WS2812 5050 LED SMD
The WS2812 5050 LED SMD may look like a common 5050-sized (5x5mm) SMD LED,
but there’s actually an integrated control circuit embedded inside there too.
If you look really hard, you can see the tiny black chip hidden in there,
along with minuscule gold wires connecting the chip to the LED.
This LED is certainly more than meets the eye!
The ‘B’ at the end of the WS2812 name denotes that these specific
LEDs are equipped with and only require FOUR pins instead of SIX!
The LED itself is unlike most RGB (Red/Green/Blue) LEDs.
It consists of 3 chips within a surface mount (SMD) package.
The RGB (red, green, blue) LEDs have a water-clear lens with a viewing angle of 120°.
They come in a variety of different packages with a range of different footprint dimensions.
Their RGB chips together create a full-color LED, which is able to produce any color within
the visual spectrum, including white light.
Visible Light LEDs
|Mounting Type||Surface Mount|
|Number of LEDs||3|
|Forward Voltage||3.2 V, 4.1 V, 4.5 V|
|Luminous Intensity||1400 mcd|
|Number of Pins||6|
|Viewing Angle||120 °|
|Dominant Wavelength||470 / 525 / 625 nm|
|Dimensions||5 x 5 x 1.5mm|