The best LED light strips in 2022 | CNN Underscored (2022)

LED light strips are a fun and easy way to spruce up a room, adding pops of color to a media center, a wall or even under a bed, or just bringing much-needed lighting to a dark area under a cabinet. Water-resistant versions even let you add lighting in a snap to your patio, deck or garden path. And smart strips can integrate with the rest of your lighting, or simply respond to music or other sounds around the house.

To help you figure out which LED light strip works best for your situation, we tested 10 popular models. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor lighting, responsive smart strips or just something basic, we’ve found the best LED light strips available for any setting.

The best LED light strips overall

The Govee Wi-Fi RGBIC strip lights perform brilliantly and give you longer lengths and more coverage for less money than the competition. The easy-to-use app lets you create warm ambiances and color-changing special effects for entertaining or everyday use.

The Govee RGBIC Pro Smart LED strip lights give you vivid, ever-changing colors, simple controls and more coverage for your money than the competition. Smart home integrations are simple and don’t require a hub, and they’re simple to mount with a secure adhesive backing. If you’re looking for the greatest range of color effects and want plenty of coverage for your money, look no further.

RGBIC light strips (IC stands for “Independent Control”) can display more than one color at a time, unlike RGB lights, which show only one color. That means using the Govee app you can customize different segments of the strip to show different colors, or create lighting effects that look like the lights are jumping or cascading or chasing each other, with individual diodes turning on and off or changing color rapidly for a rolling or snake-like effect. There are dozens of preset scenes to choose from, in addition to 11 music modes, making these great for a teen’s bedroom, a dorm room or when you’re hosting a party.They are a ton of fun to use.

The strips are voice reactive, so when connected to your sound system, the lights will flash and dance in time to the music.

The light strips come in 16-foot, 32-foot and 64-foot lengths, typically divided into two reels sharing a single power adapter and control box for manual use. They’re thin, with a light coating over the diodes, and very easy to bend for installation.

The lights are vivid and reasonably bright (they put out 820 lumens, similar to a string of 60W lightbulbs), they’re true to color and they can be dimmed to create ambiance when needed. They can be integrated with voice assistants (Alexa and Google Assistant) without a hub, giving you control over colors, schedules, music and much more. I had no issues with connectivity or placing the lights with the adhesive backing.

Govee light strips are also more affordable than others with similar features — basically, you get longer lengths and more coverage for less money. Combined with the easy-to-use Govee app andcolor-changing special effects for entertainment and fun, these light strips will not disappoint.

Our issues with the Govee LED strips are pretty minor given the overall solid performance and value of the system.

The most frustrating downside here (which is common to all RGBIC strips) is that because of the integrated chips that allow the multiple color effects, the Govee strips can’t be cut to size. This means that unless you plan to use up an entire run (the shortest length these come in is 16 feet) illuminating your media center or gaming battle station, you may end up with a lot of excess to hide away. Govee also sells an RGB version of these, which can be trimmed to length, but the color effects are more limited, and overall we prefer the RGBIC version.

Also, since Govee doesn’t include corner connectors like the Philips strips, you can’t easily make clean right angles. We ended up looping the strip under itself where we wanted to make a 90-degree turn, hoping it wouldn’t come away from the floor or create a dark spot at the apex of the bend.

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Given the lack of corner connectors, to make right-angle bends with the Govee (and the other RGBIC strips we tested) we found it easiest to make and secure a loop, which we found more difficult (and a less efficient use of the LEDs themselves) than systems that could be cut to length.

Another issue is that while Govee makes a ton of light strip products, you can’t just add accessories to the system you already have. For instance, while the set we tested responds to sound, it doesn’t respond to on-screen colors, and you can’t add just a camera — you’ll have to purchase a different light strip set, the Govee Dreamview T1 Immersion Backlights. That said, the overall cost is still lower than some systems (like the Philips) that do let you add individual components, but it’s worth keeping in mind.

In addition to a set of LED light strips, the Dreamview package comes with an external 1080p camera to capture the colors on the screen and automatically have the LEDs reproduce effects that correspond to the show or movie you’re watching, or the game you’re playing.

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The Philips Hue LED light strip system looks better and is more flexible and functional than any other we tested, but it is much more expensive. If you already own other Hue smart lighting or want the very best experience, you won't be disappointed.

