The following post outlines the steps to lighting up my doll apartment using LED strip lights. This is a continuation from my previous post Lighting up the apartments Part 1.
Below are the contents of the kit I purchased from Amazon plus a separate purchase of connectors (in the zitrades packet)
First step is to take the roll of lights and cut off the length of lights needed. They are arranged in multiples of three. As you see below there are three lights between each copper junction. Its across the copper junction that you have to cut, whether its three or six lights at a time, once its a multiple of three.
I cut the first three off the roll which has the power connection attached and then another set of three, as my rooms need about two strips due to the size.
Below is a close up of the copper junction after it has been cut.
The next step is to expose the copper by peeling back the plastic coating.
As you can see just enough plastic is cut back to expose only the copper leads.Next step is to connect the newly cut light strip to an LED connector so two sets are along one circuit.
First picture below shows the connector closed and the following one shows it open with the led lights pushed into the connector.
Once the two sets led lights are secured by the connector this is how it looks.
The end with the power cord is then attached to the power outlet.
Now its ready to be mounted on the ceiling of the room. The lovely thing is on the back of the lights there is an adhesive, just peel back the paper and stick.
This is what the ceilings look like:
The lights really give that much needed light in the dark corners of this apartment and they are very easy to operate with the included remote. The lights can be dimmed, made to flicker in four different settings like a Christmas tree or discotheque, or they can change colour.
I hope this little tutorial inspires you to tackle this little lighting project. The LED lights are effective, the one drawback though is that there should be more led strips with the power cord end to facilitate installation in multiple rooms. The only way round this hindrance is to buy more kits, which I will be doing anyway.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
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