If you have tips and tricks with strip lights, it’s a cinch and goes together quickly. Continue reading the guide on how to connect multiple led strip lights.
Can you connect multiple LED light strips together?
Yes. Set these up in the bedroom and they’re great! If you are a little overwhelmed at first on how to connect multiple led strip lights. There are two ways to wire multiple led strip lights. You will find it is super easy and pretty fun.
The quick guide to connect multiple led strip lights:
1. Make sure you know where you want to place them before you put them up. And measure the length of four walls in your room to determine the length of the led strips you need to install on the walls.
3. According to the previously measured light strip length, cut along the cut line of the strip lights with scissors. And ensure each led strip should have equal amounts of copper pads.
4. Connect the led strip together after cutting, and then stick it on the walls.
5. Plug the led light strip in the outlet and check for light on the led strips.
How do you connect multiple LED strips in parallel?
You can connect multiple LED strips in parallel. Each of the strip lights is wired directly to the power supply. This strategy will split the current between each led strip. Thus the voltage will be the same for all led strip lights.
This method is perfect for you to connect multiple led strip lights. The biggest advantage of this way is that the current will not change much when one of the led strips burns out because it can be diverted to other strip lights. So if one strip light burns out, the others stay lit.
But, if you only connect two sets of led lights together, once one set of the strip lights burns out, there will be twice as much current for the other one to handle, and it may burn out too!
Due to most power supplies only with one of each positive and negative output wire, thus to connect multiple led strips will need splitting that output into various wires. So you need a few extra wires to connect multiple led strips to the power source.
How to connect multiple led strip lights in series?
To wire multiple led strip lights in series is may the straightforward approach. This approach is simple. You don’t need a separate wire to connect the led strip light to the power supply. Just connect one end of an led strip light to the next. You can connect strip lights with connectors or solder multiple led lights together.
The downside of this way is that if you connect the number of multiple led lights exceeds the limit, it results in lights dimmed on the led strips that are far from the power source.
How to connect multiple led strip lights without connectors?
You can solder strip lights together if you are without led strip lighting connectors. Ensure that the copper pads on led strips are tinned first when soldering. This will make the connection much stronger. Once the pads are tinned, hold each led strip light in place and solder them together.
How many led light strips can you connect to one power supply?
If you connect too many led strips, it can make the driver in the circuit die and shorten the life of the strip light. So you need to calculate how much power to connect multiple led strips and multiply the watts per meter of strip lights by its length. Then choose a power source rated for about 20% more than the amount you calculate.
For example, if you get a 60w power supply. 10-20% of this power may be unused, which would be 54w.
Then, find out how much electricity the led strip light needs by multiplying the length into the number of watts per meter on the led strip and then adding it all up. Divide this amount by 54 to determine how many led strip lights you will need.
LED strip lights are great for ambient lighting and give our room so many vibes. When putting them up, make sure you press them down all the way. Otherwise, they don’t get all light. This detailed guide shows you how to connect multiple led strip lights.