how to install LED strips


New elf
Apr 28, 2012
For their endless merits, LED strips have become important decoration lamps to house owners, architects, landscape architects etc. However, as a new generation of illumination products, LED strips installation is not a common knowledge to us. Many of us do not know how to install them. This time we will share you with some tips.
In terms of power supply, we need to use switching power supply; the power supply wattage depends on the power and length of the strips. If you do not want each LED lamp with a power, you can purchase a relatively large power supply to act as the main power switch, all LED lights connected in parallel with the input power, and unified by the main switching power supply. This can realize centralized control. In addition, considering about pressure drop, LED strips installed in parallel can avoid color and brightness difference which may appear when install in series.
Some LED strips and LED RGB strips can use controller to achieve color changes. Do pay attention to each controller has different control distance. General controller can control 10 -15 meters, remote controller can control 15 to 20 meters, and the max can reach 30 meters. If you need to connect long distant strips together, you can use the power amplifier.
When LED strip lighting are used for the interior decoration, because do not need to withstand wind and rain, so the installation is very simple. Each Flexible LED strip lights are with 3M double-sided self-adhesive glue; you can tear off the stickers, and then fixed the strips on the wall. As some local needs is a long corner or how to do? Very simple, LED strip with 3 LED is a group composed of series and parallel circuit, each 3leds can be cut separately.
When install them in outdoor, we should pay attention to the wind and rain, if using common adhesive to fix, after a long time , the adhesive will be fail, which will damage LED strips. So, we need to do outdoor installation with waterproof glues to strengthen their waterproof function at the connection point.