Solderless connectors make it very easy to install LED strip lighting. While soldering provides the most stable connection for the LEDs, our solderless connectors provide a strong connection without the extra work.
Solderless connectors work with our UltraBright™ Series, ColorBright™ RGB, and ColorBright™ Single Color Series. Easily connect your LED high intensity flexible strip light to any wire or power supply... IN SECONDS!
Quick Installation Guide (please read!)
Although soldering is the best way to maintain a long lasting connection, the solderless connectors are a great way to get your project going quickly. When installed correctly, the connectors should not be loose and should provide a secure connection.
Single Color Strip Lights:
|Solderless Connector Connection Guide|
RGB Strip Lights
|RGB Connector Connection Guide|
Single color LED strip lights, view the installation process below
Have all your materials ready. You will need scissors, LED flexible strip lights, a solderless connector, ruler (if needed), and a set of hands.
You may have your LED strip light sent to you in a reel (16 feet) or by the foot, depending on the quantity ordered. Decide how much flexible LED strip lighting you will need for your project. Since the LED strip can only be cut every third LED, you may have to go slightly over or under your desired specification.
As you can see below, the flexible strip light can only be cut along the designated lines. Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut along the line.
IMPORTANT: Notice the positive and negative sides of the LED strip light. This is important for the next few steps. Sometimes when you cut the LED strip light , things can get mixed around.
Each Solderless Connector has two sides. To insure you have the correct side up, make sure the wider of the white sides faces up. This is the top.
BE GENTLE and pull the locking device out away from the wires. Do not pull on the wires to do so, as the solderless connector is fragile.
IMPORTANT: Color does not always matter! Make sure you follow the positive side of the flex strip down through the solderless connector wire to the power supply. Red/black can either mean (+) or (-) depending on what side you have hooked the connector to.
In the example below, if we were to attach the Solderless Connector to the other side of the flexible strip light, the red would be negative and the black positive.
Next, GENTLY secure the locking tray back in place, connecting the terminals of the LED flexible strip light to the connector. Be gentle and make sure the mounting tray is securely closed, or the lights will not work.
This can be done a few ways.
1. Wire Nuts
2. Butt Splices
3. Terminal blocks
4. DC Coaxial Connectors with or without screw terminals
Match the positive and negative markings with the positive and negative wires from the power supply. Make sure the power is off when you do this.
Now that you know how to install LED flexible strip lights, click here to choose which color and brightness you want.
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