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Fun Times With Tiny Lights: Small-scale LED Light Projects

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LED lights are amazingly versatile. Depending on how creative manufacturers are willing to get with their products, you can find an LED device for almost any project you stick your brain to. Because LEDs are so tiny, they can be adapted to a limitless number of situations and environments, from standard LED light bulbs to micro-sized light strips to massive gardening plots. This makes them perfect for do-it-yourself lighting projects -- all you need is an idea and a little extra time, and maybe some tools for the larger jobs you might have in mind.

Presented by SOS LightBulbs, here are some fun and innovative suggestions to get you started:

Brightening The Rooms In Your House

LED strips, sold in a limitless number of colors, work well to highlight otherwise dark areas in rooms like corners and wall edges, places where traditional lights often can’t reach. Many strips are sold with an adhesive backing, meaning this type of work can be an easy stick-it-and-forget-it project -- keep in mind that some adhesives will damage your walls, so test the strip somewhere out of site before you install it. Some manufacturers forgo the sticky tape and expect you to have items like cable mounts or clips at hand in order to mount the strips to whatever surface you’re looking at, so make sure you’ve got a hammer and some mini nails available if this is the case.

Highlighting with LED strips is an easy and effective way to add some color and depth to an otherwise dull room. Get to it and impress your house guests!

Prettying Up Your Patio

This project will most likely involve a bit more time than pasting some strips on your wall, but the end result will be worth it. You’ll have various options to choose from like the aforementioned LED strips, or even string lights (similar to Christmas lights) that come in sizes that vary from the tiniest LED to full-blown light bulbs. Depending on how your patio is designed, you may be able to wrap the lights around your patio’s architecture in whatever fashion suits you, but get ready to grab that hammer if that patio is enclosed. If you want to get more in-depth with your lighting setup, you may want to consider hiring an expert to install the LEDs, but generally there shouldn’t be much effort involved as long as you’re willing to invest the time to do it yourself.

LED bulbs can add a substantial amount of light and warmth to any backyard patio or rotunda. You’ll be glad you did it!

Highlighting Your Furniture

Not only does adding LED lights to your furniture accentuate detail and character, it also gives your space a little more light. The easiest option is to use LED string lights -- they can easily be wrapped around table legs and pedestals. For other pieces like solid bookshelves and chests, LED strips might work best, but as mentioned above you’ll want to make sure the adhesive-based versions aren’t going to damage the surface of your furniture.

Since LED lights emit very little heat, they are safe to use on most furniture. Keep in mind, however, that they do still emit some heat, so it’s advisable that you do not start decorating fabric-based furniture like couches or mattresses. Just play it safe, folks.

Those are just a few of the many, many ideas available for LED projects. Get creative and start one of your own -- to get you started, check out SOS Lightbulbs' LED lights store, where you can find a selection of bulbs that will work in any situation.

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