LOLwut? NeoPixels in 5mm through-hole variety? Oh yes, we haz them! If
you like NeoPixel strips you'll luv these 5mm diffused through-hole
NeoPixels. All the single-pin-controlling-hundreds-of-LEDs goodness in
a breadboard friendly format. Each LED looks just like a shorter
version of the classic through-hole 5mm RGB LED with 4 legs, but
instead of just red/green/blue there's a little chip inside that can
control the LED with high speed PWM for 24-bit color.
They look a lot like the 8mm variety but are smaller.
Power them with 5V and chain them together, tying the Data-Out pin of
one to the Data-in of the previous one in the chain. If you're using
an Arduino, you can control these LEDs with our wonderfully-written
Neopixel library for Arduino . They also work great with our
Trinkets. Note that these are "RGB" instead of "GRB" format used in
the 5050-sized LEDs you are so used to. Check in the NeoPixel example
code for how to swap the colors automagically.
These great looking LEDs are also fast and responsive with a
milky-diffusing lens for a soft look.
* LED Height: 5mm / 0.2"
* LED Diameter (at base): 6mm / 0.20"
* Length of Pins: 26mm / 1"
* Weight: 0.3g