My nephews play kitchen, with LED lights.
My nephews play kitchen, with LED lights.

My nephew, and my twin boys, both have a Ikea play kitchen. It’s a pretty cool toy, with a microwave, oven, sink, cabinets and hot plates. The plates have LEDs so they turn red when turned on, just to make it a bit more real. But the play kitchen is even greater with some lights!

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All kitchens have lights under the cabinets, so why shouldn’t this? I used a cheap LED-strip from eBay, link in parts list, and fastened it using the adhesive on the back. I soldered a female power jack so that it could easily be connected to an AC adapter. The strip is 12 volts, but I thought it just turned out a bit too bright, so I used a 9 volt AC adapter instead.

LED lights mounted in my kids play kitchen.
LED lights mounted in my kids play kitchen.

It is of course possible to use all kids of LED-strips, or whatever you want really. On my boys’ play kitchen I’ve used a strip with a bit warmer color, and they also have lights inside the “microwave”. And a switch to control the lights, but this is a bit annoying at times; as they play with it. So maybe consider if you need a switch, or if it should be out of reach for the kids :p

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Project: Ikea kids play kitchen LED lighting by Thomas Jensen is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 with attribution required.

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  •   Created Dec 27, 2016
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