LED RGB Strip - Sealed (1m)

Gone are the days that you have to worry about silicone weather proofing splitting and breaking on you! These are sealed non-addressable 1 meter long RGB LED strips that come packed with 60 5060 LEDs per meter. Each of these LED strips need a 12V supply and are enclosed by a flexible silicon jacket with an IP65 waterproof rating to protect your precious 5060 LEDs. You will be able to control the whole LED RGB Strip together giving you cool lighting effects for your car, fish tank, or perhaps under cabinet lighting in your kitchen!

Note: These come in 1m segments on a reel. They are preterminated with wires, as shown in the pictures.

Replaces:COM-10259

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Powering the Non-Addressable RGB LED Strip

You just need to apply +12V to the + pin and ground any of the colored wires to turn the LED color on.

If you want use it with a microcontroller, you would need an n-channel mosfet [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10213 ] to turn it on and off. The LED strips require a lot of power (especially the 5M strips) but it worked good with my variable power supply set s 12V/1A. The LED strip does get warm to the touch when using.

12V Wall Adapters

A maximum of two colors can turn on with our 12V/600mA wall wart [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9442 ]. It will get hot and shut off. It will work after the wall wart is unplugged and letting it cool down. You might want to just get the 12V/5V (2A) laptop brick power supply [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11296 ] or any of the Mean Well Switching Power Supplies in our storefront.

9V Battery

These can work also with a 9V battery . A maximum of 2 LEDs with a certain length can be turned on. The internal resistance will go up as you pull more power and they will become dim. You might be able to get it working with all 3 colors if you PWM the strip so that all the colors are not fully turrned on.


Fritzing Part

The closest Fritzing part related to this LED strip can be found here:

If you are looking at the details, the LED is flipped and IC is the 5060 package.


Powering

Apply +12V to the + pin and ground any of the colored wires to turn the LED color on. When using with a microcontroller, you would need an n-channel mosfet https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10213 to turn it on and off. The LED strips require a lot of power (especially the 5M strips) but worked well with a variable power supply set at 12V/1A. The LED strip does get warm to the touch when using.


Resources and Going Further

For ideas on using the Non-addressable LED Strip, try looking below:


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Customer Comments

  • I don’t understand the wiring for this. Why is there wires on both sides of the strip?

  • Hi,

    I have tried just plugging into the +/GND pins in my breadboard, however it doesn’t work… Does anyone have a wiring picture? Or an example code?

    Many thanks in advance!

  • I am unsure of the specifics of this setup. I see 20-30 mA as the current and 5 V as the voltage. Can anybody give me any information as per the voltage and current so that i can properly use it

  • How much current this 1m Strip needs?

  • I’m assuming that these are powered at 5V?

    • and off. The LED strips require a lot of power (especially the 5M strips) but it worked good with my variable power supply set s 12V/1A. The LED s

      These are 12 volt strips.

  • Would these be suitable for a pool application? Ideally <5ft below water normally at 80ish degrees. I can’t make sense if the Wikipedia entry…

    • IP65 is the rating. The first number (6) refers to the solid particle protection, which is dust tight, meaning no solid particles can get in. the second number (5) refers to the liquid ingress protection. Level 5 is “Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.”

      Technically, full immsersion up to 1M of water is level 7. So, the rating kinda looks like it wouldn’t work, but your mileage may vary. I would probably look for an IP67 or IP68 rated strip just to be on the safe side.

  • Is there is a bored on sparkfun to control this led straps wireless ??

  • Is it possible to cut these to length? Thanks.

    • Yep! You just may need to add wires to any ends you cut and make sure you don’t end up shorting any lines together.

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