How to avoid damaging your LEDs – Don’t twist LED strips

InStyle LED have been supplying thousands of LED strips every week for the past 13 years, so we have seen nearly every scenario out there regarding LED strips and installations. One question that comes up again and again is, how to avoid damaging  your LED strip lights?

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This is a big point and if you check our our new video, you can see the number one cause of damaged strips – and how to avoid it.

The main cause of damage is twisting the LED strip in the wrong direction. Many people will say, ‘well, why would I twist the strip in that way?’ Well this can happen by accident!

The thing is, usually people bring in installers to fit their LEDs, who may not have handled them before. Extra care needs to be taken when installing the LED strips – after all, they’re fragile components.

Most issues occur by accident. You may be sticking the LED strip into place while having the rest of the length of strip hanging down, and you may cause a sharp twist in the LED strip causing it to bend and damage the LED tape.

The damage may make a section (or a colour of that section) not work. This is because a section of the strip’s solder has come apart.

Always be aware of how the strip is positioned when moving / handling the strip, and that way you can easily avoid this costly mistake.

Why InStyle LED?

We stock all of these LED strips for next day delivery.

We can cut and solder your LED strips to exact lengths for you, and can also solder in any corner links and custom length starter leads.

You can provide us with the lengths you need or, even better, a quick sketch of your area with the lengths written on them. We’ll advise you on the best way to wire the strips.

We can speak to your installers or electricians, to answer any questions – before, during and after your project.

Please call us today on 0116 2799083 or email [email protected]