Originally Posted by tacoma steve
Ok I'm looking at the led's there 2 wires red and black a pair on each end of the roll so if I don't cut them do I just have to connect on end to the switch and ground and not worry about the other end?
If I do cut them then where they can be cut there are 4 connections that say +12v, G, R, B. So do I have to make wires connections for all 4 or just 2?
I've been doing a lot of the LED light specialty set-ups lately. I am a bit curious on your strips. If you have a single color LED, then you should have only 2 terminals, one red, and one black. On LED strips that have the "+12V, G, R, B" then you may be looking at either the full color strips, or a modified version. "G" is for green, "R" for red, "B" for blue, and 12V for the power source. the connector end on the RGB, full color LED will look like this:
Sorry for it being blurry. As you can see, it starts at the top with 12V, then G, then R, then B.
To make connections simple and easy, you can get the strip jumpers like this (Note this is for the RGB full spectrum, not single color)
These are really good because they make a great connection, and simplify things a lot. You can connect it onto either end of the strip, because the strip also has a wafer thin connection on the back side of the strip as well. This way you can jumper from one strip to the next. Then, depending on if you are at the beginning or the end, you can cut and strip the wires of the connector to hook it all up. Can you post some photos of what you have so far?