LEDs are the newest in a long history of lighting technology. These little bulbs put out a huge amount of light while saving more energy than incandescent light bulbs. Recently, there have been a few innovations in LED technology; most notably are the LED strips that are making waves in the design world. These LED strips can work with a remote, and they can also be cut to specific lengths, allowing many projects to take shape in a short amount of time. Here are some of the best things to do with LED strip lights.
Due to the unique ability of these strip lights to be cut, one of the easiest projects you can accomplish is installing them as under-shelf or under-cabinet lighting. You can do this on just about any furniture, whether it’s your bookcase or even your bathroom medicine cabinet. As long as you can connect the wiring to an electrical socket of some sort, you’re free to use these nifty light strips as extra sources of light anywhere you need them. No matter what you do, it’s sure to be a major improvement to your home.
Because these strip lights have adhesive on the back, they’re the perfect lighting elements to use as backlighting. The only steps required are making sure the strip is even across all mounting surfaces. No need to drill for wires and a place for the light bulb to screw into—now it’s just a simple stick-and-go!
One of the uses many people don’t think about is for safety lighting. Because LED strips can be battery powered as well, they make the perfect mode of safety lighting to guide you, your guests, and your family members out of a dark house with minimal difficulty.
Besides these categories, there are a thousand other things to do with LED strip lights that could fall under general decoration, whether it’s rimming your windows, using them outdoors for some yard lighting, or simply using them as ceiling lights. These strip lights are bright enough to meet any of your needs. As long as they look good to you and function nicely within your living space, who cares how you use them!