How Under-Cabinet Lighting Helps You Get Tasks Done

under-cabinet lighting

Well-placed lighting in the kitchen helps you to work safely.

You may have installed impressive pendant lighting in your kitchen, like the one in this Northwest Washington kitchen, but no matter how brightly that light shines, you’ll still likely be working in your own shadow when you stand at your kitchen countertops. This is where under-cabinet lighting comes in. During your kitchen remodel, we can install under-cabinet lighting that is hard-wired to your electrical system. This means that you can control your lighting with a convenient wall-mounted switch. The advantage of having under-cabinet lighting installed by a remodeler rather than buying lights to install yourself is that the built-in lights will be more reliable, convenient, and all the wires will be concealed. The final result is a well-lit workspace where you have clear visibility and can work safely.

Types of Under-Cabinet Lighting

Most under-cabinet lighting comes as either bars or pucks. Bars are long strips of light that evenly disseminate light across your countertop. Pucks are circular lights that act as spotlights for certain work areas. When it comes to choice of bulb, you have several options:

  • Fluorescent: Fluorescent bulbs are an energy-efficient option that cast a bluish light. The bulbs last from 5,000 to 20,000 hours and save money over time. However, the catch with fluorescent lights is that they cannot be dimmed.
  • LEDs: LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, emit light for over 50,000 hours and are also an energy-efficient choice.
  • Zenon: Zenon is a type of incandescent light that uses a hint of zenon gas to prolong its life. Zenon bulbs last for about 8,000 to 10,000 hours and emit a pleasant, warm light.


Since 1993, Elite Kitchens has been the premiere remodeling company for the DC Metro area. We’re your source for quality, brand-name European cabinetry, including the highly-rated Leicht brand cabinetry. We can help you every step of the way, with trained, in-house designers to high-class cabinetry to experienced installers. We take strides to maintain our excellent reputation by putting an emphasis on the quality of our products and the care of our services for each and every client. This is why we’re a “word of mouth” company. No advertisements, no frills, just old-fashioned, quality craftsmanship. That’s what makes us “The Recommended Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler”!

Considering us for your kitchen or bathroom remodel? Contact us by calling 301-881-2776 or by visiting our website. Have you had a good experience with Elite Kitchens? Help spread the word by liking and reviewing us on Facebook! Follow us onTwitter,Google+, and Pinterest for more exciting updates!

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