What is COB LED Strip and Benefit of COB

COB (Chip on board) LED Ribbon is a leading-edge technology that features small LEDs mounted directly onto a flexible circuit conducting strip (PCB). A single line of phosphor runs along the whole length and provides dot-free continuous illumination. COB LED Ribbon has a CRI of >90, which shows more realistic colors and gives a more natural illumination feel. COB comes in either warm or natural white and is available in both IP20 (for Indoor use) or IP66, which is suitable for use outdoors or in bathrooms. 





– Integrated components improve durability

– High-density LED provides dot-free continuous illumination

– Chips mounted directly onboard provide 180° beam angle


Color of COB LED Strip

This COB tape also comes in either warm white (3000K), daylight (4000K), or cool white (6000K). Warm white offers a yellowish hue which provides a cozier feel to space and is typically best for use in the living area or the bedroom.

Cool white (6000K), on the other hand, is a cooler, brighter white. It is generally used in kitchens or bathrooms and works synergistically with a modern home.

Daylight (4000K) sits right in the middle of this spectrum. It is rather similar to natural daylight and produces a bright white light, while still remaining relatively warm. This makes daylight very versatile and usable in a range of projects.

Cut and Connect

This tape can be cut at 4.5cm intervals and we’ll be more than happy to do all the handy work for you. Here at MSH, we offer a free cutting and soldering service which will provide you with bespoke made-to-measure tape.

Your first 3 cuts will be free of charge and we will provide your tape with their own cable attached allowing you to install drivers where applicable.

All tape is priced per meter, and our strip lights team will be able to provide you with a custom quote if you have a particular project in mind.

Please note that all IP67 and IP68 tape comes in lengths of up to 5m max, and will not fit in any of our aluminum profiles.

IP65 tape comes in maximum lengths of up to 25m and will be soldered tape to tape every 5m for any lengths over 5m. Although 25m lengths are available in this way, there is no guarantee that it can be run continuously due to power drop. Please get in touch with us if you require further information about this.

IP20 tape may or may not come from soldered tape to tape, as this depends on how it arrives.


COB led strip light applications

New LED-Strip without any visible LEDs! The COB LED-Strips emit a continuous, homogeneous line of light. 

This brings great advantages to a huge number of applications:

  • perfect uniform light, even in very flat LED profiles
  • continuous, narrow LED band for accent- or orientation lighting
  • perfectly even in indirect light application with very short distances

the price is for one roll of 5 meters!

  • flexible LED strip with COB technology
  • voltage: 24V/12V
  • with 3M adhesive tape on the backside for easy mounting
  • IP20 not water protected

How to install the COB LED strip light? (step by step)



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What is WS2812/WS2812b and How to work with a WS2812/WS2812b led strip

As near as we can tell, the popular WS2812 individually addressable RGB LED was released to the world sometime around the last half of 2013. This wasn’t long ago, or maybe it was an eternity; the ESP8266, the WiFi microcontroller we all know and love was only released a year or so later. If you call these things “Neopixels”, there’s a good reason: Adafruit introduced the WS2812 to the maker community, with no small effort expended on software support, and branding.

The WS2812 is produced by WorldSemi, who made a name for themselves earlier with LED driver solutions, especially the WS2811, and SOIC chip that would turn a common anode RGB LED into one that’s serially controllable. When they stuffed the brains from the WS2811 into a small package with a few LEDs, they created what is probably the most common programmable LED lighting solution available today.


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WS2812B is an intelligent control LED light source that the control circuit and RGB chip are integrated into a package of 5050 components. It internally includes an intelligent digital port data latch and signal reshaping amplification drive circuit.

It is the internal IC, also called built-in IC or embedded. They are in many cases WS2812 or also called WS2812b. Voltage DC5V (WS2811 and WS2818 are DC12V), individually addressable.  


What is the ws2812b multi-color led strips and Advantage?

WS2812B RGB LED with Integrated Driver Chip. The control circuit and RGB chip are integrated into a package of 5050 components.

This LED flexible strip is a full-color external control for each lamp bead. It with high brightness can achieve effects of full-color running water, chasing, and scanning.

The RGB LED chips with low driving voltage, environmental protection, and energy-saving, high brightness, scattering angle is large, good consistency, low power, long life, and other advantages. The control chip integrated in LED above becoming a more simple circuit, small volume, convenient installation.

WS2812 Advantage

  1. Integrating control circuit and RGB chip
  2. Built-in signal reshaping circuit
  3. Built-in electric reset circuit and power lost reset circuit
  4. 256 brightness and 16777216 color display
  5. Cascading port transmission signal

The WS2812B is no doubt an immensely popular LED Strip and a beloved mainstay of every maker’s blinky projects, given its low driving voltage, high brightness and good color consistency among many advantages. An improved version of the WS2812, the WS2812B is an intelligent control LED light source, with the control circuit and RGB chip integrated directly into a 5050 RGB LED. As a digital LED strip, each addressable LED has an integrated driver that allows the brightness and color of each LED to be controlled individually, that is, an LED can be a different color to the one next to it. Thus, it enables us to create beautiful and complex lighting effects.