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What we loved

Bright colors with multiple options, plus they are flexible, easy to install and configure and give you more coverage for less money than similarly spec'd competitors.

Lots of color possibilities and installation options in an IP65-rated weather-resistant strip.

A package of precut lengths with corner connectors makes it easy to set up behind a TV or monitor without waste.

The best-looking LED light strips with the most integration options and control and sync possibilities.

What we didn't like

A lack of corner connectors makes tight bends difficult to negotiate during installation; adding accessories to an existing setup may mean buying more strips than you need.

Power brick isn't water-resistant and needs to be positioned in a weatherproof outlet for extended use.

RGB only, so they are limited in the range of effects they can produce; can't sync to color, only to sound.

The Philips strips are much more expensive than others and make the most sense if you're already invested in Hue lighting in your home.

Key specs

RGBIC; available in 16.4- and 32.8-foot lengths; syncs to audio; available in kit with camera for color sync.

RGBIC; available in 16.4- and 32.8-foot lengths; IP65 weather resistance.

RGB; kit fits 45-inch to 75-inch diagonal TVs.

Available in a variety of lengths; can sync directly to HDMI input or audio with accessory; can connect with Hue bridge for integration with other Hue lighting and smart home products.

Price $69.99 $72.99 $65.57 $87.95

These thin, flexible circuit boards are packed with small LED (light-emitting diode) lights that are controlled through an app and in most cases can also use your voice with a smart speaker.

We love that they can be bent, and some can be cut to size for use around a door frame, under a cabinet or anywhere else you want to add some color. Plus, they don’t use as much electricity as incandescent bulbs and will last for years.

Though some LED light strips display only one color at a time, others can show multiple colors or dance to the beat of music, allowing for endless combinations and hours of dazzling fun.

LED light strips can be installed just about anywhere you have a flat surface — under kitchen cabinets, on a back deck or patio railing or in a child’s bedroom — but it’s important to note that not all light strips work well in all locations. Some are for indoors only, while others are waterproof for use outside the home. Some light strips are better for entertainment use with their ability to pulse or change colors to the beat of the music.

Whether you want lights for a TV room or a cascade of color outside, here’s what to look for when purchasing a smart LED light strip.

If you already own smart lights, you might want to consider strip lights from the same brand, especially if they require a hub or bridge. For instance, the Sengled and Wyze light strips we tested have Wi-Fi built in, so there’s no need for a hub, while the Philips Outdoor light strip does. If you don’t already own one, you’ll be adding on the cost of the hub to the cost of the strips.

Make sure the light strips work with the smart home ecosystem you use, whether that’s Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit. Most work with Alexa and Google, but only two that we looked at are compatible with Apple HomeKit. This is important so you can use your voice to control the light strips.

Think about where you’re placing the light strips. Under a bed or inside a bookshelf, or outside on the deck? You can put them anywhere; your only limitation is the availability of a power outlet. If placing them in a bathroom, consider a water-resistant light strip in case it gets splashed or there’s a lot of moisture.

For outdoor use, look for one with at minimum an IP44 rating, meaning the strip can get wet and withstand jets of water. An IP65 rating, like the Govee Outdoor LED Strip Lights have, means it can be exposed to all weather conditions.

Make sure your lights have something to reflect off. If you place them facing toward you, all you’ll see is LED lights. Unless you intend to use them to shine down and add direct light, place them facing away from you toward a wall or the ceiling so you’ll get that diffused effect you’re looking for.

Light strips are typically held in place with double-sided adhesive on the back of the strip, but some that have a heavier silicon coating or are a bit thicker and bulkier for waterproofing work better with the included mounts and screws. Be sure you’re able to use screws in whatever it is you’re mounting to before choosing this type.

The area will need to be prepped by cleaning it and wiping it down with an alcohol pad to ensure a proper hold, so make sure you have access to the entire area. Proper prep is what will keep the light strips in place.

Are the lights being used to create ambiance or for entertainment? This will help you decidewhether to buy ones that can display segment colors and sync with music. If you’re looking for entertainment, make sure the strips have a built-in mic to pick up the sound. For ambiance, you don’t need anything more than a simple strip that shows one color at a time.

