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What Is The Difference WS2811 VS WS2812B VS WS2813 Strip Light?

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1. WS2811

2. WS2812B

3. WS2813

4. Features Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813

5. Power Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813

6. Differences in LEDs Controlled Between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813

7. Wiring Diagram Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813

8. Power Consumption Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813

9. Pros and Cons of WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813

10. Top 10 WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 Manufacturer

11. Applications of WS2811, WS2812B and WS2813

12. Conclusion


WS2811


WS2811 is the old version with external IC, it is often made to DC12v addressable strip light, has only one signal too but it is mature for many years. WS2811 LED strip is an economical addressable LED strip controlled by external IC WS2811. Each IC controls 3 LEDs, so every 3 LEDs can be cut into a pixel. Each pixel is individually addressable, which makes it very flexible in many applications.

WS2811-IC


WS2812B


WS2812B LED strips are DC5v individually addressable strips with IC embedded into 5050 LEDs. The built-in IC is invisible from the outside, which makes the strip stronger and more flexible, and can be applied to different types of surfaces. Each LED is cuttable as an individually addressable pixel. WS2812B LED strip has only one data signal when one pixel dies, the signal cannot pass through.

WS2812B


WS2813


WS2813 intelligently controls the LED light source, integrating the control circuit and RGB chip in a 5050 element package. WS2813 is another DC5v built-in IC strip light. It includes an intelligent digital port data latch and signal to shape amplifier drive circuit. The main feature of the WS2813 Strip is that a broken LED will not affect other LEDs unless two consecutive LEDs are broken.

WS2813


Features Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813


We will show the difference between WS2811, WS2812B, and WS2813 features in the form of a table, pls see below:


Table 1. Features Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 from SuntechLED 


WS2811 WS2812B WS2813
IC External IC Built-in IC Built-in IC
Voltage
DC12v DC5v DC5v
Color
RGB RGB RGB
LED per meter 60 leds/m 60 leds/m 60 leds/m
Power consumption 14.4w/m
18w/m 18w/m
Control Mode
3LEDs group control Individual control Individual control
Wires Positive + Negative + Single Data line  Positive + Negative + Single Data line  Positive + Negative + Single Data line 


Power Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813


Through the above table, we know the difference between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813, Next, let's take a look at the difference between LED voltage (5v vs 12v).


Table 2. Power Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 from SuntechLED 


WS2811 WS2812B WS2813
Voltage DC12v DC5v DC5v
Power Higher High High
voltage drop (30leds/m for example) Low
High High


The WS2811 LED chip runs on 12V. On the other hand, the WS2812B chip and WS2813 only need 5V. If you use an LED strip with a lot of LEDs, you'll see a lot of voltage drop across the strip, which means the last few LEDs on the far end of the strip will have lower voltages.


More addressable strip comparisons: 

WS2801 vs WS2811 vs WS2812  SM16703 VS WS2811 |  SK6812 VS WS2812B VS WS2813 | WS2818 VS WS2811 VS UCS1903


Differences in LEDs Controlled Between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813


WS2811 is three LEDs controlled by one IC, it doesn't control a single LED. This means you can't control them with less than three LEDs.

On the other hand, WS2812B or WS2813 LEDs are individually controlled by IC, 1pcs IC controls 1pcs LED. If you need a control granularity of 1 LED, the WS2812B or WS2813 should be used instead of the WS2811.


Table 3. Differences in LEDs Controlled Between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 from SuntechLED 


WS2811
WS2812B WS2813
Control Mode 3LEDs group control Individual control Individual control

IC Quantity(60leds/m for example)

20 pcs 60 pcs 60 pcs


Wiring Diagram Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813



WS2811

WS2811-Wiring-Diagram

WS2812B

WS2812b-Wiring-Diagram


WS2813

WS2813 Wiring Diagram


Power Consumption Differences between WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813


The WS2811 works at 12V, so it consumes more power. The WS8212B and WS2813 can operate with significantly reduced power consumption because they operate at 5V.


Pros and Cons of WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813


Next, let's take a look at the pros and cons of WS2811, WS2812B, and WS2813, which will help us find more suitable products.


Table 4. Pros and Cons of WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 from SuntechLED 


Pros Cons
WS2811
  • It runs on 12 volts. So it can manage a larger number of LEDs in a strip.

  • Ease of use when dealing with a large number of LED controls.

  • It can only control three LEDs at a time. It uses more power due to 12V work.

WS2812B
  • Lower power consumption.

  • 1pcs IC controls 1pcs LED

  • WS2811/WS2812B relies on sending data matches at very tight times.

  • The advantages of the WS2812B are that it is easier to produce and therefore cheaper, and each RGB LED takes up much less space on the strip.

  • Because it runs on 5V, the voltage drop becomes noticeable as the number of LEDs in the strip increases.

WS2813
  • Lower power consumption.

  • 1pcs IC controls 1pcs LED

  • It Runs 5V like the WS2812B, so as the number of LEDs in the strip increases, the voltage drop becomes noticeable.


