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WS2818 LED Strip

The WS2818 LED strip is a LED addressable rope light that uses an external WS2818 IC to drive every 3LEDs(12v) or 6 LEDs(24v). With precise control of each group of LEDs, the WS2818 LED tape light allows for dynamic and customizable lighting effects. The WS2818 IC is integrated into the LED strip, and uses a serial protocol to communicate with a micro-controller or other programmable device.

Advantages: 

  • Up to 24V, allowing for very long cable lengths
  • High PWM rate 2000Hz allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 67fps
  • Dual data lines reduces chance of entire strip failure

Item: STE-TTL-4PIN-RGB-60-12/24V; STE-TTL-4PIN-RGB-72-12/24V
LED Qty: 60/72
Voltage: DC12/24V
Cutting Unit: 41.6/50/83.3/100 mm

Power: 14.4/17.2 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 60/72 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 8/10 mm

WS2818 Arduino LED Strip is a dynamic lighting solution that seamlessly integrates with Arduino platforms, providing unparalleled control and customization. With its advanced WS2818 chip, this strip offers versatile programming possibilities and precise color temperature adjustments, making it a perfect choice for your creative lighting projects.

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-CCT-60-12V
LED Qty: 60
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 50 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 20 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

Addressable CCT LED strip with IC WS2818 which has backup function, one IC damaged the signal can still pass through.  Each LED has 3 colors namely 3 in 1 white LED chip combines wam white 2700k, natural white 4000k and cool white 6500k.

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-WWA-60-12V
LED Qty: 60
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 50 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 20 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

WWA 60leds LED Strip WS2818 is equipped with the advanced WS2818 chip for seamless control and a dynamic range of color temperatures. Achieve the perfect blend of warm and cool tones, making it an ideal choice for creating captivating and adjustable lighting atmospheres.

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-W-60-12V
LED Qty: 60
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 50 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 20 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

White addressable LED strip with WS2818 IC which is compatible with Arduino controller very well, with WS2818 worldsemi protocol, easy to program.

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-W-72-12V
LED Qty: 72
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 41.6 mm

Power: 17.2 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 24 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 8 mm

This white addressable LED strip is our new launched LED strip with 8mm width and 72leds/m, compared to 60leds/m 10mm width traditional white pixel light. More density and can fit narrow aluminum profiles. 

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-RGB-72-12V
LED Qty: 72
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 41.6 mm

Power: 17.2 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 24 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 8 mm

72leds/m RGB addressable LED strip with backup function better than WS2811 which has only one signal cable , this strip has dual signal to make it better signal transmission. The 8mm width ensures versatility, making it an ideal choice for both creative projects and ambient lighting schemes.

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-CCT-72-12V
LED Qty: 72
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 41.6 mm

Power: 17.2 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 24 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 8 mm

CCT 72leds Pixel LED Strip WS2818 offers customizable color temperature like 2700k, 4000k and 6000k in one LED chip so and precise pixel-level control for dynamic lighting scenarios. The WS2818 chip ensures superior performance, making it an ideal choice for projects requiring adjustable color temperatures with pixel-perfect accuracy.

Item: ST-WS2818-4PIN-W-60-12V
LED Qty: 60
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 50 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 20 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

Each 60leds/m and DC12v input , can replace traditional WS2811 LED strip white addressable , WS2818 has double signal wire makes it more stable and manage your maintenance costs lower.

Item: STE-TTL-4PIN-UV-60-12V
LED Qty: 60
Voltage: DC12V
Cutting Unit: 50 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 20 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

This UV addressable LED strip can adopt 365nm or 405nm for different applicatins, it could be programmable to attract more clients.

Item: STE-TTL-4PIN-UV-60-24V
LED Qty: 60
Voltage: DC24V
Cutting Unit: 100 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 10 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

DC24v design makes this strip can last longer without voltage drop to 10 meters, but quantity is less compared to 12v UV addressable LED strip , you can choose according to your requirements. 

Item: STB-4PIN-RGB-120-24V
LED Qty: 120
Voltage: DC24V
Cutting Unit: 100 mm

Power: 10 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 10 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 5 mm

This 5mm LED strip 120leds/m with backup function is 10w per meter, and high density 120leds/m 10pixels/m , could be used for narrow places. 

Item: STE-4PIN-W-120-24V
LED Qty: 120
Voltage: DC24V
Cutting Unit: 100 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 10 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

For WS2811 LED strip 120leds/m, DC24v power will be 24w which make the strip very hot, so we design this 14w/m pixel LED strip with break continue function and less hot . Suitable for neon lighting which needs better heat dissipation. 

