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Digital LED Strip

What is digital LED strip?

Digital LED strips are also called magic, addressable, dream color or pixel LED strips. The main benefit comparing to analog LED strips is that you can control every cut LED diodes color separately. This allows you to use digital LED strips to display even video format. Traditionally, it is achieved thanks to additional chips (IC) assembled directly inside the LED diode or on the PCB.

What is difference between digital LED strip and analog LED strip?

  • Analog strips allow you to have one color for the whole LED strip at a time. You can change the color anytime you want for the whole strip, but can’t change it for a section of diodes.
  • Digital strips allow you to have different colors for every cut of LEDs, creating various colors in different sections of one LED strip.
Analog LED strip uses only one color at once
Digital LED strip that can control each pixel separately

Digital LED strip categories

  • SPI digital LED strip
    The Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) is a synchronous serial communication interface specification used for short-distance communication, primarily in embedded systems.
  • DMX512 digital LED strip
    DMX512 is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control lighting and effects. It was originally intended as a standardized method for controlling stage lighting dimmers, which, prior to DMX512, had employed various incompatible proprietary protocols. It quickly became the primary method for linking controllers (such as a lighting console) to dimmers and special effects devices such as fog machines and intelligent lights.

SPI VS DMX512

DMX512 SPI
Signal protocol Parallel, synchronous parallel interface signal transmission technology, a universal signal control protocol for digital lighting equipment Serial (synchronous serial interface signal transmission technology)
Wring More complicated Easy wiring
Compatibility Good, unified IC category/protocol, and DMX512 is used for some luminaires Relatively inferior, with various lC categories and slightly different protocols, basically no SPI luminaires
Reliability Breakpoint transmission, parallel transmission of signals, with high reliability Breakpoint transmission, no renewed transmission of two successive breakpoints
Anti-interference of signals Good, with strong long-distance communication anti-interference capability Inferior, long-distance communication is subject to strong current/strong magnetic disturbances
Overall cost High Low
Application Indoor and outdoor large & ultra-large advertisement lighting and synchronous control of light show Small spaces/ independent styling/ supporting facilities

Application

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DMX512

SPI

5V

12V

24V

Specification Download

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5050smd-60leds-12mm-DMX512-RGB specification
5050smd-60leds-15mm-DMX512-RGBW specification
5050smd-60leds-10mm-SK6812-RGB specification
5050smd-60leds-10mm-SK6812-RGBW specification
5050smd-UCS1903-RGB-60leds-12v-strip specification
5050smd-UCS1903-RGB-72leds-24v-strip specification
5050smd-60leds-12V-24V-UCS2904-RGBW-strip specification
5050smd-72leds-24V-UCS2904-RGBW-strip specification
5050smd-8808B-12V-RGB-strip specification

Control System

SPI Series

Specification Download​

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1024 dots RF SPI Controller SC Specification
2.4G RGB/RGBW Remote Control R9 Specification
1024 dots DMX512-SPI Decoder (with RF) DSA Specification
1024 dots DMX512-SPI Decoder (with RF) DS Specification
SPI Signal Splitter SA Specification

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DMX512 Series

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XB-C100 code editor specification
K-1000C-Instructions

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