Lighting for the kitchenREYES J.Very is to install and is functional. Like everything in IKEA. The price? Little too much5
Best thing for closets and more!!!FranciscoBest light ever it does wonders if use properly I can't get enough of this product5
Stunning resultJared B.I built an indoor playhouse for our kids and inset these strips into the house, and the result is seriously stunning. It's a really nice, warm light, ad unless you have it all the way dim, you cannot see the individual LEDs. It looks much more high-end than it costs. It's really nice to have the diffuser built-in. Just a few things to note before you buy:
1) You do need to buy the driver and power cord to make these work. For the cheap price of this LED strip, this makes sense, but I think a few people are surprised by this. I bought the TRÅDFRI wireless driver and it works great. I also bought the wireless dimmer and installed it inside the playhouse and my kids love using it.
2) The strip only bends inward or outward, not side-to-side. Just good to know.
3) The included sticky pads do nothing, they just fall off. The included clips are the way to go.5
Waste of moneyZach M.Complete waste of money. It’s $29 for just the lights and then you have to buy an an additional “led driver” and “power supply cord” separately.1
Very impressedCarlVery impressed5
Perfect for over-cabinet lightingMARISSAI used this rope lighting to put over my kitchen cabinets. I didn’t want lights that showed diodes in dot-style points, but rather a smooth row of illumination. This was perfect, and could be cut to size like other LED tapes. I used a total of 4 to do my whole kitchen uplights. Using these has given the illusion of a bigger kitchen space.5
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