How to create ambient lighting in your home with LED Strips

Krista Aumüller
10/14/2016 in Know How
Just like breathing air to fill our lungs, lighting can have the same effect and fill any given room we enter. With the right lighting, you can transform the look and feel of your entire home. In this blog, we’re taking a look at how you can create ambient lighting to enhance your home using LED Strips. You won’t even need to undertake any expensive or intrusive renovation work – we’ll show you how you can install LED Strips retrospectively without the need for wiring.

Make your home a more exciting place to be with ambient lighting

Lighting moods combine a variety of different lighting types – downlights, ceiling lights, concealed lights and much more. By combining lighting sources and colors, you can create various lighting scenes for watching TV, reading a book, hosting a party with your friends or preparing a meal. By changing the lighting scene of the room, we can also completely change the whole atmosphere. Here’s an example of our Loxone Showhome:

Loxone Showhome with bright LED lighting
Loxone Showhome with colorful LED lighting mood

Lighting mood activated

This colorful yet versatile use of indirect lighting is great for parties or even relaxing on the couch while watching TV.

By using our LED Strips under the kitchen cabinets, in the ceiling crown and around the kitchen island we are able to create unique light scenes with impressive effects that match every mood.

The secret ingredient to that dish that guests all love? A cooking lighting mood! Bright light with the right accents helps you prepare a meal efficiently so you can nail that special recipe every time. Then with just a tap on a Touch switch, you can impress your guests even further with a new lighting mood to set the mood.

Kitchen with bright LED lighting
Kitchen with colorful LED lighting mood
For more information on how to plan your lighting, check out how to plan lighting with LED spotlights.

Let’s get to work with LED lighting

Now we’ll take a closer look at ambient lighting. In rooms like the kitchen, living room, dining room and bedroom, we use RGBW LED strips in addition to our LED Spots so we can create unique color accents. As you’ve seen from the pictures above… it looks awesome! Follow along to see what you need for your ambient lighting:

Unsure of which LED strips to use? Check out our blog on what to look for when buying LED strips.

Loxone Tools for LED Strip Installation

The installation in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Cut the LED Strip
1. Place the LED Strip on the surface and cut it to the right length.
Step 2: Connect LED Strip with Dimmer
2. Connect the LED Strip with the Loxone 24V Dimmer Air or DMX.
Step 3: Connect power adapter to dimmer
3. Connect the power adapter to the RGBW Dimmer.

Ambient lighting is possible for every type of home – new build or renovation!

For Loxone Partners: Configuration with our free Loxone Config

Open Loxone Config and add the RGBW Dimmer to your periphery by using the search function. Assign Room and Category to the RGBW Dimmer in the properties of the device. Finally, just click on “Auto Configure” and Loxone Config is doing the rest for your. The configuration is done including visualization for your Smartphone and Webbrowser.

Screenshot of Lighting Block in Loxone Config

To define your individual light scenes, just open your Loxone App and try different colors and moods and save them.

Our products for creating ambient lighting with LED Strips

To realize your own ambient light you just need a few things. Here’s an example of all things you need to retrofit LED strips (besides that we have fully wired options available as well):

Loxone Miniserver Go

Miniserver Go
The Loxone Miniserver is the intelligent center of your smart home. It connects to the RGBW Dimmer with the integrated Air technology and allows you to fully automate and control your home.

RGBW Dimmer Air

RGBW 24V Dimmer Air
To control the LED strips (or other 24V lights like our LED Spots), you need the RGBW 24V Dimmer Air. This device communicates wirelessly with the Miniserver Go.

RGBW LED Strip

RGBW LED strip
Our RGBW LED strip offers bright and highly energy efficient LEDs with millions of colors. They can be cut or extended to the right length.

Power Adaptor

Power Adapter 24V 6.25A
This power adaptor is perfect for powering the LED Strips through the Loxone RGBW 24V Dimmer Air.

 

Let’s talk about
your smart home

Interested? We are happy to answer any questions you may have about living in a Loxone Smart Home, finding a Loxone Partner or even becoming one yourself.

Kathryn Flick

Head of Lead Development

P: (610)-810-3344

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