How To Choose Under Cabinet Lighting

Written by: Erica Spangler

Here is a guide to help you shop for under cabinet lighting.

Types of Under Cabinet Lighting

Standard

  • Most common style of under cabinet lighting
  • Typically more of an ambient lighting experience
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Puck Lighting

  • Sometimes called round or disks or buttons
  • For a more direct lighting area
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Ribbon

  • Sometimes called rope or tape lighting
  • Flexible lighting option
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Connection Type

Battery

  • Uses a battery for power
  • Easiest source for power for installation
  • Great for homes with minimal plugs or wiring options

Hardwired

  • Requires a junction box to feed power from
  • The most difficult power source to install
  • Consult an electrician for installation help

Plug-In

  • Requires a plug socket for power
  • Another rather easy source for power
  • Great for quick installation if your home has the sockets

Important Considerations

Linkable

Check to see if the under cabinet light is linkable because it makes lighting a space continuously much easier.

Energy Star

Save on energy and your electrical bill by choosing the more energy-efficient models with the ENERGY STAR label.


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