There may be several reasons why your LED lights aren’t working. However, in every case, the first step is to identify the source of the problem. Once you know that, determining the nature of the fault then how to repair/resolve it becomes much easier.
In any case, LED lights are an excellent way to brighten up a room. Lights bring a special kind of joy to our lives, and when your LED lights stop working, they can ruin your mood. As a result, we’ve created step-by-step instructions for how to fix LED lights.
A Step-by-Step Guide How to fix LED lights
Follow these steps to learn how to fix LED lights properly in just minutes!
Step 1: Find the Cause
The first step in repairing a broken LED light is determining what is causing the lights to stop working. As a result, examine the strip carefully to see if there are any obvious flaws.
Step 2: Examine and Repair the Strip
Find the area where the lights stop working, and there are four connections on the strip, so use a scissor to cut off the part where the “cut here” sign is. By cutting along the “cut here” line, the problematic strip will be separated from the working strip.
Check that the new strip is parallel to the working strip and that both are stable. Examine the four connections in reverse order. For example, R to R, G to G, and so forth. Solder each of the four connections in any order. Make sure that the solder is secure and stable.
Plug in the strip and turn on all of the lights once the four connections are securely soldered. You can now move the lights around as you wish.
Step 3: Check the Power Supply
Multiply the length of your LED strip in feet by the watts produced per foot by 1.2. This will determine the smallest power supply size needed to power your strips. Because power supplies vary in wattage, you’ll take your calculated figure and look for the nearest power supply with a higher wattage rating. For example, if your calculation shows 70 watts, you may require a power supply of at least 90 watts.
Step 4: Change The power supply
As a result, if your LED lights have stopped working due to overheating, you should consider upgrading your power supply to a higher wattage.
Step 5: Check the Voltage
Another thing to consider is whether the power supply you choose is compatible with the voltage of your LED lighting. As a result, double-check that the power supply’s input voltage matches the voltage where it will be used. To use a 12-volt DC LED strip, you’ll need a power supply that accepts 120 volts as input and output and has a 12-volt DC output.
Step 6: Check the Connector
One of the most common causes of damaged LED lights is loose or incorrect connectors. As a result, first double-check the connector to make sure you’re using the correct pin connector for your LED lights. Because a simple white LED lights has two pins, you’ll need a two-pin connector. If your RGB strip lights have four pins, make sure the strip connections you buy do as well. Place your tape between the contact pads and press down until you hear a click, then repeat the process all the way around.