Summer is almost upon us and you know what that means – summer projects! Whether you’re looking to update your home or you want to transform your backyard space, there are tons of ideas out there.
One very popular way to update a living space is with lighting. Adding string lights to cabinets and pillars can take a room and transform it into an oasis. Want to learn more? Keep reading below.
LED lights are quickly becoming the bulb of choice in many homes and businesses. Energy efficient and budget friendly, they also come in every size and color variation possible.
Uses for LED lights
As mentioned before, LED lights are extremely versatile. Not only can they be used as lighting, but they can also be used as a part of decor. Statement pieces are really important when defining a living space and LEDs can help you do that. Below, we’ll dive into the top 5 uses for LEDs throughout your life and home.
LED patio string lights are perfect for any patio space. They are very durable, which means they can withstand weather conditions such as snow, rain, and high sun, and the best part is, there are so many uses for them! You can wrap them around pillars and beams, hang them from covered patio roofs and pergolas, and line them underneath furniture for a dramatic flare.
Be mindful of where you place these lights. They’re fun to have, but they can still be dangerous to pets and children. Make sure they are placed at a safe distance away from reaching hands or paws. Additionally, lights purchased from LED Lights Unlimited are ROHS compliant.
To go along with patio string lights, LEDs can also be used as yard lights. For example, you can hang them on your fence posts to define your yard space. You can also use them to line your garden paths, patio entrances, and more. Not only does this add a romantic flare to your yard but it’s also a great safety feature. No need to worry about seeing the path at night – let the LEDs light the way for you!
Don’t forget the inside of your home! There are plenty of ways to use LED lights in your main living spaces. It may not be obvious, but the kitchen is a fantastic place for LEDs. You can line them underneath your island for a glowing look. You can also place them above your cabinets to bathe the entire room in a subtle hue.
If you are doing this, though, make sure that the string lights have access to an outlet so you can plug them in. A good access point is through the cabinet leading to your microwave. Microwaves typically get plugged in above the stove, so you can use that outlet. Just be prepared that you may need to drill a small hole to feed the string lights through the top of the cabinet.
Just like kitchen lights, you can also use LED lights in the bar. Line the edge of the bar with them or place them on the shelves with bottles. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can also make really cool bottle lights by drilling a small hole into an empty wine or liquor bottle and then feeding LED string lights into them.
Believe it or not, LED lights can also be used in Boats, ATV’s, RV’s, and motorhomes. They can be placed along the instrument panel, railings, and more. Just be careful about how many lights you use on the boat, as they can be distracting. The most important part of boating is safety, so always make sure that your boat’s safety lights are on and visible. In addition, make sure to check with local authorities on colors that can or cannot be used in your recreational vehicle.
Are LEDs safe?
So now that we’ve gone over some of the most popular uses for LED lights, you’re probably wondering if they’re safe. After all, they can be used in some pretty interesting ways and in some hidden places.
The short answer is yes, they’re very safe. Because they use minimal wattage to produce light, they don’t overheat and run the risk of spontaneously combusting. However, just like all light sources, it is important to make sure you’re following safety procedures. Make sure you’re not overloading outlets with string lights, and in turn overloading the system. Spread them out if possible and keep an eye on your breakers. If the lights keep popping the breaker, you’re probably straining the system too much.
Also, another reminder to keep in mind any children and pets. LED lights are safe if used with care but with any electrical stream, they can be extremely dangerous if the current is touched directly. Use caution with all string light products.
Where to get affordable LED lights
Are you interested in purchasing some LED lights for your next summer project? That’s great! LED lights Unlimited produces many custom LED lights for all purposes, and all of them ROHS compliant. We are industry experts and would love to help you bring your vision to life.
Contact us today and let’s get started on that project of yours!