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Benefits Of Under Cabinet Lighting

Under cabinet lighting refers to the lighting fixtures installed underneath your cabinets or shelves. This type of lighting is most often found in kitchens, bathrooms, or workspaces. If you're looking to improve the lighting in an area of your home, then you should read this article. It will discuss some benefits and characteristics of this type of lighting. 

It Makes Great Task Lighting

You may not always want to turn on the lighting in an entire area for one little task. The under-cabinet lighting is perfect for these situations. For example, if you're going to get a glass of water in the middle of the night, you may not want to shock your eyes with the bright kitchen lights after you've been lying in complete darkness. With under-cabinet lighting, you can get the right amount of illumination so you can get a cup of water. 

This type of lighting can also be helpful for food prep and other kitchen tasks. It allows you to get more direct lighting where you need it, such as on the counter where you're reading a recipe. 

It Can Create Great Accent Lighting

Under cabinet lighting is also great for accent lighting in the kitchen. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. The soft glow it adds to a space can help enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. It can also help create a more cozy bathroom and works great as a night light, so you can see where you're going in the middle of the night without turning on the overhead lighting. 

Some examples of areas where the under cabinet lighting can be used to highlight specific features include above a decorative backsplash, above displayed artwork on the wall, or above decorative jars on the counter. 

It Can Give You a More Energy-Efficient Lighting Source

You can have LED under cabinet lighting fixtures installed that are highly efficient, consume less energy compared to traditional lighting fixtures, and have a longer lifespan. When you switch to using these lights whenever possible, you can see the savings reflected on your electricity bills and in the amount you spend on replacement bulbs.

It Can Help Create a Safer Living Space

You can dim the under-cabinet lighting at night in the areas you tend to walk through in the dark. This can help give you enough lighting to safely see where you're going. This can help to prevent slip and fall accidents, stop you from bumping into sharp corners of furniture, and prevent you from stepping on something painful, like your child's plastic building blocks.

For more information about under-cabinet lighting, reach out to a local service.