I’ve got a wall-mounted TV in my bedroom. One of the first things I did was add LED light strips behind it! And, since adding these to both our living room and dining area last year for movie watching or gaming sessions on an evening binge-watching DesignOps videos (don’t judge), they’ve quickly become one of those little additions that make such a big difference when you want everything just right – mood lighting included. Along with providing accent spotlighting as well as helping prevent eye strain too; here’s how easy this is going from taking over your whole nightstand worth all at once down into some simple steps:
- Best LED Lights to Add Behind Your TV
There are two main ways to add lights behind your TV.
The easiest is using LED strip lights, which can quickly be trimmed and attached directly onto the back of a television set for an immersive experience that’s perfect whether you’re watching in bed or on the go! Another option would be with a light bar – these adjustable units give more control over where they shine as opposed to just covering up parts with one wash like most TVs nowadays have done out of necessity due to its size limitations (although some people might find this aesthetically pleasing).
LED Light Bars for TV
One of the best things about LED light bars is that they can be used in so many different places. For example, you might install one next to your bed for reading at night or under a cabinet where there’s no natural lighting source available outside these devices being mobile than strip lights are due to their adhesive nature, which means some people may not know exactly where it will end up! Some even stay attached via magnets on backlit screens like TVs and monitors- much more convenient when trying out various positions because we all have those angle shots from our favorite YouTube videos.
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LED Lights for TV
You may not know you’re doing yourself a disservice by staring at your TV for too long.
Bias lighting is one way to change up the mood and make it easier on those tired eyes, especially when there’s no natural light in sight! You can easily install small strips of LED lights behind any screen that will stand out against even simple walls (like most TVs). These custom sizes give off just enough brightness so they don’t compete with other sources but provide plenty more illumination than traditional lamps or light bars without being distracting from what should be a focal point – watching TV 🙂
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LED light strips are a new trend in home decor. They plug directly into your TV and can be controlled wirelessly with either an app on smartphones or remotes, making them easy for you to use no matter where you are!
- Decide How You Want to Control the Lights
Do you prefer the convenience of an app or a traditional remote? Those are your options for controlling all those lights behind the TV. And there’s some pros and cons with each one, but in general, they can both serve as a power button that changes colors on various devices within range (depending on what type), select mode – like dimming versus brightening-and act just enough like their physical counterparts when placed right next to them, so we don’t feel left out at parties!
Wireless Remote Control
The wireless remote is perfect for those who want an extra app on their phone or don’t want to deal with Bluetooth. Once you get your light settings dialed in, it’s easy enough to set aside and forget about the small strip kit remote.
If you find yourself constantly losing remote controls for your lights, there’s an app that can help.
More than likely, as long as they’re within arm’s reach while watching TV or reading on their phone and have full control of programming settings like color changes, among other preferences, then installing a native one will not be too challenging to do so in order maintain synchronization between all devices without having multiple accounts with different brands under them (which could get confusing).
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- How to Measure Your TV for Back Lighting
LED strips lights are a fantastic and affordable way to add some illumination without breaking your budget. You can cut them down, or they come pre-cut in many different lengths, so you don’t need any special tools! The focal point will always be where the TV/monitor is located, but this isn’t meant as an overbearing distraction either – just enough light for what we want at night time when reading on our computer screen before bedtime
The good thing with LED strip lights? Most have an adhesive backing which means that if necessary, all four sides could easily attach together, whether it’s covering one side of empty wall space as I did here.
To measure your TV, grab a tape measure:
Note the width and height inch dimensions.
Double those numbers as we need all four sides.
Then, add those up and divide by 12 to get the number of strip lights in feet.
43 Inch TV Size:
If you have a 43″ TV, then the most important thing to keep in mind is that not all of your LED strip lights need be on at once. You will only use about 9 feet worth—and possibly much less than this depending upon how wide and tall each side edges are without any furniture or other objects obstructing their view (like curtains). If, for some reason, there’s extra space around an edge due to our walls being too far away from the said surface; don’t forget these areas can still benefit greatly even if inside coverage isn’t required so long as instead something like paint marks indicates where needed illumination through regular light sources would.
65 Inch TV Size:
To cover a 65 “TV on all four sides, you’ll need about 14-16 feet of LED strip lights.
The rough side-to-side length is 59,” and the top/bottom dimensions are around 38″. If we want to use strips for backlight with full coverage, it would be 194 inches (or 16 ft). Minus some extra room so not too close but also don’t go over edges gives us 14′.
I always recommend doing a dry run when installing your LED strip lights to the back of a TV. This will allow you to make accurate cut lengths and account for any concaving or protruding surfaces, which is especially helpful since these strips can add so much depth!
- How to Install LED Strip Lights Behind a TV
LED Strip lights have an extremely sticky 3M adhesive, which makes them difficult to remove once applied. Make sure you layout the strip beforehand and use any measurements that can assist in the proper placement of your new LED light strips!
- Dial in Your Light Settings
Get creative with your light choices. You can choose the color, brightness, and dimming options in a variety of ways so take some time to get familiarized if you want to go for something more than just warm or cool white light sources, which would be perfect too!
Can The Colors Change or Sync Depend on What’s on Television?
It is possible for your TV to be more colorful, vibrant, and accurate with the help of an LED light strip kit. To get started, you will need a camera that sits on top of the TV’s edge; it gets calibrated so its field-of-view matches up exactly how colors would project from behind all set pieces into this space between them (the background). Once we’ve got our calibration correct, then synchronizing these two devices should give us great results! If investing in this type of equipment seems like something worthwhile, consider getting ready by making sure everything else around too – including any other piece count electronics within arm’s reach or directly impacted during installation – has been accounted for first because while syncing can make things pop out beautifully right away, many might not see.
Govee "Immersion" - TV Backlight LED Strip Kit
What Are The Benefits of Having Lights Behind a Television?
Imagine being in a dark room with only one source of light. I’m sure you’ve watched movies before and worked on your computer or read an article online for long periods without another person present, right? Doing so can cause eye strain because there is no other form of ambient lighting to help brighten up the scene that appears on the screen. But adding backlight behind our TVs does this by increasing both overall ambient conditions as well as providing just enough extra illumination when needed!