How much power do addressable LEDs use?

There are lots of different digitally addressable LEDs out there, the more popular one’s are WS2812b and SK6812 for instance. But how much do all these LEDs use? What’s the advantage of using 5v or 12v LEDs? Is there a difference in power usage? Let’s test this to find out!

Make sure to also watch the video at the bottom of the page to understand the sheet better!

Digitally Addressable LED Sheet

Because the sheet is getting more complex, I have split the sheet in a 5v version and a 12v version. Please open both to do comparisons! All tables are aligned so you can also compare the types of LEDs you want directly in excel!

5v sheet

To download the most recent version of the 5v sheet in excel format, click here: LED power table_5v_v1.01

To download the most recent version of the 5v sheet in PNG format, click the picture!

 

12v sheet

To download the most recent version of the 12v sheet in excel format, click here: LED power table_12v_v1.01

To download the most recent version of the 12v sheet in PNG format, click the picture!

Purchasing LEDs

If after reading the sheet you want to purchase some digitally addressable LEDs, check over here!

 

Video part