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LED channels for strip lighting shelves

Innovative shelf LED lighting profiles.

We represent some of the top LED channel manufacturers. Shelf-lighting aluminum extrusions can be the best way to easily install your LED strips on your shelves, from plant shelf lighting to bar shelf lighting ideas. if you're looking into how to hide light strips on your custom shelves projects, we have the solution. We offer a variety of styles to choose from.

We stock the LED channels and accessories at our warehouse in Knoxville, Tennessee, and can ship to all parts of the USA.

 

What is a shelf LED lighting profile?

Recessed LED linear light profiles are a protective enclosure for your LED lights that allow you to direct the light where it's needed most to accentuate spaces. They also allow your LED strips to dissipate heat, improving their lifespan. Recessed linear light tracks can be painted or sprayed to get your own desired custom color to match the surroundings or the color of the shelves you're installing it into. The purpose of a recessed LED strip light fixture for your shelves is to provide the following:

  1. A structure to protect the LED chips from dust, humidity, etc.
  2. A diffuse look on your LED light strips where hot spots or individual LED dots won't be visible.
  3. A heat sink panel for your LED strips to prevent overheating.
  4. A recessed linear light fixture that can redirect light where it needs to go, avoiding the need to use high-output LED strips.
  5. Hiding led light strips can be challenging. A shelf lighting profile allows you to create a space where your LED light will be near invisible.

 

Looking for a way to spruce up your shelves with LED lighting? Check out our blog post on tips for cutting LED channels!

Pros & Cons of using a shelf LED profile


  • They can turn any space into a modern aesthetic shelving area where you can add your personal taste. I.e, glass shelf lighting for bar areas or accent lights for your display shelves
  • They need to be installed on even surfaces. Installing aluminum channels on an uneven surface is not suggested.
  • Easy installation - We sell all the necessary materials for easy installation. The aluminum channels and diffusers can be cut to fit any space.
  • Spreading light evenly makes the lighting fixtures energy efficient, without the need for high-output LED lights.


Installing LED strip lights on shelves using our aluminum profiles.

Shelf lighting ideas

  • Recessed wooden bookshelves lighting - ideal recessed led channel:- Groove10 or Groove14
  • Shelf with built in light- When the led channel runs behind the shelf and gives a soft glow up or down the back wall  - Our Nano line or Slash8 led channel works well for this 
  • Glass shelf edge lighting - we have a few options for edge light led strips depending on the requirements but the Hannover and Pula are the most popular
  • Floating wall shelf with led lights - there are many different preferences here, but the VARIO30-06 is a wide led channel that allows for a double led strip if needed 


These fixtures are easy to install and provide a beautiful glow to any area. Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Drill an appropriately-sized hole onto the recessed groove of a flat surface.
  2. Attach the mounting clips to the surface.
  3. Mount LED light channels onto the mounting clips.
  4. Remove the protective layer of the adhesive from the mountable LED light strip, and place the strip inside the aluminum channel.
  5. Place the diffuser on the mounting channel. Then, gently press down on different sections of the cover without bending it or breaking the cover.
  6. Attach the end caps of the extrusions. End caps with holes allow you to run power cables.


Keep in mind depending on the LED channel, the installation steps might vary. Check out the specification sheets of the LED channel you want to install for more information.


Some of the shelf lighting profiles we carry:


  • LED profile Bonn - This LED profile is manufactured from high-purity aluminum. It is ideal for shelving or similar as it offers up-and-down lighting. Both profiles and the frosted cover are available in lengths of 1m. Suitable for LED strips with a maximum width of 5mm like our Flaming Grass or Honey Suckle narrow led strip. This smart led channel is ideal for a lighted liquor shelf, light-up bar shelf, 
    led cooler lights, a cosmetic shelf with light, or a retail display shelf with lights.

  • Shelf Bracket Edge-Lit LED Channel ~ Model Pula - The Pula Edge-lit shelf channel consists of two aluminum profile extrusions: The first profile is the mounting track which is attached to the wall, and the second profile is locked into the mounting track. This design allows for easy installation and adaptation to different thicknesses of material for the shelf.

