A bold builder will disobey traditional lighting guidelines and create lighting for a house entrance using led strips. The entrance, more than any other area, creates an impression of the house and its residents. As darkness falls, harmonious, glare-free lighting leads the visitor easily into the vestibule and also creates a positive first impression.
Illuminating the entrance to a house with led strips indicates that the residents of the house and its lighting designer are courageous and innovative. Indirect lighting done with strips can create new guiding lines for people’s gazes. If there is a shelter built on pillars in front of the entrance door, you can create strength and sturdiness for the entrance passage by framing the supporting pillars or front door with an led strip. A solution deviating from the norm strongly emphasises the architecture of the house. The effect can be enhanced even more if you also illuminate the pillars from down to up using patio- and ground lights.
Finish the strip lighting by installing a light strip inside an aluminium profile. The aluminium profile can often be concealed by recessing it inside a wooden pillar or other structure. The aluminium profile extends the life of the led strip by protecting and cooling it. Depending on the model, the strips are available in reels of 5 or 50 metres or cut to a specified length.
Light colour temperature is a matter of taste. Light colour temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin. The colour repeatability of a bulb (RA or CRI) and the colour temperature (K) greatly affect the sensing of the ambient world of colour and the creation of atmosphere. The higher the Kelvin value, the bluer and colder the light is. Airam Norma II and Rigel II led strips are sold cut-to-length in colour temperatures of 3000 K and 4000 K. For outdoor use, always choose an led strip with a protection class of at least IP44.