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Selection Tips and Installation of LED Light Strips

Installation method for LED light strips

Actually, installing and using LED light strips is very easy, and you can create beautiful effects by doing it yourself. Here are the main installation and use methods for LED light strips:

Indoor installation

When using LED light strips for indoor decoration, installation is very simple because it does not have to withstand wind and rain. The back of the indoor LED strips is covered with self-adhesive 3M double-sided tape, which can be directly peeled off the sticker on the surface of the 3M double-sided tape during installation. Then, fix the light strip in the desired location and press with your hand to flatten it. What if you need to make a corner or the light strip is too long? It's very simple - LED light strips are circuit structures composed of 3 LEDs in series and parallel, and every 3 LEDs can be cut off for separate use.

Outdoor installation

LED light strip outdoor installation will be exposed to wind and rain. If you use 3M adhesive to fix it, after a long time the stickiness of the 3M adhesive will decrease, causing the LED light strip to fall off. Therefore, outdoor installation often uses a card slot to fix it. The method and indoor installation are the same; only you need waterproof glue to reinforce the waterproof effect of the connection.

Pay attention to the connection distance of LED light strips

If the connection distance is exceeded, the LED light strip will easily generate heat and affect the service life of the indoor LED strips during use. Therefore, during installation, it is necessary to install it according to the requirements of the manufacturer, and not to let the LED light strip run under an overload.

Isn't it simple to install and use LED light strips? However, a friendly reminder: everyone must pay attention to electrical safety when installing the light strip, and it must be done with the power off.

Precautions for installing LED light strips

  • Do not light up the LED light strip before the entire roll of light strip is unpacked or untangled.

  • When cutting the light strip according to the required installation length, only cut at the location marked with scissors. Otherwise, one unit will not light up, and each unit is generally 1.5 to 2 meters long.

  • When connecting the power supply or two sections of the light strip in series, first bend the colorful light head to the left or right, so that the wires inside the light strip are exposed about 2-3 mm. Use pliers to cut it clean, without leaving burrs, and then connect it with a pin to avoid short circuit.

  • Only light strips with the same specifications and voltage can be connected in series, and the total length of the light strip should not exceed the maximum allowable length.

  • When connecting the light strips in series, test each connection before adding the next section to ensure that the positive and negative poles are connected correctly and that the direction of the light emitted by each section is consistent.

  • The end of the light strip must be covered with a PVC tail plug, tied tightly with a clip, and sealed with neutral glass glue around the interface to ensure safety.

  • Because LEDs have unidirectional conductivity, if a power cord with an AC/DC converter is used, connect the power and conduct a power-on test to ensure that the positive and negative poles are correctly connected before use.

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