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Light strips come in all different lengths, so it’s important to measure the area you want to cover before you make a purchase. Some strips can be cut, while others can’t, so measure twice to be sure. If you’re putting lights on the back of a TV or PC, you’ll want to choose a light strip like the Sengled Wi-Fi TV strips or the Govee Immersion TV Backlights, which come in shorter lengths so there’s less waste if you need to cut to size. If you want to light the side of a wall or run it under a countertop, opt for the longer strip, but be sure there’s an outlet nearby for power.

Color and color temperature

Most of the multi-color light strips we looked at are RGB, which means they can display any combination of red, green and blue color. Typically, there are 16 million color combinations to choose from. There is no “true white” in RGB lights, but variations of white can be created.

If you’re looking for a truer white along with multiple colors, then get an RGBW light strip, which has a dedicated white LED alternating between the RGB diodes. These are typically a little more expensive.

Different tones of white light help create the mood in a room. Daylight white is good for home office use or anywhere you need to be focused, while warm white is perfect for creating a relaxing mood. Warm lighting is often used in the family room or bedroom where you’re trying to create a calming atmosphere.

Some strips can display only one color at a time, while others can be segmented, showing multiple colors at once. If you’re using the lighting to create a party atmosphere, you’ll likely want one that can show multiple colors and create fun dancing and cascading types of effects.

The brightness of LED lights is measured in lumens. For reference, a standard 60W lightbulb gives off around 800 lumens. Most of the lights we tested give off between 1,400 and 1,800, making them extremely bright. They can be dimmed, but it’s important to know how bright they are and how low they can be dimmed when considering what situation to place them in. Some of the ones we tried are still way too bright for a bedroom even at the dimmest setting.

Look at the number of LEDs per strip. The more LEDs there are, the more light you’ll get, and the more accurate that color will be.

Color temperature describes how warm or cool a light’s color is. Temperature is measured in Kelvin (K) degrees. Lower numbers produce a warmer temperature, which gives off a yellowish tone, while higher is much cooler, producing a blue tone. Most strips have a range of 2,700K to 6,500K, with the higher number producing a natural daylight temperature.

We installed and tested 10 different LED light strips in different areas and locations in and out of the home. They were installed under kitchen cabinets, under a countertop, on the back of a TV, on a back deck and along a garden walkway, to name a few.

We downloaded and connected the strips to the brand’s app and tested the features within the app. We looked at the user interface and judged how easy it was to set up and access preset scenes, create schedules, create music- and sound-triggered effects, set up integrations with voice assistants such as Alexa, Google and Siri and keep the app and strips connected.

We also evaluated the installation process, looking at light strip flexibility and how easy or difficult it was to bend a strip to fit the space. We also tested the special connectors some of the strips provide to create a right angle.

We tested the durability and adhesive by gently tugging on the strip a few days after installation. We tested the hold on the outdoor strips after a soaking rain.

We considered the color brightness of the strip, the length, the number of LEDs as well as the ability to cut to size and how much waste is created with unused portions.

We evaluated smart home integrations and the reactive lighting (TV and music) modes on those that offer it.

Wyze Light Strips are a very inexpensive option for adding color or accent lighting to a room, and while they are very bright at 1,800 lumens (perhaps due in part to the lack of a protective coating over the LEDs), we found them a bit thin and flimsy compared to the others. The RGB strips respond quicklyto dimming and tuning, though you can display only one color at a time.

Like others we tested, they work over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (no hub required), and you can use Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands to turn the lights on and off, change the color and set the brightness level. They’re easy to install, they come in 16.4- and 32.8-foot lengths like much of the competition (and can be trimmed to fit, since they are RGB rather than RGBIC) and they sync to music as you’d expect. However, to access basic preset scenes like “energizing” and “movies,” you need to use the app. While we’d suggest spending a bit more if you can for a more durable strip, for the price they work as advertised, so if you’re looking for a basic LED light strip to add a splash of color and have power available nearby, these will suit your needs.

The Wyze Light Strip Pro, the company’s RGBIC model, can display up to 16 colors per strip. It has everything the standard version has and comes in the same lengths, but it’s more customizable and gives you access to effects that sync with your games, movies and shows. You can also easily group multiple strips and control them all in the app, giving you endless hours of fun creating your own custom scenes for both lighting and music syncing.

