Toshiba LED Under Cabinet Lighting
How to Select
How to select LED Under Cabinet Lighting
LED technology is the most efficient alternative to conventional lighting. LED fixtures can help you save up to 90% of energy, compared to fluorescent or incandescent lamps. With various sizes and designs of LED fixtures they become great for installing in under cabinet locations. This guide will help you select the perfect option to fit your needs.
The first thing to consider when selecting LED under cabinet lighting is the type of the fixture. Among all of the options that exist today, push lights are the most affordable. Despite their low price, they offer the same lighting features as other types do. If you are looking for more complex and stylish fixtures, there are plenty of options to select from.
The next factor that requires your attention is the amount of light that you need your future under cabinet lighting to offer. Since kitchen counters and other common locations where such lights are usually installed don’t require much light, LED lamps become the best option for them.
The design of LED under cabinet lighting is something to consider as well. You can select between LED pucks or linear bulbs. Both styles provide the amount of light that is sufficient to illuminate the under cabinet surface. There’s also an option to install LED ropes that can provide great lighting features for tightest under cabinet locations.
Color temperature of the light or as it is also called, ССЕ rating, is other factor to consider before selecting a LED lighting fixture for your kitchen. By choosing the lamps with various color of light you are able to create a lighting ambiance of your dreams. The LED lights can provide warm white color as well as the cool white options. To know the color of your future LED lighting fixture, look for the Kelvin ratio in its description. The higher such ratio is the cooler is the white color that the fixture provides. If you have wooden furniture in the kitchen, LED lighting with warmer color would be the perfect choice for it. For glass or steel shelves and cabinets select the fixtures with cooler light color.
Finally, the next thing to do when selecting LED under cabinet lights is determining your budget. In order to save money you need to know how much energy every fixture will use. Calculating the operating cost of your lighting devices is pretty easy, since such information is usually indicated on their package or in the item’s description. It is not a secret however, that LED technology is way more efficient and money-saving than any other lighting option.