How to Install Under Cabinet LED Lights

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What Type Do You Need?

There are many under cabinet lights today that you can choose from. You can also have one custom-made especially for your needs.

LED under cabinet lights work well to highlight certain parts of your kitchen with the help of a mobile dimmer switch.

LED lights are also safe to use as an interior lighting source. Because of their low energy consumption, these lights will not make your electric bills soar.

LED lights have a long lifespan as long as you take good care of them. They can last for over 50,000 hours of usage, minimum.

In addition to these, LED lights are very easy to install as well. You can easily place them in the layout you need using their hangers or you can use magnets to easily fix them in place.

You should also note that LED lights are very safe to use and are completely safe for both indoor and outdoor use. In fact, they are even used in areas where safety is a major concern.

If you are looking for decorative lights, there are many options available in the market. They are available in a range of shapes, like stars, spheres, etc. They work as great mood lighting.

Choosing The Most Suitable Power Source

When you’re planning on installing under cabinet lights, you first have to decide on what power source to use. There are three options:

  • AC power
  • DC power

How To Install LED Strip Lights Under Cabinets

Lighting in the kitchen is one of the most important elements.

It is used for reading, prepping food, chopping food and for cooking. If you need the light to be there on a timer, you can easily automate the lights to turn on at the same time every day.

Bridging the last gap with under cabinet lighting is a thing now. They are making a big comeback on the market, and more and more people are installing them than ever before. There are two ways to install the lights. I’ll show you the first way here.

Install the lights before you install the cabinets. Otherwise, it will be a nightmare to install the lights after the cabinets are already in place.

Take the longest strip of LED lights and cut it in half. Now you will have the two strips in mirror relationship. Stick one half of the LED strip directly to the back of the inside of the cabinet so it sticks out the front a little bit. Stick the other half of the strip to the inside of the cabinet directly above the first half. Make sure that both strips fit in between your cabinets and that they form a complete mirror image of your cabinets in the inside.