The Pro strip has a protective epoxy coating over the LED lights, so they felt a lot sturdier and less flimsy than the cheaper Wyze strips, but they still don’t match the quality of our top picks. Color output also isn’t quite as true, and the app is not as user-friendly as the Govee and Philips strips.

If you’re looking for a bright light strip with millions of color options and don’t need an exceptionally long run, the 16.4-foot Kasa Smart Light Strip from TP-Link is an affordable RGBIC option that works with Alexa, Google Home and Samsung SmartThings, but you do give up a few features for the lower price tag. There’s no audio synchronization mode, so these won’t react to music or the sound from the TV, and it doesn’t offer any preset scenes to choose from in the app, only animated effects that add a flicker effect or light up certain areas of the strip.

It’s easy to install and set up, there’s no hub needed and you can control the lights and create your own scenes to save to a preset button. You can access those presets, along with other basic controls, in the app, using your voice or on the remote control. That said, there are no corner connectors as there are for Philips or Sengled, so you’ll need to make loops in order to create 90-degree bends, limiting useful length.

The upgrade version, the Kasa Smart Premium LED Light Strip (KL430), comes in lengths up to 33 feet and ups the brightness of the strip from 550 to 1,400 lumens but only comes in 6.6-foot lengths, with 3-foot extension kits costing about $25 each, so this route will get pricey pretty quickly, at which point you might want to look to Philips Hue products.

The Kasa light strips will work well in a home that already has Kasa light switches, smart plugs or other Kasa devices in the house, as it’s really simple to set schedules and control them all in the Kasa app.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Outdoor LightStrip

The outdoor version of the Philips Hue LED strip lights is a bulkier, more rectangular affair than its indoor sibling, topped with an opaque coating that helps make this light strip weatherproof (with an IP67 rating) and diffuses the light so you see one smooth strip of colorful light rather than the individual diodes. The coating creates an illusion of one vibrant light across the whole strip, and it was lovely to look at.

Unfortunately, the bulk makes the strip far less flexible, and you can’t cut or extend them like you can with the Philips Hue LightStrip Plus. I had a difficult time trying to bend it into a corner. It comes in 7- and 16-foot lengths, and it can’t be cut or daisy-chained — If you need to make longer runs, you need to have another power outlet available for a new strip, limiting its usefulness on patios.

They mount with an included bracket and screw hardware system (there’s no adhesive option) which may limit your options if you rent or have HOA restrictions. I wanted tomount a 7-foot strip on my back deck but couldn’t since I live in a condo andcan’t drill holes into the deck railing or gutter. I did place it into the ground along my garden to light up the pathway, but this can only be done if you have power nearby.

The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Outdoor Lightstrip requires a Hue hub for voice control (Alexa, Google Voice and Apple HomeKit), and that’s a separate cost if you don’t already have one. While the light strip looks and functions beautifully, if you don’t have nearby power or can’t drill holes to mount it, you’d be better off getting our top pick, the Govee Outdoor light strip, which also costs a whole lot less.

Twinkly Dots are not technically light strips but rather a Christmas light-esque string of tiny LEDs that you can wrap around items like a deck rail or other curved surfaces that don’t have a flat surface for an adhesive strip. The individual dots, which are spaced an inch apart, can be put in place with adhesive (it comes with flat dot-shaped adhesive backings), but you don’t mount the connecting wire. The special effects and premade animations were plentiful.

As lovely as they look and as easy as they are to put in place, setup was incredibly difficult. The app, which was less intuitive than the others we tried, took over a dozen tries before it recognized our Dots over a local Wi-Fi connection.Once we got it set up, the lights offered lots of fun options and patterns but never got very bright and often didn’t show the true color. Each time I tried to choose purple, I got variations of blue instead. They’d be fine for a party or a kid’s room (teens and creative users will enjoy playing with the effects and syncing the lights to music and sound), but those looking for true, bright colors may be disappointed. Dots aren’t extendable or cuttable, but they do come in a variety of sizes. You can buy strings of 60, 200, or 400 LED Dots.

These RGB Wi-Fi-enabled light strips are super bright at 1,600 lumens and give you a wide variety of white light settings, but they lack some of the features that make other strip lights so fun and attractive. There’s no music sync mode, there are no preset scenes to choose from (though you can create your own) and the adhesive backing is not strong enough. This was the only light strip that pulled away with a slight tug once we mounted it. The strips are also the widest we tried, with a thick coating on the sides of the strip, not just over the LEDs on the front. Though meant for indoors, they looked more like the Philips strips designed for outdoor use.

