Not all lengths work for everyone. Therefore, you might have to do some trimming of your own. So can you cut Govee LED Lights?
The answer can vary due to the type of LED Lights you are utilizing. This is because not all LED Strips Govee sells are the same.
For example, the one I purchased and reviewed is an RGB LED Light.
Can you cut Govee LED Lights?
To cut Govee Lights, you will need to make sure you have the right type of LED Strip. RGB LED Strips can be cut.
This is because they do not contain an IC chip. Meaning they can be cut in certain areas and will continue to work.
However, they are also the type of lights that cannot be multiple colors at once.
On the other hand, the RGBIC Strips can’t be cut simply because they have an IC chip, and the lights will not work if you cut it.
Therefore, you will not find cutting lines along this particular model.
How to cut
When cutting, you should follow a small black line that marks the cutting points. They are between closed circuits.
Therefore, if you are utilizing the right type of LED Strip, you can trim the strip as you wish.
However, you should make sure you are cutting with a sharp scissor and have a precise cut to ensure your lights will work.
Once cut, you can connect parts through the provided clips to go through corners with a more accurate and clean look.
Be aware that if you have an extra strip that is not connected to the rest of the lights, it will not work as it will not be receiving any electricity.
The Govee LED Strip Lights manual explains that you can loop the LED Strip as opposed to cutting.
Utilizing this method can easily connect Govee lights together through corners, and you will not need to purchase extra clips or connectors.
This is how I did it as I placed it under my bed; however, the location is hidden from sight.
Therefore, if installing onto a wall, you might want to stick with the connectors as they are sure going to give you a better and cleaner look!
The bottom line
All in all, both the types of Govee Lights that can be purchased are affordable and easily installed.
However, in some cases, the Govee Light Strips can be somewhat long for certain projects, therefore being able to cut your strips can be beneficial.
As well as utilizing the clips to cut the strip to your desired length and be able to secure corners in your desired installing spot.
What type of Govee LED Lights would you purchase? RGB or RGBIC? Let us know below?