A well-lit stairway not only looks great but also serves a practical purpose. Well-placed LEDs shed light on the stairwell, giving off a warm glow while also boosting the stairs’ visibility and creating for a more aesthetically pleasing promenade.
There has never been an easier time to set up lighting for a staircase. You’ll find all the information you need to know about installing attractive stairwell lighting with LED strip lights in this straightforward guide.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first time or if you just need a refresher; we’ll walk you through each and every step to make it as easy as possible.
1. Choose the right LED stair light
As a first step, you must select the most suitable LED stair lights for your needs. Stair lighting with LED strips can be installed in a number of different ways, depending on the stair type and the desired lighting effect.
It is necessary to first determine the total length of the area to be installed. A strip light with regular cut lines to your specified length may be ideal if you need precise placement.
With the advent of downlighting LEDs, you can now position the lights precisely under the tread for optimal illumination.
Alternatively, you can attach the LED stair lights to the tread frame so that they shine up the stair’s riser. Whether you choose to use a handrail or not is entirely up to you and the stairway in question.
The best approach to illuminate an entire flight of stairs is to install lights below the handrail. The handrail will radiate a warm light as a result.
2. Choose your brightness levels
The higher the lumen output, the brighter the light will be. If the area you’re lighting is close to the lights and this won’t be your primary lighting, a low- or medium-output strip will do. However, if you want to light up specific treads, you might want to consider going with a lesser brightness setting on your LED stair lights.
3. Consider the color temperature
The next step is to select the white light temperature that best suits your tastes. The lower the kelvin number, the warmer the illumination.
The color temperature (CCT) options for LED stairwell lighting are 2700K and 4000K, giving you some leeway in your search.
4. Consider the voltage
There are several different DC voltage input options for LED strips. For the most part, you can choose between 12V, 24V, and 48V DC input for your LED strip lights from our inventory.
It’s not always difficult to figure out which voltage supply is ideal for your purposes. Voltage drop is an important consideration when determining the optimal operating voltage for your LED strip lights.
A lengthy run of DC input LED strips may experience a decrease in brightness at the end due to voltage drop, which is the gradual loss of voltage of energy in DC circuits as it runs through the strips of light.