This pixel protocol was designed by OPSCO in China. This simple pixel protocol offers quality at an affordable price, which is why SK6812 is one of the most common protocols for pixel lighting displays. The control circuit and LEDs are integrated in a 5050 SMD package, which provides a small physical footprint for each pixel.
|SMD5050 with integrated LEDs|
Output Pixel Voltage
|Up to 40fps|
Data Transfer Rate
Redundant Data Line
620 – 630 nm
515 – 525 nm
460 – 470 nm
2700 – 7000 K
Considerations for Use
- High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 40fps
- Option for white LED allows for higher brightness and more color mixing options
- Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be slow
- Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
- Limited to 5V, causing short cable lengths
- No redundancy in data
Are you looking for SK6812 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?
All PixLite Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3 products support SK6812 as an available Pixel IC type, so get in touch with us to find out how the lighting specialists at Advatek can support you in your pixel lighting project.