Addressable LED Strip Hookup Guide

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Now go forth and add lights to everything! It's worth noting that the RedStick is powerful enough to address a lot more than 60 LEDs, but you'll need to beef up the power supply before you start chaining strips together.

Need more LEDs? Check out these other form factors of the WS2812 Addressable LED strips:

LED RGB Strip - Addressable, Sealed (5m)

LED RGB Strip - Addressable, Sealed (5m)

COM-12028
$119.95
1
LED RGB Strip - Addressable, Bare (5m)

LED RGB Strip - Addressable, Bare (5m)

COM-12026
$99.95
2

Check out our selection of power supplies, if you need to power more LEDs:

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 12VDC, 12.5A

TOL-14099
2 Retired
Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 5VDC, 20A

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 5VDC, 20A

TOL-14098
$25.95
Mean Well Dual Output Switching Power Supply (15VDC, -15VDC, 0.8A)

Mean Well Dual Output Switching Power Supply (15VDC, -15VDC, 0.8A)

TOL-14101
$16.95
1

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 24VDC, 14.6A

TOL-14100
1 Retired

Did you cut the strip? Check out the LED Strip pigtail connector to easily connect the cut strips:

LED Strip Pigtail Connector (3-pin)

LED Strip Pigtail Connector (3-pin)

CAB-14575
$1.25

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