Why Are Half Of My Led Strip Lights Not Working

If half your LEDs are not working, it means that there are 2 strings of LEDs wired together in parallel – each parallel string has LEDs in series. You likely have a broken wire, or an LED bulb is broken or out of the socket.

Why are some parts of my LED lights not working?

Bad Pin Connection – If your LED strip light fails to turn on at all, then check your pin connections. Most likely, the pin is not inserted correctly. In rare cases, the pin is faulty. If your RGB strip lights won’t change colors try flipping your strip light around and reconnecting it.

Why are half string lights out?

If only half the strand is out If half a strand is working and the other half is not, you probably have a loose or broken bulb. Start with the first unlit bulb and work your way down, wiggling them to check for looseness. If it flickers, that’s your cue to replace it.

Why does only one half of my LED lights work?

If one of your LED light strands isn’t working, it’s probably just because it has a bad bulb. If one bulb dies, it can cause the rest of the strand to stop working. The only way to fix the problem is to find the bad bulb. Sometimes only a section of the lights will go out, making your job pretty easy.

Can you reconnect cut LED strips?

A: If the LED light strip you purchased can be cut, the remaining part that you have cut off cannot be used anymore. If you want to reconnect them after cutting, you must use an additional 4 pin connector to reconnect.

Why are half of my LED lights dim?

Voltage drop comes into play when your LED strip runs, your wiring, or both, are too long. The resistance in these conductors adds up – and your LEDs start to operate below their optimal voltage range, resulting in dimming.

Why is one part of my LED lights a different color?

LEDs, especially cheap LEDs (including most bulbs), tend to be very inconsistent in color. This is because the manufacturer does not tightly control binning, or separating LED batches by slight variations in color. Sacrificing binning cuts cost, but also consistency in light color.

How do you know which bulb is out on a LED string?

Simply bring the light tester close to each bulb. The tester’s indicator will light up when it’s near a functioning bulb. If you have a non-contact voltage detector, bring the detector close to the wire section between each bulb to test for voltage. The dead section of wire will be the section after your bad bulb.

How can you tell if an LED bulb is blown?

It’s an LED. Easiest way to see if it is damaged is to connect it to a battery and see if it lights up. The difficulty is that you can’t disassemble the the white plastic unit, so if the LED does not light, the connection wires, resistor or LED itself may be damaged.

Can LED lights be fixed?

YES. Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, modern LED bulbs allow for almost everything to be repaired. What you need to do is to find out the problem and take reasonable action to repair, or replace some damaged parts of the LED bulb, your lamp can work properly again.

Can you cut Kmart LED strip lights?

LED strip lights are designed to be easy to cut apart with a pair of scissors. Each LED has a pair of copper dots at the end. As long as you cut between the dots, all of the LEDs will work.

Why are my LED light strips not bright?

The longer the flexible led strip light tape, the more resistance the current has to overcome, hence it loses voltage along the way. The result of voltage drop is that the light emitting diodes (SMD chips) at the end of the strip are less bright than those at the start, which is closest to the power supply.

Do LED strips get dimmer over time?

It’s not just about brightness decline – your LED strip may shift in color! In addition to dimming over time, if materials degrade a different rates, an LED can actually begin to shift in color over its life.

Why are my LED light strips 2 different colors?

Over Heating. If LED strips are experiencing overheating, they can change colors; reputable brands have proper heat dissipation elements in their adhesive. Their adhesive has ceramic particles that can wick away heat from the strip and scatter it away from sensitive diodes.

Can you cut LED strip lights?

You can, but we wouldn’t recommend it. By cutting an LED strip light anywhere other than the designated cutting point, you run the risk of damaging the components on the strip itself, as well as the circuit board. This may ultimately result in the strip light not working.

How do you reset LED strip lights?

Insert a paper clip, or a similar sized object, into the reset hole on the controller (depicted below). Using the paper clip, press and hold the reset button inside the reset hole for eight (8) seconds. If done successfully, the light strip will flash five times then cycle through the colors blue, green and red.