Dedicated Single-LED Controller for RGB LEDs

The APA106 is a controller very similar to the popular WS2812B controller (“NeoPixel”). However, it is almost exclusively found in single LED. The APA106 is typically not used in LED strips.

When To Use

When you are looking for individual programmable LED, i.e. as smart indicator LED, or to build a big screen LED panel, the APA106 is a good choice, sharing the primary specs with the WS2812B.

When To Not Use

The APA106 is almost exclusively available as single LED only. If you need other LED types (i.e. SMD LED), you won’t find such with APA106. Use WS2812B instead.

Data Sheet

APA 106 Data Sheet.


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(content created Mar 15, 2024 - last updated Mar 28, 2024)