Convert Cabinets into Fashionable Focal Points with LED Bulbs
By Angela Sanders Friday, November 01, 2013, 08:48 AM EDT
Cabinets are a common household item and can end up being drab and lifeless. But with modern LED lighting solutions, you can change all that. Here is a look at how to best decorate your cabinets using LED bulbs and strip lights.
In the digital age, cabinets may have started to feel a bit archaic. We use them to store books, videos, CDs and DVDs, many of which have been rendered partially obsolete by the rise of smartphones and tablets which can stream content on-demand with no need for physical copies.
However, people still buy and use older media formats, with cabinets also housing everything from fine china to muddy wellies.
To decorate cabinets in an attractive and practical way, you can buy LED light bulbs online and also harness the following benefits:
- Up to 90 per cent lower energy consumption than traditional bulbs, saving you serious money on your electricity bills each year
- Improved product lifespan allowing for less regular replacement
- Wider array of colours and designs to let your imagination run wild
- Flexible installation options to accommodate cabinets of all shapes and sizes
Living Room Illumination
The cabinets in your living room will probably be as much about presenting your possessions as they are storing and organising them. This means that the lighting is very important and could make or break the look of the space.
With LED technology you can install strip lights beneath, above and within cabinets in any arrangement you see fit, letting you highlight the items they contain in a fashion that is both useful and attractive.
Glass-fronted cabinets can be brought to life with LED lights, allowing you to see inside even if the ambient lighting is dim and the contents otherwise obscured by reflections. And if you think about this illumination in the context of the rest of the room then you will be able to integrate it sensitively to the surroundings.
Bathroom cabinets will probably contain the various unguents and ointments that your family uses for beautification and medical attention, so lighting the interior to make things easier to find using LED lights might be sensible.
Meanwhile the outside of the cabinet could be fronted with a mirror, which will need appropriate lighting to accommodate its use as a means of checking up on your appearance before you head out the door in the morning.
The range of LED lighting solutions available means that you are not limited in your options for deployment and can get as decorative or conservative as you desire in the bathroom.
The kitchen could well have more cabinets than any other room in your house, so taking care of their lighting in a stylish and functional manner is important.
With LED light strips you can line the underside of cabinets to provide illumination for the work surfaces below, which will maximise your use of the space and make it easy to see what is going on after dark.
The interior of kitchen cabinets can even be augmented with LED lights so that your best crockery looks the part when you go to pull it out at a dinner party.
The opportunities to create LED-lit cabinets to your ideal specifications are endless and this type of technology is not as expensive as you might think, especially thanks to the savings that you will make on your bills that can help it to pay for itself. So join the other savvy home decorators and equip your cabinets with LED lighting.
Author Bio: James Holden is the digital content manager of Visible Lighting and has many years’ experience in the LED Lighting industry. To find out more information on James Holden, you can follow him on Google Plus.