LED lights are a fantastic way to spruce up your home cheaply, easily and effectively. This doesn't mean your home isn't already awesome; it's just a cool way to make it even more awesome. LED lights can help you to create mood lighting, highlight certain parts of a room, and, basically, to remain totally in control of all the lighting in your home. It also helps that they're low-energy, so they'll barely make a dint in your energy bills, too.
Phillips SpotOn Light
If you ever find yourself stumbling through to the kitchen in the middle of the night to investigate strange noises, or tripping over slippers on your way to the bathroom because it's too dark, then you need a Phillips SpotOn light in your home. These small LED lights can be fixed to walls, close to the floor, and are fitted with motion sensors. When you walk past the light, it'll light up your path for 15-20 seconds while you get yourself a glass of water at midnight, hassle-free. The light level is subtle, so your eyes won't find it offensive even if you've already been asleep for the past three hours, and it's easily attachable to walls with stick-on tape – which is included, as well as the batteries. You can also put them inside cupboards and closets – so making your way around in the night is much easier with LEDs!
Blanco Master Ilux Kitchen Faucet
This LED feature is more fun than functional – but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Produced by Blanco, the faucet includes a small LED light – powered by a turbine, so no electricity is necessary – which flicks on when you run the tap. What's more, it'll be red when you run hot water, and blue when you run cold, and purple when you run a bit of both. The small LED bulbs shines into the water, giving the illusion that your tap is running coloured water. It might not come in handy all that often, but it will certainly make your kitchen stand out from the rest.
Illuminated LED House Numbers
This one's fun, funky, and functional. Illuminated LED house numbers are available to buy from various sources online, and they don't just look ultra-cool compared to traditional old metal signs. They're also handy when it comes to keeping your home secure; they'll make you easier to find – for those who know what number to look for – so if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to call the police or an ambulance in the night, you won't need to worry about giving them directions. Of course, it also means your pizza will get to you faster, too...
Yep, you heard right – LED wallpaper is now available to buy. It features repeated patterns consisting of white, blue and red LED lights, each of which can be controlled with an individual ballast. This means that, alongside dimming your lights, you can dim your walls, too! This might not be something that you're going to want in every room of the house, but it would certainly look great if you've got a dedicated party room or as a feature wall in your living room.
LED Binary Clock
OK, so with this one, you've got to be able to understand binary, but that's pretty simple, right? The LED binary clock is pretty much the easiest way to show off with lighting. It looks fantastic, and it has the added exclusivity of only being understandable to those who know binary. In fact, to your friends, it will probably look more like a simple LED wall display – so you can impress them with your uncanny ability to know the time around it! The LED binary clock is, without a doubt, one of the coolest LED items on the market today.
About the Author: Vicci Lane is an entrepreneur and home maker. She loves writing, swimming and creative design. She writes about home improvements and lighting design for Arrow Europe.