Elemental LED launches new LED connector for tapelights

Nov. 25, 2015
Introducing the patent-pending CLICKTIGHT® PRO LED connector developed to solve industry challenges

Emeryville CA – Elemental LED, a U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufacturers LED lighting solutions, has announced the launch of a revolutionary new patent-pending product called CLICKTIGHT® PRO designed and engineered by Diode LED to provide a superior solderless connection for tape light applications where soldering is not an option. This innovative and next generation LED connector outperforms other tape light connectors by simplifying LED tape light installation, offering a wider range of compatible tape lights, stronger and more reliable connections, and a simplified design that incorporates a universal wire adapter.

Chief Executive Officer Randy Holleschau says, “The invention of CLICKTIGHT PRO shows our continued commitment to developing innovative products that solve real industry issues such as with our design of SWITCHEX, the first dimmer and switch in one, earlier this year. We listen to our customers and set our engineering team to work developing technologically advanced products to better serve them.” Holleschau continues, “We strive to deliver first class LED lighting solutions that disrupt the market and demonstrate Elemental LED’s position as an industry trendsetter.”

The CLICKTIGHT PRO was designed to be simply the best solderless LED connector on the market. It solves three long-standing challenges with field installation of LED tape lighting by:
1. Creating a strong and reliable solderless connection
2. Eliminating installation dark spots or light gaps
3. Incorporating wire spade connections for more universal application

First, the unique LED cutout design of the CLICKTIGHT PRO allows it to snap firmly over the first LED at the noted field-cut point of high density LED tape light. Prior to CLICKTIGHT PRO, the LEDs crowded the solderless connectors. This crowding prevented a proper grip of the tape light, creating weak and unreliable connections often resulting in installation failure and reinstallation labor cost.

The second solution offered by the designed “over-snap” of the CLICKTIGHT PRO is the elimination of the LED gaps, and resulting dark spots, when connecting two runs of LED tape light to make a continuous run. The “over-snap” of the first led in the run allows two strips light strands to be attached together with no gap in the LED distribution.

The third innovation is the incorporation of wire spade connections. This allows the CLICKTIGHT PRO to be more universal. The same connector is used for bending connections and for extension and power lead wires of any length. For both the installer and LED solution provider, this greatly simplifies the configuration and installation of LED lighting solutions and is available in two form factors.

• CLICKTIGHT PRO Tape-to-Wire Connector: Connect Diode LED tape light to your custom length of wire via spade connection (24AWG – 18AWG). Ideal for use as a low voltage power feed or as a bending extension to jump corners and obstacles.

• CLICKTIGHT PRO Tape-to-Tape Connector: Used for attaching identical LED tape light lengths into a continuous linear run.

CLICKTIGHT PRO’s slim design offers the low profile needed to fit in Diode LED’s CHROMAPATH® Aluminum Channels to create a custom LED fixture.

About Elemental LED: Elemental LED is a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures an extensive high-quality portfolio of superior linear, accent, and task LED lighting featuring unparalleled CRI and R values with flawless, and vibrant high-fidelity color rendering. We are proud to be America's largest provider of linear LED lighting solutions inspiring lighting professionals with our innovative technology, unmatched quality, and best-in-class customer experience.

For more information, visit: www.diodeled.com


April Mitchell, Senior Director, Marketing - Elemental LED