This RGB LED strip makes it possible to control each LED individually on a self-adhesive strip of only 10mm wide. To get the strip that thin, the controller chip is in the LED itself. This means the strip is perfectly controllable using an Arduino Uno/Mega, but a Raspberry Pi for example can have timing issues that can cause weird effects. This is because the Raspberry Pi does not use a so called 'Real-time operating system'. Background tasks can cause timing issues on hardware like this.
The WS2813 can be seen as an upgrade from the WS2812. It has two data signals so the failure of a pixel will not affect data transfer unless two consecutive pixels fail. Capacitor and resistors are integrated so not needed anymore. Less timing sensitive.
Sold as full reel of 1 meter.
You get a complete strip with JST-SM connectors and open ended DC power wires on both ends.
- Black flexible waterproof PCB with adhesive tape
- Input voltage: 5V
- Each LED cuttable
- 144 LEDs per meter
- Max. current/LED: 60mA
- Max. current per meter: 8.64A (43 watt - with full white)