There are 3 distinct ratings to familiarize yourself with: dry, damp, and wet. Dry locations: Areas where any dampness that occurs can be easily compensated for by ventilation, such as kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms. Damp locations: Areas where some moisture and condensation can build up, normally bathrooms. Wet locations: Areas where water or liquids may drip, such as open decks, stairwells, and patios.
Under cabinet lights provide dramatic and practical illumination in otherwise shadowy spaces in the kitchen, office, or storage space such as a closet or
pantry. They are a great way to illuminate a specific counter or work space without interfering with the ambient lighting of the room, allowing any other
fixtures you may have to still produce the same lighting effects in the space.
When selecting an under cabinet lights, it can be helpful to consider what installation style you would like and what type of lighting color you might
want. The installation style really boils down to two different options: recessed or surface mounted. Recessed lights are embedded into the surface that
they are being mounted on, so this style of installation has a clean and finished look to it, but takes some work to install. Surface mounting is exactly
what it sounds like, with lights mounted directly on to the underside of cabinetry or shelving. This installation has the benefit of being quick and
simple, as well as easily adjustable or removable. Some under cabinet lights are suited for one installation type or the other, while other fixtures, such
as many types of puck lights, are flexible and can be mounted either way; check the specifications on a fixture to determine if it is viable for the
mounting type you would like.
In terms of lighting tone, the hue of the light is largely dependent on the type of bubs used in the fixture. Incandescent bulbs offer a warmer yellow
tinted light for a cozy feel, while LED under cabinet lighting would shine with a whiter light that shows more true colors. There are also a few halogen
options, which emit light with white or slight blue tints to it. Each of these options can contribute to the overall ambiance of your space and give the
room a different energy. Explore our wide selection of under cabinet lighting to find the perfect choice for your space.
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