The lighting you choose for your kitchen is just as important as everything else. Under-cabinet lighting not only looks great, but there are other benefits, as well.
It’s been gaining popularity over the past few years, and thanks to LED lights, that popularity also comes with benefits. If you are considering a remodel, here’s why you should consider under cabinet lights.
Benefits of Under Cabinet Lighting
Under cabinet lighting is most commonly found in kitchens, but it can be used in your washroom or anywhere you have space to install them.
With the light coming from under the cabinet it shines directly onto the surface. You can see everything clever because you are not blocking the light that would come from above. This makes it much easier to read a recipe or see where you are chopping.
Lower Energy Bill
Under cabinet lighting can actually save you money on your energy bill, and even more so if you choose LED light fixtures. The under cabinet lights illuminate the area you want, not the entire room.
They use much smaller bulbs and you can choose lower wattages to use. You actually increase the quality of lighting without adding to the cost of using them.
If you install under cabinet lighting, you have far more choices of light bulbs than the regular ones. You can opt for soft, low wattage, and even add colored bulbs.
You also have a choice in the types of lights you can get. Many of the different types of under cabinet lighting come in both hard-wired, plug-in, and wireless options. All of these options have their advantages.
Hardwired lights have no visible wires or drivers. You will have to call an electrician to set them up and connect the wiring.
Plug-in lights are easy to install yourself, they just need to be installed close to an outlet.
You can get them in a bar, a strip or string of lights, puck lights, which are round and can use xenon, halogen, or LED light bulbs, and good old fashioned fluorescent lights.
LED lights and fixtures are often the smarter choice. It depends on where you are putting them but LEDs offer the most options and are better for energy-efficiency.
Sets a Mood
The lights will bring a unique look to your kitchen. These lights tend to be less harsh and make the room softer and more comforting. It makes it nice when you are enjoying a meal, chatting over evening coffee, doing homework, or just putting around.
Set them up to be controlled individually, or on a timer. A smart lighting system allows you to set them to turn on or off, so you never have to walk into a dark kitchen. Under cabinet lights also can be wired to a dimmer switch. Smart lighting can be controlled remotely with an app on your phone.
Easy to Install
Another great benefit of under cabinet lights is the fact that they are easy to install. You can have them installed anytime, as you don’t need to tear anything apart. Even if you are not in the middle of a renovation, get new under cabinet lights installed.
Ask A Pro
If you need some help, why not ask the professionals at Fusion Electric? They can help you decide what types of under cabinet lights will work best in your kitchen.
They can let you know what to expect, how much it will cost and you can get them installed right away. Under cabinet lights enhance your kitchen so much, why not get started today.