LED strips can be used to create a striking media-panel feature effect around any TV.
Because this kind of lighting is intended as a low-level feature, you should choose either low-wattage white, RGB or RGBW LEDs. (We recommend making them dimmable. This will be useful, as even low-level LEDs may be brighter than you need, depending on the time of day or night).
Use dimmable 5-watt white LED tape (pure-white, neutral-white and warm-white options available), and a wireless remote for on/off and dimming control. Here are three controller options – you can find more alternatives on our LED dimmers page.
A stylish (but slightly more expensive) controller option is our handheld controller/receiver kit for white LEDs.
Or why not consider InStyle’s desktop dimmer LED control?
When selecting your colour-changing LEDs for your TV / media panel, choose either
For easy, cost-effective control & dimming, we suggest a single-zone RGB remote controller/receiver kit (as shown)
As with our RGB LEDs, we offer an easy-to-install-and-use single-zone RGBW remote controller/receiver kit for control and dimming.
Positioning your TV feature-light LEDs:
Your TV’s feature-light LEDs should be positioned to create a light-wash effect on the surrounding walls.
To achieve this, strip lights can be simply fitted around the edge of the TV’s back (to shine directly onto the wall behind, creating a halo effect).
Or the TV can be housed in a bespoke panel. This will allow you to fit you LEDs to the back or outside edge of the panel (see our mirror highlights page).
These recommendations apply to InStyle’s commercial-grade Epistar-branded LED strip lights. For lower-grade strip lights from elsewhere, adjust accordingly.