Lighting can completely change the way an area looks, add functionality and be something that sets one room apart from another. When most people think about where lighting is commonly found, they automatically think about the ceiling of any given space.
Illumination might come in the form of an overhead light source like a ceiling fan, recessed lighting, or track lighting.
Did you know that one of the most overlooked areas of a home when it comes to lighting is under cabinets? Lighting under cabinets found in kitchens and bathrooms is becoming more popular and many people are starting to “see the light” when it comes to their versatility.
Denny’s Electric Service is here to go over some under cabinet lighting solutions for kitchens and bathrooms that will hopefully inspire you when making selections for your home. If you want to have lighting installed and have been searching for an “electrician near me” on Google, look no further than Denny’s Electric Service.
Under cabinet lights can create a subtle ambiance in a room or make the room feel more open. The space under cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms is often dark and dim because lights in the ceiling cast a shadow on the area. Under cabinet lights can solve that problem and also bring functionality to a countertop or vanity. You can even have a dimmer switch connected to your under cabinet lights in many cases. While there are many different types of under cabinet lights, we want to focus on some of the more commonly used types.
Tape lights are very thin ultra-flexible light strips that have small LEDs spaced out evenly. These lights can fit almost anywhere and are very energy efficient. Typically tape lights are either white or black, though you may be able to find them in other colors. They range from as short as four inches or as long as sixteen feet. Their thin profile means they are also very easy to hide, so they are barely noticeable.
Though not as flexible or as thin, rope lights share a lot of the same similarities as tape lights. Housed in a clear tube that can be formed to fit a specific area. If you have a non-standard-sized or shaped cabinet, this may be the right choice for you. These usually are not as bright as some other options and in many cases are used as an accent light. Rope lights can be found in lengths from two to four feet long.
Puck lights are aptly named because they look very similar in shape and in size to a hockey puck. Puck lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have wired options that use xenon, LED, or halogen bulbs. They tend to be the easiest to install and last for quite a while. They can create pools of light where they are located and come in various colors like silver, copper, bronze, and standard black and white.
Light bars are one are mounted on the underside of cabinets and use either xenon, fluorescent, halogen, or LED bulbs. Light bars come in a variety of lengths that may match your cabinets if they are standard size. They can be linked together as well, so that one switch controls them all. There are even some models of light bars that can be converted from hardwired to a plug-in type to offer you more versatility.
Whether you want to have anything from tape lights to light bars installed, an electrician from Denny’s Electric Service can help make that happen. Offering quality workmanship and unparalleled service, we have helped clients in southeastern Pennsylvania for over 30 years. Offering both residential and commercial/industrial services, Denny’s Electric service wants to be the first choice when you are searching for an “electrician near me”.