LED Strip Repair Kit
Working with digital LED strips, and want to cut them into smaller pieces? It can be a huge pain to solder wires back on, so we developed this LED strip repair kit to make things stronger. Solder one of the included reinforcement shims to the end of your strip, and never have a bad connection again!
The first step is to gather materials. You’ll need the following consumable items:
- LED strip to repair
- 3 wires, 18AWG or smaller, preferably different colors
- LED shim (included in kit)
- 1.5″ section of heatshrink tube (included in kit)
In addition, you’ll need these tools:
- Soldering iron + Solder
- Heat gun or lighter
- Xacto knife (optional)
Step 1: Solder the LED strip to the LED shim
Start by soldering the center connection. Make sure the shim and strip are parallel, and reheat the solder joint to adjust it if necessary. Once everything is good and straight, solder the top and bottom connection.
Step 2: Solder the wires to the LED shim
Step 3: Add the heatshrink tube
Slide the heatshrink tube over the wires, and center it in the middle of the shim.
Tip: If you have a controller handy, now is a good time to connect up your strip and make sure it is wired correctly!