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With so many options to set up your home’s LED accent lighting, it can be hard to decide what would look the best. Having the right ambient light setup is essential to creating visual interest around any living space. Plus, night lights increase security and show off what you’re celebrating at any time of the year! This comprehensive guide will show you how our lighting experts recommend setting it up.

First, get a sense of how you want to set up your accent lighting. Try using a preset accent lighting program. Go to the List page in the bottom left corner, and on the “Legacy” category, click on the drop-down arrow, and scroll to patterns 15, 16, and 17. Pattern 15 is every 4th light on bright white, pattern 16 is every 6th, and 17 is every 8th. Try each of these patterns; it can be helpful to take a photo of each pattern so you can easily see the difference. Once you decide on approximate spacing, you can create your own custom accent pattern.

In the JellyFish Lighting designer app, click on the accent page at the bottom of the screen. The first light in your zone will turn on and flash. If you don’t see the light try walking around your home or clicking the plus button to move the light further. Once you find the light, start setting up your spacing. Hitting the “Set” button turns that light on in the pattern, prompting you to set the next light in the pattern. The four main styles are:

1. Symmetrical (example: selecting the 4th light down on either side of a peak on a home)

2. Evenly spaced (example: turning on every 3rd light)

3. Double lights (example: turning on two lights in a row each time)

4. Two lights at the top of each peak

To change the color of the lights, either tap on the box underneath “Accent” to the right of “Colors” or click on the adjust tab. If you want to change the color of your lights to be soft white leave the color on white and click the adjust tab. You can get a soft white by removing some of the blue and green. Try taking out two-thirds of the blue and half of the green.

To change the color of all of the lights, click the set all color, to change the color individually click on the light, then choose a new color by clicking on the box under the word accent to the right of “Colors,” then click set.

Once you have the spacing and colors you like, click on the save tab at the top of the accent screen.

Now that you have the program set up how you would like, you can set a schedule for your accent lighting. On the bottom of the app select the schedule tab, most of the time accent lighting is used daily, click on the daily tab. Click “+ Event” in the top left, then select the pattern and zones you would like it to turn on, to check to make sure it is the right one you can press “Start Preview.” Select the days you would like the program to turn on (blue is selected) and the start and stop times (white is selected), then press “Save” in the upper right corner.

Not with JellyFish yet? Our new product lets you make one purchase for every occasion for years! We offer a variety of LED strip lights for houses of all shapes and sizes. Once JellyFish’s night lights are on, they stay on year-round, so you never have to worry about dragging wires out of the basement, refinding fixtures, or any of the hassle we dread every December!

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