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Different color Led connection

By betterrun4show ·
I just bought a couple of transparent acrilic shoeboxes to display my collection of shoes so I would like to connect different color of LED strip together to each shoebox without buying single color strip for each box since I have 20 shoeboxes ? and would really like to know how can I achieve this amazing idea ? I already have two 40 foot LED strip that as 15 different colors I can choose from with 2 remote and receiver... Can I cut a link size strip with the color I want and connect it to an other color strip? I know you have to put them in parallel with different resistors depending of the color... So how do I connect them together with the resistor and what is the resistor resistance reading are for each color...

I'm a noob when it comes to this but can most definitely work my way to make it work if you guys explain it to me like I'm a child and don't know JACK sh*t about it ahahaha that would be appreciated

Found a pack of resistor on Amazon are they good
1/4 W
Metal film
1% tolerance
#24 lead SWG
Pin (0.022 inches, 0.55mm)
Color Code Guide (Resistance reading)
RoHS certification
Plastic case

Components List:
25pcs 0 Ω ±1%
25pcs 10 Ω ±1%
25pcs 20 Ω ±1%
25pcs 47 Ω ±1%
25pcs 470 Ω ±1%
25pcs 2.2k Ω ±1%
25pcs 4.7k Ω ±1%
25pcs 22k Ω ±1%
25pcs 47k Ω ±1%
25pcs 100k Ω ±1%
25pcs 220k Ω ±1%
25pcs 470k Ω ±1%
25pcs 1M Ω ±1%

50pcs 100 Ω ±1%
50pcs 220 Ω ±1%
50pcs 1k Ω ±1%
50pcs 10k Ω ±1%

I thank you guys in advance for your time
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by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Different color Led conne ...

Sorry to be short to the answer but without the LED product specs and manual on use the answer is no to cutting this strip.

The short answer is we have to read the product manual to see what it supports.

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Different color Led connection

by betterrun4show In reply to No.

I did cut one of the 40 foot led strip and connected 3 different link together and they worked ! Will try to find the manual for you but is there a way to attach picture to my post

Manufacturer ‎Kousee
Place of Business ‎Shenzhen, guangdong 518000,CN
Product Dimensions ‎16 x 14 x 5 cm; 780 Grams
Size ‎32.8FT
Material ‎Plastic
Voltage ‎12 Volts
Wattage ‎60 watts
Type of Bulb ‎LED

That's the name of my led strip on Amazon

LED Lights Strip for Bedroom- Kousee Music LED Strip Lights 32.8FT IP65 Waterproof for Room Decor, Bedroom Decor, Children's Room

The controller connect to the led strip lights must arrow to arrow.

2. IR remote controller need to pointing at the sensor to control.

3. This is a standard kit for 32.8ft. The power supply is only 12V 5A. Can only support to 32.8ft. If you buy more than 1 kit, please note they CAN NOT connect together or it will damage the power supply and controllers.

4. Avoid rough mounting surfaces. Make surethe surface is clean and dry before installation. Avoid removing the protective tape of adhesivequickly during installation. Please stick the stripto the installation surface slowly.

5. The led strip lights can be cut every 3 leds. ( Please note that this kit doesn't inclued any connectors for connect the strip light after cutting.Besides,the rest part needs extra power supply and controller,or it won't light up).

: 2*5meters IP65 waterproof LED strip light (32.8ft in total), UL listed 12 Volts Transformer, LED Controller, 40Keys versatile music Remote. (power supply and remote controller are not waterproof).

Thank you very much for your time I really appreciate

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Some electronic and electrical background and knowledge required!

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Different color Led conne ...

Looking at the connector kit at

I see one could swap RGB wires from one strip to the next. While it's not a sure thing what the color would be, it appears you can force the color to change.

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by betterrun4show In reply to Some electronic and elect ...

I have a bunch of those connectors... So if I understand correctly I don't need resistors? I simply need to swap the colors of wires together and use the connectors, am I getting this right

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About 98% sure.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Different color Led conne ...

But hey, it's not as if they supply documentation.

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Different color Led connection

by betterrun4show In reply to About 98% sure.

Yeah I know but seriously you've been a great help, I really appreciate the fact that you took your time to help me with this issue. One Love brother and I wish you the best....

If I step on any trouble while trying to make it work can I still come back on that post and ask you for advice ?

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by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Different color Led conne ...

That's what the forums are for.

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