Under Cabinet Lighting Ideas For San Diego Homes
Are you looking for kitchen upgrade ideas that make a big impact in the room? Consider installing hardwired LED under cabinet lighting. There are so many reasons you’ll love having under cabinet lights and LED fixtures make it even more wonderful.
Before we get into under cabinet lighting ideas, realize they aren’t just for aesthetics. It’s important to see well in areas where you will be doing functional tasks with potentially dangerous equipment such as chopping fruit & veggies and cooking. Under cabinet lighting can also increase the illumination in the entire kitchen area for safety.
You can also connect them to a dimmer switch which is perfect for using them as a night-light. You can find several varieties of under cabinet lighting including LED. You will enjoy an energy efficient home with LED lighting. The fixtures have a long rated life and produce minimal heat.
Here are some great ideas from the San Diego County electricians here at Northern Lighting and Electric for under cabinet lighting:
Hardwired Under Cabinet Lighting
Installing some permanent light fixtures in your home is much more desirable than using plug-in light strips. A local electrician can install all the additional lighting you need including under cabinet lighting. As we all do, you probably need those outlets in your kitchen for appliances and cooking equipment. Hard-wired under cabinet lights also last longer.
Under Cabinet Puck Lights – LED Recessed Mini-Swivel Lights
These little LED gems put off bright white light efficiently. They swivel 30° in any direction and produce very little heat. They have a life of 60,000 hours, so you won’t be worrying about replacing them anytime soon. They come in a variety of finishes including aluminum, black or white.
Hardwired Linkable LED Light Strips
While there are linkable under cabinet lights that plug in, there are some you can hardwire too. For instance, the Hera ELite-LED line voltage strip lights work well underneath cabinets and can link together. A hardwire box is used to connect the lights to the home’s electrical system.
Color Changing RGB LED Under Cabinet Lights
RGB LED puck lights can be installed underneath cabinets. They are a fun and beautiful way to create some beautiful soft-colored lighting in your kitchen. They don’t need a power adapter plug because they are installed by the electrician directly into your electrical system.