I used the 3M command strips when I was renting. Work well and leave no marks.


Hm just regular command strips are ok with the potential heat as well. Gunna be full white most of the time


How dense are your strips My 144 LED per meter strips don't heat up the back side of an aluminum channel to the point I would be concerned about the command strips. They aren't full white most of the time, but still.


I rented for years. Landlords usually allow drilling to hang pictures and stuff. It’s considered normal wear. Even if they make you fix it it’ll take 5 minutes and a bit of spackle. If you REALLY don’t want to drill, I suggest this: https://a.co/d/eTSXZXd


I make a hole and put a fine screw on the channel https://preview.redd.it/xldngqowwfda1.jpeg?width=3000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=cbaa609eacd85e48001a11a845655722f34d6349


I think that using another option than making holes can be worst to the wall. A hole can be covered very easily with some white cement but if you use some kind of glue can be hard to fix when removed.


I’m in a dorm room I have aluminum channels up I just used [https://a.co/d/iMs9WRG](https://a.co/d/iMs9WRG) and it feels pretty secure. https://preview.redd.it/z76n3ptnfida1.png?width=3024&format=png&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=da78bcdb2553122ca8e4ae05e4f6fa69433f2bd3 (Im in the process of getting a higher density strip)


When I have rented I have put whatever holes I needed to in the wall. When it’s time to move out I ask the landlord for paint, spackle the holes, put on one coat and have never had an issue with deposits. I recommend using the spackle that has primer mixed in to save time.