Skill Level Needed: Beginner
Note: ALWAYS consult an electrician before doing any electrical installations. This is a guide and is not to be used as a replacement for a licensed electricians services.
Installing LED light strips into a dimmer is not a difficult task. Below are the items you will need:
Our LED strip lights are 12 volt powered. Our Colorbright flexible LED strip lights use less power than our Ultrabright Series LED strip lights. Therefore, once you know how many feet you want to install, you need to visit the section on Choosing Your LED Power Supply to see which one you will need.
NOTE: This dimmer is 8 amp MAX, so that would be 96 watt Maximum to be ran through the dimmer. If you are running a large strip of LED lights, you may need extra dimmers.
The end of the 2 and 4 amp power supplies have a Male DC coaxial connector. You can purchase a Female DC Coaxial connector to connect to the power supply then into the positive and negative terminals of the LED strip light dimmer or you can simply cut the male DC coaxial end off the power supply, strip, and screw the wires into the remote.
From the 8 or 10 amp power supply which has a metal housing, you need to connect the power chord to the positive and negative AC terminals (when unplugged, obviously). Note: Be careful!!! Do not touch these terminals as you will electrocute yourself. Attach a wire from the positive and negative DC terminals and screw them into the LED strip light dimmer.
From the LED strip light dimmer, you will need to connect the LED solderless connector. If you need to add more distance between the dimmer you can purchase extra 18 gauge stranded wire and then butt splice, use wire nuts, or electrical tape to connect the wires to the LED solderless connector.
View our section on How To Install Solderless Connectors for a clearer view of how to do this.
You are done!
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