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There are a plethora of inventions which can bring out the best of your design and decor around the home. One of the most innovative and user-friendly of these inventions is LED tape lighting. Here are some ideas to help you get started using this great innovation in your house.
So What Is LED Tape?
LED tape is the latest incarnation of this incredibly versatile type of light. Reels of strip lighting are available which you are able to cut to exactly the size you need with ordinary scissors, usually every 50mm. You must then solder the strip to the power cable. They are available in a variety of colours and colour changing options and are compatible with dimmers. These tapes are even self-adhesive for ultimate ease of use and practicality. The width and thickness may vary.
Versatility Of Use
You can place LED tape lights almost anywhere in the home and if used effectively, they can be concealed so all you see is the glow from the bulb. Many locations in the home will benefit from the extra light, especially where there is not any natural light available.
Providing a line of brilliant light on any surface, you could use a 12v LED tape light to highlight the entrance to a shop, restaurant or pub, to provide extra illumination under kitchen or bathroom cabinets, or to provide uplighting for displays or notice board areas. As they are self-adhesive, you will never have to worry about hammering nails to mount these lights.
Low Cost Of Operation
LED bulbs are extremely energy efficient. They convert nearly 80% of the energy they use into light. This means that they are cost effective and could even save on your energy bills. As they are not wasteful with the energy used, they are also eco-friendly and therefore kind to the environment.
As a by-product of this energy efficiency, LEDs are always cool to the touch. This means young children and the elderly are unable to burn themselves on hot light bulbs. Conventional bulbs are perfectly safe to use, but LEDs offer you an added extra degree of safety.
Wide Choice Of Colors
You have access to a wide variety of color choices when using LED tape lights. Dictate the mood of a room by choosing a palette to match your mood. Yellows and oranges will create a warm, summery feeling whilst clear white and blue tones promote a more modern, up-to-date profile. You have full control over the light level utilizing dimmer switches and and remote controls, completely changing the feel of a room at the touch of a button.
Use In Study Areas
LED lighting is capable of providing a clear and intense light suitable for studying, reading or drawing. This type of intense illumination is perfect for picking up on the accurate details in your studies. Easily mounted to any surface, you will find LED tape lighting is an easy solution to brighten up the most dingy and cluttered of work spaces.
Around The Home
Whilst the uses for LED tape lighting are only limited by your imagination, here are some of the most common applications, for example: in your bedroom, you can conceal LED tape lights underneath the beds, wardrobes or tables. You could try mounting tape lights around the edges of drawers and cabinets in the kitchen, for greater visibility when using sharp implements for chopping and cutting. This type of lighting is also ideal for use in a bar or games room type scenario.
James Holden is the digital content manager of Visible Lighting and has many years’ experience in the LED Lighting industry. To find out more information on James Holden, you can follow him on Google Plus.