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Check out the posts below for installation tips and tricks. Whether it’s a residential or commercial application setting, any space will benefit from long-lasting, energy-efficient, beautiful accent lighting. From recessed mini lights to highlight a deck, to light a dark cove with tape lighting, LED accent lighting offers virtually limitless application possibilities.

  • Kitchens, baths, dens, dining areas, closets, and media rooms
  • China and glassware cabinets, trophy cases
  • Hotels, restaurants, bars, and other hospitality venues
  • Retail store accent and product lighting
  • Museums, galleries, and antique stores
  • Wine and liquor displays in restaurants and bars
  • Tradeshow and exhibition lighting for graphics and artwork
  • RV and boat interior recessed light

The Best Under Cabinet Lighting Solutions

Find the right Armacost Lighting product for your kitchen cabinet lighting project. Solutions include LED strip light kits, under cabinet LED tape light, puck lights, linear light bars, and LED light diffusing channels...

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How to Wire LED Puck Lights

Common wiring configurations for installing LED puck lighting...

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Safety Certifications for LED Lighting

Armacost Lighting products have been lab tested and certified for safe use by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, like UL and ETL. Learn about LED lighting safety certifications and why they are important...

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How to Solder LED Tape Light

Recommended best practices for soldering LED wires and making connections with Armacost Lighting LED strip lights...

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Understanding LED Strip Light Configurations

Proper planning is key to any installation of LED strip lights. Pre-planning your LED lighting configuration and understanding the capabilities and limitations of your LED tape light will aid in avoiding problems...

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Update Traditional Light Bulbs to LED Lights for Energy Savings

Still using incandescent or halogen light bulbs in your home? Transitioning from traditional light bulbs to LED lighting is easy and will save you money...

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How to Connect LED Light Strips

Learn how to install a solderless LED connector to connect your cut strips of Armacost Lighting RibbonFlex LED lights...

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What Is RGB+WW LED Strip Light?

When shopping for LED strip light, there are a lot of terms that may seem new. Some that are commonly seen on multicolor LED strips are RGB, RGB+W, and RGB+WW. So what exactly does all of this mean?

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What is an IP Rating?

To define the level of water resistance of an outdoor LED lighting product, we utilize a measurement called Ingress Protection, or IP Rating...

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Outdoor LED Strip Lights

Can you use strip lighting outside? LED tape lighting is great for indoor applications like undercabinet lighting and other accents, but there are options available for outdoor LED lighting as well to help customize your exterior living spaces...

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Universal+ High Power Factor Dimmable LED Power Supplies

What is "high power factor"? Learn about Armacost Lighting's exclusive, ultra-efficient Universal+ Dimmable Drivers and why you should use them in your next LED light installation...

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White Light Temperature Guide (2700K · 3000K · 4000K · 5000K· 6500K)

When starting a new lighting installation project, a critical decision is determining the best color temperature for the installation. LED color temperatures can look vastly different from one another and range from a warm candlelight glow to the cool bright fluorescent color...

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RGB vs. RGBW LED Strip Light. What’s the Difference?

RGB LED strip lights have been on the market for a while now and have been a great solution for previously unheard of accent lighting features. RGB strip lights have opened the door to creative and colorful LED installations. These LEDs strips give customers a wide range of customizable color for completely unique lighting installations. Due to the popularity of RGB LED strip lights, a new tape light…

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Why LED Lights are perfect for RV & Boats

Are you interested in installing custom accent lighting in your RV? Or are you exploring a new build and looking for an energy efficient, easy-to-install solution? LED lights have several advantages over halogen and incandescent lighting, that make LEDs the perfect option for boat lighting and RV lighting…

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How to Select an LED Driver

Installing LED lighting is a low-cost and energy efficient way to add accent or task lighting anywhere in your home or business. A critical part of installing custom LED lighting is choosing the LED driver that meets your needs. While this may seem like an easy task…

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How Do I Dim LED Strip Lights?

LED strip lights are a great solution for any lighting project calling for low-voltage lighting. While these lights are great at adding additional brightness to any room, sometimes there is a need for dynamic brightness control….

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Selecting the Right LED Tape Light Kit for Your Home

Accent lighting is a great way to bring custom style and brightness to any room in your home. Historically, these types of projects could be challenging, costly and time consuming for homeowners often requiring the help of professional contractors. With the advent of LED lighting and more specifically LED strip light kits, the issues with “self-installing” accent lighting….

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LED Dimming Basics

The type of dimmer you choose will be based on your lighting type, and how you want to install and control your LED lighting. Knowing your options will help you choose the right dimming method that will work best with your installation, lighting needs and budget...

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Voltage Drop Calculator

Voltage drop is a natural occurrence in low-voltage lighting systems. It is the gradual decrease in voltage that occurs along the length of power feed wires to the LED lights...

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Constant Voltage vs. Constant Current

With all the different variations of LED power supplies, finding the right LED driver for your LED lighting installation can be more difficult than you may think. There are many factors to consider when looking for the best solution that meets your specific installation needs...

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How to Calculate Total Wattage for LED Light Installations

Wattage charts are helpful when calculating the total wattage of your LED lighting installation...

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LED Strip Light Installation Tips

Instructions and best practices for LED strip light installation. Learn about tape light placement, surface preparation tips, and more...

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