How To Set up Lengthy LED Strip Runs for Swimming pools & Extra

Illuminating the within of an above-ground pool could make nighttime swimming extra gratifying. However discovering a technique to evenly gentle the entire area from one supply will be tough. Use our information beneath to create a submersible answer for connecting and powering lengthy runs of LED strip lights. It may be used for any mission that requires a number of strip lights to be linked collectively and depend on one energy provide.

The next set up entails connecting four waterproof RGB+W LED strip lights, a terrific choice for pool illumination. With a number of color-changing patterns and watertight building, these strip lights create a enjoyable environment for teenagers and grown ups alike. Customise the brightness, shade, and dynamic modes with an optionally available distant to tailor the lighting to any occasion.


Notice: Some cities require above-ground pool lighting to fulfill Nationwide Electrical Code (NEC) Article 680 requirements, which might restrict attainable pool lighting set up places. Earlier than you buy LED pool lights, examine your metropolis’s code necessities. We additionally suggest that you’ve a licensed electrician set up your lights.


(1) DiodeDrive® Collection 240W Energy Provide
(1) CPS Barrel to Terminal Connector
(1) RGB LC4 Controller and Distant
(1) LC4 Splitter Cable
(2) LC4 Pigtail Energy Connector (feminine)
(eight) Waterproof Wire Nuts
(four) Waterproof RGB LED Strips

(2) 3M Double-Sided Foam Pads
(2) 12 mm Silicone Finish Caps
Dolphin Connectors With Sealant
Silicone Sealant
18-Gauge Two-Conductor Energy Wire
22-Gauge 4-Conductor Energy Wire

Really helpful Instruments and Supplies:
Wire Strippers
12 mm Mounting Clips
Velocity Nuts/Cotter Pins
Electrical Tape
3M Adhesion Promoter


1) Measure

Earlier than ordering your LED strip lights, measure the diameter of your pool and multiply by three.14 to seek out its circumference; this quantity signifies the whole size of strip that you will want. The 21-foot pool used for these set up directions has a circumference of 65.94 ft and requires four runs of 16-foot LED strips.

Additionally, you will must measure the gap between the place your energy provide will probably be and each sides of your pool the place the amplifiers will probably be put in (see the setup and wiring illustration beneath). These distances will let you know how a lot 18-gauge wire you’ll want for connecting the amplifiers to energy. Be sure to account for the gap of any dips or turns that the wires could take alongside their paths.

Lastly, measure the approximate distance that will probably be between your controller and the place your strip lights start. This distance will let you know how a lot 22-gauge wire you’ll want for connecting the controller to your strips. Additionally, you will want two small sections of this wire for connecting your first and second strip lights to the amplifiers.

2) Arrange Energy Provide

Earlier than you’re prepared to put in your LED strip lights, make sure you drain your pool. Start by creating or finding a dry space away out of your pool for the ability provide. The ability provide must be contained in a weatherproof field. Energy provides must be put in between a floor fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected circuit and the pool’s junction field. It’s essential to make use of a GFCI protected circuit, because it shuts off if present flows the place it’s not presupposed to.

Wire the included plug to the ability provide, however don’t connect with energy till the set up is full.

three) Arrange Controller

Utilizing the CPS Barrel Connector, join the ability provide to the RGB LED controller.

four) Join the RGB LED Strips

Minimize the LC2 connector off of the remaining finish of the controller, and strip again the wires. Use dolphin connectors to hitch like-colored wires. Join LED strips 1 and a pair of to the controller by becoming a member of every set of like-colored wire with a dolphin connector. You ought to be connecting two wires of every shade (pink, blue, inexperienced, and black) collectively. For added safety, cowl all wire connections on this set up with electrical tape.

5) Mount the RGB LED Strips

You’ll apply strip 1 and three clockwise round your pool rim and strip 2 and four counterclockwise. When you’ve got a flat floor, use mounting clips to safe the strips in place as you go.

If you wish to mount the strips underneath your pool rim, drill small holes within the trusses roughly each 2 ft. Use cable ties to anchor the strip to the truss. You too can use velocity nuts or cotter pins for strip anchoring to keep away from drilling holes.

6) Join RGB LED Strips to Every Different

When you’ve mounted strips 1 and three, you’ll need to attach them collectively utilizing the female and male pigtails that come pre-installed on the strip. They may make a watertight connection. On the finish of strip three and four, the place they arrive collectively, merely lower the strip on the nearest lower mark. Then seal the ends with silicone and butt them up collectively to create the continual line of sunshine.

7) Activate Energy

Plug the ability provide’s hooked up wire into an outlet, and luxuriate in your LED pool lighting system! Refill your pool with water, however ensure to go away area between the water line and the lights.





For extra LED pool lighting options, see our whole collection of waterproof LED strip lights. Our giant assortment options single-colored, color-changing, and color-chasing choices.

Full your outside area with panorama lights— from movement sensor safety lighting to ornamental deck and patios illumination.


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About The Creator

Samantha M.

Samantha is a copywriter/blogger at Tremendous Brilliant LEDs, Inc. She graduated from the College of Missouri with a bachelor’s in journalism and at the moment lives in St. Louis together with her husband. When she’s not immersing herself in all issues LED, she’s zumba-ing or enjoying together with her two little troublemakers (chihuahuas)!

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