Waterproof LED Tape is a great way to add lighting to any area. It can be used outside, in high-moisture areas, and submerged (up to 3 feet). This low voltage, IP67 waterproof strip light is silicone encased and comes with 3M red adhesive backing for easy installation. It also has an ETL certification and is available in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
How to Connect a Waterproof LED Tape
The most common way to connect a waterproof led tape is through clipping. This is a quick and easy method that can be used on most strips. To use clipping, all you need is a pair of scissors and some basic tools.
To use a clip, you first need to remove the covering from your LED tape and make sure that it is the correct length. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to match the ends of the two clips together.
Once you’ve done that, you can solder the clips to the ends of your LED tape. It’s best to use a soldering iron because it’s easier and safer than using your fingers.
This type of connector is ideal for connecting a single-colour waterproof LED tape to a controller or transformer. It has four or eight solder pads – depending on the color of the LED strip – either side. The pads are labelled positive (‘+’) or negative (‘-‘), with each pad connected to a single LED on the tape.
There are also solderless connectors that are a great option for connecting an RGB LED tape light to a controller or transformer. These are especially useful for those who don’t have much experience in soldering or wiring.
Soldering To Connect The Ends Of A Waterproof LED Tape
In order to solder the ends of your waterproof LED tape, you’ll need a pair of pliers and a heat gun. Once you’ve plugged in your heat gun and placed it on the strip, you’ll want to hold it near the connection points for a few minutes until you’re able to see a steady stream of heat coming from them.
After the heat has reached a certain temperature, you’ll need to place a small amount of tin on each of the solder joints. Then, you’ll need to heat your iron to combine the tin and the wires together. Once you’re happy that the tin is well mixed, you can then pull your wires through the holes to test the connection.
Once you’re satisfied that the tin has properly fused, you can then put on the heat shrink tubing and seal it with glue. This is important because it will help to create a tight seal between the heat-shrink tubing and the end of your waterproof LED tape.
If you need to extend the length of your waterproof LED tape, you’ll have to do some soldering as well. This is a relatively easy process that can be done by any electrician, although it does require some skill to be able to perform the job safely.