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How do you install LED strips on crown molding?

Last Updated: 4th January, 2020

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Moreover, what's the average cost to install crown molding?

The average cost to install crown molding is $7 to $16 per linear foot depending on the materials chosen and labor costs. For an average living room, crown molding costs $464 to $1,102, while a kitchen costs between $210 to $570, and an entire home costs between $2,000 and $4,000 for both labor and installation.

One may also ask, how do I cut crown molding? On the first wall, cut crown moulding for a butt joint in the corner. Then, make the cope to fit into it: Make a 45-degree inside miter cut on the piece to be coped. On the mitered cut, mark the edge of the crown moulding profile with a pencil to give you a line to follow with your coping saw.

Correspondingly, can LED strips light up a room?

1 Answer. LED strips could certainly light up a room, but they're unconventional. Again, widely variable, but heat buildup is the enemy of LEDs. If you can stick the strips to something metal, that'll help.

Can you cut LED strips?

LED Strip Lights can be cut at 5 or 10 cm intervals, depending on the type of strip light purchased. The "cutting points" are clearly marked with a straight line. To seperate your strip lights, cut along the line using a pair of scissors or craft knife.

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How do you prevent can lights from shadowing?

You will want to avoid placing recessed lighting fixtures too close together or in rows down the center of the room. This can have the same look and feel of an airport runway. You will also want to avoid shadows in the corners by placing your recessed lights at least three feet away from the wall.

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How do you remove crown molding from the ceiling?

Pry the molding evenly away from the wall with a flat pry bar. Place the pry bar near each nail shank to pry the molding away. Pry evenly down the length of the molding, moving the molding away from the wall evenly until the crown molding is completely away from the wall.

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Does crown molding make a room look taller?

Crown molding does not make a room look smaller -- in most instances. Whether it does or does not depends largely upon how high your ceilings are and how wide the molding is. If the room is small and has normal or low ceilings, a 2- to 4-inch-width molding is appropriate.

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What can I use instead of crown molding?

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is another popular alternative to the traditional wooden crown molding. It is installed very much the same way as real crown molding but is cheaper and more lightweight. MDF crown molding is also very customizable, as it can be stained or painted to the color you desire.

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Which side of crown molding goes up?

Crown molding can look good both ways: in its usual alignment or upside-down, which makes it difficult to determine the end that's supposed to be the top. Generally, the end with the least amount of detail goes on top, and the decorative trim faces the bottom.

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How do you speed up molding?

To install molding, start by cutting the pieces to the right size. Next, locate and mark studs as it's best to nail molding into a support structure. When placing the molding, first glue the edges that make contact with the wall or ceiling, then nail the molding into the stud.

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What is the purpose of crown molding?

Crown molding encapsulates a large family of moldings which are designed to gracefully flare out to a finished top edge. Crown molding is generally used for capping walls, pilasters, and cabinets, and is used extensively in the creation of interior and exterior cornice assemblies and door and window hoods.

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How many LED strips can you connect together?

We recommend no more than two consecutive strips connected end-to-end. If you do more, you need to add a separate power bus with higher gauge wire to run the strips down the line, or add additional power supplies down the line. With these strips, the data signal runs through the center wire on all the strips.

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How do you wire an LED?

Unlike LEDs that are wired in series, LEDs wired in parallel use one wire to connect all the positive electrodes of the LEDs your using to the positive wire of the power supply and use another wire to connect all the negative electrodes of the LEDs your using to the negative wire of the power supply.

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How do you install LED lights behind a TV?

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Can LED strip lights catch fire?

If you cleanly splice the wires, you won't have any issues. Solder them correctly, twisting them to have a mechanical connection and soldering to have an electrical connection.. then heat shrink it. The LEDs will not give off enough heat to catch on fire or burn your bed, ever.

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Can you leave LED strip lights on all night?

Yes - as long as your led fixture is properly cooled, and properly wired. Second of all, wood is not a very good heatsink, so smearing a few meters of led strips directly to the bottoms of kitchen cabinets is going to reduce the leds lifespan to a year if you're lucky.

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Can you put tape on LED lights?

Yes you can use clear packing tape to secure the strips. No, packing tape won't cause a fire. But you need to add a fuse before the leds to prevent every other cause of fire.

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Can you hot glue LED light strips?

Short answer: Hot glue!
Yes – hot glue holds up very well. If you need to relocate the RGB strip lights later on, you can just peel off the glue easily.

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Can LED strip lights be reused?

Yes, as long as you can connect wires to it or find a matching connector. It will still work at the rated voltage (usually 12VDC), but will draw lower current. I use cut strips all the time, and have had very good results with connectors.

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How do you hang LED strip lights on the wall?

Follow the steps below before you cut any of the lights or attach them to any surface.
  1. Lay out all the products to create a mock installation to make sure you have all the supplies necessary.
  2. Unroll the LED strip lights from the plastic reel.
  3. Attach the uncut lights to the power supply and turn on the power supply.