Common LED Light Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Part I


Common LED Light Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Part I


Are you looking to install LED lights but are unsure of how to do it properly?


Compared to the glaring light given off by a traditional light bulb, diffuse lighting from an LED strip is much more aesthetically pleasing. However, even though we have been shown how to correctly use light bulbs for decades now, we have yet to catch up when it comes to properly install LED strips. We will discuss the most common areas in which people make mistakes with their LED strip installations, as well as how you can avoid making those same errors yourself.


1. Miscalculating the Length of the LED Strip: It is important to take into account the size of the area you are trying to cover when planning your LED strip installation. Oftentimes, people make the mistake of underestimating how long their LED strip will need to be, resulting in an installation that does not provide adequate coverage. Conversely, it is also possible to overestimate the length of the LED strip needed, which can lead to wasted materials and money. In order to avoid making either of these mistakes, be sure to measure the area you are trying to cover before purchasing your LED strips.


2. Not Planning for Power Outlets: Another common mistake people make when installing LED strips is not taking into account the need for power outlets. Depending on the length of your LED strip, you may need multiple outlets in order to properly power your lights. Failure to plan for this can result in a sub-par installation that does not provide adequate lighting. To avoid this mistake, be sure to map out where your power outlets are located before beginning your installation. Or you can also opt for battery-powered led strip lights.


By following our simple guidelines, you can ensure that your LED strip installation goes off without a hitch. Avoid costly mistakes and wasted materials by reading our article today.


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