Installation Instructions for LED Ribbons

Planning Installation

The LED ribbon installation requires planning to ensure timely, successful installation with minimal complications and down time.

Performance Summary

Consult an Electrical Inspector to review all wiring plans.
Create a Layout Plan drawing, per a Lighting Designer's or Architect's recommendation.
Consult FOBSUN Electronics Application Engineering Services as needed.

Installation Instructions

1. Solder connection should be performed on designated solder pads (marked with ¡°+/-). During soldering, don¡¯t exceed the maximum soldering time of 10 seconds and the maximum soldering temperature of 260 degree Celsius.
2. The smallest unit (50mm or 100mm - 3 LEDs) can be removed by cutting with scissors between the designated solder pads. The mounting of the strip is facilitated by means of the double-sided adhesive on the back surface of the strip. Care must be taken to provide a clean and dry mounting surface, free of oils or silicone coatings as well as dirt partied. The mounting substrate must have sufficient structural integrity. Take care to completely remove the adhesive backing. Once the strip is appropriately positioned, press on the strip with about 20N/cm2 (refer to application techniques of 3M adhesive transfer tapes).
3. The minimum bending radius is 2cm. the strip may be bent over a smaller radius of the circuit board containing no electronic components and such bends should be made once and fixed in position to avoid cyclic fatigue.


1. The strip itself and all its components may not be mechanically stressed. Assembly must not damage or destroy conducting paths on the circuit board. Installation of LED modules (with power supplies) needs to be made with regard to all applicable electrical and safety standards. Only qualified personnel should be allowed to perform installations.
2. Correct electrical polarity needs to be observed. Wrong polarity may destroy the strip. Parallel connection is highly recommended as safe electrical operation mode. Serial connection is not recommended. Unbalanced voltage drop can cause hazardous overload and damage the strip.
3. Please ensure that the power supply is of adapter¡¯s power to operate the total load. When mounting on metallic or otherwise conductive surfaces, there should be an electrical isolation point between strip and the mounting surface. Pay attention to standard ESD precautions when installing the strip.
4. Damaged by corrosion will be honored as a materials defect claim. It is the user¡¯s responsibility to provide suitable protection against corrosive agents such as moisture and condensation and other harmful elements. After cutting along the line, if you want to connect the cutting sections or connect one section to power, the connectors will be necessary.


For indoor application, the non-waterproof strips can be easily installed with 3M double-sided sticking tape on the back. Waterproof Ribbon Strips Installation: Two clips are available for each meter, and you can fix the waterproof strips via clips conveniently.

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