Top 10 WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 Manufacturers


Here we have listed 10 LED Manufacturers in the world, as well as the company's main business products. Please see the following table:


Table 5.WS2811 vs WS2812B vs WS2813 Manufacturer from SuntechLED 

Company Website Country Main products
Signify (Philips Lighting) https://www.signify.com/global Netherlands
Hue personal wireless lighting, LED lights, Luminaires, Bulbs, Conventional lamps & tubes, Indoor and Outdoor luminaires
Sharp https://global.sharp/
Japan

LED luminaires offer high specifications for lighting in the industry and retail sectors

Samsung LED
https://www.samsung.com/led/
South Korea modules for various uses in displays, mobile devices, automotive, and smart lighting solutions
Acuity Brands, Inc
https://www.acuitybrands.com/ America Lithonia Lighting, Holophane, Aculux, A-Lights, American Electric Lighting, Antique Street Lamps, Atrius, Cyclone, DGLogik, Distech Controls, DTL, eldoLED, Eureka, Gotham, Healthcare Lighting, Hydrel, Indy, IOTA 
Cree https://www.creelighting.com/ America XLamp LEDs, J Series LEDs, LED Modules & Accessories, and High-Brightness LEDs for video screens, displays, and signage
Nichia https://www.nichia.co.jp/en/index.html
Japan LEDs for displays, LCD backlighting, automotive, and general lighting purposes
OSRAM https://www.osram.com/cb/ Germany lamps, lighting and projection systems, automotive lighting LED products, optoelectronic semiconductors such as LEDs, optical sensors, infrared LEDs, laser diodes for visible and infrared light, luminaires, lighting solutions, and associated light management systems
GE Lighting https://www.gelighting.com/ America GE LED, GE reveal HD+, GE relax HD, GE refresh HD, C-Sleep by GE, and C Sol by GE
Everlight https://www.everlight.com.cn/ China(Taiwan) COB Series, Horticulture LED, UVA Series, Flash LED, and LED Lamps
Seoul Semiconductor http://www.seoulsemicon.com/en South Korea WICOP Series, 4040 Series, Acrich Modules, SunLike, Filament COB, and DC Modules

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We are experienced after 8 years of development, the engineering team has successfully developed various different programmable products, such as APA102 WS2813 SK6812 WS2801, LPD8806, WS2811, WS2812B, DMX512 smart led strip that is widely applied in home decoration, garden landscape, stadiums, exhibition hall, hotel, high-grade office buildings, upscale clubs, etc. Products are exported to America, Europe, the Middle East, and other markets.

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Read More: How to Choose a Suitable LED Strip


Applications of WS2811, WS2812B, and WS2813


  • Application of WS2811

Flexible LED strips are the most commonly produced products by WS2811.


This light strip can be used for facade lighting, wall lighting, backlighting, display case lighting, stage design lighting, holiday (Christmas, etc.) lighting, ceiling lighting, staircase lighting, etc. It can also be used as a car light and has a wide range of uses.


  • Application of WS2812B

LED decorative lighting, indoor/outdoor LED video irregular screen. Decoration, backlight, tape light sign, full-color module, full-color soft light strip.


  • Application of WS2813

KTV nightclub night bar lighting project, TV studio, shows, and broadcasting, Cove ambient atmosphere lighting, Outdoor and indoor building lighting project, Architecture lighting decoration, Automobile decoration and repacking, LED sign Advertising board, Add lighting effect to products, Adafruit, Arduino and Raspberry PI projects, New product release exhibition. 



Conclusion


In this article, we compare these three addressable light strips. All in all, whether you should use WS2811 or WS2812B, or WS2813 depends entirely on your project type. It is important to choose the most suitable type of strip for your project. If you want to control LEDs down to the granularity of individual LEDs, the WS2812B and WS2813 are your best choices. So, hope this article can help you grasp the difference between WS2811, WS2812B, and WS2813.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between WS2812 and WS2812B?

WS2812B is a new generation product developed based on WS2812. It not only inherits all the good qualities of WS2812 but also improves the IC from the external mechanical arrangement to the internal structure, further improving stability and efficiency.


2. How many amps does a WS2812B use?

Each RGB LED draws approximately 50 mA when it is set to full brightness and powered at 5V.


3. What should be used instead of the WS2811 if you need a control granularity of 1 LED?

WS2812B or WS2813.


4. Are all LED strips addressable?

Yes! WS2811, WS2812B, and WS2813 are all addressable LED strips.


5. How much power does WS2811 use?

The WS2811 Power consumption is14.4w/m.


6. Does WS2812B need a resistor?

Strips of LEDs like WS2812Bs need a high current 5V supply, with NO current limiting resistor.


7. How bright are WS2812B?

The two LEDs consume approximately 60mA at maximum brightness, This depends on the number of LEDs on the strip you are using, and the power required will vary.


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