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WS2801 VS WS2811 VS WS2812 digital pixel LED strip

Date:Jul 03, 2019

WS2801 LED stripis an external IC pixel LED strip , it has 4 pins including positive , negative , data and clock line. Usually made to DC5v and 32leds per meter

WS2801 pixel LED strip

 

WS2811 strip light is an external IC programmable LED strip too with 3 pins with positive, negative and data line. Usually made to DC12v . Regular is 30 leds and 60leds per meter.

 WS2811 strip light


WS2812B LED strip light is a built-in IC digital LED tape light with 3 pins including positive , negative and data line.  Voltage is DC5v input. Can be made to 30 pixels 60 pixels 74 pixels 96 pixels and 144 pixels per meter programmable strip light.

 WS2812B strip light



We made a table for your reference. Please have a look comparisons among WS2801 WS2811 and WS2812B LED strip lights.


WS2801 LED strip

WS2811 LED strip

WS2812B LED strip

IC

External IC

External IC

Built-in IC

Voltage

DC5v

DC12v

DC5v

Color

RGB

RGB

RGB

LED per meter

32 leds/m

60 leds/m

60 leds/m

Power consumption

9.6w/m

14w/m

18w/m

Wires

Positive + Negative
 +Data line + Clock line

Positive + Negative
 +Single Data line

Positive + Negative
 +Single Data line

 

 

Advantage of WS2801 strip light:

The WS2801 uses a separate clock line, which can be seen as an advantage, whereas the WS2811/WS2812 does not. The WS2811/WS2812 depends on sending data matching a very tight timing. The advantage of the WS2812 though, is that production o is easier and therefor cheaper, and each RGB LED takes much less space on strips.

WS2801 VS WS2812B

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