One of the main benefits of the LED strip light is the easy installation process. One of the reasons for its easy installation process is the adhesive backing. Furthermore, the led strip light can be cut at whatever distance you need; thus, making installation relatively straightforward. Additionally, the critical consideration while installing the LED strip light is the width of the place you want it placed. Below is a simple step-by-step process of LED strip light installation.
1. Estimate the length of the room or area you want to place the LED strip light
The length of the room where you are going to mount the LED strip light is essential. Therefore, use a tape measure to obtain the length of the area. Once you have got the length of the area, cut the LED strip light to the exact length size. Cutting the exact length will ensure an easy installation process. The critical point to note while cutting is that the LED strip lights should be cut in the marked areas on the strip.
2. Joining the LED strips
At this stage, you will need first to connect the LED strips using a connector. If you do not have a connector, you can choose to solder the strips together. But, joining the LED strips using a connector is much easier and faster. The critical point to note while connecting the LED strips is to ensure that you place the clips in the suitable wire. Also, ensure that the positive and negative terminals are in the required place. The positive and negative terminals will be marked. Thus, you will not have any issues in identifying them.
3. Ensure that there is no loose wiring
After connecting the LED strips, it is essential to make sure that there are no loose wires. You can choose to use the screw-on connectors to cover up any loose wiring present. You can use a screwdriver to tighten the connectors.
4. Connecting the LED strips and the power source
The essential requirement for connecting the LED strips to the power source is via an extension wire. The extension wire should be low voltage and connected to the strip lights’ first end. To connect the extension wires and LED strips, you need to use the wire’s insulation strip and join it with the light strip. You can then use connectors to join the extension wire and LED strip.
5. Confirm that the lights are working
After connecting the power source and the LED strip lights, you can test whether they are working efficiently. First, ensure that there is a proper wire connection and that the dimmer is functioning perfectly. If there are any issues with the brightness, you can confirm whether the negative and positive terminals are aligned correctly. If there is a poor connection, you can disconnect and then connect properly.
Once all the connections are completed, you can now mount the LED strip light to your selected position.
The LED strip light connection process is relatively straightforward. If you follow all the steps carefully, then you are good to go. Furthermore, the easy connection process ensures that you do not need an expert to help you with the installation process.