I have had a strip of 780 Ws2812b 5v running for 8 months. It is installed outside on my deck powered inside by a 60a PS.
Esp8266 with a logic level shifter.
The first LED burned out and all the lights went dark. I replaced the LED and all came back on with a problem.
After 280 lights, I have a 14’ gap where I am running data and a ground to the next set of strips. The data is not coming through correctly and the lights flicker from color to color at light 281 and beyond. I have replaced those strips and have the same problem. Voltage is around 4.85 at the start of lights 281 -380. I have now disconnected everything beyond 380 in case there was another issue down the line
Can the Last led at 280 be bad, sending a bad signal. Should I try removing it?
Looking for ideas. I loved this setup but can’t get it operational again.