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How To Install Led Strip Lights Around Corners

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As a DIY enthusiast, I recently completed an installation project of LED strip lights as a lighting solution for my kitchen cabinets.

I was surprised to find that installing LED strip lights was very easy, they are suitable for a variety of scenarios, and they are affordable and long-lasting. However, when I wanted to make the LED strip lights bend along the crown moldings on the top of my kitchen cabinets, I had to come up with an easy way to do this.

Here, I’ll describe four ways how to install LED strip lights in curved corners:

1. Cut-and-Jump

This is a way to use LED strip light jumpers. You can cut the LED strip light and connect the jumper in the middle. This method is the best choice for people who do not have a bent LED strip light or are worried about damaging the LED strip light.

2. Ribbon Bend

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This is a method called “ribbon bend” or “90-Degree Pinch”. It involves winding the LED strips into a tightly curled shape to change direction without damaging the LED strips. It is a very simple, easy to implement method and I have used this technique in my LED lighting projects and have been very pleased with the results.

3. Corner Fold

This is a method of folding the LED strip light to 90 degrees. You can do this by following these steps:

Place the LED strip on a flat surface and find the folding point.

  • Fold the LED strip to 45 degrees in the opposite direction of the bend.
  • Fold the folded part back on itself.
  • Secure the fold with super glue.

This Corner Fold method looks more complete and is suitable for situations where the LED strip is clearly visible.

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4. Accordion Curve

This is a method of creating a gradual bend by creating small accordion fold shapes. The accordion fold folding technique is similar to the instructions above. Use the Accordion Curve method to create graduated curves on curved edges and non-90 degree angles (greater or less than).

Any of these four methods can help you install LED strip lights at curved corners. Please choose the method that best suits your needs and realize your led lighting solutions.

There are no additional accessories needed and it doesn’t take much hassle. I hope this article has been helpful to you so that you too can easily install LED strip lights. Not only the led strip lights but also the led track lighting ,led downlights,linear lighting and so on, if you have any problems can contact the custom led light manufacturers anytime.

In my installation process, I also referred to most of the videos, here to share an installation video, I hope it will help you (video from the network)

FAQ

1. Can LED strip lights go around corners?

LED strips are designed to be very flexible. Their PCBs (printed circuit boards) are so robust that many LED tape products can easily be bent up to 90 degrees.

2. Can you cut LED strips? If so, where?

LED strips are made up of multiple individual circuits. The designated cut lines mark the end of one circuit and the beginning of another. You should therefore, only cut along these lines, which are usually located between copper dots.

3. Will both sides of LED lights still work if you cut them?

Some light strips can be cut to a specific length and continue to work. However, they must be cut according to the cut mark. There are some tiny and precise parts on LED light strips. If you accidentally cut the wrong place, you may cause the light to stop working normally.

4. Where is the best place to put LED strips?

First, choose where you will be installing your light strips. Try adding them under countertops, surrounding an island, or above cabinets for subtle kitchen brilliance. If you want to add color to a game room, consider installing RGBW LED strips on the ceiling or behind the television.

5. What are 4-pin connectors for LED strips?

The 4-pin connectors are identical in size and shape to the 2-pin but include four pins that match up with the connection points on RGB (color-changing) strip lights.

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