If you have a glow LED light strip and most of it stays green, don’t worry! You can fix this issue pretty easily. In this article, we will walk you through the steps that you need to take in order to get your light strip working properly again.
I will start by talking about two common causes of glow light strips turning green on only half of the strip and discuss a few practical ways to fix them. Because there are many factors that can actually cause this type of problem, I will also go over a list of diagnoses and fixes you can try if your light strip is not working correctly.
1. Bad Connectors
One of the main reasons why your glow LED light strip might be staying green on only half of your led strip lights is due to bad connectors. If you have bad connectors, it will cause a break in the circuit and this will prevent the current from flowing properly.
LED strips generally has a wire for each of the red, green, and blue colors. These colors combine to make white. If for example the red and blue of these wires are not making a good connection on some parts of the strip light, it will cause the light to stay green on only half of your led strip lights.
How To Fix Bad or Loose Connectors
Usually, what you would want to do if you’re up for it is to backtrack all of the wirings to figure out which connector is loose and not making a good connection. Once you have found the bad connector, you can then try to fix it or replace it altogether.
However, if you’re not up for backtracking all of the wirings, you can also just try to reconnect all of the connectors again. This might take some time, but it’s worth a shot!
Once you have found and fixed the bad connectors, your glow LED light strip should be working properly again!
2. Mistakenly Soldered Points
Another reason why your glow LED light strip might be staying green on only half is because of mistakenly soldered points. This usually happens when people are trying to solder the wires onto the board but they accidentally connect two points that are not supposed to be connected.
When this happens, it will cause a break in the circuit and this will prevent the current from flowing properly.
How To Fix Mistakenly Soldered Points
The best way to fix this issue is to carefully check your work and make sure that all of the soldered points are supposed to be connected. Once you have confirmed this, you can then try to reconnect the points that were mistakenly soldered together.
After you have fixed the mistakenly soldered points, your glow LED light strip should be working properly again!
More Reasons This Happens..
There are a lot more reasons why glow-led strip lights might turn green on only half of the strip. Below are a few of them;
- Tear In The Led Strip Light
- Connections Between controller And The Led Strip Lights
- Power Supply Problems
- Old Led Strip Light
- Bad Outlet Can Cause Led Strip Light To Only Turn Green
- Led Controller For Your Lights Has Gone Bad
- Led Strip Lights Are Badly Wired
You can checkout the details of the above in an earlier blog post I publish a couple of months ago on why led strip lights turn green for more details.
5 General Fixes For Glow Led Light Strips That Turn Green
Now that we have gone over some of the reasons as to why your glow LED light strip might be staying green on only half, let’s discuss a few general fixes that you can try. These are;
1. Check If Everything Is Properly plugged In
The first thing you want to do is to make sure that everything is properly plugged in. This includes the power supply, the controller, and the led strip light itself.
If everything is properly plugged in and you’re still having issues, move on to the next fix.
2. Check All The Connections
The first thing that you want to do is to check all of the connections. Make sure that all of the wires are properly connected and that there are no loose or broken connectors.
If you find any loose or broken connectors, try to fix them or replace them altogether.
Once you have checked and fixed all of the connections, your glow LED light strip should be working properly again!
3. Resetting the LED Lights
If you’re still having issues with your glow LED light strip, the next thing you can try is to reset the LED lights. To do this, you will need to disconnect the power supply and then reconnect it after a few seconds.
After you have done this, your glow LED light strip should be working properly again! If you’re still having issues, move on to the next fix.
4. Replace the Controller/LED Strip
If you have tried all of the above and you’re still having issues with your glow LED light strip, the next thing you can try is to replace the LED controller or the LED strip itself. If you’re not sure how to do this, we recommend that you consult with a professional.
There are a lot of reasons as to why your glow LED light strip might be staying green on only half. However, most of the time it can be fixed by simply checking the connections or replacing the controller/LED strip.
We hope that this article was helpful and that you were able to fix your glow LED light strip! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below! Thank you for reading!
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