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LED Tape Ideas

 LED  tape is the perfect solution for decorative  lighting  features. It’s size and ability make it so versatile in so many different applications. It can be mounted almost anywhere offering benefits such as low heat and ultra bright output.

In the home for example it could be used to illuminate book shelves or under kitchen units as a general light source benefiting from high light output and low running costs. This would virtually eliminate bulb replacement as the life expectancy is on average some 30 – 50,000 hours. In the home this would be well over 10 years with our changing a single  light  bulb.

Bathroom  lighting 

Low voltage  LEDs  are ideal for use within a bathroom environment. Because most of the  LED  drivers or power supplies are waterproof they are suitable for this application. The tape is also widely available in waterproof versions. Waterproofing is often identified by an IP rating, the IP rating is normally identified by numbers. IP65 is a waterproof rating that allows contact with water whereby IP68 is submersible.  LED  tape comes in both versions.

Kitchen  lighting 

More and more  LEDs  are used in kitchens because of the flexible and compact design. Most of the time the usage of  LEDs  are either under a pelmet, lower kick board or within a cupboard to  light  the contents. Innovative design has  led  to the adoption of this  new   technology  creating both mood and sophistication to kitchen schemes often adding value to the concept. IP rated waterproof  LED  tape is generally used because the protective coating makes cleaning easier and stops the ingress of fluids damaging the  light  emitting diodes.

Bedroom  lighting 

Headboards are ideal places to install  LEDs , the power of the  light  source provides an ambiance ideally suited to bedroom interior decoration adding the WOW factor to any room. Most designers would recommend  lighting  to create desire and add value to any home.  Lighting  is renowned for it effect on the immediate atmosphere and  LED  tape is the perfect answer for decorative  lighting  solutions. Warm white light is ideal when decoration includes golds, browns, creams and earthy colours. Neutral white adds sparkle to more vivid colours of decoration whereby the colour is intended to be expressed such as reds, blues and whites. Neutral white looks amazing illuminating pearl tiles in en-suites.

Exterior  lighting 

IP rated or waterproof  LED  tape can be adopted under brick capping to illuminate exterior garden features like walls. It can also be installed around water features, under roofing canopies or used in exterior barbecue areas. As a  light  source  LED  has many advantages especially in exterior applications where weather conditions can be demanding. The benefits of  LEDs  and the minimal maintenance associated with them give designers and architects the ability to integrate  lighting  in hard to access areas and in contrast areas that are often accessible by the general public where lower voltage, cooler operating solutions are required.

Source by Stevie Watts

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