By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Lighting. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:17:44 AM.
General lighting is the illumination we use to light up the whole area, to help us walk around and find our way to specific areas and additional light sources. Most often, these days, general lighting is provided by overhead electrical fixtures. In the kitchen, these can be one of three types — recessed fixtures, surface fixtures, and pendant fixtures. Each has its pros and cons, and many kitchens have more than one of the types.
These long, narrow lights are installed directly onto the underside of your cabinetry, making them ideal for illuminating countertops and prep areas. LED light bars come in a wide variety of lengths and they’re linkable, so even long countertops can be fully and evenly illuminated. They can be either hardwired into the wall for a seamless look, or plugged in for easy installation.
The Commercial Electric Under-Cabinet Light has a slim one-inch profile so you’ll barely see it when it’s mounted underneath your kitchen cabinets, and you control the light with an on/off rocker switch. Reviewers say these lights are a must-have if you want a bright, visible kitchen countertop. Many people like the range of sizes and note that the fixtures are lightweight, dimmable and easy to install.