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  • The connector is right side up here...
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  • ... when you pull the tray open it has a trough in the middle.
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  • Here it is up-side-down
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  • I am pealing back a little bit of the adhesive protection
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  • There is a tiny "+" on the side that is going to the red wire.  With AC power, the polarity doesn't matter.  But I always (!!) wire for DC, and then the "+" to the red wire every time does matter.
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  • The tray is pulled open and the striplight is pushed all the way in.
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  • Here I am pushing the tray closed.
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  • Close the tray completely with the striplight all the way in to squeeze the contacts
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  • The insulation is tough; you may need to roll it with a knife before stripping 1/2" of insulation off.
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  • The wire is stranded and should be twisted to keep it neat.
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  • Shorten the other wire 1/2" so the exposed wire for both sides won't be able to touch
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  • One long, one short
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  • The house wiring... one long and one short.  If you have more than one LED in the house you must use marked wire so you can keep the "+" separate from the "-"
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  • These wires can't touch.
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  • The LED striplight is on a 30 degree backer (light support stick) to aim the light into the room
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  • Test the connections every step of the way... if it doesn't light, switch the wires on the power supply (most power supplies are "DC" and have to be hooked up to LEDs the right way)
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