When we moved house, we found the previous owners had installed under-cupboard lighting in the kitchen. It uses basic and cheap 12V LED strips.
The strips are flexible and have glue on the back. We didn’t like them in the kitchen. So we tried them on the stairs.
Trying to work out where I want LED strips.
The "aeroplane emergency lighting" look on the stairs isn't great.
— Terence Eden (@edent) February 9, 2020
Our mate Sam suggested creating an “illuminated boudoir”.
Step 1 – remove the mattress:
Step 2 – thread the LED strips through the bed base’s slats:
The hardest part is making sure the lights all face downward.
The strips are tough, and the mattress is soft enough not to crush them.
Step 3 – plug them in!
Taking photos in the dark isn’t super easy, but you get the idea.
We’ve got these plugged into a smartplug so we can toggle them on/off from our phones. We can also shout “Alexa – make the bedroom romantic”. The Alexa is kept far away from the bedroom. We’re not monsters!