DIY LED stairs

Watch your step – no, really. Each fade-in, fade-out, cross-tread LED light is a miniature marvel to behold in action, even inside a fairly conventional-looking home interior.

Edo Kriegsmann is a German designer with a taste for interactive furniture, furnishings, and fixtures, including but not limited to light-up tables and these DIY motion sensor stair lights. The sensor at the bottom, once tripped, starts the sequence of lights leading up to the top of the steps – while not demonstrated, one has to hope there is a corresponding sensor at the top that performs the same function in reverse.

LED stairs strip lights

Automatic lighting for stairs

“We bring light into the darkness. Our innovative lighting systems are specifically developed for staircases and hallways, offering you advantages every step of the way. As you ascend or descend the staircase, automated spotlights sequentially illuminate each step. The lights function independently from the surrounding room lighting, making every step safer. Safety has never looked so good! As a design feature, this energy efficient product from interactive furniture will help your property shine. ”

“One way to illuminate a stairway is the use of LED strips. These can be applied directly under the stair, or embedded in a milled channel. Optionally an aluminum profile can be used, which protects the strip against damage and diffuses the light optimally. Turned off completely invisible, the gradual lighting with LED-strips produces a particularly intriguing light effect. Another advantage is the uniform illumination of the stage on the complete width.”

LED spotlight

“The staircase lighting with high quality LED spotlights looks particularly elegant. The LED can thereby be mounted on the wall, and on the stair stringer. LED spotlights with directed light create a glare-free lighting of the entire staircase. Our tip: Surface-mounted LED spotlights can be glued directly to the stair string – for the connecting cable is just a small hole in the cheek necessary. In many wooden stairs, these cables can then be easily and completely invisible laid in a reverse milled cable channel.”