The best reason to invest in smart LED strip lights is that they are easy to install and require minimal maintenance. However, if one or more of your LED strips goes out or stops working properly, you can troubleshoot and repair the problem yourself with some time and patience. Here are ten steps to help you fix LED strip lights quickly and easily.
Smart led strip lights are a convenient and versatile solution, they provide you with the ability to easily add lighting in a number of different locations. These lights run on small nanotechnology that fights off the heat and their express installation means no wiring is needed!
Smart led strip lights are thin strips of lights made for illumination purposes. LED strip lights are great because they’re ultra-thin, versatile, and low-maintenance. But if you don’t install them correctly, they may not work properly or at all! Here are ten steps to follow if your LED strip lights aren’t working right.
1) Check Fuse
If your strip lights aren’t working, it’s a good idea to check your fuse. LEDs can use up a lot of power, so they usually come with a pretty hefty fuse that could be tripped if you have too many lights on one circuit. This is especially important if you are using older, traditional-style circuits. They don’t work well with high-power strips!
2) Is it getting power
If your strip light is not working, first make sure it’s getting power. Just plug it into a socket and see if there are any lights on your strip (instructions based on various strip types follow). If there aren’t any lights, you probably have an issue with power. However, if you do have lights but they look dimmer than normal, check out Are LEDs Receiving Enough Power? below.
3) Contact the manufacturer
When you buy a smart LED strip light, there’s likely some kind of warranty that comes with it. Contacting your manufacturer is always a good first step when troubleshooting LED strip lights (or any other electronic device). If you have an extended warranty, bring up the issue on your end to see if they’ll do anything about it. Most companies are quite reasonable and will replace faulty items without question.
4) Upgrade the firmware on the controller
Most smart LED strip lights are controlled by a separate box. If your light isn’t working and you know that it’s not a problem with your power source, update or upgrade your controller. Consult with your LED strip light supplier for details on which firmware version will work best for you. Check your user manual as well—it might list specifics about which updates are recommended for use with that specific model of the LED strip light.
5) Get help from online forums
If you’re experiencing technical issues with your LED lights, visit some online forums and share your troubles. You’ll likely get a lot of advice from other people with similar problems. Asking for help is often enough to track down what went wrong—and how to fix it.
6) Adjust voltage down
LED lights burn bright, but they don’t like high voltage. You can fix a too-bright LED strip light by adjusting your circuit’s voltage down from 12 volts DC to 9 or 10 volts DC. This may dim your lights, but it will also help them run cooler and last longer.
7) Disconnect the controller and reconnect it
Sometimes, something can go wrong with your LED controller. Sometimes it just won’t work with a certain device, or it will only work intermittently. The first thing you want to do is disconnect your LED lights from their controller and reconnect them again. If they don’t work at all or if they flicker, you may need to replace your LED light strips altogether.
8) Update software on the controller box
First, make sure your controller box is fully charged and that all of its internal software is up-to-date. If you’re experiencing problems with your LED strip lights, it could be that some firmware on your controller box needs updating. Some LEDs will not light if they detect a faulty wire or incompatible components—and in these cases, updating software will help rectify these errors.
9) Contact the manufacturer’s support team.
In many cases, LED manufacturers will have a support team available for consumers looking for technical assistance. Support teams are often specialized in different products and can be great resources if you’re stuck. If your manufacturer doesn’t have a support team, search Google and see if any individual forum members have posted solutions for your particular problem. With some luck, you can get some help from other users of LED lights.