RGB LED Strang bestehend aus 25 diffusen 12mm LEDs.
RGB Pixels are digitally-controllable lights you can set to any color,
or animate. Each RGB LED and controller chip is molded into a 'dot' of
silicone. The dots are waterproof and rugged. There are four flanges
molded in so that you can 'push' them into a 12mm drill hole in any
material up to 1.5mm/0.06" thick. They're typically used to make outdoor
signs. Compared to our other 20mm LED dots, these are diffused 8mm LEDs
so they are not as bright but they color mix a little nicer.
The pixels are connected by a 4-conductor cable. +5V, ground, data and
clock. Data is shifted down from one pixel to the next so that you can
easily cut the strand or attach more onto the end.
Each dot is digitally controlled, with an internal 8-bit PWM LED driver
(24-bit color for 16 million different shades). The pixels must be
clocked by a microcontroller, we have an example code linked below that
works on an Arduino, it should be simple to adapt it to any other
The pixels use 8mm diffused RGB LEDs, with a 120 degree beam width. The
total max brightness of all LEDs is about 1600mcd but with the light
more evenly distributed & mixed than a clear LED. (Please note: mcd
ratings of LEDs are notoriously inflated by most LED sellers, so be
extra-skeptical when reviewing LED ratings!)
Sold by the strand, each strand has 25 pixels in series! Each strand has
two JST SM 4-pin connectors so you can connect multiple strands in a
row, as many as you wish, just watch for how much current they want. We have a 5V/2A supply that should be able to drive 2 or more strands.
If you want to connect to the input
of a strand (to wire it to power and a microcontroller) please get a receptacle
connector. If you want to connect to the output
, get a plug
You can drive these with an Arduino using any two microcontroller digital pins, check this library which also has example code
to demonstrate the strands and be sure to read our very detailed tutorial on usage!
- 12mm diameter (0.45") 75mm deep (1.5")
- 88mm / 3.5" apart on the strand
- 25 pieces per strand
- New! These pixels use a WS2801 chip for full 24 bit color
- 5V power, 60mA maximum per pixel (LED on full white)
- 2-pin SPI-like protocol
- WS2801 Datasheet for the chip inside each pixel
- Brightness: Red = 3.3 Lumens/300 mcd, Green = 10 Lumens/1000 mcd,
Blue = 2.7 Lumens/300 mcd (mcd calculation based on full 120 degree