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- Features of the use of LED strip
- LED strip general principles of use in lighting an apartment
- LED strip luminaires in various ceiling designs
- The use of LEDs when lighting different rooms of the apartment
- Combination of various options for ceiling lighting and lamps in the interior
The use of the most unusual materials and technologies in the arrangement of various lamps and lighting options has long been impossible to surprise anyone, especially since today there is a huge demand for a non-standard design solution for the most common elements of an apartment, for example, for the ceiling space.
The ceiling space itself, which is most involved in interior design, together with an original and unusual design option, also requires certain functional features, for example, the organization of room lighting, placement of lamps, chandeliers, lighting elements.
And here the best way for such solutions is a new type of lighting device such as LED strip - a unique option for unique solutions.
Features of the use of LED strip
Indeed, the features of this material are capable of very brightly and expressively transforming any interior. The soft base, with a large arrangement of small LEDs of the same brightness, makes it possible to use the most unusual lighting methods. LED strip in the interior of an apartment is increasingly used not only as a means of illumination, that is, to enhance lighting, create an additional luminous flux, but also as the main lighting, especially since more powerful LEDs in terms of luminous flux are increasingly used in this form of production.
Flexible base, with an adhesive backing that can adhere tightly and securely to almost any surface. The low total weight of the tape and the large number of LEDs located allows you to create a luminous flux comparable to standard lamps. But in addition to ease of installation, the tape itself is able to further expand the possibilities if the LEDs installed in the tape are able to change color. Such an LED strip, the design of the apartment in which the ceilings are developed for the use of multi-colored LEDs, makes it possible not only to change the lighting mode, but also the color of the light ceiling itself.
Low voltage 12-24 V is achieved using a power supply and makes it safe for installation inside structures and special types of ceilings. And the low heat output fits perfectly into the concept of a ceiling space with interior lighting. The used interior lighting with LED strip with the function of changing the brightness makes it possible to create, in addition to the lighting zones, a characteristic mood with a muffled or, on the contrary, a bright glow.
LED strip general principles of use in lighting an apartment
When developing options for lighting with LED strip, most projects using strip as light sources adhere to the following principles for designing systems:
- lighting with LED strip in the apartment should be used to the maximum;
- the design of the lamps should be as simple and functional as possible;
- the installed tape in the plasterboard structure should not be visible from any point in the room;
- the open location of the tape must necessarily use the outer shell as the luminaire body;
- the control unit, connecting wires and other fittings must not show out of the structure.
LED strip luminaires in various ceiling designs
The process of designing lighting for modern ceiling structures in which it is planned to use LED strip in the interior of the ceiling, as a rule, begins from the moment the type of decoration of the ceiling space is selected. Today, in most cases, three main types of ceiling space design are used:
- plasterboard ceiling construction;
- use of a fabric or PVC stretch ceiling;
- a combined type of device using both drywall and stretch ceiling inserts.
Plasterboard structures are characterized by the use of LED strip as an auxiliary type of lighting, the strip is installed in special niches or fixed in such a way that the glow of light is directed from under the structure, thus forming the appearance of "flying" ceilings. For more effective backlighting, usually blue, blue or bright white lights are used.
LED strip in the ceiling design using stretch PVC fabric can be installed LED strip inside the space around the perimeter of the room, and in the case of using PVC strip combined with built-in furniture and fixed to the furniture facade. In addition, an excellent way to fit the lighting of a glossy ceiling into the interior of a room can be the use of LED strip in the interior as a highlight for a showcase and a niche.
For combined structures with multi-level buildings, the LED strip can be used as a variant of side illumination located in the niches of structures, and as an illumination of inserts from a stretch ceiling.
Such use of LED strips is possible even with self-installation, but to assemble more original designs with multicolor backlighting and remote control, it is better to turn to professionals.
Additionally, aluminum LED boxes will help to diversify the interior.
The use of LEDs when lighting different rooms of the apartment
The possibility of using the use of LED strip in the interior of an apartment is determined, first of all, by the purpose of the room and its functionality.
For large, spacious rooms in which most of the time for the family is spent, it is important with the help of such lighting to create not only effective lighting of the entire area, but also to use it very rationally. In large rooms, as a rule, in addition to a central light source, a chandelier or a large ceiling lamp, LED lighting can be used as an additional light source, for example, as a stretch ceiling illumination.
A good solution for backlighting a home interior with an LED strip when using such a technique as zoning. The placement of lighting in various areas of the room using plasterboard structures, stretch ceilings and lamps will allow, without prejudice to the overall picture, to emphasize and improve the functionality of the most demanded areas.
For children's rooms, where the child spends most of the time, the design of lighting with LED strips with adjustable luminous flux will solve the issue of illuminating the room in the dark, and the option of using multi-color LEDs will create a feeling of novelty and celebration for the child.
For corridors, kitchens, bathrooms, dressing rooms, this option will significantly improve the illumination of the room. Luminaires placed along the perimeter of the ceiling space will make even the smallest rooms visually more spacious and wide.
Combination of various options for ceiling lighting and lamps in the interior
The idea to diversify the interior with LED strip should first of all be consistent with the main type of room lighting. Today, it is the ceiling arrangement of the lamps in the central part of the room that is still traditional. For spotlights, the role of lighting individual zones is assigned, but for LED lighting, in most cases, it is recommended to use the role of backlighting or, in extreme cases, additional lighting.
Illumination of an apartment with LED strips, especially using a color version with an adjustable color flux, should be selected very carefully so as not to create disharmony with the main lighting and interior items.
The successful arrangement of the lamps will be continued in the placement of illumination of open showcases, aquariums, and sculptural compositions. LED strip in the interior of the bedroom can be used as lighting for curtains, dressing tables, lamps at the head of the bed. When the tape is placed overhead, as in the version in the central rooms, the location of the lamp above the bed will be successful. Placement of the luminaire above the resting place, using high-quality colored LEDs, must necessarily be matched with the function of adjusting the brightness of the luminous flux, so that the lighting does not interfere with the rest.