Under Cabinet Lighting
Under Cabinet, Lighting will change your life.
Do you suffer from inadequate kitchen lighting? In a room as functional as the kitchen, suffering from poor lighting can make more of an impact on your productivity and can keep your kitchen from reaching its full potential. Whether you are cooking, helping with homework, or just casually hosting friends. Poor lighting can make or break the feel of your kitchen.
Why do I need under cabinet lighting?
Adding under-cabinet lighting to your kitchen or bathroom will not only help complement the overhead light in the room but will also provide great emphasis on your countertops and backsplashes. Under-cabinet lighting will help with eliminating shadows in your workspace caused by your wall cabinets, helping ensure you with the ideal workspace.
What are the types of lighting to choose from? Honestly, there are so many, but I am only going to talk about the two most popular lights for your kitchen.
Often referred to as “Hockey Puck Lighting.” Puck lighting is not such a unique shape that helps create a dome pattern lighting, directing the light to one space. They come in three different bulb types Xenon, Halogen, and LED. The Xenon bulbs do not have a filament on them which helps them last about three times longer than a Halogen bulb. A con to the Xenon bulbs, is they tend to run hotter than LED or Halogen. although they are an inexpensive alternative due to the simplicity they have for wiring they tend not to give off even lighting throughout the room.
These thin fluorescent stripes provide even lighting under your cabinets, helping accent and highlighting the room. The soft lights are connected on a thin lightweight tape which causes it to be easily concealed and fit into small spaces. This makes it easy to install and visibly discreet. Not only are they thin, flexible, and lightweight, they are great for a relaxed feel to the room. The LED strip has a long shelf life, helping save money changing bulbs but might not put out as much light as traditional lighting.
- Extra Features
Remote controls: Some lights come with a remote allowing you to change colors, dimming, and on/off features. When looking for views, consider special features you will want in your home.
Outdoor use: Some lighting is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, making them an easy way to light outdoor spaces such as covered workspaces, outdoor kitchens, and more.
- Dakotah Herman