Fresh Ideas For DIY Strip Lighting

Working at a lighting shop has never been more exciting; brand-new lighting technology is now coming into our homes in ever more innovative ways. 

Everyone’s really getting into LED lighting now; from the low-running cost to the convenience of long-lasting globes to the environmental benefit, they are the answer to everyone’s lighting problems, and we are stocking more designs every season. But, did you know you can now get LED strip lights that you can install by yourself at home? 

DIY Strip Lighting

Our DIY LED strip light kits are proving hugely popular with people who want to add some attractive lighting to their homes without having to call in a licensed electrician. Take a look at the Martec Taipan DIY LED Strip Light Glue Back Kit for another example of what we have on offer. Easy to install, this LED lighting strip comes complete with an LED driver; just plug it into a power supply. 

5M Warm White Martec Taipan DIY LED Strip Light

Highlighting Your Home

These strips are just what you need to add some dynamic, ambient lighting and to highlight features in your rooms. Try them out under your kitchen bench tops, and you’ll be amazed at what this facelift does for your kitchen’s appearance and functionality. I think they look great applied to shelves; if you’re a movie buff with a collection of DVDs on display, attach a strip light to each shelf, and you’ll have the perfect home cinema effect. For a teenager’s bedroom, a wall mirror with a strip light above or below makes a cool feature.

Getting The Garden Glow

LED strip lighting can also be used outdoors. Featuring an adhesive backing, the strips couldn’t be easier to attach, and I think they’re a really good-looking way to light the exterior of your house. Outdoor use is safe as long as you make sure the LED driver is in a dry space or is specially designed for outdoor use. Ask us for the details as they relate to specific products. 

The possibilities for outdoor LED strip lighting are endless. Use them around your deck and to mark the steps, and you won’t just have an atmospheric and welcoming outdoor space, you’ll also have made your garden much safer for family and friends. Fix a long strip under the eaves for a sparkling welcome home. Attached around doors and windows, they give a festive glow, and if you’re throwing a garden party this summer, you and your guests can have fun late into the evening, perfectly lit from all angles.

LED strip lights are like ultra-bright fairy lights and they provide both ambiance and illumination. You’ll want to use them both indoors and out, and once you’ve got a taste of their low energy use, convenience and beauty, you’ll think of more and more places you want to put them.