Digital RGB Addressable LED - 5mm Through-hole (10-pack)

Product Code: 1484
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This is a 10-pack of WS2811 addressable RGB LEDs in a 5mm through-hole package. Each LED has the WS2811 driver integrated into the diffused plastic lens and is controlled through a high-speed 1-wire interface that allows for large numbers of LEDs to be chained together to form large displays.

Each colour channel of every RGB led is 8 bit. This equates to 16.7 million colours. The LEDs are controlled by shift-registers built into each lamp. In order to drive the strip you need 5v, GND and Data - easy! Once the registers are loaded, you can stop sending data.

These strips have a maximum voltage of 6V - anything higher will blow them up!

Note: As these LEDs are cased, if subjected to over-voltage or reverse voltage the casing itself can fail and parts of it can fly off at speed (it makes a high pitched wine, then a pop as the top comes flying off - not something you want to hit you in the eye!)

  • Maximum 5V @ 60mA draw per 0.65" strip segment (all LEDs on full brightness)
  • 5VDC power requirement (do not exceed 6VDC) - no polarity protection
  • LED wavelengths: 630nm/530nm/475nm

Pin out:

With the longest pin on the left, from left to right:

  • 1: DOUT
  • 2: 5V
  • 3: GND
  • 4: DIN

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JB
10/12/2018
Jens B.
Norway

Not as pictured

Works well, but compared to the ws2812b version, they do not seem to be able to do smooth fades? I see some Jitter when just running a color cycle on them. Please note that these are ws2811 and the version Adafruit sells is WS2812B or SK6812, so they cannot be mixed. A picture showing the connections in addition to the text would be helpful.

C
08/07/2018
Christopher
UK

Great product and support

This LED is great for testing out Neopixel code in a breadboard or making 3D cubes (which is what I brought them for). I had an issue with them to begin with, but CoolComponents support were fast to respond with instructions of how to get around my issue.

SR
06/18/2018
Steve R.
United Kingdom

It's not just the components that are 'cool'.

I've used CC on a number of occasions over the past few years, and as I am getting more serious in my electronic endeavours, I know I will be using them so much more. Despite having some of the larger companies bookmarked, CC is always the one I click on first. It's always a trouble free exchange, and the CC team always do a great job of making the process feel like the good old days of dealing with a local business. All to often, buying components online can feel like an engineering task in itself; and while that approach is often useful when needing something very specific, it can be a drag in most other cases, CC get the balance just right IMO. Thanks for being, guys n gals.