Under Cabinet Lighting Recommendations
Last Updated: 04/27/2011
Have you ever found yourself rummaging through your kitchen cabinets and drawers wishing you had just a little more light? What a nuisance! Yet, it's fairly easy to update your cabinets with the proper lighting to make this problem go away once and for all. And that isn't all that Undercabinet lighting will help with. This type of lighting is designed to illuminate work surfaces from above, which reduces shadows so that you can easily see what you're doing on top of a counter, in a cabinet, or other work spaces.
But maybe you are wondering what type of undercabinet lighting is right for you? This post provides you with insight into our top under cabinet lighting recommendations and the reasons that we recommend these particular models.
Our "Value" Recommendation in Under Cabinet Lighting
If you are looking for great Under Cabinet lighting on a budget then we recommend the Sea Gull Lighting 120 Volt Direct Wire Halogen Under Cabinet lights. This affordable lighting comes in either a white or bronze finish and is available in a variety of different sizes to suit your specific needs. Unlike some other similarly priced products, the Seagull 98023 series comes with the Halogen bulbs so you won't have to run to the store to try to find the right light bulbs for your new under cabinet lighting. Most importantly, this is a direct wire 120 volt option that makes it one of the easiest types of undercabinet lighting for anyone to install.
Our Mid-Range Recommendation in Undercabinet Lighting
If you aren't necessarily looking for the ultimate in under cabinet lighting but want something more than the value option, we have just the thing for you. While there are many mid-range undercabinet options we recommend the Kichler Series I TaskWork Modular 12 Volt Xenon. This is a 12 volt undercabinet lighting system with a built-in electronic transformer that uses Xenon bulbs, which are included with the purchase. You can use these lights individually, interconnected with cables or snapped together, providing you with numerous configurations to create the perfect under cabinet lighting design for your home.
Each of the individual fixtures has its own Hi-Low, On-Off switch and there is also a Master Switch Option that allows you to turn the lights on and off together as a unit. This means that you can use the undercabinet lights that you need at any given time without wasting lighting in the other areas of the space. There are four sizes to choose from and they come in three different finishes, so there will be a design that easily suits the style of your home.
Our Recommendations for Best Undercabinet Lighting
When we're asked what's our "best" under cabinet lighting is, the answer is always the Kichler Design Pro LED Modular & Disc light series. First of all, they're LED lights which are a terrific option for anyone who wants to enjoy energy-efficient lighting in the home, without sacrificing quality. The LEDs will last for 40,000 or more hours before needing to be replaced and they are included in your purchase. Not only will you save energy (and costs) around the home but you can install them and then forget about them for years on end. They'll always be there when you need them without worrying about their maintenance.
That isn't all that makes these lights the ultimate in under cabinet lighting, though. Other key features of these lights include:
Don't forget that if you have trouble selecting the right Under Cabinet lighting, or any other lighting for that matter, our personal shopper feature can help you out with free professional advice.