Have you ever thought about How to stick led strip lights to wood? Did you think that it is impossible without glue or screws? In reality, there is a simple and easy way to keep your led strip lighting stuck onto wood or any other solid surface.
These days, you can find a lot of people talking about smart lights. In fact, some of the newest developments in smart lights have just been launched. And that includes the release of smart light strips. This post is going to be a complete guide to how to stick smart led strip lights to wood.
How to stick led strip lights to wood?
It is important to know whether the wood you’re applying the lights to is dry or not. Dry wood is much easier to work with than wet wood. The best way to make sure your wood is dry is to let it sit outside in the sun for a few days. This will kill any bugs and make the wood easy to work with. There are many ways, but these are the best:
- Using double side tape.
- Using hot glue.
- Using a hot melt glue gun.
- Using a hot iron
It all depends on what method you have and what other things you have to do. If you are going to hang them on the wall, you can use a tape. If you are going to put it on the table, you can use a hot glue gun to stick on it.
1. Using double side tape
You have to remove the sticky side from the LED lights and stick the LED lights in the spot you want them, and then attach the sticky side to the tape. Be sure to test the lights to make sure they work. Also, read the instructions that came with the lights.
2. Using hot glue
There are many things that can be used to stick led strip lights to a surface. The most common method is using hot glue. This method is extremely easy and cost-effective. All you need is led strip light, a hot glue gun, and a few sticks of hot glue. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the led strip light. Make sure the glue does not overflow from the led strip. Now stick the led strip to the surface with the help of a stick of hot glue gun. The led strip will stick to the surface instantly.
3. Using a hot melt glue gun
Most hot glue guns come with a glue stick. These are easy to use and you simply need to push the glue stick into the gun and squeeze the handle to heat and melt the glue stick. Then you apply the glue directly from the gun to the back of your led light strips. Use the glue sparingly. Too much will make things messy and will make the lights feel heavy. It’s best to apply small amounts of glue to the back of the lights, then put the lights in place and hold them in place until the glue has dried. You can then add more glue as necessary. This will also help hold the lights in place while they’re drying.
4. Using a hot iron
To stick led strip lights using a hot iron, you need to start by peeling off the clear plastic sheeting on the LEDs. This will uncover the sticky adhesive on the back of the led strip lights. Next, you have to peel off the backing from the LED lights. You have to make sure that you do this in a place where you cannot accidentally stick them to something. If accidentally sticks them to something, then it is not recommended to try to get them off because you might damage the lights.
The last step is to place them where you wish to stick them, and then turn on the hot iron. This can help melt the adhesive and then stick the LEDs to the surface. After a few seconds of the hot iron being on the LEDs, they should be stuck to the surface. If you follow these steps, you should be able to stick the led strip lights properly.
Can led strip lights to be attached to wood?
Yes, you can certainly attach led strip lights to wood, but you need to ensure that whatever adhesive you use will adhere to the surface of your wood as well as to the back of your led strip lights. You need to check whether or not your led strip lights have any waterproofing on the back of the plastic that they are made of. If they have water-resistant plastic, you will be able to attach them to your wood. If the plastic is not water-resistant, it may not adhere well.
How do you stick LED lights without adhesive?
- Clean the area, I used rubbing alcohol as suggested by others.
- Peel off the adhesive backing. There are two layers of conductive adhesive, which doesn’t really matter. I found that if I peeled off the top layer and left the bottom layer on, the lights wouldn’t come off without removing the bottom layer as well.
- There is sticky stuff on the LED pieces to help them stick to each other. I had to break these pieces off before I could stick the LEDs directly to the wall.
- Only stick the LEDs on level surfaces, as the adhesive is not that great. I didn’t have any problems sticking them on the wall, or the side of a shelf. The side of a fridge might have been less smooth and the lights could have fallen off over time. I stuck them on a wall and haven’t had any problems. They’ve been up for about a week so far and don’t seem like they’ll fall off any time soon.