Creative Applications for LED Strip Lights

Looking to add some light to an area of your home but it seems impossible? With LED strip lights, virtually anything is possible. They come on a flexible roll, can be cut to size, and are easy to install; plus, they’re inexpensive, bright, and available in different colors and degrees of brightness.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! (And no, they don’t make every surface look like a mini runway with those little dots.) Check out these clever applications – they’re not just for under the cabinets! – and start lighting up your home.

Ever find yourself squinting at the contents of your closets or shelves? Too bad you didn’t install lights in there, right? It’s not too late:


Closet by Tracie Butler Interior Design


Office by PLAN architecture | design | strategy


Closet by Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design


Living Room by Juliette Byrne
Make that statement ceiling even more jaw-dropping with strategically-placed lighting:
Living Room by K2 Design Group, Inc.


Family Room by Michael Abrams Limited


Entry by 186 Lighting Design Group – Gregg Mackell


Home Office by PPDS
No funky ceiling? Call subtle attention to other structural features like fireplaces and niches:
Bedroom by 186 Lighting Design Group – Gregg Mackell


Living Room by TG-Studio


Bathroom by 186 Lighting Design Group – Gregg Mackell
Create an illusion of floating cabinetry with integrated toe-kick lighting:


Kitchen by Roundhouse
It works on furniture, too!
Deck by Harold Leidner Landscape Architects
For safety and style on staircases, try LED strip lights:
Staircase by one house green


Staircase by Sam Crawford Architects


Photo credit: Martin Gardner Photography

Provide soft, flattering light by surrounding a mirror with LED strip lights:

Powder Room by 186 Lighting Design Group – Gregg Mackell


Powder Room by timothyj kitchen & bath, inc.
Replace traditional outdoor lighting with LED strips for a contemporary look (and far fewer bulb changes!):
Exterior by Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc.


Landscape by SBI Building Materials & Landscape Supplies
What part of your home will you light up next?