The app is confusing; it doesn’t properly scale for larger text sizes, and we found it difficult to set schedules and create scenes.

The strips come in 6.8-feet lengths, which can be trimmed (though the cut-off sections can’t be reused). It can be daisy-chained, so you can buy and connect 3.4-foot extensions, but you’ll be spending $25 for each one. You can buy the 16-foot TP-Link Kasa light strip for a third of the price, which we recommend over this one, or step up to the Philips Hue if you want more control and synchronization options.

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What is the best LED light on the market? ›

Best Overall: Govee Smart WiFi RGBWW LED Strip Lights

Govee is well known for feature-packed LED lighting at affordable prices. The Govee Smart Wi-Fi RGBWW LED Strip Lights is our top pick overall for the best LED light strip because it has all the features needed to work just about anywhere in your home.

What LED light strip color is best for studying? ›

Cool light colors – blues and whites – are the best color LEDs for studying. They mimic daylight, which helps to keep your mind awake and focused. Cooler colors will make sure that you're at your most attentive as you study.

Which strip light is best? ›

The best LED strip lights to buy in 2022
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  2. Govee LED Strip Lights: The best LED strip lights for bedrooms. ...
  3. Govee LED Smart Wi-Fi App Strip Lights: The best budget app-controlled LED strip lights.
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What LED lights do Tiktokers use? ›

The most popular ones on TikTok are none other than the RGB and dreamcolor LED strip lights. You can adjust them to different colors however you want based on personal preferences. The dreamcolor LED strip light can also make a strip light display multiple color effects at the same time.

What LED lights should I get? ›

Buying LED Lighting: The Short Story
COLOR TEMPERATUREVaries by product; select high-quality LEDs for consistencyRanges from warm (3,000K) to cool (6,000K)
COLOR RENDERING INDEX (CRI)80-90+Most are 60-70+
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Do LED lights get hot? ›

Yes, new technology LED lighting can and will get hot, but when compared to the lighting of the past, temperatures are much safer. The heat from the lighting will also warm your surrounding environment but in comparison to old incandescent lighting, this ambient heat is greatly reduced when using LED lighting.

Are LED strip lights Safe? ›

Are LED strip lights safe? LED strip lights are as safe as any other electrical light source when installed and used correctly. We always advise you to consult an electrician when installing mains-wired strip lighting.

What LED color is best for crying? ›

In fact, studies have shown that babies often cry more in rooms painted or lit yellow.

What is the best LED color? ›

Best LED Light Color for Study

Most people prefer yellow light for reading and studying. In contrast, some people complain yellow LED light color is too weak and cozy. They choose the light color by their preferences. Nature white 4000–4500K or daylight white 6000–6500K is the best LED light color for studying.

What color light is best? ›

The 4 best calming light colors
  1. Blue. A 2017 study reported in the scientific journal PLOS ONE (3) found that blue lighting leads to post-stress relaxation three times as quickly as conventional white lighting. ...
  2. Red. Red light has also shown the potential to calm people. ...
  3. Pink. ...
  4. Green.
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How many feet of LED strip lights do I need for my room? ›

Ideally, you should look for the strip lights that have the highest amount of LEDs per foot (or meter, yard, etc).
A Guide on How to Buy LED Strip Lights.
UseLumens Required Per Foot
Under-cabinet lighting175 to 550
Task lighting near source250 to 450
Task lighting far from source350 to 700
Indirect lighting375 to 575
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How many LED strips can you connect together? ›

This is no different with LED strips. Vetco recommends, as a general rule, not to connect more than three complete strips end-to-end without adding in extra, higher gauge power wire or additional power supply units down the line.

How long can you have LED strip lights? ›

HOW LONG DO LED LIGHT STRIPS LAST? LEDs boast a general life expectancy of 50,000 hours. This equates to around six years of continuous use. Over time, LEDs slowly and gradually lose their light output and 50,000 is the number of hours it generally takes for LED lights to diminish to 70% of their original light output.

