Unusually for a 12v tape, every pixel on this tape is addressable giving the double benefits of high resolution animation effects and low current consumption. This 12V pixel tape offers higher reliability and thinner power cables when compared to a 5v competitor. Should a chip fail, its data line is automatically bypassed allowing the installation to continue operating normally. A high quality PCB reduces voltage drop and maintains even brightness along the whole length of the tape.
Digital tape needs a microprocessor to control it. We often use Arduino products and this excellent library from Adafruit https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_NeoPixel. We also offer a programming service. Please get in touch with us to discuss any requirements.
Printed on a 4oz thick white PCB and integrated with the LC8808 data chip this RGB LED strip light tape is not only flexible, but extremely versatile and built to last assembled using the highest quality parts to ensure stability in both the sense of data signal and physicality.
Made easy to install with 3M self adhesive strip backing, this tape perfectly combines ease of use with supreme quality.
How Do I Connect?
Digitally Addressable tape needs to be programmed before it will work. To do this you will either need to buy a specially designed digital controller or build your own LED controller using interfaces such as the Arduino or Raspberry Pi. You can find numerous tutorials to help you on the web.
If you have no means of doing this we provide a service where we can program your LEDs for you, we have dedicate technicians on site. Please contact us for a quote.
What Driver do I need?
To work out what driver you will need for each length of LED you can simply multiply the wattage of the tape by the length of LED strip you will be using, this will give you the total wattage the LED strip requires, then simply choose a driver which is at least 10% above this figure.
Please see our FAQ for more help and useful guides.
all products should be installed by a technically competent person in accordance with BS7671 and all other local regulations.