Kick plate lights also known as Plinth lights or LED skirting lights are a great way for showing off that beautiful parquet floor in your kitchen, bathroom or even the entry way of your hotel or business. However, while kick plate lights are a great way to add another layer of lighting and a bit of drama to your bathroom or kitchen, these lights may also serve some other purposes as well.
Plinth lighting can be mounted in the wall by the steps of your stairs to provide lighting to highlight the architecture of your stairway and provide safety for those going up and down the steps after dark. In restaurants or hotels that have wide sweeping staircases LED-skirting lights may be installed in the front of each of the steps.
Kick plate lighting can also be used as accent lighting to highlight an element of the room. Plinth lights are sometimes set above the counter tops in order to provide additional lighting for the counter tops in order to show off various items or to be used as task lighting for preparing food.
Plinth lighting normally comes as recessed lighting or small surface mounted lights, with the recessed lighting being the most popular. These lights also are sold individual or in kits. Being purchasing Kick plate lights for your home, make sure that you accurately measure the area where you plan on putting the lights in order to ensure that you purchase the right amount of lights to cover the entire area.
If you are looking for the most cost effective kick plate lighting then LED-skirting lighting is your best option.
Why LED Kick Plate Lighting
If you are wondering why LED lighting is the best choice for plinth lighting then here are some of the reasons why these lights are so popular.
- LED kick plates light are long lasting- LED lighting lasts 20,000 to 70,000 hours depending on the specific light you purchase, which gives you several years of lighting without ever having to change a light bulb or do any maintenance making these lights extremely convenient to install.
- LED Plinth lights are energy efficient- LED lighting uses only a portion of the energy that other types of lighting require. Often LED lights use only between 20% and 50% of the energy that incandescent or fluorescent lighting may use. Since these lights use less energy you will save money on your utility bill.
- LED lighting is affordable- Many people think that LED lights are expensive, but this is simply not the case. While LED lighting may initially cost slightly more than those traditional lighting options, but your reduced energy bill and the fact that you do not need to continually purchase light bulbs make up for this cost.
You do need to keep in mind that LED kick plate lights need to be connected directly to your 240 volt electric main so wiring of these lights should need to be done by a professional licensed electrician.