Ecolocity Logo
LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS

How to Wire Single Color LED Lights

Hooking up single color common anode LED Lights is a pretty straight forward process. Incorrect wiring can result in the product simply not working and can result in a damaged product. Follow these simple wiring steps in order to be sure of correct installation.

LED Tutorials - Single Color LED Lights
1.) Figure the Positive(+) from the Negative(-)

All of our LED Product here at Ecolocity LED run off of DC, or direct current, power. DC is used to refer to power that only travels in one direction. The positive and negative terminals of a DC power source are always, respectively, positive and negative. Current always flows in the same direction between those two terminals. Therefore a single color light uses one polarity, or positive(+) and is then shared with a common or ground (-). When hooking up your single color LED lights all you need to do is distinguish the positive(+) from the (-) and then hook up your lights to the correct DC Voltage power supply accordingly. See the common wire colors below for reference.

LED Module
Common Single Color Wire Colors
Red(+) / White(-)
Red(+) / Black(-)
Grey(+) / White(-)
Yellow(+) / Blue(-)
Brown(+) / Blue(-)
2.) Install wires to power supply accordingly

Once you have distinguished your positive wire from your negative wire, all you need to do is hook up the wires accordingly to the low voltage output of your power supply. Always be sure to turn off your AC power when installing the high voltage input to your transformer. If you are using a power supply with a barrel connector we carry plenty of barrel connector products to assist in a quick and easy connection. If you are using a bare wire style power supply, splice the wires from your power supply to the wires from your LED lights. If you are using a power supply with screw down terminals simply place the wires into the correct terminals and screw down until a secure connection is made.

Power Supply
<< Back to tutorial home page

Other Related Categories

DIY LED Projects DIY LED Projects

DIY projects using LED Modules and LED Light Ribbon for easy to do and energy efficient, Do It Yourself lighting. These products can be used many different ways including under cabinets, under counters, cove lighting, in crown molding and even under stairs. These are some of the projects that we've done, if you would like to show us some of your projects we would love to see your ideas and input.

KLUS Strip Light Channels & Diffusers KLUS Strip Light Channels & Diffusers

Browse our wide variety of KLUS brand LED Strip Light Channels and Diffusers to create custom and quality linear LED lighting fixtures for any application. The aluminum channels, also known as LED profiles, are not only a great housing for light strips but also act as a heat sink for them as well, which in turn will expand your LEDs lifetime as well as brightness over time. Extrusions are sold in 1M, 2M and some in 3M lengths and can be cut and customized to fit any project. We have LED Extrusions for 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, doublewide, as well as waterproof outdoor rated channels. 2M lengths are available for all channels, some are available in 3M lengths, but not stocked please call 775-636-6060 to arrange a drop-ship.

Warm White LED Modules Warm White LED Modules

LED Backlight Modules in Warm White Color tempurature can be used for signs, house projects such as under cabinet lights, cove lighting, to light crown molding, accent lighting and many other uses. We have many different varieties with our UL Recognized Super Nova Module being the premier light source for sign makers and installers.

Customer LED Projects Customer LED Projects

Here you can see all of our customer's amazing LED lighting projects that were created using Ecolocity LED products and LED Lighting accessories. From LED Strip Light Projects to LED Wall Washer projects, our customer's have done it all. Browse these great finished projects to get some ideas for your next LED Lighting design.

Amber LED Strip Lights Amber LED Strip Lights

UL Listed Amber LED Strip Lights in both water-resistant and non water-resistant. Perfect for any interior or exterior LED lighting projects. UL Recognized, RoHS and CE approved.

Daylight White LED Modules Daylight White LED Modules

LED Backlight Modules in Daylight White Color tempurature. Can be used for house projects such as under cabinet lights, cove lighting, to light crown molding, accent lighting and many other lighting.