There are many advantages to LED strip lights, which have resulted in their increasing popularity in commercial enterprises. Strip lights can be cut and linked and are flexible enough to be able to form different lighting design shapes and can even be applied to curved surfaces.
The flat and thin low profile body of an LED strip light means that lighting can be created without the lighting fixture even being visible.
The ceiling is the most common place to install LED strip lights, particularly in the likes of offices, but how do you install them there?
The first thing that needs to be done ahead of anything else is simply to plug the LED lights in and make sure they actually work before continuing with the rest of the project.
The perimeter of the ceiling of the room in which you wish to install the LED strip lights should be measured, including all turns and corners, making sure that the distance from the power outlet is also measured in the event that the power supply in the area comes with a short wire.
LED light strips are available in particular lengths, which means that a decision will need to be made as to whether to buy just one LED strip reel or multiple. These strips are easy to cut to length so long as the reel provides designated copper cutting points.
The next step is to make sure that the power outlet is as near to the LED strip reel source supply as possible in order to waste as little of the reel as possible and gain optimum visual appeal.
The next step is to ensure that your LED strip lights will be as durable and long-lasting as they are intended to be. Ensure that there is good ventilation in the room with airflow and make use of coving that enables for adequate heat dissipation – such as aluminium – and which has width and depth that supports ventilation.
The next step is actually sticking the LED strip lights up on the ceiling. Many of the really good quality LED strip lights will actually already have adhesive built-in on their backs, making it a simple matter to just peel and stick.
Many manufacturers even make sure that the built-in tape will be able to carry away any excess heat, making LED strip lights with that built-in adhesive tape the better option than some other strips that you will need to stick on an external two-sided tape, which can be tedious and often not work properly.
However, in some cases, you may need to wall adhesive or external two-sided tape in the event that your ceiling has a textured or porous design.
The next step is to not panic if a measurement turns out to be wrong. If a strip falls short, leave a gap at the end of the length to allow for more LED strip lights to be added on your next order, or you can just join other strips if you have some leftover.
Ceiling LED strip lights are a great way to light almost any room.