Under Counter Lighting Made Easy
Few home improvement projects are as easy and dramatic as installing under counter lighting. This type of lighting (technically a misnomer because it installs beneath cabinets and shelves, not counters) is a great way to brighten countertops and other workspaces.
Here's a quick checklist of things to consider to get you started:
- Find your power source: Direct (or hardwire) and plug-in fixtures will require power, while battery operated ones can be installed almost anywhere.
- Size up your needs: Standard cabinets and countertops often work best with light bars. Odd shape locations may require more adaptable options like a puck light or tape lights (also known as strip lights).
- Quality counts: Not all under cabinet lighting designs provide the same quality of light. Bars offer steady illumination across an area while dimmable and color-changing designs can adapt to fit a variety of moods in your space.
With these items in mind, you can tailor your search to find lighting that meets your unique needs. For design advice and specific product recommendations such as energy-efficient LED designs, tape lights and more, call our lighting and home decor consultants. We're here to help!
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