Why You Need Under Cabinet LED Lighting

December 16, 2014 by Sarah Longfellow

Interior decorating and designing are about the little touches. The small details make the difference between average and amazing. One trick of designers is placing lights underneath cabinets and bookshelves. Why? Because the light highlights subtle elements that would otherwise are lost, like a gorgeous kitchen backsplash or color coordinated books on a shelf. But, designers are not just turning to any light to bring their visions to life, designers are using under cabinet LED lighting.

under cabinet led lightingunder cabinet led lightingLED’s present several advantages over old-fashioned bulbs that make them a particularly good fit for anyone with an eye for design. LED’s come in a variety of colors. If you want a soft white light for the kitchen there is an LED for that. If you want something yellow for the bookcase in the office, there is an LED for that. If you want a green light for the underside of the cabinet over the wet bar at home or at the office, there is an LED for that too. LED’s are widely available in so many more colors than other bulbs that if you care about color it’s a no-brainer to use LED’s.

Under cabinet LED lighting is superior to lighting with other bulbs because of the durability of the LED’s. All other bulbs are more fragile than an LED. This is because the LED is engineered completely differently than a typical bulb. But not only are LED’s less likely to break, they emit light longer. LED’s will burnout long after any other regular bulb. This again goes back the way LED’s are engineered. LED’s use less power and wear out slower.

The fact that LED’s use less power is another one of their greatest advantages. LED’s are better on the environment than regular bulbs because they conserve power. This also saves you money. LED’s are a great green investment because they also last longer and are better on the environment when they finally need to be replaced. The energy savings and the savings from less frequent replacement is also a win for businesses and consumers.

Professionals also choose under cabinet LED lighting because LED’s operate at a much cooler temperature than traditional bulbs. LED bulbs don’t get hot. This keeps them from adding heat to the home or office and makes them safer. LED’s are not going to cause a fire by heating up a piece of paper. The professionals know the LED’s can take whatever they think up. Maybe it’s time you took a clue from the professionals and use LED’s in your home or office.