Wyze Light Strip Pro cut and extend light Strip

I use another brand that I am not crazy about, however, I was able to cut a section to fit (6ft) above a kitchen cupboard, add in a connector with power extension and clip in another (6ft) Under the same cupboard so I could have the whole cabinet come on together, Not sure why that could not be done here allowing the ability to go up to the full amount for that run if needed -

I would like to see that ability here with the Clips and power extensions to create the full run but in the needed sections.

Could be done, and will be done, as soon as I receive mine. While it could be a little messy, I plan on dissecting and splicing mine to fit my needs. It will be out of sight, and I am technically capable. I will not extend beyond the total 16.4’ or 32.8’, but will reconfigure and splice to length. This will not likely be supported or recommended…but your post is a great one. Thanks for the reminder!

I just bought the light strip pro and would like to be able to cut them to size to use how I need them. It would be nice to not have to waste other parts of the strip

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Just got my Light Strip (2 sets) and there’s no connectors in the box. The instructions talk about “trimming” the strip but there are no instructions on how to split a single strip into multiple pieces. I bought these with the hopes of being able to use a single strip as under-cabinet lighting in my kitchen, I need several 2ft-4ft sections for each cabinet and need to split one 16ft strip into multiple pieces so I can split the gap between the cabinets. There’s no way I’m buying 4 sets of strips so that I can throw away 14ft of each one. Lots of other brands include small clips/connectors that can be used to split a single strip into multiple sections and then can be connected via bell wire, but these Wyze strips do not include these types of connectors, which I think is pretty lame. I’m going to buy something like these connectors to see if they will do the job, but I am not sure. Anyway, Wyze should have included these clips in the box and then should have included instructions on how to use them.

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Did you try to re connect the lightstrip back together? was it the light strip pro?

Curious if you found some connectors which work, or if you had success with cut/solder method ? I’m seeking the same for my under the kitchen cabinet application.

Yes. I was able to get it all to work just fine. I ordered these connectors: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MBZ5G8B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title and they worked well. You just cut the strip at one of the designated points and then these connectors just snap right on. Then I cut the connectors in half and just used wire nuts to extend them using this wire here https://smile.amazon.com/C-able-Extension-Lights-Extend-Connectors/dp/B07FDW4M89/ref=bmx_dp_3i3qnffn_5/138-2882550-7672342 which allowed me to make them whatever length I needed.

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Thanks for the heads up…so, you paid over $30 more to reconnect a product that has no instruction/connector suggestion and costs less??

connectors that do not work

@meok The connectors were $8.49 so yes, I had to spend that above and beyond the cost of the light strip. I wish Wyze would have included those connectors in the box so we didn’t have to purchase connectors hoping they would work. However, the wire was something that we’d have to buy regardless because I don’t know of any light strip brands that also include wire. So if you’re planning to split up any brand of strip lights into sections and extend those sections using wire, that is just a cost you’re going to have to spend. I don’t really hold Wyze responsible for the wire. And I’m sure there are cheaper sets of wire you could find and purchase if cost is really critical. I just chose those particular connectors and that particular spool of wire because they seemed to be the most easy to install. But that’s up to you. So while it’s true that I had to spend roughly $9 of my own money to buy these connectors, I think your statement that I “paid over $30 more” is a bit misleading.

@tennisgent Thanks for your reply. Thanks also for posting the links to these needed accessories. I am happy that with these posted product links worked for you…I will try them out. I understand that the connectors are only around $9 (I just ordered them to try) but the other link you posted has the wire @ $23? Unless you bought a shorter length, that is quite pricey, yes?

[https://smile.amazon.com/C-able-Extension-Lights-Extend-Connectors/dp/B07FDW4M89/ref=bmx_dp_3i3qnffn_5/138-2882550-7672342]

@meok To answer your question directly, any 18-20 guage low-voltage wire will work great for this project. Here’s some on Amazon that only costs $4 for 25 feet I’m sure you could find something similar at your local Home Depot or Lowes for less. You’ll need 4 wires though because that’s what these light strips require. I just chose the roll of wire that I did because it came with the proper 4-color system (R-G-B-Data) and it was 100ft long so I can re-use the same spool of wire for future projects. But you can use whatever low-voltage wire you want. It doesn’t have to be the particular spool that I originally recommended.

How does a 4wire connector work for a 3wire light strip? please explain.

It’s a 4-pin light strip. There’s 4 wires. 1 for power and 3 for RGB. You can see that fairly clearly in the strip’s product listing photo. Or see screenshot here. Any color-changing light strip is going to have 4 wires. If it’s a single-color l ightstrip, it’ll have 2-pins, but all of Wyze’s are 4-pin.

that is so weird because the light strip pro i just received in the mail has only 3 wires. even the end of the light strip where it plugs into the controller has only 3 wires.

Well would you look at that! I stand corrected. The pro strip clearly has 3 wires, as shown in this screenshot. Personally, I only have the standard wyze light strip so I haven’t paid that close of attention to the pro strip. Sorry for misleading anyone. Looks like you’ll need different connectors for standard vs pro.

Yes the soderless connectors do work with 3 pin and 4 pin light strips! Although with a slight bump or movement the can loose contact. I recommend just to soder the connector anyway. There are small contact pads and bending of the pin may be required to make contact for that terminal. If sodered it will get a stronger and stable connection!!! Now if they would only sell the controller and power supply you could reuse scraps left over from previous instals, and hook-up any brand strip and be able to control through the Wyze app!!

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When cutting and connecting strips with extension wires in between: does anyone have problems with LEDs emitting less light at the end of the strip?

I’ve had previous strips where the furthest LEDs weren’t receiving enough power and were dimmer than those closest to the controller.

In my case, I’m attempting to run an extension wire up a 30” cabinet.

Edit: I think the term is “signal amplifier”