Lighting Up Your Kitchen

If you love to cook or entertain, you probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen. It makes sense to invest in features that will make the time you spend there as enjoyable as possible. One easy and effective way to improve the look of your kitchen as well as its functionality is with LED lighting for your cabinets.

Benefits of Undercabinet Lighting

Any good cook can tell you that good lighting makes every task easier and more pleasant. Brighter lights make it easier to read tiny text on labels, or the white-on-white markings on your measuring cups. Bright light means that you can turn your frosting the exact shade of pink you were dreaming of, or feel confident that your rare roast beef is exactly as rare as you want it to be. Bright lights also mean that you can see how clean everything is, and whether you need to do more.

Why LED Lighting?

If you’re convinced that undercabinet lighting is a good idea, you may wonder why to use LED lighting in particular. Some people wonder whether halogen might be a good alternative. But the high heat and intense brightness of halogen mean that they can be visually overwhelming at close range, and much too hot for a small space.

LED Lighting Options

There are a variety of LED options for kitchen cabinets, depending on size, power supply, and budget. The easiest and most common style is strip lighting attached underneath the bottom of cabinets. You can also get LED rope lighting, which provides continuous lighting across the length of the cabinet. Strip lights are typically brighter than rope lights, but both are good options. You may also consider individual lights placed underneath cabinets, which gives you greater flexibility in terms of the amount and spacing of light, depending on the layout of your cabinets and the look you are trying to achieve.

Ultimately, there is a good LED option for every kitchen and every budget. Add LED lighting under your cabinets and see the dramatic difference it can make.