Under cabinet lighting is quickly becoming a must have lighting feature
in a kitchen. Under cabinet lighting first became popular a decades ago
when smaller lights and strips of fluorescent lights became more
readily available. Under cabinet lighting is hidden from eye level
view, tucked up underneath the edge of the cabinet or shelf.
Illuminating the counter under upper cabinets or shelves is a smart
kitchen lighting design and makes great task and ambient lighting.
Popular shapes include puck and linear lights that wash both the
backsplash and counter with light. Under cabinet lights can be
fluorescent, xenon, halogen and increasingly popular today, LED lights.
LED lights for under cabinet lighting are an energy efficient and green
option. Look at our collection of under cabinet
for more under cabinet lighting ideas.
The under cabinet lighting pictured here is the Tech Lighting Unilume
LED Under Cabinet Light
. Under cabinet lighting is most typically
used in kitchens but can be used under shelves as well as cabinets.
Other places in the home where under cabinet lighting can be used are
the home office, pantry, bar and finished basementâ€”anywhere that
there are cabinets and shelves that need lighting underneath. The LED
strip used in this kitchen creates a wide swath of light down the
backsplash and onto the granite counter. Highlighting the backsplash as
well as providing ambient or task lighting in the kitchen.