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Description: Gone are the days that you have to worry about silicone weather proofing splitting and breaking on you! These are sealed addressable 1 meter long 5V RGB LED strips that come packed with 60 WS2812s per meter. Each of these strips are enclosed by a flexible silicon jacket with an IP65 waterproof rating to protect your precious WS2812 LEDs. You will be able to control each LED RGB individually giving you the ability to create 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 0.1" spaced 3-pin connectors as well as a 2 wire power connector, as shown in the pictures.

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Customer Comments

  • how many of these can you safely daisy chain together?

    • Theoretically, as many as your power supply can power and your Arduino has RAM for (if you’re using the NeoPixel Library).

  • What’s the width of the sealed strip?

  • Several questions come to mind: * Can these strips be used with the SparkFun PWM Shield? * Would using the PWM shield allow me to drive more/longer strips? * Would using the PWM shield rule out using the NEOPixel library?dd (I’m assuming the answer is yes)

  • How flexible are these? Would they work in a wearables project, or would repeated movement break them easily?

  • Dimensions: The flexible PCB is about 9.99mm wide and 1.83mm in height from the bottom of the flexible PCB to the top of the LED. With the LED RGB strip in the sealed silicon weather proof material, it is about 11.93mm wide and 3.48mm in height.

  • What is the width of the strip, including the casing but not the endcaps? Thanks!

  • I just got these and I cannot seem to get them to work! Only the first “pixel” lights up and it is so dim that it is hard to see. What is my problem?

    • Sraf / last year / 1

      The timings on these can be a bit picky since they have no clock line. What kind of controller are you using? If it is an Arduino, give the Adafruit Neopixel guide and libraries a whirl (same IC as these)

      Also, be careful with power supplies, you can easily fry these guys when running off a mains power adaptor (The Adafruit guide covers that too) https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-neopixel-uberguide

  • I bought these so i can use them as a light in my garage. However i cant seem to get them to work. I have a solar charger providing 5v output, and i just need them to provide white light from that power source. What do i need to do without buying additional boards to get them to shine white light?

    • In your code you should be able to write in something like this: void loop(){ colorWipe(strip.Color(255, 0, 0), 60); // Red colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 255, 0), 60); // Green colorWipe(strip.Color(0, 0, 255), 60); // Blue colorWipe(strip.Color(127,127,127),60); //White }

      You should be able to use the 127,127,127 to shine white light.

  • Would it be possible to use this strip in conjunction with an Arduino (and any additional ICs) to create a small POV display? Is there anything about it that would prevent it? like the speed etc?

    • We’re doing it on a bike wheel right now and it works perfectly fine for us, though there does seem to be a bug that randomly lights up some of the lights when the bike is stopped. We suspect it has nothing to do with the LEDs themselves, though.

  • Three questions, some of which were answered on an older page I can no longer find 1.) A linked video shows an Arduino powering an entire strip without an external power source. How many LED’s of how many strips could be powered by the Arduino without having to use an external power source? 2.) Which sparkfun product, if any should be used as an external power source, if one is needed. 3.) Will https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10363 connect to the connector for this product?

    • UH, the limit on most Arduinos is 140mA - each LED on the WS2812 can pull 20mA for a total of 60mA possible from each WS2812 - so, the limit is TWO LEDs. That might be why you aren’t finding the video any more, because it’s showing a great way to burn out your Arduino…

      • In the demo video they run a strip directly from an Arduino using the NeoPixel libs from Adafruit. I tried it at home with this LED strip and it worked fine. Am I going to burn out my Arduino? Demos and tutorials I’ve found for this strip use 5v, GND, and one data pin.

  • Demo Video: https://www.sparkfun.com/videos#all/lyXX5xsy1sA

  • Can these be cut and resealed into smaller strips?

    • Yes. If you look closely, there’s bare termination pads on either side of each ‘pixel’. Cut in between those to whatever length you require. If you’re going to use these outdoors or in some other humid environment, take care to properly seal it.. just a bit of heatshrink will not suffice.

  • Looks like the product video has been pulled.

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Very easy to work with

We’re using these strips for a Bike wheel POV lighting system and we have had no problems so far. Only thing that would be nice is a way to ensure waterproofing after cutting the strips, since we couldn’t use them at their 1M length for this project. The neopixel library in combo with an arduino work great, very satisfied.


I love these things

These LEDs are awesome! They are bright as hell and the code to control them is pretty straight forward. Fun!