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LED Pucks vs Strips for Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Susan Burke

Remodeling your kitchen can be exciting; picking out all your new appliances, cabinets, tile and everything else to make your kitchen stylish.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

LED Strips vs LED Tape Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Dagmar Hemp

Under cabinet lighting is important to consider in your home renovation or construction because it provides terrific task light. It also highlights decor, and provides safe night lights.

We will be looking at the latest LED strips (some very different ones) as well as LED tape. First a bit about LED.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Best LED Under Cabinet Lighting 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Monica Kao

Under cabinet lighting along with recessed lighting is the most important lighting in your house. It provides functional task lighting for chopping veggies and other kitchen activities. Leave under cabinet lighting on by itself for safety lighting.

The picture above shows under cabinet lighting below the cabinets for a great effect in your kitchen or even bathroom. There are tons of under cabinet lighting systems available today. We will look at the four best, but first let’s look at LED lighting.

LED has evolved greatly over the years. Early LED products had a high Kelvin of 5,000, so they produced a fluorescent-like light. Like any new product, LED was also prohibitively expensive. Now, LED lighting is much approved and is the new standard for new construction homes. 

Although, it is still more expensive than halogen or Xenon based lights, your energy costs will be greatly reduced. You should be strongly considering LED lighting throughout your house.

We will look at the four best, but first let’s look at LED lighting.

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Topics: Under Cabinet Lighting

24 Volts vs. 12 Volts for LED Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Roger Pontes

You have more options for under cabinet lighting now than ever. They're also way different than just 5 years ago. LED is now the standard, but you have a choice between 24 volt and 12 volt systems.

Each have advantages, but both should be used differently. We look at both systems and then compare. First, let me explain the difference between low and regular line voltage.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Review of GM Lighting's LARC6 Under Cabinet Lighting

by Jeff Tarascio

Under cabinet lighting is one of the most popular categories in the lighting industry. It's the most versatile and can be used for task, decorative or accent lighting applications. Under cabinet has changed so much recently.

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Topics: Under Cabinet Lighting

Best Under Cabinet Lighting (LED/Xenon/Halogen/Fluorescent)

by Roger Pontes

Are you looking for the best under cabinet lighting but not sure what to buy? This article will help you decide what is best for your application.

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Topics: LED Light Bulbs, Under Cabinet Lighting, Xenon Bulbs

Legrand vs LED Tape Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Felisberto Silva

The two newest systems for under cabinet lighting are LED Tape and the Legrand under cabinet system. Both provide low profile LED lighting, but are very different in application. Functionality as well as new vs. old construction really determine the best system for your application. I like them both for different reasons. 

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting, Legrand Adorne

Color Temperature in LED Under Cabinet Lighting

by Felisberto Silva

Under-cabinet lighting has been around since the 1970’s. First as a fluorescent, then halogen, then low voltage and most recently LED.

Under cabinet is good for task and accent lighting in your kitchen, and can highlight your countertops. Just think about it – if you didn’t have lights under your upper cabinets, it would be hard to see when you plan any sort of chopping or prep work. Plus, why not also show off your new countertops with more lights?

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Topics: Under Cabinet Lighting

How to Buy and Install LED Tape (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Felisberto Silva

One of the most popular lights in the market today is LED.

LED lighting has many advantages over incandescent light sources such as lower energy consumption, longer life, and smaller size. LED technology is growing and slowly replacing incandescent and fluorescent lighting.

Below, we will show you just how easy it can be to buy and install some cool accent lighting using LED tape. Tape is really thin, so it is unobtrusive unlike standard light bars.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

Makeover Monday: Light Layering and Under Cabinet Lighting (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Welcome to another Makeover Monday:  Every Monday, we show examples of kitchens and baths to highlight different techniques, trends and products. Hopefully, it will help with your renovation or remodel

Light layering is incorporating different lighting elements into your space. The four elements are task (recessed or track providing functional lighting), accent (highlighting different areas or objects), decorative (chandeliers, pendants or sconces) and ambient (uplighting to provide environmental lighting).

Layering lighting elements provides depth and feeling to your space.

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Topics: Under Cabinet Lighting, Legrand Adorne, Makeover Monday

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