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How to avoid damaging your LED strip lights

How to avoid damaging your LED strip lights? A: Do not leave them on a reel!

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In this video, we explain one of the most common causes of damaged LED strip lights. Be sure to watch this before you install your LED strip lights.

One of the main causes of damaged LED strip lights is by leaving them switched on while still on the reel. This creates massive heat build up over a short period of time and inevitably causes damage to the LED strips. It can even be a potential fire hazard.

Watch the video to see what happens over 30 minutes.

This happens more often than you would think. If you’e not installing the product yourself, then please make sure your installer is aware of this!

To avoid this issue, always unreel the LED strip lights so they are not coiled up in any way before you connect them and switch them on.

Always be careful when handling the LED strip light,

While you’re here, why not check out our other top tip to avoid damaging your LEDs – do not twist the LED strips.  (insert other blog)

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 sales@instyleled.co.uk

By |2019-02-01T11:54:25+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Tutorials - product advice and technical support for your LED projects|Comments Off on How to avoid damaging your LED strip lights