Build kitchen back with LED itself

Glass kitchen back walls are extremely popular. Thanks to the numerous possibilities that the LED technology offers, more and more people are interested in a kitchen back with LED lighting. All you need to know to build a kitchen back with LED itself, learn here.

Various ways to illuminate the glass back wall

How to attach a glass back of glass, we have described detailed here for you. This article does not work when choosing a glass backwater from glass as well as how to assemble the kitchen back of glass.

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The focus here is on LED lighting, which is not all easy to implement despite the versatile possibilities of LED technology. Before doing this, it must also be clarified how the glass of the kitchen rear wall should be illuminated:

  • flat and homogeneous from behind
  • at the edges from bottom to top and vice versa, possibly also to the side

Acrylic glass versus ESG

First of all, it is also about which material you use for your kitchen splashback. When it comes to glass, you can choose from acrylic glass (Plexiglas) and safety glass (ESG, single-pane safety glass). The linked guide shows when it is better not to use acrylic glass.

Illuminate the kitchen rear wall made of glass from the edges

The easiest way to implement it is to illuminate the glass of the kitchen rear wall from the edges. To do this, you need LED rails the length of the glass. However, this is not possible with every fastening variant. You can only use point fixings or spacers here if the glass is to be illuminated from above and below.

It is ideal if the glass is then glued to the wall on the back. The disadvantage is possibly also the advantage, because the lighting is a matter of taste. Of course, the glass edges shine more intensely than the entire glass surface. There is practically a diffuse frame of bright light that decreases towards the center of the glass. This effect can by all means be deliberate.

Illuminate the back wall of the kitchen completely with LEDs

The full-surface illumination of the glass back wall is not really more complex, but more expensive. First of all, it shouldn't be clear glass. Frosted glass diffuses the light best. The problem with many LED panels is the fact that, although they promise to scatter light evenly over a large area, this often looks very different in practice. You can then see real hotspots.

There are some providers who have developed special panels. These actually illuminate the glass evenly. But you can also use high-quality LED rails at the height of the glass back wall. It is important that these scatter the light as much as possible. This is only the case with really high-quality LED rails - and they come at a price. Depending on how bright it should be, you have to calculate with a rail every 50 cm.

Installation of the rear wall with flat LED lighting

In the case of a flat backlight, it should also be noted that the glass must not be glued. Rather, a system with rail profiles is preferable here. This also makes it easier to maintain the LED rails, as the glass plates are simply pushed out or removed from the side. can be moved.

Tips & Tricks You can read here what else there is to consider if you want to make the entire kitchen splashback yourself.