How do I choose RGB LED strips? ›

Choose between RGB Color Changing, RGB+ White, and RGB+ Tunable White. Tunable White and Dim-to-Warm LED Strip Lights.
  1. Compare Lumen, CCT, and CRI (Color Rendering Index) ...
  2. Compare LED strip size and number of LEDs on the strip. ...
  3. Wattage consumed per strip of LEDs. ...
  4. Verifiable Quality.

Do LED lights attract bugs? ›

LED bulbs are less attractive to bugs because they produce low heat and long wavelengths of light. Moreover, they produce little or no ultraviolet radiation. It makes them perfect for outdoor lights for events and around the home.

Can you cut LED strips? ›

LED Strip Lights are such a versatile product due to the fact that they can easily be cut on the given cut lines and connected at any point between the copper dots on the LED Strip Lights, cut lengths vary between products.

Do LED strip lights have cameras? ›

The difference is, neither the light fixtures containing the hue bulbs, nor the light strips or even Bloom lights are spying on you; they are not equipped with cameras to take photos, videos or monitor audio.

Who invented LED strips? ›

In 1962, a scientist name Nick Holonyak, Jr. working for GE created the first light emitting diode (LED), or at least the first practical, visible model similar to the ones we use today.

How much do TikTok LED lights cost? ›

This is the most affordable option, coming in at the low price of $13.98. You're getting a 16.4-foot roll of LED light strips, along with a remote, power adapter and 10 fixed buckles. We like these lights for adding a touch of color behind a TV or computer, or for lightning up your headboard.

How much does LED strip cost? ›

When purchasing the LED strip separately, depending on color, length, etc., your cost could range from around $20.00 to over $50.00 each.

Do LED lights attract spiders? ›

LED strip lights do attract spiders, but they aren't directly responsible. Many bugs prefer more well-lit environments and will gravitate towards LEDs. Spiders follow food sources, so they're naturally more likely to set up homes where they can find an abundance of bugs to eat.

What color light helps you sleep? ›

What color light helps you sleep? Warm light is better for sleep because the eyes are less sensitive to the longer wavelengths in warm light. Light bulbs with a yellow or red hue and are best for bedside lamps. Blue light, on the other hand, is the worst for sleep.

Can LED lights burn paper? ›

An LED light is presently not able to ignite paper.

Can LED strips start a fire? ›

The worst thing that can happen is the LED Strip can get very hot* and begin to burn whatever it is fixed to, if it is a flammable surface such as timber, the outcome can be disastrous. At best the Strip can have LEDs fail due to poor voltage and current control.

Can LED cause fire? ›

LED lights are unlikely to start a fire. The bulbs don't get hot enough to ignite anything. The biggest risks are faulty wiring or overloaded circuits. This is often caused by the way they are installed, rather than an issue with the light itself.

Is it OK to sleep with LEDs on? ›

All artificial light, including LEDs, fluorescent bulbs and incandescent bulbs, can interrupt normal sleep patterns. The body's biological clock works in rhythms that are set by the amount of light and dark the body is exposed to.

What does LED lights colors mean TikTok? ›

If someone uses the red lights on TikTok, it usually means that they are trying to set a sexual and seductive mood. The colour red is associated with sex in many areas of life, not just on TikTok.

What is the happiest color? ›

Yellow is widely recognized as the happiest color in the world and comes with a scientific pedigree to back up this esteemed honor. Research has suggested two main reasons why yellow is considered the happiest color. Many studies have linked the psychological powers of yellow to the sun.

What color is good for studying? ›

Orange. This promotes better focus, concentration, and creativity. It encourages you to keep the room organised as well, so you're motivated to study or work anytime. Be careful when choosing the brightness, though.

Do red LED lights cause nightmares? ›

So, if you're already feeling on edge before bed, sleeping with a red light may make it more likely that you'll have a bad dream. If you're looking to avoid nightmares, it might be best to stick with dim orange or yellow lighting before bedtime.

What LED color is for gaming? ›

Best Colored Lights for Gaming

A LED or a CFL (compact fluorescent bulb) with a daylight white temperature is the best option.

What color LED light is best for Netflix? ›

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Is LED good for eyes? ›

A 2012 Spanish study found that LED radiation can cause irreversible damage to the retina. A 2019 report from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) warned of the “phototoxic effects” of blue light exposure, including an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration.

