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Packaging for NeoPixel 1515 LEDs
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Packaging for NeoPixel 1515 LEDs

by joloujo on Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:18 pm

Hello! I am designing a mechanical keypad and I want RGB backlighting. I am designing my own PCB and I was planning on using NeoPixel 1515 LEDs (Adafruit Part ID 4492: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4492), and I am going to have them assembled by a local PCB assembly company. I'm assuming they would prefer (need?) the LEDs packaged in something more fit for SMT assembly than just a bag with loose parts. Is there any way I could get them in a cut reel? Thank you so much for the help!

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Re: Packaging for NeoPixel 1515 LEDs

by adafruit_support_mike on Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:03 pm

We don't do cut-to-length tape, but I'm pretty sure the pixels don't come loose in a bag. What you get is a 10-piece chunk of tape.

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Re: Packaging for NeoPixel 1515 LEDs

by joloujo on Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:18 pm

Thanks for the info! This helps a lot. I was a bit confused because DigiKey says that the ones they distribute come in a loose bag, and I assumed Adafruit did the same. I appreciate the clarification. Have a great day!

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Re: Packaging for NeoPixel 1515 LEDs

by adafruit_support_mike on Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:53 pm

We put the cut strip in a bag for ease of labeling and some extra protection. That may have led to some confusion.

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Re: Packaging for NeoPixel 1515 LEDs

by joloujo on Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:07 pm

That makes sense. Thank you so much for the clear answers and timely responses! It has been incredibly helpful. I'll be sure to come back to the forums if I have any questions in the future! Have a great day.

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