When you’re in a relationship, there are always new challenges. Sometimes that means one partner does something uncharacteristically weird and it throws the other for a loop. Or perhaps you both just need a little time apart to reconnect and get back on the same page. These things happen with remote control relationships, too! Even the strongest ones have their off days from time to time, which is why it’s important to know how to reset your remote for your LED light strip when things get weird.
If you’re having problems with your remote control or feel like your connection has gotten weird or static-y between you and your light strip, here are five ways to reset the remote for your LED light strip and get things going again.
How to Reset LED Strip Light Remote
Check the batteries
Sometimes the simplest answer is the most obvious one. Having trouble controlling your remote? Make sure the batteries aren’t dead or on the fritz. If you have rechargeable batteries, you can put them into a battery charger and have them back to full power in a couple of hours. On the other hand, if you have standard alkaline batteries, you can try replacing them with fresh ones and see if that fixes the problem. If your remote still doesn’t work with fresh batteries, then you need to troubleshoot further.
Reboot the system
If the batteries are okay and you’re still having problems with your remote, try rebooting the system. To do so, cut the power to your light strip by either unplugging it from the wall or unplugging the device that powers it. After a few seconds, plug the light strip back in (or plug the device back in) and then hit the button on your remote to start the pairing process over again.
Remember, you have to wait for the light strip to turn on before you hit the button on the remote, so you know it’s connected to your device. If you don’t wait for the light to turn on, the remote won’t connect with the light strip and you’ll have to reboot the system again.
Hold down the button
If rebooting the system didn’t work, try holding down the button on your remote for at least 10 seconds. Again, you have to wait for the light strip to turn on before hitting the button on your remote to connect the devices. Once the light is on, hit the button on the remote and you should see the light strip blink. At that point, your remote is almost definitely reset and ready to go. If it doesn’t work, you can try this tip again.
If holding down the button doesn’t work, try factory resetting your remote. The way you do this will vary depending on your remote and model, but to factory reset most remotes, you’ll need to hold down the button and the pairing button on the remote and then press the pairing button on the light strip. This may sound complicated, but most remote instructions will walk you through the process step-by-step. You may even find the directions online for your specific remote, making the process even easier.
Reset to factory settings
If factory resetting your remote doesn’t work, try resetting your remote to factory settings. This will erase any pairing information that may be built up in the remote, so you’ll have to start over with pairing the remote with the light strip. Many remotes have a reset button that’s different from the pairing button, so you can be sure you’re hitting the right one. You can also try unplugging your remote from the wall and plugging it back in after a few seconds. Some remotes will reset themselves when you plug them in, so you don’t have to push any buttons or hit any reset buttons.
Conclusion on How to Reset LED Strip Light Remote
Whether you have a multi-colored light strip, a sound-sensitive light strip or a mixture of both, your light strip is a unique part of your daily life. It’s important to take care of your light strips by following these best practices. To keep your light strip safe and in working order, make sure you’re using the correct plugs and outlets, don’t exceed the maximum wattage and aren’t in a damp environment. You should also keep the light strip away from pets and children, keep it out of direct sunlight, use the correct remote and reset the remote if needed. When things get weird between you and your light strip, try these five methods to reset the remote for your LED light strip and get things going again.
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