Three Ways to Use LED Strip Lights

Illuminate your darkest spaces and more.

Stairs lit up with LED strips.
Light up your life with LED strips.Unsplash

Brighten up your indoor or outdoor spaces with a little decorating with LED strip lights. It’s easy to start off small, but be forewarned: you might end up getting creative and ordering additional lights to electrify even more rooms, windows or special parts of your yard—disco-themed outdoor cooking area, anyone? Read on for more ideas on how the best LED lights can inspire good vibes in your space.

DAYBETTER Led Strip Lights 32.8ft 10m with 44 Keys IR Remote and 12V Power Supply Flexible Color Changing 5050 RGB 300 LEDs Light Strips Kit for Home, Bedroom, Kitchen,DIY Decoration
Snip units to make them shorter or link sets together for versatile design possibilities.DAYBETTER

Your LED light strip may come with some extra features, depending on which one you get. can be trimmed to fit whatever space you want to use them in. Others can be linked—using separate adapters—in any configuration you can dream up. Linking allows the strips to work with a single controller, rather than separately, and cuts back on cord clutter. One popular way to use them is to link strings together and line the crown molding of an entire room. For some pop that is not too over the top, try lining just one wall’s moldings.

MINGER LED Strip Lights, 16.4ft RGB LED Light Strip 5050 LED Tape Lights, Color Changing LED Strip Lights with Remote for Home Lighting Kitchen Bed Flexible Strip Lights for Bar Home Decoration
Rotate between different colors to change the mood.MINGER

Many LED light strips are self-adhesive, so you don’t have to worry about how to attach them to surfaces. (That said, read the reviews! Some strips have stronger sticking power than others.) Self-stick LEDs can be used to line things you don’t want to use nails or clips on, such as the back of a large flatscreen television.

39.42ft LED Strip Lights, QZYL Lights Strip Music Sync, App Control with Remote, 5050 RGB LED Light Strip Color Changing 24-Key Remote, Sensitive Built-in Mic, LED Lights Rope Lights for Home TV Party
There’s an app for this! Switch patterns or hues using the included clicker or an Android or iOS device.QZYL

Some light strips have the ability to sync to music, making them an excellent addition to a party space. Stick them underneath a bar, countertop and barstools, or on the back of your entertainment center to pulse with the beat.