How many kinds of ws2812b colored strips are already available in our bazaar.

 WS2812 can make more LEDs available in a single meter LED strip, it is 30leds available, 60leds 144leds per meter powered strip. On-demand, we can also modify 74 LEDs per meter or other quantities. WS2812b has only 4legs, but an alternative parameter is possible. 

PN Working current Working temperature Package LED number Viewing angle Lifespan Working voltage
S010030-WS2812BRGB 1.8A/meter -40℃~60℃ 5meter/roll 30pcs/meter 140 50000h DC 5V
S010060-WS2812BRGB 3.6A/meter -40℃~60℃ 5meter/roll 60pcs/meter 140 50000h DC 5V
S010074-WS2812BRGB 4.44A/meter -40℃~60℃ 5meter/roll 74pcs/meter 140 50000h DC 5V
S012144-WS2812BRGB 8.64A/meter -40℃~60℃ 2meter/roll 144pcs/meter 140 50000h DC 5V

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How to connect control ws2812b led strip 

WS2812B LEDs have an IC built into the LED, which enables communication via a one-wire interface. This means that many LEDs can be controlled using one pin on your controller. The LED strips have 3 pins: the power pin (+5V), the ground pin (GND), and the data pin (Din and Dout). The power and ground pins are used to apply power to your strip, while the data pin should be connected to the controller.

programmable led strip

For a strip requiring a power of 5V, there should be no problem controlling it via the 5V output on an Arduino. But if you decide to control your LED strip using a Raspberry Pi or ESP8266 that sends signals at 3.3V, you should convert the 3.3V data signal to a 5V signal using a logic level converter module.

How to choose power supply for WS2812b smart led strip

Both LEDs draw about 60mA at maximum brightness, so power supplies used for WS2812B set-ups are interchangeable. As always, depending on the number of LEDs on the strip or strips you are using, the power required will vary. It is important to select a power source that matches the strips’ requirements in order to keep your strip at an appropriate brightness. Since each LED draws about the same amount of current of 60mA at max brightness.

USB Adapter

  • A single strip with 30 LEDs, you would need a 30 x 0.06 = 1.8A rated power supply at maximum brightness. 
  • A single strip with 60 LEDs, you would need a 60 x 0.06 = 3.6A rated power supply at maximum brightness. 
  • A single strip with 74 LEDs, you would need a 74 x 0.06 = 4.44A rated power supply at maximum brightness. 
  • A single strip with 144 LEDs, you would need a 144 x 0.06 = 8.64A rated power supply at maximum brightness. 

If you are running on a USB 2.0 port that provides 0.9A, you can safely power strips of 0.9/0.06 = 15 LEDs.

Power supply, each led is 0.3w.

  • WS2813 RGB LED Strip Waterproof – 30 LED/m – 5m with 60W power supply
  • WS2813 RGB LED Strip Waterproof – 60 LED/m – 5m with 100W power supply
  • WS2813 RGB LED Strip Waterproof – 74 LED/m – 5m with 150W power supply
  • WS2813 RGB LED Strip Waterproof – 144 LED/m – 5m with 270W power supply




What is ws2811 and how to use ws2811 led strip & Pixel Light

What is ws2811 and how to use ws2811 led strip & Pixel Light

WS2811 Picture

What is ws2811

  • ws2811 is an RGB LED. Yet, it’s anything but a basic RGB LED strip. It is an addressable RGB LED. It implies you can control each drive shading with an information signal info.

12V WS2811 LED Ship

This WS2811 color changing LED strip lights are a simple RGB LED strip with an outer IC, much of which is made from flexible strip light DC12v has just one symbol. One IC controls 3 LEDs, the 3LEDs act as a single pixel and at the same time, they still change the same color. Cuttable as one pixel per 3LED means if you cut the 3 LEDs, the light still works. And for a great amount of time, it is fully grown.

This means that it isn’t truly possible to control each LED, but instead, each pixel in your code represents a group of 3 LED chips for 12V, and 6 LED chips for 24V.

WS2811 Pixel Light

10mm, 20mm, 26mm, 30mm, 40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 100mm, 120mm are available with WS2811 IC.

As 1pcs pixel with one IC, so choose WS2811, it is easy to program.

How to control WS2811 LED strip with controller

WS2811 addressable RGB LEDs are Great for producing different colors. Let’s make a WS2811 RGB LED control RGB LED Controller For controlling the Pixel LEDs.

With mini controller to control 24v ws2811 led strip