When setting up your personal bar in your man cave (or anywhere for that matter), you want that little something that will make it stand out from everything else. LED lighting for a bar will assist in that, as your bottles will become the ultimate talking point for all your guests. Whether you are trying to create additional lighting, or simply wanting the amazing look of LED, your bar lit by LED lighting will make you a man among boys. Let’s delve into the realm of LED bar lighting and what the best options out there are!
Armana Productions 3′ LED Liquor Bottle Shelf
- My rating: 7.8 out of 10
- Pros: Wireless remote, 50,000 hour life, wide range of colors
- Cons: Wall brackets/ mounts not included in price
- Price Range: $$$
- Dimensions: 0.75 H x 4.5 W x 36 L (inches), 4.1 pounds
When you think of one of the top names in LED lighting, you typically hear the name Armana come up. Armana has been in the business of making LED lighting for bars of all settings- in clubs, inside homes, and in a variety of restaurants. Through an acrylic and styrene mixture, they bring to life whatever alcohol you want displayed with whatever color you want displayed.
The biggest stipulation with most people when setting up their bar is the size of the shelving and the weight capacity that it may hold. This Armana liquor shelf is three feet (1 meter) in length with the weight capacity of whatever you want. This is a positive and negative- the positive being you can set up the best weight bearing shelving; the negative being that there are no brackets. With no brackets, you will need to dish out more money to get the LED bar shelving up.
At the higher end of the price spectrum, you would expect the brackets for the shelving to be including. Additionally, the wireless remote can be a bit temperamental- you may need to aim it at the LED shelving from a close, accurate range. With the most well known LED shelving out of the way, let’s take a look at the best user-friendly LED lighting out there.
TIKI Bar & Home Bar LED Lighting KIT
- My rating: 9.4 out of 10
- Pros: Wide range of colors, Large shelving, Remote control
- Cons: Due to size, battery life limited in comparison to other products
- Price Range: $
- Dimensions: 300 lights on a 16ft roll- can be cut into various smaller sizes
This is our best rated LED lighting in terms of price, consumer rating, and overall quality. The Tiki Bar LED Lighting Kit is far more beneficial in comparison to other LED options in that the lighting isn’t pre-installed into a shelf. You can use whatever shelving you want at any size you want.
The lighting strip is an amazing 16 feet long! This gives you the option of having multiple 4 ft shelves- allowing you to create a three step tier for your liquor display options! These are very popular in bars and restaurants in that they bring the eyes of the people present to see the liquids you have on display. Having tiered lighting like this can be a great way to increase sales in a bar or restaurant- but also a great way to showcase what you have behind the bar in your personal man cave.
With 16 feet of LED lighting (300 lights to be specific), there is a lot of battery drainage in comparison to other lighting options. The typical LED bar lighting lasts around 50 thousand hours on one lithium battery. The Tiki Bar and Home Bar lighting emits a low heat, allowing lower power consumption- but the amount of lighting can counter that. You don’t need the 50 thousands hours in a man cave, so that barely gets a knock in terms of LED lighting; this would only affect bars and restaurants that need a longer battery life (but keep in mind even 20 thousands hours is more than enough to change a single battery).
We have taken a look at the longest amount of LED lighting, now let us take a look at the shortest LED bar lighting shelf that is worth a look!
SPARIK ENJOY Home Lighting Wine Racks
- My rating: 8.3 out of 10
- Pros: Variety of color options (26 total), color fading and changing options, lightweight
- Cons: Only two year warranties, occasional issues with LED strips bending (rare though)
- Price Range: $
- Dimensions: 0.8 H x 4.5 W x 24 L (inches), 2 pounds
Are you looking for a small, elite LED shelving unit that will serve as a centerpiece for your bar? Look no further than Sparik! If you are preparing to use LED lighting for a man cave and not a restaurant or club, then you don’t need an abundance of shelving and light space. This unit is two feet long, meaning it can hold about 7 bottles of liquor. If you are a minimalist and don’t want to have an abundance of liquor on display, or you simply have limited space (man shed anyone?)- then this is the ideal product for you!
With man caves being limited in size, you want to get the best “bang for your buck” in terms of product design and capabilities. Sparik shelving comes with 20 available colors, 6 more than you can customize, and a variety of options to make your lighting flicker, rotate, dim, etc- all with the easy click of the remote’s button. Most other LED bar lighting doesn’t have that many options, allowing Sparik to dominate the industry in terms of lighting options. If you are feeling like watching a StarWars movie, you can program it to do green or red- and then activate it depending on what light saber scene comes on! Sorry, I did have to nerd out just a bit for this one.
On the negative side, the delivery of Sparik LED lighting can be a little sketchy- some people have reported bent lighting or sizing issues. These are rare occurrences and can be resolved by sending the product back and reordering- but no one really wants to go through that hassle. For this, we had to dock them a few rating percentage points.
Last but not least, we go back to the company who gave us our first “top” LED review- Armana!
Armana LED Liquor Shelf and Bottle Display
- My rating: 8.9 out of 10
- Pros: Wireless remote, multitude of color options
- Cons: Two year warranties, small in terms of size for the price
- Price Range: $$
- Dimensions: 3 pounds, 0.8 H x 4.5 W x 24 L (inches)
Before we even begin the review, you can tell that just by the pros, cons and dimensions that this is very similar to the Sparik review. So, what makes this product rate higher? If you want a great product with a great battery life, amazing color spectrum, and exceptional durability, then this is the product for you.
The shelving and brackets are able to withstand a large amount of weight, allowing you to put those handles up there instead of under the cupboard out of site. The LED bar lighting is delivered to you without issue of damage or bent lighting, as the shelving is encased- allowing you easier cleaning!
Lastly, the lighting options are on par or better than any other option. As I mentioned before, Armana is at the top of the LED bar lighting game- they have an exceptional color scheme and allow for dimming, flashing, and glimmering. This is by far one of the best LED bar lighting options at or under the two-foot mark.
For more looks at Armada, take a look at their youtube channel to see the color changes in action:
Which option works best for you?
Are you looking to buy a few 2-foot LED bar shelves with lighting? Or perhaps you are looking to buy larger ones. The reality of the situation is that you can choose whichever option fits your bar size and bar lighting needs. Providing an LED lit bar enables your guests to see the products you highlight in whatever color you deem fit.
If you have any questions or comments regarding these LED bar lighting products, feel free to leave a comment below!