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Tools Required for your LED Project

Having the right tools for your LED project is essential whether you're a first time LED installer or you're a professional electrician. Follow this list of tools that to see what you'll need in order to properly install your LED Products.

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Tools Required for your LED Project
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.

Wire Crimper
2.) Screwdrivers

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.

Screwdrivers
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.

Voltage Tester
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.

Wire Nuts
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.

Solder Iron
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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.

LED Modules LED Modules

LED Modules are a great LED Lighting source for indoor or outdoor project. LED Modules are designed to be used in channel letters and signs but can also be used in home remodel projects, accent lights, and even outdoor patio and landscape lighting. LED Light Modules are a great versatile product because there is lead wire between each LED Module, making them easy to cut and re-connect for any custom project. We have UL Super Nova Modules and more affordable non-UL LED Modules, all are water-resistant, non-UV proof.

Ribbon Star UL Listed LED Strip Lights Ribbon Star UL Listed LED Strip Lights

Our commercial grade LED Strip Lights are manufactured with only the highest quality parts. Every strip light begins with a heavy duty dual core copper printed circuit board (PC Board) and then is soldered with an array of chip and color options. The backside of the PC board is applied with real deal double sided 3M tape for mounting that won't peel off. Each roll of strip can be cut and re-connected to low voltage power to create reliable UL Listed linear accent, task, and exterior lighting. We stock a wide range of brightness (lumens), IP Rating (waterproof), colors (kelvin) and color changing options below. Our strip lights are the best strip lights on the market.

LED Power Supplies LED Power Supplies

We stock many different types of AC to DC power converters to drive your 5VDC, 12VDC, and 24VDC LED lighting products. Our LED Power Supplies, also known as LED Drivers or LED transformers, have universal AC inputs for both residential and industrial lighting projects. Hard wire your transformer to your AC source or use any of our wall plug cords and accessories to plug a power supply into any existing light socket. Use our different types of high quality Mean Well and Magnitude dimmable transformers and drivers for your next interior or exterior LED Lighting project.

LED Lighting Accessories LED Lighting Accessories

LED Lighting Accessories are essential in any low voltage LED lighting install. Without using the proper wire or having secure wire connections their is risk of electrical shock or fire damage, which nobody wants. We stock a complete line of DC connection wire, wire connectors rated for up to 300V as well as IP68 waterproof junction boxes that are rated to be submersed for underwater wiring purposes. Don't shortcut the essential of your LED project and use our wiring accessories for a secure and safe wire electrical circuit.

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.