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LED Strip Lights Under Kitchen Cabinets

Under-cabinet lighting is a relatively inexpensive and surprisingly effective method of improving the look of your kitchen. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also serves a functional purpose by creating more light on countertops that would otherwise be left in the shade.

To install kitchen led strip lights, you will need to measure the length of your cabinets and make sure there is a suitable mains power source nearby. When taking measurements, please note that the strip lights can only be cut at 2.5, 5 or 10cm intervals, so round up or down when needed.

Since the LED strips have a self-adhesive backing, you will not need to purchase additional brackets or accessories, but if you install them near sinks, boilers, or other potential sources of condensation, it is worth investing in at least one IP65. Coating to avoid short circuits.

As a general rule, Cold White LED Light Strips are the best single color strips to use in this application as the light is clear and bright.

Be sure to explore the possibilities of a dimmer switch as this will allow you to vary the brightness of your strips. For dimming, you will need a dimmable controller or 12V dimming switch that is installed between the controller and the strip lights.

In most kitchens, you will find that the cabinets are not connected in a single continuous run, but are separated by spaces. This can present a problem if you want to install LED strips on all of your cabinets, but you only have one available PowerPoint. This can be overcome by connecting the strips in series or parallel with a 12V cable.

 

Flora Wilson

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