Digital Addressable RGB LED w/ PWM waterproof flexi strip - (1m)
These LED strips are fun and glowy. There are 32 RGB LEDs per meter, and you can control each LED individually! Yes, that's right, this is the digitally-addressable type of LED strip. You can set the color of each LED's red, green and blue component with 7-bit PWM precision (so 21-bit color per pixel). The LEDs are controlled by shift-registers that are chained up down the strip so you can shorten or lengthen the strip. Only 2 digital output pins are required to send data down. The PWM is built into each chip so once you set the color you can stop talking to the strip and it will continue to PWM all the LEDs for you.
The on-board electronics have built-in 1.2 MHz high-speed 7-bit PWM for each channel - that means it can do 21-bit color per LED. Once you set the brightness level for the LEDs, your microcontroller can go off and do other things, no need to continuously update it, or clock it. The best part is that compared to the WS2801 which can only run one LED at a time, the device can drive 2 RGB LEDs which means the price stays the same as the older HL1606 strip, nice!
The strip is made of flexible PCB material, and comes with a weatherproof sheathing. You can cut this stuff pretty easily with wire cutters, there are cut-lines every 2.5"/6.2cm (2 LEDs each). Solder to the 0.1" copper pads and you're good to go. Of course, you can also connect strips together to make them longer, just watch how much current you need! We sell a 5V/2A power supply that should be able to drive 1 or more meters (depending on use) and a 5V/10A supply that can drive 5 meters (or more, if you are not lighting up all the LEDs at once) Note: you must use a 5V DC power supply to power these strips, do not use higher than 6V or you will destroy the entire strip
To wire up these strips, the easiest way is to buy some JST SM plug and receptacle cables. If you want to connect to the input of a 5 meter cable (to wire it to power and a microcontroller) please use the plug connector. If you want to connect to the output, use the receptacle cable.
Technical specs (newer LPD8806 type):
16.5mm (0.65") wide, 4mm (0.16") thick with casing on, 62.5mm (2.45") long per segment
1 meter length
32 LEDs per meter
Removable IP65 weatherproof casing
Maximum 5V @ 120mA draw per 2.5" strip segment (all LEDs on full brightness)
5VDC power requirement (do not exceed 6VDC) - no polarity protection
2 common-anode RGB LEDs per segment, individually controllable
LED wavelengths: 630nm/530nm/475nm
Connector: 4-pin JST SM (usually no connectors are provided)