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Very small, yet bright and COOL to the touch. A bit more pricey that they puck-type LEDs, but better coverage that can be hard-wired or plug-in. A bit fidgety, due to small size, but once in, they are fabulous. I would buy these again in a heart-beat!
I bought these for use as undercabinet lights. They affix with double-sided tape underneath my upper cabinets towards the front and illuminate the surface of the counter. So unless I bend down and look up, I can't see them (my cabinet's wooden trim hides them). I like them because they are thin and light weight. There isn't a big bulky ugly box to affix under the cabinets like there is with fluorescent fixtures. When the light-sticks burn out in several years, they will be easy to replace.
These light-sticks run off of a low voltage power supply that I also purchased. I screwed the power supply to the underside of my upper cabinets, plugged in the power supply's 120VAC cord, and then ran the low voltage cable from power supply to the first light-stick.
The light-sticks can be plugged into each other end-to-end, or short cables (3" or 24") can be used to connect them, go around corners, etc. In my case, I plugged several light-sticks end-to-end, then I used one 3" cable to take the 45 degree angle (a corner cabinet), then another light-stick, then a 24" cable to go from a tall cabinet to a short cabinet, then another light-stick. The manual says that a single transformer can drive 10 feet of light-stick. In my case, I have 3 transformers (in different parts of the kitchen) and probably have a total of 20 feet of light-sticks.
These light-sticks put out a lot of light; the box says that it is 3000K but it looks whiter than that to me. My wife likes them because they put out much more light than the incandescent bulb string that we used to have here. The peak in the light-stick spectrum is at 3000K (according to the box), but I would guess that the spectrum extends much farther into the blue than an incandescent bulb does (which peaks at 2700K). This is why they look very white. I haven't had them long enough to determine if they yellow with age or not.
I like these units. They are small, light weight, don't get hot, and produce a lot of light, and they are inexpensive. The design is a little Radio-shack-ish which is why I only gave them 3 stars. But this also allows them to be very slender which is what I like about them the most. The transformers are a bulkier than I would like, but with more effort I could have hidden inside the cabinet instead of underneath. As is, the light-stick's color temperature spectrum is bright white (at least it isn't blue like some CFL's or LED's). They are whiter than my halogen bulbs (peak at 3200K) so I suspect that the LED's spectrum extends well into the blue (making white light instead of yellow-ish light).
To get 4 stars, they would need a better color temperature spectrum. To get 5 stars, they would also need a smaller transformer or an in-line transformer.
These Lithonia under cabinet LED stick lighting were so incredibly easy to install. I installed them under all my kitchen cabinets for my wife in approximately 2 hours. Really nice how you can daisy chain them together or use 3" and 24" cords to go between cabinets and around corners. I wish they had a longer (perhaps 72") cords to go from cabinet-to-cabinet over the expanse of my sink. I love that the LED's are cool to the touch after hours of use and the light they provide on the counter workspace is awesome. Much better than puck style lighting. My only warning is that although they plug into each other very easily, the plug isn't terribly snug, so it appears they can come undone just as easily.
My wife absolutely loves them. She told me she can't believe we went so long without them in our kitchen.
The led linkable system was just what I was looking for under my kitchen cabinets. Lights are Bright enough for my application and easy to install. I ended up using my own wire, the connectors and transformer are way over priced. I installed 8 feet of lights, hid the transformer in a cabinet, and mounted my own switch under the cabinets. I ended up routing wire through several cabinets to connect them and secured the wires with tiny wood screws. The project took one evening and the important part, my wife likes them.
I searched everywhere for the right lights and am glad I waited for these. Good quality, very bright, decent price, and easy to install. Have had them for a month and love them. Mounting brackets could have been a little better quality but I just used 2 sided tape and it worked great. Did I mention that these are really bright?
I know that these are supposed to be used for cabinet lighting, however they solved a problem I've had for a while. I actually used them as floor lighting behind 2 Oriental screens I have in the living room. Not only do they work perfectly but they look fantastic at night!!!
I intended to install the 12inch stick on a bed for reading light. After trying it, I will continue with the plan, but with two sticks on each side of the bed for adequate reading light. The sticks and transformer remain cool to the touch and so are good for bed reading. Designed for accent lighting, they are also good for other purposes like mine.
Does the product come with connectors to link end-to-end?
ATG Stores Answer
These LED under cabinet lights can be connected to each other if you want to place them next to each other. If you want to separate the LED under cabinet lights, you can purchase connector cords which are sold separately. These can be found under accessories.
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