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Under cabinet lighting options for your kitchen

Posted by Kamna Mirchandani on Aug 15, 2014 8:38 PM

Under cabinet lights not only create an ambience for your kitchen but they also illuminate some of the overlooked parts of your kitchen. Traditionally, halogen and flourescent fixtures have been used in under cabinet lighting however in the past few years LED has become the preferred choice among consumers. Under cabinet LED lights are energy efficient, durable, dimmable and  progressive in design.  

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the two styles of LED under cabinet fixtures (the Puck light and the Strip light) and demonstrate through actual installation pictures the lighting effects that they can create in your kitchen area.

LED Puck lights

Georges_kitchen_1Puck lights installation

The picture above shows a puck light installation under the counters accompanied by two pendant lights over the island. The puck lights in this kitchen create a wave like beam pattern to accentuate the backsplash and provide a seamlessly lit counter top. Puck lights are an excellent choice if you want to add more texture to your backsplash or if you want to highlight objects on the counter such as the decorative jar shown in the picture. As you can see, these under cabinet lights have converted this kitchen into a warm and intimate space.  

RAB Design’s LED puck lights used in this kitchen install have a very slim profile of less than one third of an inch in depth. Even though the cabinets in this picture do not have a valence and the puck lights are not recessed onto the underside of the cabinets, the puck lights in this picture are barely visible.

You can add more puck lights to create a more even light distribution or space them out for a more accent lighting effect.      


LED Strip lights

Strip lights installation

This picture demonstrates strip lights under the counters that create a uniform lighting effect. This renders a seamless appearance for this kitchen. Notice how bright these lights are making this kitchen extremely functional. It is the place where you get things done in an efficient manner. If you find the lights too bright, you can add a dimming option which is a key benefit of some under cabinet LED lights.  

The choice of materials, colors and textures used in the cabinets and countertops create a clean look and the addition of RAB Design’s LED strip lights under the cabinets congeals it all together making it an inviting space in the home.

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Topics: Under cabinet LED