Addressable LED Neon Flex Rope Hookup Guide

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Library Overview

Note: This example assumes you are using the latest version of the Arduino IDE on your desktop. If this is your first time using Arduino, please review our tutorial on installing the Arduino IDE. If you have not previously installed an Arduino library, please check out our installation guide.

To control the LED Neon Flex Rope, you could use a 5V Arduino-based microcontroller. You will need to download and install Daniel Garcia’s FastLED library using the library manager. You can also manually install it from the GitHub Repository by downloading the library from the button below.


When using the FastLED library, certain parameters need to be adjusted to be compatible with the chipset. When using the FastLED library, the LED_TYPE would be defined as the UCS1903 chipset. There are 16 segments per LED Neon Flex Rope to control so the NUM_LEDs is 16. The COLOR_ORDER is BRG so:

red = blue
green = red
blue = green