Where to Install Modern Strip Lights
Date Published: December 16th, 2019
Modern strip lights are a simple yet very effective way to brighten up any room in the house and enhance your interior design efforts to create a more stylish appearance overall. Strip lighting is an affordable option because it is so easy to install but can make such a huge difference to the ambience and functionality of a room. It is a more sophisticated choice than LED fairy lights, which are popular for additional interior lighting in bedrooms and living areas. Modern strip lights can go almost anywhere, but here are some of the best places for installing them.
Under Cabinet Strip Lights
LED Ultra Slim Striplights - High Output
Price From: £9.50
Any room that has cabinets, such as the kitchen or bathroom, could benefit from strip lights under them. These ultra slim LED strip lights could fit neatly underneath the cabinets to provide extra lighting for any worktops below. The diffused lighting will be distributed evenly from each section of linkable strip lighting to ensure that it emits a steady and sufficient glow.
Bathroom Strip Lights
Tonga LED Slim Bathroom Striplight - High Output
Strip lighting is a modern and efficient option for any bathroom if you are unable to install recessed lighting or simply prefer the appearance of surface-mounted lights. These LED bathroom strip lights offer diffused natural white light. They are much more energy-efficient than older fluorescent options, making them the environmentally-friendly choice.
Mirror Strip Lights
Hafele Loox LED Two-Faces Bathroom Mirror Light
Price From: £43.90
You could also attach a strip of lights around the diameter of a mirror. This LED mirror light features a long narrow mirror that emits a cool white light from both sides through a frosted plastic finish. You could make this a statement feature by installing it in your bathroom, bedroom, or hallway.
TV Strip Lights
TV LED Back Light Kit - Cool White
An increasingly popular use of modern strip lights is to create ambient lighting behind the TV. A cool white TV LED light can reduce glare on the TV screen and turns the television into the focal point in the room. If you want to create more of an ambience as well as reduce eye strain when you’re watching TV, you could go for colour changing TV strip lights instead.
Kitchen Worktop Strip Lights
Illuminated LED Worktop Upstand Tunable - Retrofit
Price From: £25.42
One of the most popular places to install modern strip lights is in the kitchen. Many kitchens have a layout which features cabinets overhanging counters, which can create shadows that reduce visibility. You can improve this with a kitchen worktop light, like this adjustable kitchen worktop LED upstand with clip-on brackets.
Kitchen Plinth Strip Lights
LED Linkable Under Cabinet/Plinth Flat Striplight- 300mm
Price From: £0.61
Another popular way to brighten up a kitchen is to install strip lights around the bottom of kitchen units. Recessed kickboards or kitchen plinths can create areas of darkness which affect your eyes as well as your mood. Fitting linkable under cabinet strip lights to kitchen plinths or under kitchen shelves can quickly create more ambient lighting.
Strip Lights for Stairs
Linkable LED Under Cabinet/ Plinth LED Flexible Strip light - Single Colour
Price From: £0.73
Strip lights can be both decorative and practical, and this is never more obvious than when they are used to illuminate stairs. Flexible LED strip lights are ideal for lining staircases or the edges of steps to prevent trips and falls. They create a much more modern and unique look than regular overhead lighting or wall-mounted lamps.
Colour Changing Light Strips for Bedroom
Linkable Rope RGB LED Strip Light
Price From: £1.08
Aside from behind the television, colour changing LED strip lights are also popular decor for the modern bedroom. A linkable rope strip light with colour changing LEDs is a more subtle alternative to strings of small lights. You can use these strip lights to line furniture or skirting boards for discreet yet effective additional lighting in your bedroom.