Enttec: Black Pixel Tape

by Michael Eddy
The new Black Pixel Tape products from Enttec. The RGB version with 3-in-1 SMD LEDs (8P60-5-B) (Top, right) and the RGBW version with 4-in-1 SMD LEDs (8PXW60-4-B) (bottom, left)
The new Black Pixel Tape products from Enttec. The RGB version with 3-in-1 SMD LEDs (8P60-5-B) (Top, right) and the RGBW version with 4-in-1 SMD LEDs (8PXW60-4-B) (bottom, left)

Not being the sort of company who likes to disappoint its clientele, Enttec have introduced a new Black Pixel Tape product and is available in two versions—one an RGB version and one RGBW version. The company had been getting a lot of requests from its clientele for a pixel tape that disappeared when turned off. Both versions feature a black printed circuit board to minimize external light reflection and to help conceal the installation when the display is switched off.

In addition to low visibility, the benefits of the black circuit board also include: it absorbs and dissipates heat from the LED chips more efficiently than standard white solder mask; thickened copper tracks to reduce the effects of voltage drop and to allow a more even intensity along the length of the strip; and 60 individually-addressable pixels per meter, each capable of 24-bit True Color (16,777,216 variations).

There are two versions available: RGB with 3-in-1 SMD LEDs (SKU: 8P60-5-B) and RGBW with 4-in-1 SMD LEDs (SKU: 8PXW60-4-B). Both are designed for use with the Enttec Pixel Link system.

A comparison between the Enttec Black Pixel Tape (bottom) versus standard white face pixel tape

Further information from Enttec: www.enttec.com