If you enjoy preparing food for your family or the guests for your B&B but wish you had more light shining on your counter top then you may want to consider LED under cabinet lighting. Most under cupboard lights are linear and fit neatly under the top cabinets in your kitchen. These lights come in handy and can serve a variety of purposes. Here is a look at some of the uses of kitchen cabinet lighting.
Counter Top Lighting
When under cupboard lighting is placed under the top cabinets in your kitchen the beam of light shines down on your counter top making the perfect task lighting for preparing food. Counter top lighting can also highlight items of interest that you display on your counter tops.
Above Cabinet Lighting
Placing LED under cabinet lighting above your top cabinets can serve as both additions to general lighting as well acting as feature lighting to show off your beautiful cabinetry. Placed above your kitchen cabinets these under cupboard lights can be used as part of layered lighting to provide adequate lighting for your kitchen especially if your kitchen tends to be on the darker side.
You can also place LED under cabinet lighting on the cornice above your windows to add an interesting and dramatic touch to any room in your home. Pelmet lighting can shine the light up or down adding light to the room and making the room look larger and brighter.
LED under cabinet lighting does need to be installed by a licensed electrician since these lights need to be wired directly into your 110/240 volt electric main.
Why Choose LED Under Cabinet Lighting
You may be wondering why more and more people choose LED under cabinet lighting over more traditional types of lighting that is available. The reason LED lighting is increasing in popularity is because of the many benefits that this type of lighting provides. These benefits include:
- Energy Efficiency- LED lighting uses only between 20% and 50% of the energy required by more traditional lighting choices. The amount of energy you save will save money on your energy bill as well as reduce the demand for energy on the local energy company.
- Long Lasting- Users also like the fact that LED lighting is long lasting. Since modern LED kitchen lighting uses the latest in LED technology with many of these lights lasting 20,000, 50,000 hours or more before they need to be changed. One of these lights can last for years.
- LED Lighting is maintenance free- LED under cabinet lighting requires uses no light bulbs and requires very little if any maintenance.
- Does Not Give Off Heat as Waste- Most traditional lighting gives off a good deal of heat in the form of waste, which can add to global warming. LED lighting gives off very little heat as waste and therefore does not add to the problem of global warming.
If you are looking for high quality under cupboard lights then you may want to consider LED under cabinet lighting.