Over the past few years, LED lights have taken over the lighting industry mainly due to their light efficiency, brightness, and affordability. However, a time may come when you want something different from the white light.
You could always go for colorful units, but they tend to be too pricey. Luckily for you, you could follow some simple steps to get the change you desire. And the most impressive thing about the guideline that we shall provide you is that you do not need any particular skill to get it done.
Table of Contents
- Different Ways of Changing an LED Light’s Color
- I) Coloring the Bulb Directly
- II) Use of a Colored Paper
- III) A Nail Polish
- Closing Remark
Different Ways of Changing an LED Light’s Color
Let’s now cover the various techniques of getting a different color for your LED light:
I) Coloring the Bulb Directly
Before you embark on this process, you should keep in mind that you are making a permanent change, so you have to be sure that’s the color you want. Then, since the unit’s surface is exceptionally smooth, you’ll need sandpaper to protect it.
With that in check, use sandpaper with a grit of 200-400 to sand the whole unit while being gentle not to break it. Next, brush off the dust and then use a marker of your liking to paint the bulb.
Cover all the spots so that you don’t leave any gaps.
II) Use of a Colored Paper
The next method is relatively easy, whereby you’ll use a colored piece of thin paper that won’t dim your lights excessively. On top of that, have a pair of scissors, a selection of your colors, and a clear tape close by so that you can work with minimal interruptions.
Now, cut the paper into small rectangular pieces to cover the LED unit, and then use a marker to color the papers into your ideal color pattern(s). Lastly, tape the colored paper onto the LED.
III) A Nail Polish
While this method may not be the most popular, you won’t be required to sand the bulb as the sticking of the polish is not affected by the bulb’s smoothness.
Here, you only apply the nail polish with the color of your choice, give it time to dry, and then add a layer of gel on top to reduce the risk of fires.
The only problem with this method is that it will dim your lights, and your room may look too dark.
We believe that the methods we have broken down are pretty straightforward and cost-effective such that none of them should give you a hard time implementing them.
All that is remaining is for you to choose the one that works for you, and your LED can light up your space the way you want it with the perfect color.
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