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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.
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.
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.
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
|IC||External IC||Built-in IC||Built-in IC|
|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|
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
|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.
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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
|Control Mode||3LEDs group control||Individual control||Individual control|
IC Quantity(60leds/m for example)
|20 pcs||60 pcs||60 pcs|
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.
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
|WS2811|| || |
|WS2812B|| || |
|WS2813|| || |
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
|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|
Good quality LED products are very important for our lighting. Shenzhen Suntech Company is focused on top quality led lighting fixtures, we only use the best quality led chips. That we can cooperation with the client all over the world.
Shenzhen Suntech company located in Shenzhen, China, We focus on addressable led strip production since 2008 in LED lighting enterprises. The company mainly specialize in providing high quality LED landscape decoration products, the main products are as follows：
LED flexible strip
LED full-color module
LED Matrix display
Addressable Neopixel ring
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, DMX RGB 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.
You can click on the product name below to check the more detailed information.
Read More: How to Choose a Suitable LED Strip
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.
LED decorative lighting, indoor/outdoor LED video irregular screen. Decoration, backlight, tape light sign, full-color module, full-color soft light strip.
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.
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.
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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