LED Under Cabinet Lighting
About LED Under Cabinet Lighting
LED under cabinet lighting provides energy efficient lighting. LED under cabinet lights are ideal due to LEDs producing a very bright light at a very low wattage rating. LED under cabinet lights operate on voltage anywhere from 12V to 120V and use a very minimal amount of wattage. The wattage of LED under cabinet lighting ranges from 2 watts to 15 watts and are comparable to higher wattage incandescent and halogen bulbs. LED under cabinet lighting is offered in a range of colors allowing you to choose whatever color of accent lighting you may like. Use colored LED under cabinet lights to provide an unmatched level of ambiance. Even though the wattage of LED under cabinet lights is on the lower end they provide just as many lumens if not more lumens than standard incandescent or halogen bulbs.
Westside Wholesale offers a variety of LED under cabinet lighting. We only offer the highest quality LED under cabinet lights at Westside Wholesale. Some of the brands we offer are WAC Lighting, Kichler Lighting, Toshiba, and Sylvania. Toshiba LED under cabinet lights offer dimming control allowing you to select the level of lighting that is ideal for your needs. The color temperature of LED under cabinet lighting ranges from 2700K to 4000K providing light that ranges from a warm white color to a bluish cool white light.
LED under cabinet lighting is a very energy efficient choice in under cabinet lighting. By using LED under cabinet lights you can reduce your energy costs considerably. Not only will LED under cabinet lighting save you money on energy costs but you can also save a considerable amount of money in replacement costs as well. On average LED under cabinet lights last up to 20 times longer than your average incandescent or halogen light bulbs.
There are so many benefits by using LED under cabinet lights that now is the time to switch to LED under cabinet lights. You will save yourself time and money by switching to LED under cabinet lighting.
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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.