WS2812 Breakout Hookup Guide

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Addressable Through-Hole LED

If you require WS2812 LEDs in through-hole form, they are also available as a through-hole package.

8mm Addressable LEDs Lighting Up

Diffused 8mm addressable LEDs connected on a breadboard.

The size of the bulb can either be 8mm or 5mm. The LEDs can be diffused or clear depending on how they were manufactured.

Through-Hole LED Pinout

The datasheet for the WS2812 addressable through-hole LEDs is not clear with the pinout. For reference, you can refer to the bulb's flat edge and the length of the terminals as indicated below.

Clear Addressable 5mm LED
Diffused Addressable 5mm LED