Changing the length of your LED strip lights is a simple process. Here’s the step-by-step procedure.
Begin by testing your lights to ensure they are operational. Although it may appear obvious, cutting or soldering lights will usually void your warranty, so it’s best to double-check.
Next, you’ll need to figure out how long your LED strip should be. To begin, determine where you want the lights to be installed. Be as precise as possible with this. Then, on your LED strip, find the cutting line that is closest to this length measurement.
Using a sharp knife or pair of scissors, cut exactly along the cutting line. Take your time and keep in mind that LED strips are made to be cut, so you won’t be afraid.
You’ll also need to figure out how you’ll connect the strip to the power supply. Most reels come with a pre-installed socket, but cutting the LED strip removes it, so you’ll need to replace it.
You can solder a new socket onto the strip or use a strip power source connector.