How To Choose Under Cabinet Lighting

Written by: Erica Spangler
Design Specialist
(800) 375-3403
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.


× Shipping Rates & Methods

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Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $49 *

Standard ground shipping transit time is 5-7 business days.

Free Freight Shipping on Orders Over $1500 *

Curb side delivery (also called freight or "LTL" shipping) is reserved for large, heavy, or oversized items like chandeliers, bathtubs, shower doors, etc. Items are palletized and loaded onto a large truck for shipment, and delivered to your curb by scheduled appointment. Transit time is 7-10 business days.

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