Planning on using LED Tape in your home, but don’t know where to start? Here is a room-by-room list of recommendations to get your creative juices flowing.
LED Tape is low voltage and available with an IP 65 or 67 rated coating, making it ideal for use in the bathroom. If you have a mirror, turn it into an aesthetic focal point using cool white or colour changing LED Tape to create an eye-catching halo effect. They can also be used inside cupoards or at ground level to create a glowing effect.
Remember, if you are installing LED Tape in your bathroom, pay attention to IP Zoning!
The most common application for LED Tape is in the kitchen. They provide both an aesthetically pleasing and practical working light when mounted under kitchen cabinets or at ground level as plinth lighting. They can also be used along the topside of your cabinets to create a haloing effect on the ceiling. A low to mid brightness tape is sufficient for these applications.
Generally speaking, warm white LEDs work better with traditional interiors. If you have a more contemporary kitchen try cool white instead.
Remember to choose a suitable IP rating for your tape and that you can run more than one length of tape from the same driver if necessary.
Look for any opportunity to hide or conceal your lighting; some of the best effects are achieved this way. In particular, use it to enhance architectural features such as alcoves, coving and fire places. If you have a wall mounted television, mount some colour changing LED Tape to the back to create a splashback effect on the wall behind. Bookshelves will also benefit from a strip of single colour warm or cool LED tape.
Headboards are a perfect place for installing LEDs and will create a soft ambient halo effect. Select the brightness of your tape based on the effect you want to achieve. Combine your tape with a 12v dimmer switch to create variable lighting levels.
Another area that tends to get overlooked, the staircase in your home is a prime location for decorative lighting. How you use your tape largely depends on the type of staircase you own, but if you want to achieve a simple, stylish effect, try installing some tape behind your banister or hand rail.
A 12V dimmer switch and single colour tape combination will allow you to adjust the ambience; perfect for a romantic meal. Entertaining guests? Why not try some colour changing LED Tape and let your friends have a play with the colours? If you are running a long length of tape, 10 metres or so, make sure your LED Driver is large enough to manage the job.
The exterior of your home presents ample opportunities for using LED Tape. As with your bathroom and kitchen, make sure your tape is suitably waterproofed. An IP rating of 67 or higher is recommended for outdoor use.
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