What is Addressable Led Strip?
Led Strips With ICs Are Collectively Called Addressable Led Strips. There Are Many English Names: Addressable Led Strip, Digital Led Strip, Led Pixel Strips, Which Are a Type of Led Strip That Can Achieve Chasing, Flowing, And Magic Color Effects. The Biggest Advantage of the Addressable Led Strip is That It Can Control Each RGB or Rgbw SMD Through IC to Achieve the Full Color Effect. Only the Addressable Led Strip Can Realize the Different Colors of Each SMD in on One Strip. We Call It Full Color.
Classification of Addressable Led Strip:
Divided by IC:
Built in IC： WS2812b, WS2813, WS2815, SK6812, SK6813, SK9822, P943, P9423F, P9411, APA102, APA104, GS8812 and More.
External Ic: WS2801, WS2821, WS2811, LPD8806, TM1803, TM1804, DMX512, UCS512, UCS1903 and More.
Divided by Voltage:5V, 12V, 24V. The 12V, 24V Type Can Be Individual Control Which Means Control Every SMD, And 1IC Control Several SMD Means 1 IC Control 3Pcs Led or Control 6Pcs Led, in This Link There Have More Explain:
Divided by Color:
White, RGB and Rgbw， All ICs Can Make RGB. Possible Ic for Rgbw Are: SK6812, P9412, DMX512. White Color is Generally Used WS2811 IC.
Divided by Number of SMD:
30LED/M; 32LED/M; 40LED/M; 48LED/M; 60LED/M; 72LED/M; 144LED/M.
Divided by SMD Type:
Most Addressable Led Strip Are Used 5050 SMD.
3528 SMD for Addressable Led Strip With Small Size Requirements.
And Side Viewing is: 020 SMD.
Divided by Signal:
SPI Signal Light and DMX Signal Light Strip. Except for DMX512, All Others Are SPI Signals.
Addressable Led Strip Mainly Used In:
Mainly Used in Ktv, Bars, Building Facades, Parks, Etc.
What is the Difference Between Different ICs:
The Difference Between IC is Different Manufacturers, SK Series is One Manufactures, APA, WS, P, Are All Different Package Manufacturer Codes. But There Are Also Differences in The Same Series. Take the SK Series as an Analogy:
SK6812 5v is Individual Control, But He is Not Breakpoint Continue. The Function With Breakpoint Continue Transmission is SK6813.
SK6812 Can Do RGB and RGBw, But SK6813 Does Not Do RGBw.
SK6812 Has a Mini Model, Which is 3535; Board Width Can Be 4mm, 5mm Wide.
SK9822 is Two Wire Transmission Channel, Used to Replace APA102.
The Following Table Explains the Different ICs.