WS2815 LED strip and Adafruit

    WS2815 LED strip and Adafruit

     

    15.    How To Use WS2815 Strip LED With Arduino?

    Connecting the Arduino microcontroller with the WS2815 LED strip is easy as it is accomplished in some simple steps.

    Just identify the following: End of the LED Strip and the Pixel(s) to serve as the data.

    WS2815 LED strip already has a “DIN” or “DI” mark printed on it.

    The data input needs to be connected with the Arduino Digital pin, which is set at 6 by default.

    The WS2815 LED strip comes with a shield.

    Before putting the shield on the Arduino, it’s better to wear your glasses – the 40 RGB LEDs can hurt your eyes when fully powered.

    Since all the LEDs are individually addressable, so you can cut the strip as per your requirement.

    The 5V power supply from Adruino can help you get started with the Ws2815 operations but you must refrain from lighting up all the white pixels.

    If you intend to use an external power supply for the shield, connect it to the wire on the 4-6V external power supply, which is included within the terminal block.

    Both the shield as well as the Adruino can be powered with this external power supply.

    Holding the Arduino to the USB or DC, you can cut the solder jumper in the middle starting at the right side of the terminal block if you intend to use the terminal block for controlling the shield.

    Use the FET polarity safety located at the point of external input, only if you intend to power the wire backward.

    Connect the DIN attachment of the 2nd shield with the DOUT of the 1st shield.

    Don’t forget to link the ground pin as well as the power 5V. Use a UNO if you want to link more than four shields.

    Arduino is capable of supplying to the 5V pin without disruption with only 500 milliamps and as mentioned earlier, each pixel on a WS2815 strip draws a maximum of 60 milliamps.

    Thus, if you wish to bypass the DC supply and power your strip using only the Arduino then you can do so for only some pixels and compromise on the brightness and color.

    However, it’s always wise to maintain a second power supply just for the pixels.

    Arduino for WS 2815

    Arduino for WS 2815

     

    16.    What Is The LED Chip Code Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    The LED Chip code of Ws2815 LED strips is 5050, which essentially means that the strip comprises of 5.0mmX5.0mm sized surface mounted diodes or SMDs.

    5050 LED strip

    5050 LED strip

     

    17.    How WS2815 RGB Addressable LED Strip Lights Work with Wi-Fi Music Spectrum Controller?

    The latest Wi-Fi Music spectrum controllers use a combination of android app and the latest hardware to create amazing lighting effects with WS2815 RGB addressable LED strip.

    Most of the Wi-Fi music spectrum controllers support DC – 12V/24V with at least 2048*2 pixels.

    These controllers offer features like input content, multiple music spectrum, and even numerous dynamic effects.

    You can connect a WS2815 strip with very little hassle, as it requires only connecting cables and a power supply to get started.

    Music Spectrum with WS 2815

    Music Spectrum with WS 2815

     

    18.    How To Connect DC12V WS2815 144 LEDs/m Addressable LED Strips To Amplifier and Controller?

    Connecting the WS2815 LED strip with the amplifier and controller is an important step in building a successful LED lighting project.

    It’s a simple procedure but overdriving the controller or wrong wiring can result in flickering lights and even damage the strip.

    Here’s how to do it the right way:

    • Check the maximum load that the controller can handle – You can easily find that in the product manual or check the manufactures website to find out the highest wattage load.
    • Get enough power supply – The power supply should be sufficient to handle the incoming load from the controller.
    • Connect the LED with the Controller – Once you have finalized the power supply and arranged enough DC power, you need to connect the LED with the controller.

    The data connection from the controller will follow the DC power and then all the 4-wire output must be connected to the four input ports on your LED strip.

    • Connecting the AmplifierAn amplifier is required when the output wattage is more than that of the controller and you can add multiple amplifiers for a single lighting project.

    The amplifiers can be installed in between two strips; however, you will need a separate power supply for the amplifier.

    Check out the wiring diagram for a better understanding:

    Controller and Amplifier connection

    Controller and Amplifier connection

    Controller and Amplifier connection

    Controller and Amplifier connection

     

    19.    How To Get Over WS2815 LED Strips Erratic Color Display?

    Erratic color display can result from multiple issues in your WS2815 LED strip lighting project.

    A very common problem is power drop and you need to check whether your strip, controller, and controllers are getting enough supply or not.

    Secondly, you must check the wiring and if you are using a long wire to connect two huge WS2815 strips, it’s better to use a CAT5 Ethernet Cable.

    Interference issues, if any, can be resolved by switching to CAT5 Ethernet Cable.

     

    20.    Do Addressable WS2815 LED Strips Work with SP107E?

    SP107E musical LED controllers work with individually addressable WS2815 LED strips.

    You can not only control the 2815 LED strip with SP107E but also avail several color modes as per your musical notes.

