Electrical – Middle section of LED lights don’t work

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Middle section of LED lights don't work. I have stapled the LED lights to the ceiling and a short section of the lights don't work. What is the likely cause of this problem? The LED lights are copper wired and do not appear to be insulated

Best Answer

The technical term for this condition is busted, also sometimes broken, kaput or other variants.

You stapled something electric? Seriously!? Stop and actually think about it. Staples are made of steel, which is conductive. When it punches thru thin layers of copper or other conducting material of your LED strip, it will electrically connect. Since the staple does this in two places, it can connect two conducting parts of the device that aren't intended to be connected.

Don't do that.