Installing Custom Lighting Strips At Home

If you need to change the look of your home during the night time, you will obviously want to do something about the lighting before moving on to the other stuff. After all, lighting can make or break a home during those hours when the sunlight is absent. It doesn’t matter if your home looks great during the daytime, for all those things that allow it to look great in the morning and afternoon are almost invisible at night.
One way of adding décor to your home in order to improve appearance during the night time is to install custom lighting. The most popular types of custom lighting these days are no doubt those fancy LED light strips Australia, which are available both as conventional bulbs or as part of arrays, arranged into thin, long strips that can be attached pretty much anywhere.The prospect of adding new RGB lights to your house can be quite exciting, but also nerve-wracking. There are a couple of things to do to ensure the maximum compatibility of your products with your home. Keep reading to find out what they are exactly.

Type of Installation
LED lights, particularly those that come on strips, are manufactured in different ways. Some have magnetic surfaces which will cling on to virtually all kinds of surfaces, while other types of strips will need to be fixed manually using some sort of support. Choose which type of LEDs you need depending on your use case: for convenience, it is advised that beginners go for magnetic strips first. Other types can be tried later on when you have more experience.

Wattage Requirements
In order for the lights to function properly, you will need to provide a sufficient amount of power. Read the instruction manual carefully to determine whether you need AC or DC power, as well as maximum rated current and voltage. Using incorrect values can result in improper operation or worse, damage to the products and your own house, not to mention possible injuries to yourself.

Use in DIY Projects
The use of a special DMX controller allows you to easily integrate lighting strips and other forms of LED illumination devices into some of your domestic DIY projects. As long as you read the instructions and don’t do anything too crazy, you should be fine with installing LEDs all over your house, no matter whether they are on top of your fridge, on the edge of the stairs, on your PC casing or even behind your fish tank.

Renderings and Diagrams
In order to avoid confusion during the installation procedure of the LEDs, it is advised to draw a simple sketch, diagram or chart that shows you where everything has to go. You could even sketch up a 3D model of the lighting system to help you out more.