Businesses and homes should take advantage of the benefits and effectiveness that LED lighting solutions can offer. Installation of LEDs can be done for temporary purposes such as the case with holiday light trimmings of as a permanent lighting solution for establishment signs, displays, task lighting, etc. LED strips are the answer for lighting beneath cabinetry particularly in kitchens where work spaces are a must. The range of diverse color choices also make it possible for various decorating projects.
Generally LED lighting strips are also widely referred to as ribbons or tapes. LED is attached to the length of these strips. It can be spliced at certain cut points into any length you require. The backing is versatile and can be utilized on straight edges and curves. Additionally its thin nature allows it to be hidden away perfectly for display cases, recessed and subtle lighting setups.
The standard LED ribbon lighting comes with adhesive tape that is double sided. These adhesive portions can be located at the back of each light strip for easy installation and shunning of other messier adhesive modes. Below is a quick step by step guide to illustrate how fuss free it is to mount LED strips on your own.
Start by determining where specifically you plan on mounting your LED light strips for produce your desired effect. As mentioned LED tapes are easy and quick to install however it would be best if you have a set location in mind rather than constantly moving your installation because this could result in a messy process. When in doubt simply position the strip without adhering it into place first. Then test how the light falls and enhances the area by repositioning the strip multiple times.
Many people are lazy and would rather work by simply “eyeing up” the space or the section where the strip is to be mounted. To avoid having to redo the entire process of affixing the strip because it is in the wrong spot or it is crooked, etc. it would be wise to make and pencil in some measurements. This can allow you to determine where to correctly install your strip and how much strip you will be needing. Once you know the exact length of the surface you can now use the measurements on the tape and cut accordingly.
It does not hurt to be a bit of a perfectionist. Always double check your measurements in order to ensure that you cut your strips correctly. As a rule of thumb you are only supposed to make cuts on particular cutting marks found on the tape.
The surface area you are working on needs to be clean and dry. This can not be stressed enough because a surface that has dirt and grime or is moist can affect the adhesion of the tape. Simply peel of the backing once you are ready to install. Press the LED ribbon firmly in its designed position.
Last but not the least connect your LED to the power source. This can either be in the form of a standard cord or a LED driver. Switch on the lights and you have your installation!