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These tiny (10mm diameter) circuit boards hold a bright 5050 sized SMD RGBW LEDs and a SL6812 (like the WS2812B) addressable LED driver IC.

They can be daisy-chained to create long strings of brilliant colorful LEDs. Best of all, each LED in the chain can be individually controlled by an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or other microcontroller. The SK6812 handles all of the communication by means of a single wire bus so you can string together as many as you like while only tying up one I/O pin on your device!

Vetco's Party Pixels are easy to wire - only 3 wires (+5V, Data, and GND) are required for operation.

6 Small solder pads on the back of the PCB interface to this LED, and provide connections for the next LED in the chain. The solder pads work well with 26~28AWG ribbon cable wire.

Please note, though these are LIKE the WS2812B, they are NOT the WS2812B. And though code for the WS2812B may get these to do something, you really need to be using the Adafruit NeoPixel Library with these. As far as we know, the FastLED library won't be able to drive these properly.

5V 5VDC Input
Din Data Input (from Arduino or previous LED in chain
GND Ground
5V 5VDC Output (to next LED in chain)
Dout Data Output (to next LED in chain)

Ground (to next LED in chain)


Hint for soldering: Hold each pixel down with tape or in a small vise. Tin the solder pads first. Keep the stripped wire leads short to avoid shorting out to adjacent pads. Only a standard size soldering iron tip is required - no need to get fancy. Wiring these is as simple as connecting the output pads from one LED to the corresponding input pads on the next.

This is a package of 5 LED Pixels - You must solder wires to them yourself.


  • Using the Adafruit_NeoPixel library you can load demos for these in the arduino IDE.

IDE example image


Don't have the Adafruit_NeoPixel library installed? No worries! Just launch the library manager.


Found under: Tools > Manage Libraries

Library manager image

Then search for NeoPixel and install "Adafruit_NeoPixel"

manager install example image

Click here to read the California regulatory warning.