Updated Wiring Pro tips (markdown)

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# Overview
RGB LEDs can draw a lot of current (amps). While most people usually worry about the dangers from high voltage, low voltage + high amperage can be dangerous too, as it can easily become a fire hazard in certain circumstances. Depending on your setup size (the number of LEDs you want to drive), use these tips to help guide your wiring.
RGB LEDs can draw a lot of current (amps). While most people usually worry about the dangers from high voltage, low voltage + high amperage can be dangerous too, as it can easily become [a fire hazard in certain circumstances](https://youtu.be/nWC0PkHB8O4). Depending on your setup size (the number of LEDs you want to drive), use these tips to help guide your wiring.
There are plenty of guides out there to help with [power supply selection](https://quinled.info/2018/10/03/power-supply-selection/), which is out of scope of this page. Size your power supply to your installation, so you don't introduce unnecessary risk. It's better to power 30 LEDs from a 10W (2A @5V) power supply than a 200W power supply, as you don't need to worry about the potential for as much energy flowing through small wires.