You finally built out a sleek, totally-you entertainment room. But it’s missing a little something – what could that be? Many homeowners pass by a simple design element that makes a world of difference. Entertainment shelf lighting is the much-needed illumination boost homeowners crave.
Whether it’s winding down, listening to music, taking in a movie, or playing video games, mixing in key spots of light will elevate any entertainment area and functional fixtures instantly. Besides adding warmth and depth in a small amount of space, entertainment shelf fixtures add more organization and efficiency to a room.
Most homeowners might be faced with a few questions: What lighting options are the best? Are they easy to install? Are they budget friendly? Not sure where to get started? Check out our comprehensive guide for entertainment shelf lighting at various styles and price points.
Entertainment Shelf Lighting Under $30
If you want a good starting point and don’t want to take a huge risk on entertainment shelf lights, begin with a product at a lower price point. A simple plug and play option like Woraton under cabinet puck lights roll in at just $26 and is great for homeowners looking to make zero commitment. Plus, these puck lights can change color (16, in fact!) and boast four different light modes. These two features are essential for game rooms and entertainment spaces.
Need less frills and want to keep the fixture budget-friendly? For those with utilitarian and functional style leanings, the Albrillo under cabinet LED light strip is top notch for shelving units and display areas. The $29 strip is remote controllable and offers an array of functions. Some of these capabilities include a brightness adjustment ranging from 10% to 100% dimmable and an auto-off function.
Need a very wallet-friendly option? This $15 under cabinet lighting kit will spotlight shelving in entertainment zones, crafting nooks, and desk areas. The kit works well with any hobby areas and can also illuminate bookshelves for endless hours of excitement. Besides budgets streamlined, this kit requires no installation. The light bar takes moments to install, with just stick-on and connect with 3MM tape. As for health and safety, the 6.6 feet long tape light comes with a low voltage of DC12V.
Entertainment Shelf Lighting Under $50
For homeowners looking for an even easier lift with a minimalist fancy, a 3-pack of Luminoodle LED push lights require zero installation. To utilize these fixtures to their fullest, this $34 light pack is AA battery powered and only needs heavy duty 3MM to keep affixed under shelves and cabinets. You’ll add brightness to dark corners in a snap.
Need something portable and chargeable? These motion-sensing stick-on lights boast a built-in magnet for quick and easy installation. The bar lights have rechargeable lithium batteries, complete with USB cables and power bank. These fixtures can be placed virtually anywhere and will only set homeowners back $31.
Entertainment Shelf Lighting Under $100
Got a lot of entertainment space to cover? And, want a bit more sophisticated technology? You’re in luck. Homeowners who need convenience and functionality should opt for remote controlled LED light bars. A pack of six runs about $51 but is well worth the price. The energy saving aluminum fixture includes dimming and timing modes, and a 360-degree remote control that works within a range of 16 to 32 feet.
But perhaps, more smart home technology is your style and preference. For savvy smart tech homeowners, an Alexa-compatible dimmable LED light bar is a top notch addition for shelving. In addition to compatibility with an array of virtual assistants, this fixture includes Wi-Fi and smart controls, 16 million color options, brightness and light modes, and an LED bar consumption of 24 watts. At just under $70, the light can be installed by homeowners in mere minutes. And an added sweetner? The LED light bar has a low voltage of DC 12V, with no risks of electric shock or high heat.
Funky, Off-Beat Shelf Lighting Options
Or, off beat and eclectic homeowners might want to pursue even further shelf light options. Instead of light bars, go for vivid sconces under shelf units to spotlight display items, trophies, and other decor. If contemporary style is your bag, these fixtures offer multi-purpose use for cabinets, shelving, closets, and work areas. Not to mention, this LED light bulb has a lifespan of 50,000 hours which will be sweet on any homeowners’ finances!
If a little personal touch and a little more oomph is your style, consider a shelf floor lamp. Shelves can spotlight items, plants, decor, books, or even moonlight as a tiny reading or workspace. This particular model will cast bold light and charge electronic devices. The minimalist style will suit a variety of home styles from modern to Scandinavian to boho and trendy. At just $74, this light-meets-furniture piece is a steal, but also a functional asset for shelf lighting!
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Stephanie Valente is a Content Director and Editor in Brooklyn, NY. She’s previously held writing and social media positions at Barkbox, Men’s Journal, and currently works at a full-service advertising agency. She’s a self-confessed home and design enthusiast. Stephanie is an award-winning poet and fiction writer. When she’s offline, you can find her taking a yoga class, running, hanging out with her rescue dog Pepper. Find her on stephanievalente.com.