What color is best for eyes? ›

In fact, the human eye sees green better than any color in the spectrum. This, along with many other facts about this earthly color, makes it an essential part of our everyday lives.

What do pink LED lights mean? ›

Pink lighting is playful, feminine and warm. The color works well as an accent by adding freshness, energy and glamour to a room. Be careful with pink, as its eccentric nature may turn off some people if used excessively.

Can I connect two LED strips together? ›

The easiest way to connect two LED strips together is to use a LED light strip connecting clip. Two LED strips can be joined with each other using a male to male clip.

Do LED light strips damage walls? ›

LED strip lights are unlikely to damage walls, but this depends on various factors. The strength of their adhesive, the durability of paint or wallpaper, how long they've been applied for, and the climate can also impact how well LED strips bond to a surface.

Are LED lights still popular? ›

“We absolutely expect LED technology in four or five years to be the most popular lighting technology that's out there.” Last year, LED sales, though small at about 3 percent of the residential market by some estimates, grew faster than those of any other lighting technology, according to retailers and analysts.

How do you power 4 LED strips? ›

For this, all you need to do is connect the led strips to the ends of your led splitter and then plug in your female connector to the male connector on your power supply. This will ensure that power is distributed evenly and the lights are working as they should.

Can you connect LED lights to your phone? ›

You can remotely control your led tape lights by your smartphone APP. You can also easily change brightness, color, mode, speed and as much as 16 colors.

How do you power a long LED strip? ›

How do I wire LED strip lights for a large project? (More than 5 metres)

Do LED lights break? ›

LED light bulbs are a highly efficient, energy saving alternative to incandescent light bulbs. Their technology is completely different, and as a result they last far longer than older types of light bulb. All light bulbs eventually break due to prolonged heat exposure, and LEDs are no different in this respect.

Do LED strips fade? ›

LED light strips fade over time. So unlike a regular incandescent light, LED lights don't burn out. Over the span of years you might notice your LED light strip fading.

What LED lights should I get? ›

Buying LED Lighting: The Short Story
COLOR TEMPERATUREVaries by product; select high-quality LEDs for consistencyRanges from warm (3,000K) to cool (6,000K)
COLOR RENDERING INDEX (CRI)80-90+Most are 60-70+
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Can LED strip lights catch fire? ›

The possibility of led strip lights catching fire is minuscule, even though they are hot to touch. However, the temperature is much lower than that of an incandescent bulb.

Do LED lights attract bugs? ›

LED bulbs are less attractive to bugs because they produce low heat and long wavelengths of light. Moreover, they produce little or no ultraviolet radiation. It makes them perfect for outdoor lights for events and around the home.

HOW LONG CAN LED light strips stay on? ›

To put it simply, well-manufactured LED lights are extremely long-lasting and can be left on 24 hours, 7 days a week. This is because, unlike conventional types of light, LEDs produce minimal amounts of heat, which means they are unlikely to overheat or set on fire.

Do LEDs get hot? ›

Yes, new technology LED lighting can and will get hot, but when compared to the lighting of the past, temperatures are much safer. The heat from the lighting will also warm your surrounding environment but in comparison to old incandescent lighting, this ambient heat is greatly reduced when using LED lighting.

Are LED strip lights Safe? ›

Are LED strip lights safe? LED strip lights are as safe as any other electrical light source when installed and used correctly. We always advise you to consult an electrician when installing mains-wired strip lighting.

How much does LED strip cost? ›

When purchasing the LED strip separately, depending on color, length, etc., your cost could range from around $20.00 to over $50.00 each.

Is LED strip waterproof? ›

Example :With an IP65 rating, the LEDs can be used in an outside setting and are water-resistant but they are not waterproof and are not suitable to be submerged. An IP68 can be submerged in water.

Can LED burn paper? ›

An LED light is presently not able to ignite paper.

Are LED bedroom lights safe? ›

One of the biggest perks that make LED fixtures the best lighting option is the fact that they don't emit any form of radiation, infrared, or UV rays. Hence, it's much safer to use LED lights than it is to use incandescent and halogen bulbs.

Do spiders like LED lights? ›

LED strip lights do attract spiders, but they aren't directly responsible. Many bugs prefer more well-lit environments and will gravitate towards LEDs. Spiders follow food sources, so they're naturally more likely to set up homes where they can find an abundance of bugs to eat.

