Light-up house numbers

by | Nov 30, 2020 | Daily life, House

Our house is set back from the road making it hard to see our house numbers, especially at night. This year we finally addressed that by adding 12″ numbers backlit by LED tape to the garage. We started with some leftover plywood as the base.

laying out our numbers

Leandra used some leftover house paint so the plywood would match the house color.

painting the plywood to match the house

We glued several small pieces of wood to the plywood to elevate the numbers off the board and make room for the waterproof LED light strip.

laying out the LED tape

With some finagling and the adhesive backing we got the LEDs into the correct shapes.

first fit

And a dry fit with the numbers on top- things looked pretty good!

LEDs below, numbers above

We hung the sign, then ran the electric cable into the garage behind the plywood to finish it off.

hung above the garage

The 12″ numbers are easy to see in the day, and with the backlighting, quite visible at night too.

numbers at night

As a bonus, we can change the colors, so for Christmas we’ll alternate between red and green.

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