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How To Cut And Connect LED Light Strips

Becoming an increasingly popular source for light in a home, LED lighting strips are also easy to work with and we show you how to join LED light strips together.



Since featuring the article on LED light strips, I have been inundated with requests for more information on working with and using LED light strips. One important aspect to cover when you are working with LED light strips is how to join the strips together in various ways. In this article, we look at how to cut LED strips to length as well as powering an LED strip light.

The video included below provides comprehensive instructions for cutting LED lighting strips as well as connecting to a power source. Being able to do this process allows you to use LED strip lights for a wide array of lighting solution, whether practical or decorative and since LED light strips are both affordable and effective lighting for a home, you can bring light into any room.

Being by watching the video at the bottom of this page and then click on this link to view more videos. Understand how easy it is to bring LED lighting into your home in different ways, without the need to hire an electrician, and to have fun with LED lights.








There is a lot of buzz going on at the moment in the interior and architectural design fields as the benefits of using LED strip lights become increasingly popular for not only highlighting design features but also architectural details. Most people associate LED strip lighting with fairy lights and flickering rope lights and these do not inspire much. But putting all that aside, LED strip lights are genius. You wouldn't think that a thin strip of LED lights would have so many practical uses but the design lets them be used in a wide variety of applications.


• Use To Highlight Features

According to Architectural Digest, the trick to using LED strip lighting is to do so without going overboard. The intention behind using these as part of any design is to do so that they are invisible - or intentionally visible - yet provide enough light to highlight a particular feature.

Affordable and practical for DIY installation and inexpensive enough to leave on, designers and homeowners alike are seeing the potential for LED lighting as part and parcel of the design process; think seamless ceilings and walls with recessed LED strips to add interest and subtle lighting.


• DIY Applications

Once you understand the process of connecting and installing LED strip lighting, the uses for this in the home are amazing. You don't need an electrician to install them and they last thousands of hours, even when permanently switched on. You can even go so far as to wire them up to a small UPS or Inverter Generator to keep a home well lighted in the event of a power outage or load shedding since they use very little electricity to keep them powered.







LED lighting on a staircase ensures safety for everyone but also add an interesting design element.


• Decorative Uses

LED strip lights can be used creatively to bring a room to life with light. Backlighting works of art, large expanses of bare wall or placed behind a mirror can instantly be transformed into a feature using LED light strips.


Whereas LED strip lighting was once considered tacky, designers are now integrating these into lighting a room for ambience and elegance. The versatility of strip lighting is that it can be used in almost any application where lighting is needed to highlight a feature or bring soft lighting to a room.


On its own, LED strip lighting might not provide enough light for essential grooming, but when combined with other light sources, it can be used to highlight specific features or introduce ambience to an otherwise plain room.









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