What Colour LED do flies hate? ›

Flies are one of the only bugs that are actively affected by colors. While designing more effective fly traps, researchers from the University of Florida found that flies are attracted to blue tones and repelled by warm tones like yellow. More studies confirmed the correlation between blue lights and fly attraction.

Do Tiktok LED lights attract bugs? ›

LED lights produce little to no UV light and a minuscule amount heat, which makes them less attractive to bugs—so long as they emit longer wavelengths of light.

Do LED lights break? ›

LED light bulbs are a highly efficient, energy saving alternative to incandescent light bulbs. Their technology is completely different, and as a result they last far longer than older types of light bulb. All light bulbs eventually break due to prolonged heat exposure, and LEDs are no different in this respect.

Do LED strip lights raise electric bill? ›

LED strip lights do not cost a lot of electricity compared to traditional incandescent lights. Consumption is directly determined by the length of the strip light and its light density. A standard 5-meter strip will cost less than $3 a year to run, on average.

Do LED strip lights affect sleep? ›

It is better to sleep with strip lights turned off. Although, certain colors of light on the spectrum can have an effect on the body and affect the sleeping cycle. Red color strips can be relaxing and help to fall asleep because they are closest to the natural sunset color.

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For in-person work that keeps you on your toes, smart sneakers can be your best friend.. “I am a big believer in wearing sneakers to the office,” says Olie Arnold, style director of men’s fashion and style destination Mr Porter.. Dockers Men’s Gordon Leather Oxford Dress Shoe (starting at $49.94; ). Dockers proves that reliable men’s staples don’t have to break the bank.. Johnston & Murphy Men’s Dobson Cap Oxford (starting at $104; ). These cap oxfords are a versatile addition to any shoe closet.. Loafers are the laceless option it’s OK to wear to work.. Ecco Men’s Helsinki Bike Toe Slip-On Loafer (starting at $96.99; ). French favorite Lacoste combines comfort and classic style with this pair of loafers, constructed like moccasins with soft leather and a cushioned sole.. Rockport makes a point of combining the comfort of casual shoes with the polish of professional footwear, and these sleek loafers are no exception.. Clarks Men’s Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot (starting at $46.49; ). If durable leather is more your speed, Clarks makes chukka boots in a range of styles.. It looks equally good at home with jeans and a fleece, but also smartens up any suited look with ease.”. “With leather soles and a sleek double-stitched cap toe, the elegant profile of these John Lobb oxford shoes will make the perfect foundation for any business look,” Arnold says.

If you’re a Discover credit card holder and an Amazon shopper, you might be in luck.. That’s because the online retailer is currently running a promotion that can help you save money on many products sold by Amazon when you use cash back from select Discover cards.. If you’re eligible for any of these offers, you’ll need to use Discover cash back to pay for at least a portion of your Amazon purchase at checkout to trigger the discount.. If you have one of these cards but haven’t connected your Discover card to your Amazon account, you’ll need to link your two accounts .. Log in to Amazon and add your Discover card as a payment method, then look for the option to enroll in “Shop with Points” under the “Your Account” tab (or click here to get to Shop with Points ).. Since these are targeted promotions, you might see a message saying that you’re not eligible, even if you have a Discover card connected to your Amazon account.. You can then shop at Amazon as you normally would, but during the checkout process, you’ll want to select your linked Discover card as your payment method.. Once you’ve applied at least 1 point to your payment, you’ll see the discount added to your order, but keep in mind you’ll only see the discount on items sold directly by Amazon , not most third-party sellers.. However, with the $10 off $50 and $30 off $150 offers, you’ll need to have at least $50 or $150 in eligible purchases in your Amazon shopping cart, respectively, for the discount to appear.. While these Discover discounts don’t apply to Amazon gift cards, they do apply to many other retailer gift cards that Amazon sells.. Similar offers are also currently available on credit cards from Chase and American Express , so there’s a chance you’ll be able to save with a different card.. And if you don’t have any of these credit cards, make sure you check out our guide to be sure you’re using the best credit card for Amazon purchases , even if you can’t get any discounts right now.. So make sure you take a look if you’re a Discover credit card holder, and if you’re targeted, get your discount when you buy from Amazon !

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