This flexible LED panel contains 64 RGB LEDs arranged in an 8×8 grid. The LEDs can be individually addressed using an easy-to-control SPI interface, allowing you full control over the color of each RGB LED. The panel runs on 5 V and can be chained with additional APA102C LEDs.
These flexible RGB LED panels are an easy way to add complex lighting effects to a project. Each APA102C LED has an integrated driver that allows you to control the color and brightness of each LED independently. The panels can be chained together and can be chained to other APA102C-based products such as our APA102C-Based LED Strips. In contrast to the WS2812B pixels, which uses a specialized one-wire control interface and requires strict timing, the APA102C uses a standard SPI interface for control (with separate data and clock signals) and has no specific timing requirements, making it much easier to control. Another useful feature of the APA102C is an additional 5-bit brightness control register that allows the brightness of each pixel to be adjusted independently of its color.