Cut straightly in the designated sections where you can cut the strip. Once the surface is ready, take the reshaped strips and peel off the adhesive backing then softly press that open side against the wall surface.
How to Hang Led Strip Lights on the Wall
Not only LED light strips emit a fascinating soft glow but also it is convenient to hang on the wall as well. Most LED strips have one-time-use adhesive backing but there are some non-adhesive ones available as well. Here’s how to hang led strip lights on the wall with adhesive backing:
Step 1: Take Measurements
The initial job is to measure the area on the wall where you want to stick the lights to. So, you need a measuring tape or ruler gauge to complete this action. Do not hang LED strips based on assumed calculations.
Step 2: Clean Up the Wall Surface
The adhesive backing on LED strips lasts long on smooth and clean surfaces. Greasy surfaces block the connection between the adhesive and the surface. Consequently, LED strips won’t stick for much longer. To eradicate complications, use rubbing alcohol to polish the surface.
Step 3: Cut & Shape According to Size
Strictly cut the instructed cutting edges on strips to adjust on the wall with any sharp incising tool.
Step 4: Strip off the Adhesive Support
Strip off the plastic layer to reveal the adhesive backing gradually to avoid dust attraction.
Step 5: Hang On the Wall (By Sticking)
First, apply the starting of the strip against the nearest point where the wall & ceiling meet to keep the lights in a straight line. After complete installation press horizontally along the strips to stick them well onto the surface. In addition, you can also screw the strip against the surface to make it more firm.
Step 6: Connect the Led Light Strips
Connect the strip lights to the Controller Receiver (white box) and power adapter, then plug it into an electric port. Remember to face both arrows of the LED strip & controller each other (at connection points) to get desired signals.
Step 7: Switch the Lights On
Plug the connector cable into your home electric board and switch your LED strip lights on. You can also use a remote control to change the hue of lights.
How to Hang Led Strip Lights on a Wall Without Adhesive
If adhesive damage bothers you, then you can look for some alternative way.
- Loctite Fun Tak mounting putty. It’s a transitional and versatile replacement for nails, glue, or staples. The user guide is simple- mold a lump of putty to reshape and then press it onto the back of the LEDs.
- Cable ties. They attach your LED strips to a supporting object
Staple Led Strip Lights (As a Non-adhesive Option)
Your staples’ width proportionate to the width of your lights will tell you the outcome. If your staples’ width is lesser than that of the LED strip, they could pierce through the inside circuitry and hinder some of the lights from functioning. To dodge this problem, you can use mounting brackets for light strips as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use super glue on LED strip lights?
It might be tempting to use super glue on LED lights as a permanent solution but hold on. Rethink your idea. Super glue causes rapid heat generation on plastic, polystyrene, and silk surfaces catalyzing damages.
Multifaceted applications of LED strip lights have attracted a lot of homes. W3 adhesive tape used on LED strips could be better, but it could be a lot worse too. However, both adhesives & non-adhesive methods have pros and cons respectively. In the end, you need to figure out which one is a feasible option for your home.