1.) Wire Stripper
A wire stripper is important to cut and strip your 16-22AWG stranded wires to specific lengths and makes it easier to install wire to LED Strip Lights, LED Modules, power supplies, controllers, dimmers and DMX components.
Since most LED components require a mini flathead or phillips screwdriver these would be one of the most important tools to have during installation. A normal size phillips screwdriver is required on certain products.
3.) Voltage Tester
A Voltage Tester is a handy tool to have in order to troubleshoot your electronic connections. By using this tool one can quickly decipher the electrical potential difference between two points in an electric circuit. If you are having connectivity issues with your system you can determine continuity, voltage, and possible voltage drop in your LED system.
4.) Wire Connectors, Electrical Tape, and Heat Shrink
It is important to have the necessary wire connectors for your LED project. Whether you are soldering wire together and using heat shrink, using wire nuts, or simply using electrical tape. It is important to be using the proper connectors when installing an LED project.
5.) Solder Iron (Optional)
If you plan on working with LED Strip Lights, it might not be a bad idea to invest in an inexpensive soldering iron in order to cut and reconnect LED Strips for your projects specific length requirements. Although we sell many quick connectors, soldering is by far the best way to achieve an optimal connection. See our soldering tutorials for proper solder techniques when working with LED Strip Lights.