Made for Home DIY: LED Strip Light Ideas to Brighten Your Life

One of the most impactful ways of updating your home’s look is by adjusting the lighting. New lighting can immediately change a room’s atmosphere: from cozy to cool, from traditional to modern, etc. But changing the lighting in your home can be costly, time-consuming, and disruptive – unless you use flexible LED light strips.

LED light strips are affordable, adaptable, and easy for even a beginning DIYer to install. And they’re flexible in more ways than one: you can bend them to fit any project you’re working on, and there are limitless ways of using them. Making them even cooler, they’re waterproof – so you can use them in your pool. And they come in a red-blue-green (RBG) array that you can control with a remote. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can use them to give your home a low-cost, high-impact update.

LED Strip Light Ideas to Brighten Your Life
Some cools ways to give your home a low-cost, high-impact update through LED Strip Lights

Backlighting

Like watching TV with the lights off but avoid it because it makes your eyes hurt? That’s because, with the lights off, the frame of the TV fades into the wall. It becomes hard to see where one starts and the other stops, which messes up your depth perception and strains your eyes. A quick, effective fix is to put LED strips on the back of your TV. That fixes the problem with depth perception and eases the strain on your eyes. And you can use the same trick for artwork; it’s an amazingly effective way to draw attention to a favorite painting.

Cove lighting

LED light strips are a great way to highlight the decorative ceilings you find in many newer homes. And the color options let you quickly change the feel of a room. If you’re having a party, you can even set up color transitions to make things even more effective.

Under-cabinet lighting

Kitchens just look cozier with a little bit of light. By adding LED strips underneath your cabinets, you can leave the lights on without feeling guilty about wasting energy.

Christmas lighting

With flexible LED strip lights, you can leave your Christmas lights up all year without incurring the wrath of your neighbors – if the lights aren’t turned on, no one sees them. You can also create some pretty impressive color transitions and strobe effects. And, since they’re energy-efficient, you can have the look you want without spending your whole Christmas budget on your electrical bill.

Pool and backyard lighting

Since options like Sylvania LED strips are waterproof and approved for outdoor use, you’re limited only by your imagination. You can add some Las Vegas-style bling to your pool with LED strips and some cool color transitions. LED strips are also an easy way to light a walkway. You can use them to outline your patio to avoid trips and falls. Or make your kids the envy of the neighborhood by glamming up their playhouse.

Are you ready to give your home’s lighting a makeover? Pick a room, and let your imagination run wild. Be as creative or as traditional as you want to be. Before you know it, you’ll be hooked, working on the other rooms in your home and even your backyard.

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