LED strip lights open up a world of creative lighting solutions — and they don’t have to be limited to your indoor space. Read on for ideas about where to place LED strips to highlight your home’s best features.
Where to put LED strip lights
Where to put LED strips in any room
LED light strips are ideal for outlining certain pieces of furniture and creating unique focal points. Where you place them will depend on the furniture and specific features your space holds. Putting strip lights under the lip of bookshelves is a great way to add a soft, atmospheric glow to your display. You can also use LED light strips to make more of architectural features such as alcoves.
Where to put LED strips around your TV
The flexible nature of LED light strips means they can easily attach to the backside of your TV or on the inside of your entertainment center. When you cast light against the wall behind your TV, you create contrast that helps your eyes focus on the screen. With a Philips Hue Play gradient lightstrip and a Hue sync box, you can even sync your lights to the on-screen action for a surround lighting experience in your living room.
Where to put LED strips in a bedroom
Placing strip lights behind a headboard is a great way to add a relaxing glow as you try to wind down. In children’s bedrooms, put strip lights around the ceiling or along bunk beds for a fun effect kids will love. Better yet: they double as a soft light that you can leave on if kids are afraid of the dark.
LED strips for the desk area
If you work from home, use LED strip lights to style your home office. Place strip lights underneath a shelf — bonus points if it’s above your desk — for a functional light that will make your room look (and feel!) great. Set the strip to one of the four light recipes throughout the day: Energize in the morning,
Concentrate during busy work times, Read to go over a document, and Relax as your workday comes to an end.
LED strips for under cabinet lighting
Adding LED strips under your kitchen cabinets helps you light up your entire work surface for bright, focused lighting while you prepare or cook a meal. Philips Hue lightstrips come with an adhesive backing so there’s no drilling required.
Placing your outdoor LED strips
Outdoor strip lights can be used to highlight garden features or to set the mood for an evening spent outside. Whether you’re lining the railings of your balcony or porch, lighting up pathways, or outlining flowerbeds, the versatility of Philips Hue outdoor lightstrips knows no bounds