    Take a look at this video to learn more about operating the WS2815 LED strip with SP107E:

     

    21.    Where Can I buy WS2815 LED Strip?

    WS2815 LED strip manufacturers are spread all over the world but Chinese companies like SDIP Light are extremely popular for manufacturing and supplying premium quality WS2815 LED strips.

    You can always place bulk orders with SDIP Light on their website and avail the best price in the market.

     

    22.   What’s WS2815 LED Strips’ Power Consumption?

    The power consumption of a WS2815 LED strip with 30 LEDs is 4.68w/m and 60 LED strips it’s 9.36W/m.

    Thus, when you’re powering up a 100meter WS2815 LED strip with 30 LEDs, you will have to maintain a power supply of 1.2*100*4.68= 561.6W.

    On the other hand, when you’re powering up a 1,000 meter SDIP-F12V-60L-60LED-W-WS2815 LED strip then you will have to maintain a power supply of 1.2*1000*9.36 = 11,232W.

     

    23.    What Is The AMP Requirement For WS2815 LED Strips?

    The AMP requirement for a WS2815 LED strip is 0.013A/LED. Thus, if you’re using a 10-meter SDIP-F12V-60L-60LED-W-WS2815 LED strip, then the amp required would be 10*0.013*60= 7.8 Amps.

     

    24.    What’s Voltage Drop On 40 Yards Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    Without using a feeder, it’s impossible to run a 40-yard WS2815 LED strip.

    This essentially means that you will need to run a parallel negative and positive wire and connect it to the strip at every 5 meters.

    The type of feeder wire you use often determines the voltage drop, which is calculated with a voltage drop calculator.

    Feeder Wire connection

    Feeder Wire connection

     

    25.    How To Drive 12V WS2815 LED Strips With A CC+CV Driver?

    You won’t need to drive 12V WS2815 LED strips with a CC+CV driver as it can be achieved with the 12V DC voltage.

    However, if you’re trying to check whether a CC+CV driver works with a WS2815 strip or not, you can set the CC limit higher than the strip’s current requirement.

    This will automatically act as a constant voltage supply.

     

    26.    How To Hook Up 12v WS2815 LED Strips To An Existing LED with a 5V Led Strip Without Bumping Up The 3.3V Signal To The 5V That The Led Strip’s Data Line Needs?

    You will simply need another power supply for boosting the signal.

    You can also splice up the 5V supply while using one wire to feed the ESP and the other wire for the bidirectional level shifter with the other wire.

     

    27.    What Is The Best Way To Sync Audio From PC To WS2815 LED Strips?

    You will simply need to connect the LED strip to the USB of your PC to draw the 12V power

    You need to include a controller with a built built-in mic and connect it to the LED strip; however, use a different power source for the controller.

    Since the microphones are capable of catching even the slightest sound, so turn on the volume and watch how the lights sync with the audio.

    The following video helps you understand the connections better:

     

    28.    Can I Split Data Signal From A Set Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    You can always tell a data line and split it to connect to two different WS2815 LED strips.

    However, this can add noise to the data line and lead to issues like flickering.

     

    29.    How to Create Ambilight Setup With WS2815 LED Strips?

    To create an Ambilight setup with WS2815 strips, you’ll need the following:

    • Arduino Nano
    • WS2815 LED strips
    • L Bracket 3 pin connectors
    • Breadboard
    • 12V Power supply
    • DC terminal to power jack
    • Soldering station
    • Software – Prismatic, Adalight, and Arduino IDE

    Now connect the 12V power with the 12V line on your LED strips

    Now connect the PSU’s ground with the ground of the LED strips and Arduino

    Next, connect Arduino’s digital port with that of the LEDs’ data line

    After the physical connections are completed, it’s time to set up the software.

    Set up the Arduino ID and install the driver.

    Once this is done, you need to add the library and create the script to control your LED strip.

    Now install the software for Ambilight on your PC and go to the settings to set your capture and color preferences.

    After this power up and test, your Ambilight set up with the WS2815 LED strips.

    Watch this video for creating an Ambilight project:

     

    30.    How To Find The Cheap And Best WS2815 LED Strips?

    A plethora of options are available when you looking to find the cheap and best WS2815 LED strip.

    Online search for good quality WS2815 strips can be both overwhelming and confusing as every website claims to offer the best product at the most affordable rates.

    However, if you intend to bypass all the confusion and lay your hands-on premium quality LED strips then you need to search for a WS2815 LED strip manufacturer.

    Chinese companies like SDIP Light are popular for offering an incredible range of LED strips.

    You can place bulk orders at great rates from the convenience of your home.

    If you’re looking to place small orders then it’s better to check Amazon and other dedicated sites selling WS 2815 LED strips but these would be highly expensive.

    Thus, it’s always better to place an order in bulk with Chinese companies like SDIP Light that offer great discounts and amazing quality.

