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LED Lighting | Where to Begin

LED Lighting | Where to Begin

Posted by Gary Lederman on 17th Jan 2016

The best place to begin your LED lighting project is at the end. Determine what look, feel, and purpose of the room or space you want to accomplish. Work backwards from there to come up with the perfect solution. If you have a several LED light layering designs, work on each layer separately. You can always combine the layers later.

Follow these steps and the result will be a great LED lighting design

What room do you want to illuminate?

  • Kitchen
  • Office
  • Bedroom

What area or element do you want to light?

  • Under cabinets or shelves
  • Over cabinets
  • Closets
  • Drawers
  • Inside cabinets
  • Toe kicks
  • Wall washing

What’s the purpose of the light?

  • Ambient
  • Task
  • Accent

What color and temperature is the light?

  • Cool white
  • Warm white
  • Multi white
  • Multi color RGB

How will the lights be controlled?

  • On/Off
  • Dimmable
  • Motion detector
  • RGB - remote
  • Multi white - remote
  • Remote controlled
  • How many control points

What style of lighting?

  • Linear
  • Down Lights
  • Spot Lights
  • Flexible Strip Lights

What is the power source?

  • Plug in to junction box
  • Battery operated

What driver is needed?

  • Power source plug in – lights chosen and combined wattage determine the drivers
  • Battery operated - no driver necessary

That’s it!! There are only four parts to our system: lights, switches, drivers, and power sources. Now plug all the parts together and turn on your lighting project. Do you need a longer wire lead, changed your mind on a switch, or want to add more lights?  The color coded components make it quick and easy. It’s plug & play so no need to call an electrician.

Helpful Resources

Kitchen and Pantry LED Lighting is Energy Efficient, Dimmable   Dedicated lights for specific areas can dramatically improve your work environment.   We offer a wide selection of plug-and play LED lights, switches, and drivers.   Think about adding LED task and accent lights to enhance your living space.   postit-drivers.jpg postit-lights-per-driver.jpg postit-switches.jpg post-it-notes-modular-design.jpg postit-light-layering.jpg