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GET REAL: THEY DO EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO
on June 23, 2013
I can't believe the bad reviews for these. People are expecting to have their hands held when making fairly basic connections. When is the last time you got instructions with twist-on wire connections? Or with paper clips? Ok, look at the images above and you will see some basic instruction. You pry open the clasps. Makes sense, no? Then, you cut the LED strip. Where do you cut and and how much insulation do you leave. UM, read the tape - it tells you where to cut. Gives you an exact line! You may have to sacrifice one - three lights to get to the cut mark but cut exactly on the line. There is no insulation to strip. Then just look close at what you are doing. It makes sense that each of the four metal leads has to slip under one of the four metal prongs. Don't just stick it in there willie-nillie. Cut the LED tape before removing the backing exposing the adhesive back. It will be almost impossible to work with it otherwise. This will make it very snug. I can't imagine a scenario where someone would have already cut the backing tape but if so it should still work. You have to look very close and work it back and forth to get all four leads under the four prongs. But, all of these are just common sense items. No one told me to do this. I just knew it had to be done to make an electrical connection and I am NOT an electrician. No contact - no light. Got it to work the first time. It is not hard. Also, even though it is a snug fit, I'm going to wrap tape around my connections just for good measure. I think they are great for the price. Small, unobtrusive and efficient.