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LED Pixel Protocol SK6822


This pixel protocol was designed by OPSCO in China. This simple pixel protocol offers quality at an affordable price, which is why SK6822 is one of the most common protocols for pixel lighting displays. It offers all the same features as its RGBW version, SK6818, but is dedicated to RGB and also offers a backup data line for redundancy in case of a chip failure. The control circuit and LEDs are integrated in a 5050 SMD package, which provides a small physical footprint for each pixel.

SK6822 pixel protocol - Advatek Lighting

SK6822 pixel protocol


PixLite Mk1

PixLite Mk2

PixLite Mk3

Clock Type


Color Resolution


Current Control

Physical Package

SMD5050 with integrated LEDs 



Input Voltage


Output Pixel Voltage


PWM Rate


Suitable Camera

Up to 40fps 

Data Transfer Rate


Redundant Data Line






500 – 650 mcd 

620 – 625 nm 


370 – 530 mcd 

522 – 525 nm 


120 – 165 mcd 

465 – 467 nm 

Considerations for Use


  • High PWM rate allows for filming these pixels with cameras up to 40fps
  • Redundant data line reduces chance of entire strip failure


  • Data-only restricts refresh rates to be limited by the speed of the protocol, which can be slow
  • Only 8 bits of data for each color makes dimming curves less smooth
  • Limited to 5V, causing short cable lengths

PixLite Support

Are you looking for SK6822 pixel drivers that work with Art-Net or sACN?

All PixLite Mk2 and Mk3 products support SK6822 as an available Pixel IC type, so get in touch with us to find out how the lighting specialists at Advatek can support you in your pixel lighting project.

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