DIY Under Stair Lighting
Under stair lighting is a versatile and cool method to light a high traffic location in your house. This part is going to take you step-by-step through under stair lighting installations using LED stair lights. Before you start, in case you wince in the face of electric current or maybe wince at the idea of wiring, your greatest choice is leaving the particular installation in the hands of an experienced electrician. Using LED strip lights for staircases is a matter of choosing the best type and length of tape light you would like, wiring everything together, while at the same time concealing the cables and energy sources.
The easiest way to light your stairs is to use a continuous length of 12-volt strip lighting for stairs so long as the entire length of the LED strips as well as the wires on the driver is 16 feet or even less; you are able to actually utilize 24-volt strip light for an extended run. Nevertheless, in case your staircase is more than 18 feet, you are going to need to split the strip light run between 2 LED drivers to make certain the correct level of power.
You are going to need to determine the places you wish to mount your strip lights. In this manner, you will run a single line of strip light in the bottom of your railing, beneath the little lip of molding, or maybe for stairs with floating or open-air steps, run the lighting fixtures only under the whole staircase. You might have to drill holes or even lift the carpet to hide the cables. The idea is mounting the lighting in a method that the illumination is seen and not the lights.
In case you are able to do one run, peeling off of the backing tape or perhaps screwing in silicone brackets every foot, is probably the most you are going to have to do for assembly. Interconnection cables or even pin connectors may be used in case you want a gap or perhaps in case you have an odd length of the strip light. For runs that have to be split, a driver would be at both ends of the total run; however, the two runs wouldn’t be attached. Each LED driver on your strip lights will have to be hidden and also wired to the most practical light switch. When you do not possess a light switch near your stairs, you are going to need to set up one, or maybe you are able to set up an outlet close to the foundation of the structure and wire the outlet for your chosen light switch.
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