While natural lighting is nice during the daytime, your home deserves a nice, unique glow when night falls. That's where LED strip lights come into play.
These ribbon lights have become wildly popular thanks to social media, with the hashtag #ledlights garnering nearly six billion collective views on TikTok. Many influencers have used them to transform their bedrooms into colorful escapes — imagine going to bed under the illumination of a deep cobalt blue or glowing purple! — but strip lights could also be utilized in other unconventional ways, from adding dramatic backlighting to your flat-screen TV to illuminating kitchen cabinets for midnight snack runs. The possibilities are endless, especially since their flexibility and adhesive backing can stick to just about anything.
No matter what area or room you’re sprucing up, consider upgrading your space with one of these options below.
Best LED strip lights, according to shoppers
Available in three lengths made to accommodate any space (from 16.4 feet to a mammoth 65.6 feet), these LED lights include 20 classic colors and six options to DIY your own colors. Over 94,000 Amazon shoppers have rated this a glowing five stars, with many raving about how easy they are to install.
Rather than deal with the tangled mess of string lights, these LED light strips are customizable to your unique square footage. The kit includes everything you may need to decorate your space including four rolls of 16.4-foot light strips, a power adapter, controller, installation accessories and more.
Create the ideal ambiance with the touch of a button. These LED lights can be controlled through the GE app, which can then be coordinated with your sleep and wake-up schedule. Whether you’re winding down for the night or getting ready for the day, connect these lights to Alexa or Google Home to tap into its voice control compatibility.
Imagine not having to fumble back to your bed when you get up in the middle of the night. This light strip is motion-activated and comes with a 20- or 60-second timer and auto shut-off feature. Just peel and stick onto your desired surface; you’ll just need to add three AA batteries for the sensor.
Whether you’re redoing your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, these lights were made to fit your needs. Place the strips across or underneath furniture or even on the wall. No remote necessary either! These lights are compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and SmartThings, so you can create lighting schedules, personalized lightscapes and more with just your voice.
With 20 hues to choose from, enjoy experimenting with different shades in your room from blue, red, green and more with Insignia's LED lights. Worried it’ll be too bright? You can also change the brightness levels and dim the lights to fit your needs. Over 1,500 Best Buy shoppers have rated this pick a perfect five stars, with one noting "[It was] exactly what I was looking for, but at a fraction of the cost."
Whether you’re throwing a party, watching a movie or settling down for the night, these lights are versatile to fit your changing wants. Decide between various color combinations, shades and six modes including auto, flash, jump and more. They're also made with waterproof resin, making this option great for both indoor and outdoor use.
"I'm living in the future," one Walmart shopper said about these LED light strips. These LED light strips change colors so you can switch it up every day day, week or even hour. Whether you’re relaxing under the blue-toned setting or getting ready for the day with the pink shade on, you can have fun testing out the different colors and settings that come with all 16 feet of lights.
Over 15,000 verified Amazon shoppers who rated these LED lights a perfect five stars can't get enough of them! Along with the usual timing and brightness presets, these lights can also change with the sound of your favorite songs or ambient noises thanks to a built-in microphone.
Gone are the days when you have to get out of bed to shut off your lights. With these LED strip lights, you can now control your lights using Alexa or Google Assistant. The Govee Home app allows you to customize the color, brightness and timing of your lights — you can even customize your lightscape to coincide with your favorite playlist. No wonder over 41,000 verified shoppers rated these lights five stars!
Hanging twinkle lights just got a little easier, thanks to these rope lights 86 percent of Walmart shoppers recommend. Rather than investing in a ton of hooks, these LED light strips come with adhesive sticky tape, so all you have to do is peel and place. Even better? They're also waterproof, making them an effortless decor choice for outside your home.
Whether you’re getting ready for the day or showing off your latest makeup look, these lights aim to provide you with the perfect lighting. Using the foam sticky adhesive, attach it to your mirror, wall or vanity — it’s up to you! It also comes with customizable features like a timer and dimming capabilities.
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