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How you design your workspace can greatly impact your mindset and productivity. It’s no wonder Amazon and Google encourage their employees to decorate their work nooks according to their liking.
It’s important to note as well that the way you decorate your workspace makes you easily identifiable in the organization to which you belong. Your chosen décor will serve as a territorial marker of sorts.
If you still have to spruce up your work cubicle and you need some ideas on how to go about the task, one of the most important things to consider is lighting. Illuminating the area where you work can enhance your daily work process. At the same time, it can make your “domain” feel even more special, personal and inspiring.
LED Lights Are Perfect for Workspaces
There are different types of pretty lights on the market but the best options for small space illumination are LED lights. They are cost-effective, come in a large variety of designs, shapes and colors, and best of all, they do not emit heat.
6 Creative Ways to Enhance Your Workspace with LED Strip Lights
Given the different styles, shapes, and colors of LED lights, there are also a lot of ways you can use them to make your workspace an inviting and inspiring place to be. Here are six creative ideas to try using only LED strip lights.
1. Use them to outline the edges of your shelves
If you are not keen on using a typical work lamp to literally brighten up your work area, a great alternative would be premium quality LED strip lights. You can attach them to the shelf right above your worktable to illuminate the space.
Or, if you find outlining the straight edges of your shelves with lights a little too conventional, you can try creating new shapes with the strip lights because the strip is flexible enough.
2. Create a lamp by placing a coil of LED strip lights in a glass hurricane
This is actually a popular Pinterest DIY lamp idea because it’s so easy to do either with LED strip lights or a string of twinkle lights. They do not only provide enough brightness to any space but also a touch of whimsy as the little lights tend to look like fireflies caught in a jar.
3. Create a faux luxury candle
A rather similar idea to a DIY glass lamp is a faux luxury candle. A lot of people place the strip lights in fancy cans for a warm subdued glow. This lighting idea only falls short of the effect of scented luxury candles because LED lights do not emit any scent. But, for that relaxing glow, it is quite comparable.
4. Turn your wall into a “scenic view”
Use the strip lights to create the shape of everything from city buildings to trees to turning one of your blank walls into a “scene.” The wonderful thing about this idea is you can easily change the scene to fit your mood or the season.
5. Form the lights into motivational words
If you like seeing encouraging words around you, do not bother buying posters or making some. Instead, shape the strip lights into words of motivation. They will probably work better than a poster as the words pop out into your vision like a bright idea.
6. Create a bench arch lamp
If you use your hands to draw or create things for work, this is a clever lighting idea for your workspace. It’s quite easy to make, too. All you need are the following:
- LED strip lights
- A dimmable LED power supply
- An aluminum strip
- Drill bits
- Soldering Iron
- Bolts and nuts (6 mm)
Basically, you just securely attach the strip lights to the aluminum strip and screw them onto your table.
There is no shortage of workspace beautification ideas when it comes to using LED strip lights. You can discover more by visiting social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram, and take inspiration from showrooms to finally have a work area that not only inspires your process but also everybody identifies as yours.
Ajay Awtaney is co-founder of Nakashi General Trading LLC, an electrical lighting company in Dubai catering to the needs of clients and projects requiring quality lighting products and solutions. Nakashi General Trading LLC today is an approved vendor of reputable organisations (Jumeirah, Engineering Office, Meraas, Musanadah and Thumbay, to name a few) for supplying lighting products.