     

    31.    How To Find Wholesalers Of WS2815 LED Strips?

    AliExpress is a great place to search for Chinese wholesalers of WS2815 LED strips.

    However, you can directly contact SDIP Light on their website https://www.sdiplight.com/ and submit bulk purchase inquiries.

     

    32.   What Is The Best Practice For WS2815 LED Strips?

    If you want your LED strips or lighting projects to last long then it’s best to adhere to certain best practices.

    You need to follow these to improve the longevity of the WS2815 LED strips:

    • Avoid installing your lighting at places where the flow of air is blocked
    • Don’t keep any inflammable material too close to the LED strips
    • Turn off the power and data when the LED strips are not in use
    • Try to maintain a continuous flow of power as interruptions can lead to issues like noise or flipping LEDs
    • Unplug your LEDs when it’s raining too heavily or during lightning

     

    33.   How Can I Set Up WS2815 LED Strips to Flash at a Specific Hertz?

    Well, you can easily set up your WS2815 LED strips to flash at a specific hertz by using an Arduino controller.

    You need to download the library and write the code to set the flickering at a particular frequency or Hz.

    All other connections will remain just like the one you used to create a lighting project with a controller and amplifier.

     

    34.   What Plug And Play Controllers Are Available For Individually Addressable WS2815 LED Strips?

    There’re no plug and play controllers available for individually addressable WS2815 LED strips!

    Controllers needed for these LED strips send data pulses to the pixels in certain patterns based on which the brightness, color, and other aspects depend.

    Some of the popular controllers include Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Genuino, embed 1768, Teensy 3.2 etc.

     

    35.   How Do Individually Addressable WS2815 LED Strips Work?

    Individually addressable WS2815 LED strips comprise of tiny microcontroller on each of the strip that helps each LED to light up in a certain way at specific brightness and color.

    The strips have a ground wire, a data wire, and a positive voltage wire.

    Whenever data reaches a particular LED or pixel, it’s read and passed on to the next LED.

    The first chip on the LED marks the incoming address as LED0 and performs all the functions meant for LEDO.

    Next, it passes the data to the next chip after increasing the counter by 1.

    Thus, the next LED receives the instruction for LED1 and performs the functions meant for LED1.

    This process is repeated by all the LEDs until there’re no more LEDs on the strip.

     

    36.   Can We Power WS2815 LED Strips By PC Power Supply?

    Yes, you can always use the 12V supply from your PC to power WS2815 strips.

    However, do it carefully as 12V lines on several PCs end up transferring a huge amount of amps.

     

    37.   Can WS2815 LED Strips Catch Fire?

    No, WS2815 LED strips won’t catch fire until and unless you mess with the live circuit or wrap it with inflammable material that prevents the flow of air.

    WS2815 LED strips are waterproof and rarely heat up that burns up the strip or starts a fire.

    However, you must be cautious while cutting the strip and connecting the power wires.

     

    38.   Can I Leave WS2815 LED Strips On All Night?

    Yes, you can leave your LED fixture on all night because WS2815 LED strips are ideally suited for long use as they consume very little power and have low heat output.

     

    39.   Are WS2815 LED Strip Lights Bad For Your Eyes?

    WS2815 LED strips are made up of RGB LEDs that emit a wide spectrum of colors, so they are not very harmful to your eyes.

    Some studies have pointed out that long exposure to LED strip lights can lead to cataracts and other macular-degeneration.

    Thus, it’s better to avoid long exposures to such lights.

     

    40.   Do WS2815 LED Strips Attract Bugs?

    Yes, bright white and blue light attracts bugs so you’ll have some flying around your LED fixture that you created with 2815 LED strips.

    However, they’re not attracted in hordes, so a few bugs won’t trouble you much.

     

    41.   Can WS2815 LED Strips Cause Cancer?

    WS2815 LED strips don’t cause cancer because they don’t emit the harmful UV.

    There’s no conclusive evidence about the connection between long exposure to LED lights and cancer.

     

    42.   How Do I Connect Two RGB WS2815 LED Strips?

    Connecting two RGB WS2815 LED strips is easy and all you need is some cutting and soldering tools.

    You can connect two RGB LED strips by using a connecter or soldering and joining the four red dots at the end of each strip.

    In case you intend to cut a strip short and join it with another, use a scissor to cut across the designated cutting points on the strip.

    Now, you can either use a connector or simply solder the ends.

    Watch how it’s done:

     

    43.   How to Get Started with Programmable RGB WS2815 LED Strips Lighting?

    WS2815 LED strips are among the most controllable and customizable LED strips in the market.

    Since the strips comprise of individually addressable LEDs, so they are programmable using microcontrollers and microprocessors.

    You can get started with programmable RGB WS2815 strips lighting projects by checking out various online resources.

    You can easily find resources that inform you everything you ever wanted to learn about using Raspberry Pi 4, Arduino, and other microprocessors for controlling 2815 LED strips.

    Find more information on this video:

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