Although 12-volt power wires can be soldered to LED strips, it is not required. Armacost Lighting SureLock™ LED connectors are a quick and easy way to join strips or add 12-volt power wires to tape lighting.
Standard wiring can be used to connect the lighting strips to each other, to color controllers (for RGB LED lighting), or to a 12-volt LED dimmer.
When extending wire leads on connectors, use properly sized wire connectors for the wire gauge you are using. Options include crimp connectors, wire nuts, terminal blocks and soldering wires.