Cut and Reconnect The Wyze light strip & light strip pro

Do you know if they can be cut & spliced back together? I would like to use them under the cabinets in my kitchen. We have 16ft of cabinet space in 4 separate parts & I don’t want to buy 4 Wyze light pro kits just to do it. There are many splice kits available & I would think if you connected them back in the order they were prior to being cut the controller would still work for them just as long as you do not add more than 16 total feet of led’s. splice or wire connectors would not be part of the total length. Has someone tried this yet? Wyze products are pretty cool we have several of there cameras as well as other products too. Sure would like to add these to our house.

In the documentation for the light strips it clearly says they can be cut, but not spliced. It’s one of the things many have complained about with the light strips.

There may be options you can try. here is one from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/10Packs-Strip-Connector-Gapless-Adapter/dp/B0895Z2M21/ref=sxin_13_pa_sp_search_thematic_sspa?cv_ct_cx=Led+Light+Strip+Connector&keywords=Led+Light+Strip+Connector&pd_rd_i=B0895Z2M21&pd_rd_r=251c4aae-5bf6-4b36-b535-298847e0bbe4&pd_rd_w=lbfii&pd_rd_wg=84Lnw&pf_rd_p=69e6ba92-4b2b-4486-a0ef-136583f2d22c&pf_rd_r=NVA77HZHNHV1AXN23BP8&qid=1636314922&sr=1-2-a73d1c8c-2fd2-4f19-aa41-2df022bcb241-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExTzc5UlA5SUsxVTk1JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDIwMzQ4MTE1SjJDNFBKQlhRSyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTI4MDMyMVRZQTFLME84RjlMRSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3NlYXJjaF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

I kow it is simply a splicer, but there are others like these that will provide a wiire to connect…

Not sure if they work, but this is something I am going to try when all of mine come in.

Only condition is to make sure you get the correct connector, I think Wyze has 4 connecting points, so the one in the aforementioned links may work.

Just providing potential options.

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I added a 16 ft light strip under my kitchen cabinets. Not Wyze and not multi-color. I had to cut slots in the edge/lip of the cabinet to allow the strip to slide across between cabinets. It worked out great. Looking at eye level towards the front of the cabinet, the strip is not visible. The strip LEDs face toward the backsplash. And don’t bother with the self sticking tape. Even the 3M will not stick. I used Elmer’s and blue tape until it dried. Then carefully peeled the blue tape. No maintenance for almost a year so far.

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Here is data from the FAQ for the Pro version:

The FAQ goes on to say they can be cut.

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Yea, that is referring to connecting 2 16.4 together. The # of LED’s the controller controls is critical, which is why they are implying you cannot connect 2 16.4 together.

But cutting a 16.4 and piecing it back together should be fine. But as indicated, I have not done this yet, will test it in the future as I purchased more than I needed.

Wait, the strips are plastic and plain old Elmer’s white glue worked?

Yes sir. Wipe off the excess. It is a goo-y mess while working, seeing as how must turn back side up to pour glue, then turn 90 degrees to mount/stick it. Wipe the excess and apply blue tape.

One of my other lives is I run a music synchronized Christmas light show. The Wyze light strips are what we Christmas lighters call “dumb strips” and the Wyze light strip pro is what we call “smart strips”. I have LOTs of experience with both - for years.
Dumb strips can be spliced fairly easily, however there are current limits with the controller, and also current carrying capacity on the strips themselves. If I were to hazard a guess, the current capacity of the Wyze controller does not allow adding much in the way of additional length, so I would not try it. If you need to cut a strip and splice it back together (for example to turn around a corner), that should not be a problem. Note that the strip connectors that spamoni4 posted are likely garbage. On the lighting groups, no one has ever found any similar connectors that actually worked well and lasted very long. You really have to solder some wire at the end of one strip and solder that to the end of the other segment.
As for smart strips, the same splicing issues apply excdept you really can’t exceed the 50 pixels per strip because the controller will not be sending any data to anything beyond the 50th pixel. The controllers we use for Christmas lighting will drive more than 50 pixels, but quite certain that the Wyze controller will not.

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These connectors do not work with Wyze! I tried them in order to make the gap under the microwave, btween cabinets. Cut carefully, connected these carefully, but the strip does not make the connection. It looks like it should, but does not!
Wyze says you can cut, but does not offer appropriate information to reconnect with working connectors…not good! Haven’t found one that will work yet.

Bummer to hear.

So much promise for these lights. Will have to look at other brands since it’s one thing to cut/reconnect, but the app needs to be revamped and improved. And I’m not waiting around for v2 or future iterations, the pre-order and wait with pandemic shipping/logistical issues is not worth it anymore.

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@robvelez
Understood. I have been super slow in ordering more devices due to the app difficulty. There needs to be a “home” button in the app to easily get back home & to another device. Endlessly taping the back button gets very irritating, and is preventing me from purchasing more!

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You can splice the connections and just order from Amazon I bought one today and it worked perfectly fine I have video if needed just contact me directly if needed

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Yes, it’s a good idea reuse LED light strips by cutting and splicing them back together. You just need to make sure that you connect them in the same order as they were before they were cut. This way, the controller will still work for them. However, you should not add more than 16 feet of LEDs in total.

Don’t waste your money. Read my post from last November for details, but based on LOTS of experience from thousands of Christmas lighting people, NO ONE has ever found any of these similar quick connectors to work reliably for very long. If you need to splice a strip, solder wires in place to accomplish the splice.

For the Wyze Pro, they do not need to be in the same order as they were before. What is important is the direction of data flow. The strips are directional and will not work if reversed. There is an arrow on the strip that indicates the direction of data flow.
On the non-pro strips, the direction is not even critical. There are four connections: Voltage (or power), Red, Green, & Blue. As long as you hook up the correct connections together (red to red, green to green, etc), the NON-Pro strips will work fine.