Proper lighting arrangement is must in any building, and the arty appeal gets a big boost by having the cabinet lighting systems. As regards the use of under cabinet lighting in our houses, it is often utilised as a task or accent lighting option in the kitchens. It is advantageous in many ways for the users who like to avail of the advanced services.
Directed Lighting – Tender brightness is facilitated through the cabinet lighting that is also practical for providing standard directed lighting for reading, writing or preparing food. It is also helpful for lighting the work places, under shelves, art / sculpture, wall units and bookcases etc. The art work gets illuminated by having direct light upon them with the under cabinet lighting that saves the eyes from direct lighting. The cabinet lighting also helps to diminish shadows. The amount of light, energy and performance depends upon the style of the lamp and its color.
Easily affordable – The three types of under cabinet lighting, i.e. LED, Fluorescent and Incandescent are reasonably priced and easily affordable & replaceable too. The life of the LED fixtures is approx ten years or more and they do not burn out soon. Energy is saved much that result in money-saving too. Likewise, the Fluorescent lamps also last for long and facilitate brighter lights and high efficacy. Sometimes, the cabinet trip molding has to be modified as per the size and designs of few fluorescent fixtures lighting that are bigger in area. The Incandescent lamps can also be procured feasibly and cost much less. But due to their short span of life and high consumption of electricity, they are not preferred much by the users.
Easy installation – Puck and Linear, the two most popular styles of cabinet lighting are liked much by the people. Both can be installed easily. The Puck lights are oval or round and fit best for the cabinet and display lighting. Groups, spots or scallops can be created with the puck lights rather than lighting the counter in an even manner. The linear lights are available in the form of light bar, linear fixture or a light strip. They are similar to the small puck lights when fixed on one escalating bit. The light strip is thin and it is generally available in one inch width. It can be reduced as per to the requirement while installing.
Stylish setting – The ambiance of the room is boosted in a stylish manner by having the under cabinet lighting that adds spotlights with halogen puck lighting. Recessed lights are the best option for updating the ancient fluorescent in your kitchen. The cabinets could be refinished nicely after proper cleaning and applying a fresh coat of varathane etc.
Long life – Use of Xenon bulbs is preferred by many people as such devices are not vulnerable to damages by the skin oil etc. Moreover, their life span is also longer. By installing the under cabinet lighting the users are saved much in terms of energy consumption that in turn saves their money too.