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APA107 Smart LED 144 Pixels CLK Addressable LED tapes

APA107 LED strip 144 LEDs/Pixels/m
APA107(Similar APA102) Smart LED Pixel Strip 144 LEDs/Pixels/m

APA107 LED Chip is a real product which can replace APA102/APA102C exactly, have many China factory and trade company use SK9822 to pretend APA107.

What is APA107 144 LEDs/Pixels/m?

Addressable RGB Pixel APA107 LED Strips, with DATA and CLOCK Seperately, 144led/m, 144pixles/m, DC5V, 43.2w/m, 12mm white/black FPCB, IP20 or the other waterproof grade, 2m/roll, with 3M adhesive tape backed, a real product which can replace APA102/APA102C.


  • CMOS process,low voltage ,low consumption
  • Synchronization of two-lane
  • Choose positive output or negative RGB three-color LED output
  • 8 bit(256 level) color set ,5bit(32 level) brightness adjustment
  • Build-20ma constant current output
  • With self-detection signal build in support for continuous oscillation PWM
  • output ,can be maintained static screen


  • 1) Building decoration
  • 2) Car decoration
  • 3) Amusement park and theater lighting
  • 4) Emergency hallway lighting
  • 5) Shopping mall, restaurant, hotel, meeting room and advertisement lighting and decoration

144led/m APA107 flex led strips
144led/m APA107 flex led strips

144 LEDs/Pixels/m, IP67 waterproof


  • IC Model: APA102 IC chip;
  • LED Type: 5050 SMD LED;
  • LED Quantity: 144LEDs/m, every LED is cuttable, each LED is separately controlled;
  • Pixels Qty: 144 Pixels/m;
  • Pitch: 6.94mm(1000/30);
  • Power: DC5V, 43.2w/m;
  • IP Grade:
    > IP20 non-waterproof;
    > IP65 Waterproof in silicon coating;
    > IP67 Waterproof in silicon tube;
  • FPCB color: White PCB / Black PCB;
  • FPCB board Dimensions: 12mm width, 2.5mm thickness;
  • Emitting Color: digital full color RGB, can be adjusted;
  • Standard Operating Voltage: DC 5V input;
  • Cuttable: Every LED can be cuttable.
  • Package: in anti-static bag, IP20 IP65 with 3M adhensive tape on the back (IP67 without 3M adhensive) each strip with one free male connector for connector
  • View angle: 120 degree;
  • Gray Scale: 256;
  • Warranty: 2 years;
  • Certification: CE & RoHS;

Light the APA107 led strips 30pixel/m and 60pixel/m by K-1000C
Light the APA107 led strips 30pixel/m and 60pixel/m by K-1000C

The difference between APA102, APA107, HD107s, and SK9822:

APA102: 20+ kHz PWM, transmission rate 20MHZ
APA107: 9 kHz PWM, transmission rate 30MHZ
HD107s: 26+ kHz PWM (the upgrade of APA107), transmission rate 40MHZ
SK9822: 4.7 kHz PWM, transmission rate 15MHZ
In conclusions, APA107/HD107s  is one real product which can replace APA102.

The most common pixel chips:

  1. SK6812: A 1-wire interface chipset, integrated directly into either an SMD5050 or 8-12mm through-hole LED. Typically the cheapest option, but slow data and PWM rate. There are many variants that all use the same protocol.
  2. WS2812: like SK6812
  3. SK6813/WS2813: The 6 pin variant of the SMD5050 package (which originally came with 6 pins as the SK6812).
  4. WS2811: Bare-IC variant typically used for Christmas style lights and 12V strips (3 RGB LEDs per IC)
  5. WS2811 400kHz: Original version of the chipset that runs at 400kHz, unlike all newer versions that run at 800kHz. You must use LED TYPE.WS2811_400 when using this variant. These are rare now.
  6. APA107: Our current favorite and “New Kid on the Block”. The chipset is integrated into an SMD5050 LED like the WS2812 but uses a 2-wire interface instead and supports up to 30Mbps and a whopping 9kHz PWM rate. Newstar’s patent design.
  7. HD107s: the upgrade of APA107, with PWM refresh rate of +26 kHz.
  8. LPD8806: Oldie but still a goody, this chipset is a 2 wire interface that can manage 20Mbps and high PWM rate. The downsides are that each IC controls 2 LEDs and it only has 7 bits per channel instead of 8 so it can only handle 1/8th as many colors.
  9. WS2801: Mid-price, 2-wire interface with great 8-bit per channel color but only 1Mbps data rate and decent, 2.5kHz, PWM rate.


V+: Power output. Typically 5V but up to 12V supported for LEDs that require it. Required if powering via USB or the onboard power jack. But can be left disconnected if power is connected elsewhere.
GND: Common ground. Even if not using USB or the power jack on the AllPixel for power, this connection is required so that the DATA and CLK pins have a ground reference.
CLK: The clock pin for chipsets that require clocked data. Refer to the table below to know if your chipset requires it.
DATA: The pixel data output pin and required by all chipsets.

Basically, all chipsets will either have 3 or 4 connections. 2 are always for ground and power. If there are 3 total wires, only DATA is required but if there are 4 wires, both DATA and CLK are required.

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