Why Are My Lights Randomly Turning On?

This symptom can also be a sign of a multitude of different problems. Our lights work by being constantly powered, even when they’re off. The data signal, which transmits what color the lights should display, also takes care of the off signal. You can see this in action by only connecting the lights to the power, with no data signal. Eventually, they’d all start going off, differing in color and brightness. That’s because they’ll pick up electrical noise as the data signal and act accordingly.

The most probable cause of this problem is the Control Box. Try using your smartphone app to connect to the Control Box and see if it’s working correctly. If you encounter difficulties, please refer to the Control Box section of the troubleshooting guide.

Another thing that causes this problem is a bad data signal coming from one of the lights. You can confirm that is the case by setting a solid color or pattern for all of your lights. When you see the pattern change on the light, you’ll be able to detect the problematic lights easily. There could be more of them, so you should replace any light after which a change in the light pattern occurs.

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

The issue probably lies in the power supply. In most cases, it’s due to a power booster that’s wired the wrong way. A telltale sign would be the lights fading out and starting to blink. Immediately ensure that the red wire (+) from the booster is connected to the positive wire of the lights. That should take care of the problem.

The problem could also be due to a short circuit at the end of the chain. All the wires should be properly terminated and insulated. The terminated wires should not come into contact with anything, especially metal or water. If you see any loose wiring at the end of the lights, use some electrical tape to insulate the ends and terminate the cables properly.

If none of these tips help out, check the lighting power supply. The connection between the power supply and the lights might be lagging and causing them to flicker and turn off. In order for the lights to work, the connections have to be solid and without any loose wires.