If you’re like me, there are a thousand and one home improvement things to do around the house. And, unless you’re married to a handyman (which I’m not), or are one yourself (which I’m not), the list can get pretty long before you need to call in a professional remodeler. So I was pretty impressed with all of the inexpensive home decor options available using simple, easy to install, LED light strips.
You can use LED lighting strips in just about anywhere including kitchens, bathrooms, in the closet, on the steps, and anywhere else you want to jazz up the appearance of your home with light. It should be noted that these cannot be used outdoors but they do make some that will.
Here is an expert review to help you figure out which LED strip would be right for your needs:
“The strips I compared are the most basic products: cool white and warm white, waterproof and non-waterproof. All the LED strips came in different quality and brightness. I am satisfied with five of the strips. These five strip have high lumen, good color and 3M tape is good. So I recommend them:
HitLights LED Flexible Lighting Strip Cool White or Bright White, 5 Meter or 16 Ft, 3528 Type, 300 SMD, 24 Watt
This cool white LED has the highest brightness and the color is about 6000K which will be very closed to the tube. I think this one should be enough for most of the people. Also, the best part is the price is very reasonable and even cheaper than some low quality strip. So I highly recommend this one.
16.4 Feet 300 SMD LED Flexible Strip with Waterproof Sleeve,12 Volt Clear White LED Ribbon 5 Meter Reel,3528CW By CBconept
This strip have a good rubber sleeve protect the strip and the color is around 6000K too. But since it doesn’t have the 3M tape. So be careful. If you really need the waterproof cool white strip, this is your option.
5 Meter Reel Warm White 3100k Flexible LED Ribbon 300 Leds 16 Ft by LEDwholesalers, 2026ww-31k
This strip have a neutral color, around 3000K to 3500K which is between cool white and warm white. The color is special and I believe some one will need that. The 3M tape is great and stick the strip really well.
HitLights LED Flexible Lighting Strip Warm White, 5 Meter or 16 Ft, 3528 Type, 300 SMD, 24 Watt
This one have a better price and warmer color. It is from hitlights so the quality is the same as the first one I just mentioned before.
HitLights Waterproof LED Flexible Warm White Lighting Strip, 3528 Type, 300 LED, 5 Meter or 16 Ft, 24 Watt, 12 Volt
This is the only warm white LED strip I found. The quality is good and the LED is bright. Good choice for the people who need warm white LED strip in outdoor use.”
I can think of plenty of spaces around the house that can use some lighting accents. Installing LED lighting strips under the kitchen cabinets, on the basement stairwell, behind the bed’s headboard, and in the closets are just a few ideas that come to mind. The lighting decor applications are only limited by creativity!
Another added benefit is that since its LED lights, they last a good long time and you should save money on your electricity bill. All in all, doing some basic accessorizing throughout the house using LED lighting strips are simple enough for even a non-handyman like myself to tackle.