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Guide on cutting, wiring and installing of flexible LED strip lights

When purchasing luminaires, many friends will have difficulty while choosing, because there are various LED lamps on the market now . Flexible LED strip light, most friends should have heard of it, as it is useful for so many places, then do you know how to cut, install your flexible strip light? What is the difference connecting and installation flexible LED strip compared with ordinary lamps? Now, if you don’t know, we will show you the answers.

First, LED flexible strip light installation method

1, how to choose the power supply for LED flexible strip light

The LED flexible strip light typically working voltage is DC 12V, so it is necessary to use a DC power supply to power on, the size of the power supply should calculated based on the length and power of the LED flexible strip light. You can also purchase a large power DC power supply as a center power supply, and all LED flexible strips are connected in parallel, and then powered by the center DC power supply.

2, how to deal with LED flexible strip light self-adhesive tape

Behind each flexible LED strip light there is a 3M double-sided self-adhesive tape, you can directly tear it off, then secure the flexible LED strip in the installation position, and close it with your hand.

3, use power amplifier for LED flexible strip light

If the connection distance of the LED flexible strip is longer, the controller can not control such long distance, you need to use the power amplifier.

4, how to cut the LED flexible strip light

Cut the LED flexible strip light at any length, The circuit structure of LED flexible strip light is composed of three LEDs as a set of skewers, and every 3 LED chips can be welded or cut at will.

5, LED flexible strip light controller

If it is an LED color changing light strip and RGB strip light, you need to use a controller to achieve color change effect, monochrome LED strip light does not need the controller. The control distance of each controller is different. Generally, the control distance of the general controller is 10-15 meters, the control distance of the remote controller is 15-20 meters, and the maximum control distance can be as long as 30 meters.

6, Fix LED flexible strip light

If you install LED flexible strip light outdoors, it is easy to be affected by the outside environment. After time goes by, 3M adhesive decreases will cause the LED strip to fall off, it is better to fix with a card slot. The places where you need to connect and cut, adopt the same installation method as indoor environment, you only need to separately equip the waterproof glue to enhance the waterproof effect of the connection point.

Second, the wiring method of the LED flexible strip light

The LED flexible strip light working voltage typically can be divided into three types: AC220V, DC12V, DC24V, DC36V 48V and customized so you need to select a suitable power supply, the size of the power supply is determined according to the power and connection length of the LED strip. DC24V and DC12V powered SMD2835 and cob LED flexible strip light wiring method as below:

The black power cord comes with the LED flexible strip light usually means the negative pole “-“, the red line represents the positive pole “+”, directly plugging these wires to the power supply, the black line is connected to the negative electrode of power supply ” – “, red color line is connected to the positive” + “of the power supply.

Third, cautions when installing the LED flexible strip lights

1, the AC220V powered led strip light connect directly to the grid power.

RGB colorful LED light strips need to use a controller to achieve a change effect, generally use 4 lines to distinguish red, black, green, and blue. Colorful LED light strips are generally use the same positive pole, that is, one line of the LED light strip is a positive pole “+”, and other red green blue interfaces or power cords means the negative pole “-“, RGB line connect to corresponding line or pole. Then, another brown line represents the positive electrode “+” connect to “V +” pole of the power supply, the blue line represents “-” connect to “G” (also “-“) pole of the power supply .

2, do not connect DC12V and DC24V powered LED flexible strip light to the AC220V power source, otherwise the LED chip of LED flexible strip light will all burn out.

3, DC12V powered LED light strips should not connect to the DC24V power supply too; otherwise the output power will be more than double, and it is easy to burn the LED chip.

4, pay attention to the connection distance of the LED flexible strip light

In general, the longest connection distance of SMD3528 LED flexible strip light is 20 meters, while for the SMD5050 LED flexible strip light, the longest connection distance is 15 meters. If this connection distance is exceeded, the LED light strip is easy to heat, which will affect the service life of the LED strip.

Linearfluxx is a professional LED flexible strip light manufacturer from Shenzhen, China for more than 10 years, if you are looking for reliable flexible LED strip supplier, please don’t hesitate to email sales@linearfluxx.com .