Item: STE-4PIN-RGB-120-24V
LED Qty: 120
Voltage: DC24V
Cutting Unit: 100 mm

Power: 14.4 W/m 
Pixel Qty: 10 Pixels
Break Continue: Yes
PCB Width: 10 mm

For less power at 120leds/m neon tube application we have the 14w/m 120leds/m WS2818 LED strip , no hot while inside the neon tube which makes it longer lifespan. 

WS2818 RGB LED Strip Models

ItemVoltagePowerPixel QuantityLED QuantityCutting UnitBreak ContinuePCB Width
STE-TTL-4PIN-RGB-60-12VDC12V14.4W/M20 pixels/m60 LEDs/m50mmYes10mm
STE-TTL-4PIN-RGB-60-24VDC24V14.4W/M10 pixels/m60 LEDs/m100mmYes10mm
STE-TTL-4PIN-RGB-72-12VDC12V17.2W/M24 pixels/m72 LEDs/m41.6mmYes8mm
STE-TTL-4PIN-RGB-72-24VDC24V17.2W/M12 pixels/m72 LEDs/m83.3mmYes8mm

Product Features


  1. Signal Backup Function: The WS2818 is designed to have dual signal lines, which act as a backup in case one signal line fails. This feature enhances the reliability of the strip.

  2. High-Speed Data Transfer: WS2818 strip lights can handle faster data transfer speeds than the WS2812, resulting in smoother animations and less latency.

LED Strip Accessories

Cable Connectors

Applications of WS2818 Pixel LED Strip

Due to their versatility, WS2818 addressable LED strips are used in various applications such as:

  1. Home Decoration: WS2818 tape light can be used to create stunning accent lighting, under-cabinet lighting, or even outdoor lights for pathways and patios.

  2. Commercial Lighting: These LED strips are ideal for creating eye-catching displays, signage, and architectural highlights in retail, hospitality, and other commercial environments.

  3. Event and Stage Lighting: These digital LED strips can be used to create dazzling light shows, stage effects, and interactive installations at concerts, festivals, and other live events.

FAQ about WS2818 LED strip

  1. What is the maximum length of a WS2818 LED tape light I can use without experiencing signal degradation?

    The maximum length depends on the data signal quality and the microcontroller used. Typically, a 5-meter strip with 60 LEDs per meter works well. However, longer strips may require additional power injection points and repeaters to maintain signal quality.

  2. Can I cut the WS2818 strip light and rejoin the pieces?

    Yes, you can cut the WS2818 strip light at designated cutting points (usually marked by a scissor icon). To rejoin the pieces, you can either use soldering, connectors, or adhesive tape, depending on your requirements.

  3. Are digital WS2818 LED lights waterproof?

    Digital WS2818 LED lights come in various waterproof ratings, typically IP20 (non-waterproof), IP65 (splash-proof), and IP67 (submersible). Choose the appropriate rating based on your intended application.

  4. Do I need a specific controller for the WS2818 LED strip?

    WS2818 LED strips can be controlled using various microcontrollers, such as ArduinoRaspberry Pi, or dedicated LED strip controllers. Ensure that the controller you choose is compatible with the WS2818 and can handle the required data transfer speeds.

  5. Can I use a WS2812 controller to control a WS2818 addressable LED strip?

    Although the WS2818 and WS2812 share similarities, their differences in data transfer speed and signal reliability may cause compatibility issues. It is recommended to use a controller specifically designed for the WS2818 addressable LED strip to ensure proper functionality.

WS2818 VS WS2812 RGB LED Strip

The main differences between the WS2818 and WS2812 LED strips lie in the following areas:

  1. Signal Reliability: The WS2818 has a dual signal line feature and a breakpoint-continuation function that enhances its reliability, ensuring the strip continues working even if a single LED or signal line fails, while WS2812 only has one data line, if one WS2812 fails, the signal cannot pass through.

  2. Voltage : The WS2818 can make 5v, 12v and 24v LED strip while WS2812 can only make DC5v LED strip

  3. Data Transfer Speed: The WS2818 is 2000Hz while WS2812 is 400Hz.

  4. Color temperature: WS2818 can support  Single color such as white, red, blue, CCT & RGB  while WS2812 only support RGB

Why Choose SunTechLite

Located in Shenzhen, SunTechLite is one of the leading LED strip manufacturers in China. After 15 years of development, we have developed into a company integrating production and trade, and have won the trust and support of customers from all over the world with high-quality products and high-quality services.

SunTechLite uses high-quality materials and components to produce LED strips, ensuring our products are durable and reliable, and can be subject to harsh environments. And we test all products before shipping goods out to ensure that all LED strips are safe and reliable and meet standards and specifications.

We have a specialized engineering team to offer technical support and assistance with the installation and programming of the LED strips. And you can feel free to contact us if any questions in the using process.

All the LED strip lights provided at least 3 years warranty, and 5 years warranty is available.

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