The panel’s LED strips are mounted in a similar fashion to those found on drop-ceiling installations. When they’re so close to a wall (or other surface), the LEDs may give unwanted reflections – so in order to avoid this, the strips are housed in frosted aluminium profiles (aka extrusions) which diffuse the light from the LEDs. This produces a smooth colour-wash effect on the surrounding wall.
Kitchen LEDs – main lights, working lights & feature lights
As part of the same project, 10W RGBW LED strips were installed in the kitchen of the house as well.
InStyle supplied all the LED tape (kitchen and TV-room media panel) pre-cut and soldered to the lengths required by the homeowner, ready for hassle-free installation right out of the box.
The kitchen LEDs are mounted at three levels – to offer plinth/kickboard lighting, under-cabinet lighting and drop-ceiling lighting. Each level is paired to its own multichannel LED receiver, so each is a separate lighting system or ‘zone’ that can be controlled independently of the others (as this pic demonstrates).
The three multichannel receivers in the kitchen are controlled by the same hand-held remote unit as the TV-room media panel. In fact, this model of remote control can handle up to 8 independent lighting zones!