LED Bulk Order

I’m going to place a large AliExpress order for LEDs next week, as I’m in imminent danger of running entirely out of WS2812 addressable strips.

This is the store I ordered from last time, with excellent results. http://www.aliexpress.com/store/701799

If anyone wants to glom onto the order to defray shipping costs, feel free to browse through the store and let me know if anything looks interesting.

   - Ry

Can I get 1 lot (5m) of this please?


I’d like to put in an order for one lot of this: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/4m-DC5V-IP65-WS2812B-led-digital-strip-60pcs-WS2812B-M-with-60pixels-57-6W-white-pcb/701799_1846903227.html


I’d like to change that order to 2 lots of the linked item.


Joe -

Depending on your application, you might want to consider the following variations as an alternative.



The first one is the same LED strip, with one exception. It is provided uncoated in a removable silicone sleeve, rather than with a poured epoxy coating. The epoxy coating is certainly more aesthetically pleasing, but I’ve found removing it while segmenting or repairing the strips to be extremely annoying.

The second is the bare strip with no coating at all. Both are slightly cheaper than the epoxy coated package.

If it’s not too late, I’d like to change the order to the strips in the removable tube, then. I must have missed those while browsing through.

Thanks for pointing them out!

Can I get 1 lot (5m) please?



Count me in for:
1 of http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1M-long-144leds-m-WS2812B-5050-rgb-led-with-WS2811-IC-built-in-led-pixel-strip/701799_2047883370.html
1 of http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1M-144ledes-m-WS2812B-IP66-strip-WHITE-PCB-5V-7A-power-adaptor-20key-RF-pixel-controller/701799_2047872280.html
and 1 of these: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1M-long-144leds-m-WS2812B-5050-rgb-led-with-WS2811-IC-built-in-led-pixel-strip/701799_2047871826.html


Hi Ryan,

I wasn’t able to make the meeting yesterday. What is the status on when our orders will be delivered?

Current order status: http://i.imgur.com/EbXAy2f.jpg

The box arrived at my door this morning. I haven’t even counted the parts yet.

I’m unlikely to be at the Hive today, but I’ll bring the LEDs down sometime before the weekend. If anyone wants to make arrangements to receive their LEDs prior to next week’s meeting, feel free to email me directly. I live five minutes from the Hive, so it’s often convenient for me to drop in briefly en route to other places.

  • Ry

Our LEDs are now at the Hive. http://i.imgur.com/yaucw2K.jpg

I’ll be around this afternoon and evening, and again several times this weekend working on some personal projects. The strips will be locked away when I’m not down here to distribute them.

Hi Ryan,

How do you usually program the LED? Or hook them up? Haven’t done much work with LED recently.


Adafruit has an excellent guide and supporting library available. If you intend to drive these strips with Arduino, It should contain everything you need to get started.


Let us know if you have specific questions.