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Iluminación con tiras LED

Lighting with LED strips

Lighting with LED strips, or light-emitting diodes, is not only more energy efficient and long-lasting than light bulbs, but it is also much more versatile.

LED strip lighting is becoming a very popular option as they are efficient, easy to install and require little maintenance. Additionally, LED light strips adapt to all shapes and sizes, so they can be used to illuminate almost any space and use any color .

In this article, we tell you a little more about this intelligent lighting system and we give you some tips to take advantage of lighting with LED strips .

What should we take into account when lighting with LED strips?

This type of lighting consists of many individual LED emitters mounted on a narrow, flexible circuit board , powered by a low-voltage direct current. Therefore, energy consumption is lower.

In addition, LED strips are available in a wide range of colors and brightness , whether fixed or variable.

Let's look at some of the factors to take into account when using LED strips.

Wifi connectivity to control lighting

Smart LED strip lights can connect to Wi-Fi and, therefore, we can adjust the lighting effects, color and brightness through a mobile App or voice assistants such as Alexa or Google Home. That is, let the lights change at your will!

Compared with normal LED strips, the biggest advantage of wifi LED strips It is the comfort they offer. A timer can be set to turn the lights on or off automatically, so you won't have to worry about forgetting to turn them off when you leave or facing total darkness when you return home.

Not only can you control the intensity of your lighting, you can also turn on the lights remotely through your phone to make it look like someone is home.

lighting with wifi led strips

Place that we intend to illuminate with LED

Any room in the house or business can be a great place to illuminate with LED strips, from the ceiling of a room to a display case . For example, these are some of the most common areas:

  • Under the cabinets .
  • Along the skirting boards .
  • Under the shelves .
  • Under the bed .
  • Behind the screens of computers and televisions .

Colors with which we intend to illuminate

LED light strips are available in various shades of white - from the coldest to the warmest - and in different colors, single and combined. In fact, the colors available cover the entire visible spectrum: violet, blue, green, amber, red, and even ultraviolet or infrared.

Generally, white light is the most useful and popular choice for indoor lighting applications.

On the other hand, there are two main types of color LED strips: fixed color and color changing.

Sometimes you may be interested in a specific color effect . For these situations, colored LED strips can offer great accent lighting and theatrical effects. In this case you can select the colors that you like most at all times.

use of led strips for lighting

LED strip length

The 12V LED light strips can be up to 5m long and can also be cut to the desired length. While 24V LED strips can be up to 10m in length and can also be cut to size .

On the other hand, lighting with 240 V LED strips is a relatively new technology that can be up to 100 m in length .

Ideas for home lighting with LED strips

Illuminate the living room with LED strips

One of the most important parts of the living room is the back wall, where the television is located . In this case, lighting with LED strips can highlight this area and at the same time protect our view and improve the appearance of the space.

However, there may be other places in the living room that you prefer to illuminate, for example, you can install LED strips under the sofa to create a comfortable atmosphere.

LED hallway or staircase lighting

LED ceiling lights are the lighting option par excellence for hallways , as they emit the same equivalent of light as the old halogen options, but at a fraction of the power , resulting in significant energy savings and a reduction in the cost of the bill. of the light.

Illuminating the hallway with LED strips accentuates the design characteristics of the hallway, giving it a touch of sophistication.

The best way to illuminate the hallway with LED strips is to place them along the baseboards or a border. Although you can also put LED strips above or below the paintings to generate a museum effect.

On the other hand, a very effective way to illuminate a staircase is by placing LED strips on the steps . The most common and practical option is to use 12 volt or 24 volt strips, which can be cut every 5 or 10 centimeters.

illuminate garden with led strips

Illuminating the pool with LED strips

Using LED strips in the pool will generate dynamic lighting around the pool and offer a perfect lighting and visual effect.

Some smart LED light strips are waterproof and also offer a wide range of colors, effects, music synchronization functions, control through applications installed on your mobile, etc.

Installing lights inside the pool will not only allow you to take a pleasant nighttime swim, but will also create a summery and very chill out atmosphere combined with a garden area and rattan furniture.

Use of LED strips for the garden

For garden lights and other types of outdoor lighting, LEDs are truly the most attractive and versatile option, as there are sturdy LED strips that are easy to install almost anywhere.

For example, you can place green LED strips behind the plants or warm LED strips around the garden table .

If you want to illuminate your home with smart LED strips and give your home a more personal touch, visit our home automation store where you will find a wide variety of functionalities and colors.