Under Cabinet Lighting
No matter how often you use your kitchen, it benefits you to see what you’re doing. While traditional lighting fixtures can make your kitchen easier to navigate, they don’t always illuminate the nooks and crannies you want to take advantage of.
Under-cabinet lighting serves two purposes—it brightens your kitchen and lets you customize the look of your home. LED lighting fixtures are popular in newer kitchens because they’re simple to install and come in various colors. Whether you want traditional white lights to brighten up your countertops or LEDs on a more colorful spectrum, you can breathe new life into your kitchen with these fixtures.
What’s more, the GB Electrical Services team is ready to give you a hand. If you’re not sure where to start on your next home electrical project, you can reach out to our team of experts in Mint Hill, NC. We’ll walk you through the most straightforward under-cabinet lighting installation plans and ensure you have the tools you need to get the job done.
The Benefits of Under Cabinet Lighting
Adding additional lighting fixtures to your kitchen’s workup has a myriad of benefits. Some of the most popular reasons homeowners choose to install under-cabinet lighting fixtures include:
Less Energy Waste
Traditional lighting fixtures produce heat when in use. While they can help you navigate your home, they can also make it more difficult for you to control your home’s temperature. What’s more, overheating light fixtures tend to malfunction more readily than energy-efficient ones.
Under-cabinet lighting LEDs produce less heat than traditional lighting fixtures. Not only, then, is there less chance of your lights overheating, but you’ll be able to keep your kitchen comfortable and safe from any related damage.
Lower Energy Bills
Several sets of LED strip lights are dimmable. While you can keep your strip on through the entire day, you also have direct control over how much energy that strip consumes. As a result, you can rely on your LED strip while lowering energy bills throughout your home.
Increased Visibility Throughout Your Kitchen
The traditional lighting fixtures in your kitchen do a great job lighting up what surfaces they can reach. If they’re on the older side, though, or improperly positioned, then you may not be able to make the most use out of your countertops. Alternatively, you may be missing some debris that’s thus far tucked itself away in the shadows.
Under-cabinet lights make it much easier not only to navigate through your kitchen but also to keep your home clean.
The Best Kinds of Under Cabinet Lighting
There’s more than one kind of under-cabinet lighting. As you’re shopping for these new additions to your kitchen, however, you may find yourself overwhelmed by your options. Between the LED strips, puck lights, and motion-triggered options, which setup is the best for you?
You can work with one of our electrical contractors to determine which set of LED under-cabinet lights may suit your home best. Some of our most popular installations include:
Dimmable LED Under Cabinet Lighting
Dimmable LED lighting fixtures have two selling points. Firstly, they offer plenty of lighting but require less electricity than most fixtures. Secondly, they have anti-glare features. You can control the brightness at which these lights function, making them ideal for late-night use as well as for easy installation.
Wireless LED Light Bar
The wireless LED under-cabinet light bar operates on three AA batteries, ensuring that you don’t have to worry at all about wayward wires or overloaded outlets. Instead, these thin strips of LED lighting can illuminate your countertops with 65 lumens, though you have the option to dim the bar if you so choose.
LED Under Cabinet Lighting with Remote Control
You don’t need to install new switches or invest in battery refills to enjoy ample kitchen lighting. LED under-cabinet lighting controlled by a remote control lets you play with the appearance of your kitchen from anywhere in your home.
While you may need several bars to create the effect you want, these lighting fixtures offer the same wattage as a 150W lamp, ensuring that your kitchen remains well-light and easy to use no matter what time of day it is.
Schedule Service With an Electrician Near Me
The team at GB Electrical Services is ready to help you tackle your next home improvement project. If you’re exploring your options for under-cabinet lighting, let our team give you a hand. We’ll work with you first to assess your wiring system and then install the lighting fixtures that best suit your needs.
To schedule your lighting consultation, call or fill out our online form, and one of our team members will get in touch to discuss your installation.
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