  • Edge-Lit LED Profile for Shelves and Signage ~ Model Ginebra - The Ginebra LED channel is designed for edge-lighting acrylic signage and panels about 3/8" thick. This versatile aluminum LED edge-lighting profile can be used for a wide range of edge-lit panel applications and custom sign manufacturing. Wall-illuminated shelves and Edge-lit glass shelves are some popular applications of this LED profile, perfect for creating a floating wall shelf with LED lights for your residence.


Reasons to buy from us - Our Differentiators.

  • Our aluminum profiles use high-purity aluminum and are made in Europe or the USA.
  • They are manufactured in Europe and are stocked and supplied from the USA.
  • Our extrusions are available from 2ft to 6ft+ lengths to reduce the need for joining.
  • We have a wide range of high-quality materials in order to set up a complete LED kit, including a dimmer, power supply, connectors, and much more.
  • Our sales staff are experienced and can provide ideas for your custom LED light projects.



Frequently asked questions

Q: How do you cut aluminum LED channels and diffusers?

A: LED profiles can easily be cut using a hacksaw with a fine cutting blade. You can find more information here: Tips on cutting LED profiles and covers.

Q: How do I stick LED strip lights to wood?

A: The best way to install LED strips to wood is by using an aluminum channel, the 3M adhesives of the LED strips will stick better to the aluminum. Aluminum also acts as a heatsink to prevent overheating and prolong the LED tape lifespan. I.e If you want to stick LED tape to your light wood shelf where you don't want the LED lights to be exposed, you can create a groove where you can install recessed aluminum profiles.

Q: How do I hide LED strip lights on shelves?

A: Hidden LED lighting enhances the look of any clothing shelf, grow light shelf, or book shelf with lights. One of the best ways to hide an LED strip inside a shelf is by using a recessed aluminum channel. They can easily and elegantly hide the LED tape you want to install under, over, or behind the shelves. Check out our recessed aluminum channels page for more information.

Q: Do you sell the LED strips separately?

A: Yes, the power supply, LED strips, end caps, diffusers, and mounting clips are sold separately. This makes them easier for very custom installs.

Q: How do I install LED lights in a display cabinet?

A: Generally, lighting display cabinet furniture can be challenging due to the dimensions, especially if the shelves are moveable or divided into smaller spaces or compartments. The best solution is to install the LED lighting fixture vertically as LED tape lights can be custom cut to desired sizes and are flexible to fit in custom shelves. They can be hidden next to the front corners of the cabinet display.

 

  • Edge-lit Acrylic Sign Base Channel ~ Model Hannover

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    Profile only ~ Accessories are sold separately Excludes acrylic sign panel Description Hannover is an aluminum base channel for LED edge-lit acryli...

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  • Slim LED Channel ~ Model Slim8

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    profile only - all accessories sold separately Description The Slim8 surface mount LED channel is a one of our smallest LED profiles and is availab...

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  • Very Thin Recessed LED Strip Channel ~ Model Nano Line

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    Profile only ~ accessories sold separately Description The Nano Line channel is a very thin profile used for recessed accent lighting. This profile...

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  • 30/60 Degree Corner LED Channel ~ Model Cabi12

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  • 30/60 Degree Corner LED Channel ~ Model Corner14

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  • Lightweight Surface Mount LED Channel ~ Model Begton12

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  • Polycarbonate Channel for LED Strip ~ Model Slash8

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    Profile only - Accessories sold separately DescriptionThis completely Polycarbonate Channel for LED Strip is flexible and can be used to create man...

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  • 0.39" Recessed LED Channel ~ Model Smart-In10

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  • 1.3" Shallow-Section Recessed LED Channel ~ Model Vario30-06

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  • Recessed Easy Mounting LED Channel ~ Model Groove14

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  • Shelf Bracket Edge-Lit LED Channel ~ Model Pula

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  • 0.39" Recessed LED Channel ~ Model Groove10

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